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Is "troll" a person...

who makes up wild things and then posts them to get a reaction? Or a person that gives mean replies?


Asked by HappyGirl44 at 11:41 AM on Feb. 6, 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.


    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:46 AM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • It could be either one. There are a ton of troll posts weekly around here, and sometimes when someone posts about something serious, someone will come in and be totally rude or sniping at people to get a reaction. You learn to ignore it :)

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 8:11 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Anymore i see this as being anyone that people are not liking.

    For whatever mood they are in at the time.

    to anyone

    for any reason

    Answer by coffeeyum at 11:43 AM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Wow!

    Comment by HappyGirl44 (original poster) at 11:44 AM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • anyone who annoys NotPan is a troll

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:48 AM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • confused


    Answer by sherribeare at 10:09 AM on Feb. 7, 2011