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What does a "troll" mean on CM?


Asked by bugfin at 9:32 PM on Feb. 3, 2011 in About CafeMom

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  • Same thing it means on the rest of the internet

    What Is A Troll?

    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 9:44 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • It is a person who is trolling or just looking to cause trouble or get people in an uproar. They post just to make people mad or cause friction between moms on this site.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 9:39 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • A troll is someone who starts a fake profile and makes drama. Saying things like is it ok for me to give my Baby a shot of tequila just so she can sleep through the night. Id really like to go out to this party but i cant if i dont know shes sleeping. Just things like that.

    Answer by Autumn19 at 9:40 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Thanks! That just seems juvenille and petty. Some people need to get better hobbies, I guess.

    Comment by bugfin (original poster) at 9:51 PM on Feb. 3, 2011