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what does troll mean?

i've been seeing people calling other people "troll" in controversial questions...

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abelsmama07

Asked by abelsmama07 at 10:29 PM on Dec. 16, 2008 in Just for Fun

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  • It's name some angry mommy made up to call other women who get on here and post fake questions.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:32 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • I agree with PP.... but it is also people who post anon and try to stir things up. Just a pain in the butt who likes drama.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:37 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • Actually, the word troll existed long before Cafe Mom, so your angry Mommy theory is shot.

    An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the intention of provoking other users into an emotional response[1] or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.[2]

    DawnA72

    Answer by DawnA72 at 11:16 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • TROLL:
    One who purposely and deliberately (that purpose usually being self-amusement) starts an argument in a manner which attacks others on a forum without in any way listening to the arguments proposed by her peers.

    or
    One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument
    munch12502

    Answer by munch12502 at 12:29 AM on Dec. 17, 2008

  • And the word TROLL in the internet world, has been around far longer than CafeMom.
    munch12502

    Answer by munch12502 at 12:30 AM on Dec. 17, 2008

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