A troll in the sense of an internet troll has many different meanings. Not all trolls go to a message board and spam it with flames, racism, and Goatse
before getting banned 5 minutes later. Trolling is a hobby in the same vein as prank phone calls, and the true objective of trolling is to be clever and creative in getting a reaction out of the troll victims.
Skilled trolls especially like trolling large-scale websites such as MySpace
where it is harder to get banned. Trolling a site such as GameFAQs
is more difficult, as the TOS
is very strict and the moderators are harder on trolls.
Common victims of trolls: liberals
, gay rights activists
, harry potter
Skilled trolls from LJ: heavenablaze, gunlord, oni+, omg_a_terrorist, bloodlent, abcuqrc, chessnut1134