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to not quite get what a troll is?

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Gillyan Wed 17-Jun-09 19:42:10

I am fairly new to Mumsnet so not too sure, from what I gather is it someone who posts something deliberately controversial or something?

I genuinley am not sure.

DogMa Wed 17-Jun-09 19:45:59

A troll is a liar. A horrible troll will make up some sob story and many, many good people get dragged in - even to the extent to sending money, offering to visit or what ever.

A GOOD troll, is a regular Mumsnetter who makes up a story which is funny and everyone joins in in the spirit it was intended.

Kimi Wed 17-Jun-09 19:46:03

Someone who makes things up to get a reaction

LovelyRitaMeterMaid Wed 17-Jun-09 19:48:34

Example of good trolling

theDreadPirateRoberts Wed 17-Jun-09 19:51:17

example of superb trolling grin

Gillyan Wed 17-Jun-09 19:52:29

See I'm such a sucker I would think that above story was real!

Gillyan Wed 17-Jun-09 19:54:24

Cross posted pirate - just seen your link, again I would probably fall for that!

Am I mental?

Gillyan Wed 17-Jun-09 19:59:46

Well, not mental, but I am gullable.

ljhooray Wed 17-Jun-09 20:01:28

Pirate - that is superb and agree that I would have probably fallen for it (although the name is a bit of a give away!)

Itsjustafleshwound Wed 17-Jun-09 20:01:59


Gillyan Wed 17-Jun-09 20:05:04

Thanks itsjustafleshwound that explains, I thought as much.

I don't actually post on any that seem too ridiculous, I just wondered.


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