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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.
Originally posted by loves a conspiricy
So lets get this straight....a troll is someone who comes to a thread to derail it, a troll is someone whos only intentions is to derail a thread, a troll is someone who posts off topic posts.
Originally posted by malcr
reply to post by loves a conspiricy
You get my vote. I've got tired of asking for evidence to backup claims people post. Seems to me the only evidence people have these days is the fertile paranoid imagination inside their heads.
Maybe we can invent a new term for those posting claims with no evidence "Fertiles".
THATS IT!!! Your not a troll if you can provide evidence that the op is wrong, misinformed, or just outright lying.