I’d like to talk about past and present trolls and their reception by the community and the Entity.
I guess it’s easiest to use the banning registry thread to start the discussion, but we have to realize that not all banned posters were trolls (see: Derek Smart) and not all trolls have been banned (popular whipping boys Bob Cherub and Kitsune come to mind).
So… who’s your favorite former troll? Who’s the most irritating current troll? What causes some of them to be banned and others to be allowed to stay? I imagine there’s an invisible line that most trolls eventually cross over.
I think there are two topics here. P&R trolling is a whole different animal than trolling in the other forums. Heck, I’m guilty of P&R trolling from time to time, just because I love riling up the hive mind.
This is the least trolly forum I’ve ever been part of, because Chick hates trolls. (That almost sounds like a bumper sticker.) So this thread is semi-doomed… the very worst trolls never even got membership, Tom could smell the troll-reek coming off of them in waves. And once a troll really gets rolling here, SPLAT goes the banhammer.