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What is your definition of a "troll" on a forum Watch

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    I was called a troll the other day on a thread on here.

    I only have a vague understanding of what this means i.e. someone who is looking for trouble?

    I don't understand why my post gave people this impression. Would like to understand what it is exactly that I apparently am?
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    In Internet slang, a troll (pron.: /ˈtrl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is someone who posts inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[3] The noun troll may also refer to the provocative message itself, as in: "That was an excellent troll you posted."

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    (Original post by Liftman)
    In Internet slang, a troll (pron.: /ˈtrl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is someone who posts inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[3] The noun troll may also refer to the provocative message itself, as in: "That was an excellent troll you posted."

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    It was a question about the topic. I guess I could have wiki'd the answer so maybe people felt it was "extraneous"
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    Troll is a hairy creature sitting behind the other screen and scaring people away
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