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So, what is a troll? I see it all over CM, but I don't get it!!

 
Tarrar

Asked by Tarrar at 7:35 PM on Jun. 22, 2011 in About CafeMom

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  • In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. The noun troll may refer to the provocative message itself, as in: "That was an excellent troll you posted". While the word troll and its associated verb trolling are associated with Internet discourse, media attention in recent years has made such labels subjective, with trolling describing intentionally provocative actions outside of an online context. For example, mass media uses troll to describe "a person who defaces Internet tribute sites with the aim of causing grief to families."
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 7:51 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • someone pretending to be someone else OR posting inflammatory threads.
    marinebrats

    Answer by marinebrats at 7:36 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • someone who spams, fake identity, stirs the pot, posts rude comments, wants attention.. any of those could be a troll post.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 8:00 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • people that ask if they are pregnant or what to do when they are in labor in the woods.. or that ask if labor will be fun or funny??

    ahhah just some examples for ya
    Emmajosmommy

    Answer by Emmajosmommy at 10:51 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • What they said.
    pookiekins34

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 7:36 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • Its spam its just a person or a computer being stupid on here thats all they just want attention!
    HypoHeartBaby

    Answer by HypoHeartBaby at 7:36 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • I was called a troll :-)
    vntNyll

    Answer by vntNyll at 7:38 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • Pookie, they are all deleted now LOL...
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 7:41 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • Dang where did your second reply go to LOL.. Looks like I am talking out my butt now :)
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 7:43 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • LOL I deleted it after I saw the others deleted. I am sorry midnightmoma.
    pookiekins34

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 7:45 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

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