One of my very first posts on here, someone called me a 'troll' and I thought that was a weird and rude comment. Then I saw someone on another post calling another mom a 'troll.' I don't understand.... what kind of lingo is this? Is this some new slang that I don't get, because I'm old and unhip? Can someone please explain to me wtf a troll is? Is this some weird acronym? Is this just a Cafe Mom expression? I'm so lost. :(
Asked by Anonymous at 11:56 PM on Jan. 12, 2011 in About CafeMom
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 11:57 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
Answer by khf22 at 11:56 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
It's a very popular word used around here as you can see by this.
Answer by musicmom08 at 12:02 AM on Jan. 13, 2011
Answer by mommytoJames512 at 12:20 AM on Jan. 13, 2011
Answer by vicesix at 8:15 AM on Jan. 13, 2011
Answer by khf22 at 12:05 AM on Jan. 13, 2011
Answer by zebbiebug at 8:14 AM on Jan. 13, 2011
Answer by HotMama330 at 12:33 PM on Jan. 14, 2011
The term derives from "trolling", a style of fishing which involves trailing bait through a likely spot hoping for a bite. The troll posts a message, often in response to an honest question, that is intended to upset, disrupt or simply insult the group.
Usually, it will fail, as the troll rarely bothers to match the tone or style of the group, and usually its ignorance shows.
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:57 PM on Jan. 12, 2011