One who intentionally posts
on an internet
forum to gain attention
rather than contribute
actual content. Some trolls may appear to contribute
and may actually have meaningful posts
, but the posts
will be made in such a way that content is overlooked by design.
Common tactics include using an inflammatory or controversial avatar, unusual or different font, purposefully aggravating
signatures. Trolls generally are not successful
irl and rely on the attention
received on forums to support their delicate self images.