Troll (dictionary)

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BoyWiki Dictionary: Troll (dictionary)
n /tʀɔl/

¹ a person who submits deliberately inflammatory articles to an internet discussion.

² a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people.

³ online harassment.


A troll is a disruptive poster on a message board. The original meaning of the term, which began on Usenet newsgroups, was more specifically a poster who deliberately encouraged disruption by trolling with "bait" he knew would draw reactions and start fights. A troll in the classic sense rarely participates in fights — he just starts them.

On BoyChat, "troll" has come to mean anyone who posts anti-boylove or otherwise consistently hurtful messages.

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