Here is an honest, sincere question:
In Internet terms, what is a "troll"?
About five or six years ago, when I was a complete novice to the Internet, I joined an online discussion group and tried to participate in the discussions and initiate new topics. I didn't think I was doing anything different from most of the other members, but one day, I got accused of being a troll! From that moment on, I was snubbed or shunned by the other members.
I didn't know then, and I still don't know now what a "troll" is in Internet terms. I didn't worry about that experience because I didn't think I had done anything wrong. And I didn't bother to look up the meaning of "troll" in Internet terms.
Since that time, I have seen the term used only a few times but I am now wondering what it means.
Please enlighten me: in Internet terms, what is a "troll"? Thanks!