I don’t like the word “troll”, as in “internet trolling”.
Some people use this word for many wildly different things. As developers or philosophers, we know good naming is hard, and we know bad naming creates pain (Camus). Please use the correct word.
- You're probably being inconsiderate, or not helpful.
- Dark humour
- You have better things to do than being a smartass.
- Fake news (aka Lies)
- Making things up for fun is cool until someone believes it
- That's simply not done.
So, you like trolling ? Do you really like calling yourself one of these things? Are you taking pride in calling yourself something that’s definitely bad and definitely not yourself?
If you want to be clever and provocative, please do, I love it! But make sure you’re doing it cleverly, or you’ll be looking just like an angry idiot, or worse.