Someone who is purposefully posting on a forum/messageboard/site sith the sole aim to irritate the regular members.

Contrary to popular belief there is much more to internet trolling than posting "OMG UR ALL SO GHEYYYY!!!1" "OMFG TRIVIUM SUX ASS U FAGS LOL" and the like. People who post such things will usually be one-post wonders and get banned, however the more experienced troll will attempt to cause some sort of havoc under the admins radar.

Common examples of trolling:
The long-term troll:
These guys don't mind waiting around for the fun to begin. They may pretend to be an average n00b, and give themselves the stereotyical interest(s) of the average member of said forum, then once having a few posts they will gradually try to spread dissent. This type may even pretend to be pally to the admin and get their msn (and try to crack their account password of course) whilst causing general disruption. May act under other proxies and slate these fake trolls on msn to the aforementioned gullible admin. These people, to be frank, usually have no life and love bringing message boards to their knees by putting considerable time into their carnage. If they crack the admins password the board is doomed.

The sophisticated troll:
This type will usually have some sort of distaste for whatever the said message board is discussing and try to cause annoyance as opposed to destructiveness. They will parody the members and see how much they can get over their heads. Subtle pisstaking being their route. They'll usually get banned in the end but will annoy an entire community using this drawn out approach.

The faker troll:
A clever troll, the main aim of the game is to, ironically, act really REALLY stupid, this trolls aim is to argue with members incoherantly, usually using text speak. This is a ploy, the troll only needs to spend 10 seconds writing the babble when the member wastes 10 minutes writing a much more wordy reply. The troll will reply with a stupid rebuff making the member post as many long replies as possible. Using the members weight against them and wasting their forum time... If they are good then their act will be believable and they probably won't get banned unless the admin is strict on txt tlk.

The rank and file spammer:
These are the first to pop into peoples minds, they are similar to the examples stated in the first paragraph. No previous experience necessary, this lot will swarm in, again, usually under proxies to maximise the destructiveness, and spam the place to hell. Only causes mild irritation if not in large numbers.

Join any popular forum for a year and I guarantee you'll see all of these.
(let's assume it's a metal board)

Faker troll (expecting to cause irritation):
"Hi im nu here u all seem kl i am rly metal rawrrr i leik slipnot and fall out boys!!!1 they r so metal! see u al on da forum xxx"

Rank and File spammer:
"LOOOOL U METAL PPL R SO GHEY WITH UR SHOUTY MUSIC WRIST SLITTING ANIMAL FUCKING SATAN SHIIIT"

מאת PsychoFox 12 בפברואר, 2008
1) A fantasy creature with no single definition. Usually large, ugly and nasty...except when it's small, cute, and friendly. Often lives under bridges.

2) An ugly little plastic doll with big hair.

3) One of the five Horde races in World of Warcraft. Tall, leggy, and blue, with three-fingered hands and two-toed feet; also has tusks and a Caribbean accent.

4) (verb) To go fishing.

5) (verb) To act as an example of the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory; derived from definition 4, on the theory that the person is "fishing" for attention. This can also be a noun, meaning someone who does just that.
1) According to TVTropes, all trolls are different.

2) My aunt collects troll dolls.

3) My troll shadow priest will melt your face!

4) They're out trolling the river.

5) Oh, great, someone is trolling the forums again. Where did all of these trolls come from, anyway?
מאת Qit el-Remel 9 במאי, 2009
A troll in the sense of an internet troll has many different meanings. Not all trolls go to a message board and spam it with flames, racism, and Goatse before getting banned 5 minutes later. Trolling is a hobby in the same vein as prank phone calls, and the true objective of trolling is to be clever and creative in getting a reaction out of the troll victims.
Skilled trolls especially like trolling large-scale websites such as MySpace or LiveJournal where it is harder to get banned. Trolling a site such as GameFAQs is more difficult, as the TOS is very strict and the moderators are harder on trolls.
Common victims of trolls: liberals, hippies, peta, gay rights activists, otaku, furries, harry potter fans, etc

Skilled trolls from LJ: heavenablaze, gunlord, oni+, omg_a_terrorist, bloodlent, abcuqrc, chessnut1134
מאת Oni-Unit 27 בדצמבר, 2005
one of the most overused words on the Internet which has matched lol for meaninglessness.

supposedly means someone who is disruptive or mean on a message board, but now extends to anyone who is ever disagreeable or doesn't join in on the circle jerk.

some people also take it to mean the act of reading and posting on message boards.
ZOMG you're such a troll!

omg stop trolling

youz trollin

stop stating you ropinions as facts troll
מאת dirtyklingon 21 במרץ, 2010
Somebody who likes to buy fruit at the local fruit stand. Trolls typically like dragon fruit and pomegranates. Trolls can be identified by the fact that they wear nothing but a green paper plate over their genitals and a red plastic cup on their head. Trolls also have the belief that giraffes do not exist. Do not try to reason with them that they do for they will tear your scapula out with a rusty spoon.
Do you know where I can get some really cheap pomegranates?" "I hear the local troll is selling them way cheaper than the fruit stand.
מאת Your Old College Roomate 20 בנובמבר, 2010
verb: To go around pissing people off. Jonas Brothers and Disney channel fans are often victims of trolls.

Noun: someone who trolls.
v. That fangirl pissed me off, I am going to troll her

n. God she fails at being a troll.
מאת AlisaGirl1990 23 באוגוסט, 2009
A despicable person on a message board that deliberately tries to get everyone pissed off. Usually, they write in capital letters and make outrageous topics to get a rise out of everyone. Many times, trolls will be regulars but cannot be identified because they make new Screen Names, usually these new Screen Names are named after the topic they're trolling about. Either way, trolls should never be responded too, because theyll just use insults or useless arguments, and you'll never win by arguing with a troll.
Don't ever feed the trolls on a message board.
מאת Matt0912 16 ביוני, 2009
1: Melkor's corruption of the Ents
2: Someone who goes out of their way to spam and flame
Troll sat alone on his seat of stone…
מאת Korora 13 בנובמבר, 2003

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