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Troll question (not addressed to, just a question about the posts)

How do you actually tell whether or not the post is from a troll and not just a serious question? Or is that discernment something that comes with time? Just wondering what in a question can tip you off to it.


Asked by annabsmommy at 2:47 PM on Dec. 4, 2010 in About CafeMom

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  • Usually Troll posts are 1.) Posted Anon 2.) Written in a way or on a subject which is meant purely to cause drama 3.) Not really a question as much as a rant or similarly styled post... There are of course those honest questions which come off at troll, but there are also those where the subjects or "questions" are simply so above and beyond the norm that they just SCREAM troll...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:52 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Trying to stir the pot or it is totally absurd. Like I still bathe my 13 year old son and 11 year old daughter together. Is this okay? or Is it okay if I put my 15 year old in diapers for a long car trip? (Yes I have seen these)

    Answer by But_Mommie at 2:53 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Or "I'm 17 with 5 kids and I want more"

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:04 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • if it just sounds like they are trying to make people argue, it's a troll.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 2:48 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • I get tired of people calling someone a troll just for an opinion though. I gave a genuine opinion on answers & caused some nit wit to go to a group & re post what I said & debate about it & call me a troll just because she did not agree with my opinion.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:13 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Some of them are very clever and it is hard to know if it is a troll. Others are just outrageous

    Answer by elizabr at 3:23 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Thank you ladies!!

    Comment by annabsmommy (original poster) at 8:51 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

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