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don't laugh at me people- what exactly is a troll post?

i know they're usually really stupid posts and i'm sure i just saw two- the broken toe and the root canal one, (and the one yesterday about the pregnant 10 year old) but i dont know exactly what they are or who posts them


Asked by Mrs.L.Mita at 12:22 PM on Feb. 4, 2011 in About CafeMom

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  • 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.

    Around here it's everything from teenagers to people who make second and third accounts just to argue with themselves or harass people without letting anyone know what their normal user name is.


    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:05 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • sometimes the question seems to be real
    sometimes the question is obvisously a fake one
    sometimes a 'spin' on another question (like tongue in cheek making fun of another question)=the soccer ball and the teeth surgery
    some seem very real, and get moms reaching out to help, then you read some other questions by same questioner and you can tell that it is made up=i hate those
    the joking ones, i do not care much, some are funny
    but the ones that get everyone reaching out to help and it is a fake one- that is what i do not like

    Answer by fiatpax at 12:27 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Its just people that have no life and are trying to make people fight or to get credit.


    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 12:28 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Trolls like making posts, asking questions, and giving responses that are purposely meant to mis-lead or cause arguments

    Answer by LadySaphira at 12:49 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • that's ridiculous! who has the time to waste on that kind of crap? lol. i barely have time to respond to questions that are real and matter (i shouldnt really be on here i have work to do!). i cant imagine going through the trouble of setting up multiple accounts just to piss people off.

    Comment by Mrs.L.Mita (original poster) at 1:09 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • lol Notpanicking despises trolls

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Feb. 4, 2011