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Contrary to popular definitions of 'troll bait,' one who is troll bait is not a victim or bullied. Those who are troll bait know exactly what they are doing and are in fact trolls themselves.

The term 'troll bait' describes a type of trolling commonly found on the internet. 'Troll bait' is used to describe an internet user who knowingly invites the hatred of a highly reactionary group of trolls. A common characteristic of all troll bait is that they do things that are known to invite swarms of trolls (e.g. Creating pointless and incendiary videos, calling out entire troll communities). They do this because they find the constant anger and hate from trolls amusing, especially since this form of trolling is a form of troll hunting (or counter-trolling). Any type of troll bait usually causes trolls to fall into their own trap (getting annoyed and becoming upset).

Another characteristic of troll bait is that they are widely popular, mostly due to the hate they receive. This is explained by the Streisand effect, where attempting to censor a form of media only draws more attention to it, making it even more popular. In some YouTube communities, troll bait videos, while rated poorly (as most troll bait videos are), may receive hundreds of thousands of views. As a result, the instant popularity that is possible from being troll bait makes this form of trolling even more attractive.
YouTube video: "I'm calling out (insert reactionary troll community here) for saying mean things about me. Stop it! I'm going to take you all down!"

The above, while appearing to admit defeat to trolls, actually causes more trolls to swarm, thus fulfilling the troll bait's purpose.
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a person who attracts trolls and responds to them unknowingly to their scheme; one who falls prey to the phenomenon of trolling in an irc room, forum, or internet voice chat room; a person, place, or website that trolls find a method of attack--especially naive, overly deceptible person.
Don't be troll bait or else you could find yourself kicked, devoiced, bounced, banned, or booted from a voice room, irc channel, website, or web forum by responding angrily to a troll who has shrewd skill in avoiding the radar.
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One who is not particularly intelligent who occupies chat rooms or posts in forums who constantly takes intellectual bait and runs wild with it like a mindless idiot.
BlackAngel is such trollbait
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Someone whose opinionated, volatile, easily offended, insecure nature makes them super-easy targets.
Bieber/Twilight fangirls are easy troll bait because they take ANY negative remarks about their "god" as a personal attack and will violently attack expecting the trolls to stop and make themselves stand in the corner but their attacks never cease, troll feeding ensues.
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A person or an object that can be used to capture a troll living in sewers,under bridges,in forests and even in tution classes
Buja was the perfect troll bait for ani prazzz the seventh troll of a seventh troll
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The equivalent to jailbait. Usually referring to the noobs that post in the GaiaOnline Chatterbox trying to be serious and end up getting the shit trolled out of them.
Trollbait: OMG! Today my Mom got me a cat! I love cats! Do you love cats? Do you want to be my pet cat on Gaia? I love to play pretend.
Me: *facepalm*
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