I have a panel coming up at SkepchickCon/CONvergence talking about dealing with trolls online. Before we can deal with the creatures, however, we have to be able to recognize them. We have to make sure we’re talking about the same classes of behavior that we want to circumvent or counter or exclude.
Lots of different people have somewhat different ideas as to what a troll is. I have some very strong ideas on the subject myself, but I want to be prepared to deal with others.
So tell me, sourceable crowd, how do you determine who is and who is not a troll?