troll: you're stupid, i hope you're not as ugly as you are stupid, then you will have problems
-- Forum Troll : "I've become dumber just by reading this. Removing you from the genepool would not only be helpful to society, but would be praised in songs for generations."
-- Interweb : "My dad called me yesterday and said that the house was up for sale and I have to move and now I won't have any friends and I'm so sad I don't even know how to use punctuation it's insane."
-- Forum Troll : TLDR <--- Common example of a forum troll response.
User: I think his policies are corrupt and the only reason he remains in office is because of his financial bribes and support requests to other branches of the government. What about you guys?
Forum Troll: I think if you actually had a life, you would turn off your monintor, walk away, and never return to this website again. Of course, it doesn't seem like either will ever happen.
User: I'm going to add a new section to the forum today, so everyone please be patient as I finish this up, and please don't go to the new forum until it's done.
Troll: *goes to new forum* *posts forty new identical topics about his dog*
User: i feel so down today!!!! nothing is workin right for me. my boyfriend dumped me, it's pouring down rain outside, i feel depressed, i have four tests tomorow, i'm a wreck!!!!!! sombody give me sympathy...
Troll: Hey, I've got an idea! Why don't you kill yourself? Then you dont have to be sad, and I dont have to listen to your useless crap! Everybody wins.
Example of such trolls are Wintersfire, Vent etc.. If you come across these, but ignore and move on.
If you're new to Basil, wintersfire shouldn't be a problem. Vent is the real troll.
Forum User: How can I get a GF?
Forum Troll: You should first get a life, and get off the computer.
Common tactics include using an inflammatory or controversial avatar, unusual or different font, purposefully aggravating signatures. Trolls generally are not successful irl and rely on the attention received on forums to support their delicate self images.
Forum troll post : Absolutely, I feel the love of God everyday.
SIG of Forum Troll : God likes fat chicks and smoking pole.