And, even if you are just posting Bible verses over and over (as recently happened), you are still a troll (even if you then post complaints that I banned you for quoting the Bible, which also recently happened! Arguing with a troll just distracts from the conversation, and feeds their need for validation. Since we don't moderate every single comment, they may not be immediately removed from the comment stream.If people engage with your point, disagree with it, or discuss it, you can engage in that.
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Trolls come in many forms, but Wikipedia explains: In internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
I have generally left troll comments in place, but many have asked me to block them. And, my staff-- not the alleged troll-- will decide who is a troll.
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