When a board suffers from group think and stagnation, sometimes one poster will create a new account and log in to tweak the other posters into a flame war. The Troll for a Day will announce they are a TFAD (TFADing) and everyone will congratulate the regular after getting over their murderous impulses for bringing the community back to life. Some argue that TFADing is a valid tactic for a board administrator to re-spark interest in a community and should be applied when the situation requires it as long as all suspecting members are silenced in a swift fashion.
Posters on message boards who have experienced this behavior will immediately try to label all newcomers as "Troll For a Day".
by ewaewaty August 10, 2012