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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
 
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see also: nagging wife, bitch with an attitude, club girl, catty.

most trolls have many characteristics in common with these examples when it comes to style and approach to communication.
trolls talk empty trash. Just like those hoes standing over there.
by anon March 14, 2005
 
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and ugly hideous beast that you would love to hug and cuddle
lord of the rings
you know the one that is in the mines of moria
by duh December 30, 2003
 
248.
An unkempt homeless person. Can be seen frequently walking up to cars holding cardboard signs advertising their sob stories. The bane of an EMT's existence, when a troll wants free room and board they call 911 to secure an ambulance transport to a hospital.
Did you run any good calls last night?

No, just picked up a bunch of trolls. One guy was using his sleeve as toilet paper.
by NickEMT December 31, 2008
 
249.
A troll is someone who is considered undesirable either due to physical attributes or character flaws. A trollular non-troll is a hottie so long as she's too drunk to be a bitch. A non-trollular troll is a total dog with a great personality.
Man, what a little troll! If she wasn't so much of an ultra wing candidate I'd pawn her off on some other idiot.
by Stuben Hackfittle Von Burntsteiner November 07, 2004
 
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an individual that frequents message boards and makes up stories or belittles others posting on the board.
hey everybody, let's go troll the Scientology message board!
by Alfred E Fucktard July 01, 2002
 
251.
Someone who says something just to recieve a desired reaction.
"I'm so ugly"

"Aww.. no ur not!"
by Naisrep July 07, 2005
 
252.
people who use their spare time to piss people off at forums. It may seem they have no life but its usually the other way around. trolls are the BEST thing that happen to forums!!!!

below is an example of a troll at work....
"okay well my grandpa likes to fuck little boys in the ass, he fyuked my cousin in the ass and used cisco oil to make his dick all ooey gooey and slippery but it didn't work so he told my cousin to stick his hand up his ass. so he did and he pulled his guts out of his ass and now when hes jogging around people think that his balls look funny! LOL!!!"
by flippy March 01, 2004