Someone who is purposefully posting on a forum/messageboard/site sith the sole aim to irritate the regular members.

Contrary to popular belief there is much more to internet trolling than posting "OMG UR ALL SO GHEYYYY!!!1" "OMFG TRIVIUM SUX ASS U FAGS LOL" and the like. People who post such things will usually be one-post wonders and get banned, however the more experienced troll will attempt to cause some sort of havoc under the admins radar.

Common examples of trolling:
The long-term troll:
These guys don't mind waiting around for the fun to begin. They may pretend to be an average n00b, and give themselves the stereotyical interest(s) of the average member of said forum, then once having a few posts they will gradually try to spread dissent. This type may even pretend to be pally to the admin and get their msn (and try to crack their account password of course) whilst causing general disruption. May act under other proxies and slate these fake trolls on msn to the aforementioned gullible admin. These people, to be frank, usually have no life and love bringing message boards to their knees by putting considerable time into their carnage. If they crack the admins password the board is doomed.

The sophisticated troll:
This type will usually have some sort of distaste for whatever the said message board is discussing and try to cause annoyance as opposed to destructiveness. They will parody the members and see how much they can get over their heads. Subtle pisstaking being their route. They'll usually get banned in the end but will annoy an entire community using this drawn out approach.

The faker troll:
A clever troll, the main aim of the game is to, ironically, act really REALLY stupid, this trolls aim is to argue with members incoherantly, usually using text speak. This is a ploy, the troll only needs to spend 10 seconds writing the babble when the member wastes 10 minutes writing a much more wordy reply. The troll will reply with a stupid rebuff making the member post as many long replies as possible. Using the members weight against them and wasting their forum time... If they are good then their act will be believable and they probably won't get banned unless the admin is strict on txt tlk.

The rank and file spammer:
These are the first to pop into peoples minds, they are similar to the examples stated in the first paragraph. No previous experience necessary, this lot will swarm in, again, usually under proxies to maximise the destructiveness, and spam the place to hell. Only causes mild irritation if not in large numbers.

Join any popular forum for a year and I guarantee you'll see all of these.
(let's assume it's a metal board)

Faker troll (expecting to cause irritation):
"Hi im nu here u all seem kl i am rly metal rawrrr i leik slipnot and fall out boys!!!1 they r so metal! see u al on da forum xxx"

Rank and File spammer:
"LOOOOL U METAL PPL R SO GHEY WITH UR SHOUTY MUSIC WRIST SLITTING ANIMAL FUCKING SATAN SHIIIT"

by PsychoFox February 12, 2008
a short man in his early 20s; most likely a partier and/or druggie; most likely a little weird-looking
I saw a troll at a party last night and almost ran him over; they should wear heels.
by TFB14 January 27, 2015
(n.) Someone who is either a horrible person, or who PRETENDS to be a horrible person 'for lulz', because they are a horrible person.
"I'm not sure, but these messages beseeching me to " literly kill yrslf IRL" from someone named "I_fisted_yr_Nana" MIGHT be the work of a troll.
by K4S3-UD January 02, 2015
A stupid fucking dickhead who has no life, is mentally ill and is fucked up goes online and gives a bunch of shit around the Internet.
Troll: Your videos fuckin suck!

Person: Fuck you troll
by Justfap2me July 12, 2014
When someone messes with you and you're too stupid to realize it.
TROLL!
by LOLtroll December 05, 2013
One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.

One who wishes to wreak havoc on the lives of strangers for a simple laugh.
Misha Collins is a troll.
Misha Collins is the troll.
Misha Collins is the king of trolls.

Misha Collins just trolled us on the internet.
Misha Collins is busy trolling his minions on twitter.
Misha Collins posted his phone number on twitter... what a troll.
by Minion525 August 08, 2013
Being mean to someone online. sometimes its funny but usually its just a jelly-ass 12 year old on ps network for funny trolling see "true capitalist radio" for un-funny trolling see any other video
im getting trolled by this jellyass
by agent chaos September 23, 2012
Really, a troll is just an intelligent person. Independently trolls, flock to 4-chan where they converge for seasonal mating rituals, called "raids". Coincidentally, trolls are also considered funny amongst their own kind. Kindly, if trolled, back down, as not to aggravate the beast. Always listen to what a troll has to say, it is generally funny. Socially awkward nerds, who intelligently insult the more popular group on social media can be considered trolls. The troll is a vicious creature. Let trolls roam freely on your Facebook, as they will surely correct any idiocy upon it. Especially, when you are a teenager. You should probably know I really like Rick Astley, so go look at the first letter of every sentence.
This post could be considered an attempt at a troll.
by Dako September 10, 2012

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