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A post on a forum or image board used to deliberately provoke conflict among other posters. Coincides with troll, trolling, or shitposting. The gif below typifies the reaction of a successful shitposter.
Anon 1: "Why are these threads such shit?"
Anon 2: "Because they're full of bait posts that people should know not to fall for by now."
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by otakudude303 July 10, 2016
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A bait post is an obvious "troll" post made by someone to piss off or "trigger" people who are stupid enough to take it seriously and laugh at their reactions.
"Ha, this guy took my bait post! Look at his hilariously butt hurt comment!"
by Alex McMemer September 17, 2016
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