No, a troll is designed with the intent of fooling people. He didn't design this intending to fool people, he simply expected that some would be fooled because of his opinion of the forum inhabitants' intelligence.[/quote
By that very definition...as if it was the actual definition... "designed with the intent of fooling people" AND The OP's own admission that he "actually did expect people to be stupid enough to see the message as genuine"....how is it not?
His intent was to fool people and expect them to see it as genuine.
Claim it. Own it. Be a Troll. Don't try and BS your way out of it after admitting it.
So I'm a troll. Whoop-de-doo. How does that affect... well... anything?
Not a thing. Just being a Troll like oh so many including myself have been before you and after...instead of trying to make it into something other than what it is.