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What do people mean by "troll", anyway?

Is that a fishing reference? Like, trolling for bites to their (maybe really dumb) questions? Or does it refer to like, mountain trolls, who are famously stupid and ugly and thuggish?
Could someone explain what moms in answers mean when they say, "Troll"?


Asked by sfwilson at 10:04 PM on Jun. 9, 2009 in About CafeMom

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  • It's kind of both. Troll is just a term for people who prowl around internet board (or troll them) and often the inflammatory things they post are specifically aimed toward getting people to "bite" or take the bait posted.

    Answer by roachiesmom at 1:41 AM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • you know i was wondering the same thing because i have no idea at all

    Answer by jaksonsmommy at 10:07 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • Well, let me know if you find out! :)

    Answer by sfwilson at 10:31 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • Some people use it for others that they think are fake. Some use it for those that go around trying to start drama.

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 10:33 PM on Jun. 9, 2009