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:

by PsychoFox February 12, 2008
A person who posts rude, off topic, or other twisted comments in the name of angering people. There are 2 types of internet trolls though. Troll is a shortened version of the term Troller, that means the same thing.

Bad troll: An idiot who can't win in arguments in real life, so he goes on the internet and posts random bullshit to make himself feel better about being a moron. You can usually find these on chatrooms like AIM and comment boards like on Youtube. The also troll other comment boards like aol news (espicially kidnapping cases since they try to look like they did it to look beast)

Good Troll: Rare, but still in large numbers. These are similar to bad trolls but do it for the good of getting idiots off the web, such as trolling someone on Youtube who posts everything their dog does or someone acting tough with a keyboard. Think of it as the Asassain's Creed story, The good trolls are the Asassains and the morons and bad trolls are the Templars.
Example: Good troll finds bad troll and they fight.
Bad Troll(on a kickass mw2 knife kill) OMG NURD GO PL3H BFBC2 IS W3H BETTER TAHN THIS YOU EAT DICK N00BER!!!!
Good troll: Bad Company 2 hasn't come out yet :D.
Bad troll: STFU your a retard i'm going to kill your family.
Good Troll: Good luck E-thug....

Example 2: Good Troll finding someone taped there dog pooping and posted it on YT.

Good Troll: A little privacy for Muffy here would be cool?


Good troll: ..... youtube doesn't have a report function nor do they give a crap about you and me.


Good troll: Idc.
by O rlly owl disagrees February 07, 2010
Cannibalistic Ogre from mainly Scandinavian Folklore. Hairy, longnosed, brutish and Bug-eyed, they may also have multiple heads or horns. They come in all sizes, and either burst or turn to stone when sunlight hits them. They lurk in gloomy forests and dark caverns, and especially like to devour small children. However, they are usually pretty thick and can be outwitted with clever tricks.
The Females of the species are generally kinder and more intelligent, but still fairly hideous.

Gretir fought one.
Moomins are nice versions.
Gonks are sometimes called Trolls
Billy Goats Gruff are well known Troll Slayers.
To get past one guarding a bridge, just tell them someone grossly fat is waddling the same way about half a mile back. Gets em every time.
by Skeletal Munchkin February 12, 2005
Humanoid in stature and speech and thought. Trolls dwell in the forests and caves ov the darkest reachs ov the world. Very large brutish folk with a sinewy complex and mussed beards. some can have tusks or horns some won't.
Usually seen with animal skins and such adorning their person.

Very dangerous and mischievious they are capable ov beserker rage. Usually when angered Trolls will go into a village and pillage!!! taking all the maidens back into forest. they will proceed to have blood orgy with the freshly taken virgins!!!

A Troll will never pass up an opportunity to have a FEAST with Trollfolk and Goblinkind alike.

Raging fires, War Mead, Inhaling sacred herbs and ingesting copious amounts ov MUSHROOMS whilst dancing and singing to the forest.

Thus explains a short
Franz-"HANZ!!! Vut hoppund to yew?

Hanz-"Ach, I's don'ts knows franz. Der Trolls got me und vee pottied til der ealy marn?
by MeadFeast August 31, 2009
Verb: meaning to cruise for immediate sexual pleasure without commitment. Common usage for anonymous sex within the gay community. Often characterized by an older man, seeking a younger man, or any man for immediate, often anonymous sexual contact.
That old queen circling the park in the Land Cruiser is just a fucking troll.
by mybluemake March 21, 2005
One who posts content on a forum to make people extremely angry, and possibly start a flame war. In recent years however, trolling has greatly evolved, spawning entire categories of ways to piss people off. Trolls are also largely shaped by their internet environment, such that on forums, they may merely "flame", but on other sites such as anonymous chat sites (such as omegle) they go to great lengths to bother people. These include asking them if they are turtles, like fishsticks, or saying "India". On anonymous video chatting sites, they go to even greater lengths to bother people, making up entire songs and others to bother people. Many examples of trolling can be found on Art of Trolling, a site hosted by the cheezburger network.
Forum troll: Your a faggot so i dont have to aknolege u!111!!!!!
Chat troll: My good sir, it appears that there is a monstrous turtle behind you
Video chat troll: I'm going to dress like a nude girl from behind, but turn around and freak people out when I'm really a guy!
by JoeMcBobski December 20, 2010
1. A word used to describe someone who has opinions you don't agree with.

2. A unfunny meme that has surfaced due to events in the manga called Bleach. It consists of lame posters calling every event they didn't think of and/or didn't like a troll.
Example of Variety 1:

Poster: ''Points out something odd about a character in a comic book"

Mod: ''Deletes post for trolling"

Poster: ''Doesn't bother to argue"

Example of Variety 2:

Poster 1: ''Posts something notable that people didn't think of but wasn't really that unreasonable"

Poster 2: Author troll lol!!!!!
by Weraser April 17, 2010
A person from the lower peninsula of Michigan. The Mackinac Bridge separates the upper peninsula from the lower peninsula, hence "trolls" live under the bridge.
Person #1 from upper peninsula......"Hey man, aren't we partying with your cousin from Detroit who is coming into town tonight?"

Person #2 from upper peninsula......"No, that fuckin troll won't be here until tomorrow."
by SpikeSays April 14, 2010

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