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 person on the internet (usually YouTube) who doesn't have anything to do with their life so they go around starting arguments.

There are:
Plain trolls- Average troll
Bashing trolls- Go around yelling and swearing and not using periods.
Smartass trolls- Use big words to try and sound smart
Non caring trolls- Claim to not care even though they do
Opinion trolls- Are prejudice
12 year old trolls- Can't spell one word right or punctuate
Blaming troll: Looks for reasons to hate someone.
Plain troll:
"How dumb do you have to be to like this? My god, get off the internet"

Bashing troll:
"THIS SHIT SUCKS Y DO PPL LIKE THIS SHIT OMG WTF LOLOL"

Smartass troll:
"So she stopped singing in the middle of her concert to sign a painting? But how inconsiderate of her! That shows she has no affection for her audience. How did you know they wanted that painting signed? She ruined it, she bastardized the beauty of something someone worked so hard on. It clearly shows how everyone's maturity towers above hers."

Non caring troll:
"Yeah, I didn't ask for this. I don't care if you're overreacting because I posted a comment. Stop wasting your time and don't reply."

12 year old troll:
"dis rly suks i men srsly how can ay1 evr lyke dis lol"

Blaming troll:
"But when you pause at 0:32 you can see a triangle. And when you play the video backwards, you can hear "the devil I love". This person is clearly satanic and trying to brainwash you."

Opinion troll:
"Why are you getting all mad? Yeah, I said you're an idiot for liking this, I said this was the biggest waste of my time EVER, but I'm just stating my opinion, and you need to respect that."
by sndansoenrnarongb[enqa August 17, 2011
somebody who posts on an internet forum or chatroom with the sole intention to upset, offend or cause argument. Often aimed towards a chatroom/forum moderator who has banned or timed them out, or other user whom they disagree with.
by mr know too much July 11, 2011
A creature who is an asshole on the Internet and goes around making people mad. This strange creature also has A terrible reputation of glitching in video games and convincing others who they are like someone famous and then lying about it.
We thought we had heard Rihanna playing call of duty black ops 2 online, so we got her Skype, so we thought, when we saw her it was just a fatass troll taking a shit on a camera
by Miley Cyrus January 17, 2015
Someone who spams and posts crap to annoy the hell out of people. They always use ALTS
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by DerpySquidButter December 15, 2014
Once thought as a person who deliberately makes provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument. It has now lost all its meaning, and is extended to anyone who dislikes the viewpoint of another person's comment, when they have no other

way out of countering it in a civil debate.
Example:
Poster:Feminism is not about equality, but about up the desire to maintain the patriarchy that benefit women (male obligations and female privileges) while jettisoning the parts that do not benefit them (female obligations and male privileges).

Poster 2: Fuck off troll.
by Crabhelmet June 23, 2014
A different variant to the message or thread troll. This troll takes advantage of a characters ability and or game, becoming way too overpowered for his own good and others playing with him/her. With that power comes greed, selfishness and rubbing their good fortune in the other players faces. Pretty much turning into a dick legally inside the game. Not advancing towards the goal.
Every turn this guy would use his characters ability to "spam" or troll the game gaining way too much strength and craft. Making it impossible for another character or creature to defeat him. You cant get mad at the person because he's technically not doing anything wrong but they're just not any fun to play with.
by DEMONinDISGIUSE April 18, 2012
1) A person who posts provocative messages for his own amusement
2) A person who demands to figure out the mechanism of magnets

For more information please visit www.lemonparty.org
Troll: Hey, say Alpha Kenny Body out loud
Victim: Alpha Kenny Body... HEY!!! WAIT!!!! FUUUUUUUU!!!
by Nat-allica April 17, 2011

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