What a cute li'l troll! So happy! So smiley!

There are those who comment and those who troll, and the majority of the Internet not only can’t stand the latter group, but often wish that they just didn’t exist.

Wikipedia defines an Internet troll as:

Someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.

Or, in other words, people who have too much time on their hands and a chip on the shoulder about god only knows what. They’re not a fun people, these trolls, and one has to wonder what they might be like in their private life. Do they pull this shit with their friends and family, too? Wait. You say they have no friends and family? OK. That makes sense then.

But the real question that we bloggers often ask is: Do trolls know that they’re trolls? Or do they honestly believe they’re making some sort of valid point that is of the utmost importance and it doesn’t matter how random, cruel and ridiculous it is?

So how do you know, trolls, that you’re a troll?