No. of Recommendations: 60
For whatever reasons, we have some posters who are enjoying trolling this board.

I define "trolling" as posting deliberately provocative material, for the sole purpose of angering or annoying. I think it's clear that this is being done, because the posts are not merely replies, but entirely new threads. There is another board where these posts would be appropriate. They are regulars there. Hence, this behavior is trolling.

Please, please, please, please do what it takes to ignore, and not to feed to the trolls.

If you simply, pathologically, cannot resist replying to such posts, please penalty-box these people.

If you refuse to use the penalty-box on principles, or if these posters are too useful and/or interesting in other forums, please ignore their trolling here.

No one can make you do it, obviously.

But it is the right thing to do.

It is the best thing for the community called the "Retire Early Liberal Edition" board.


It does not matter what they say, if what they say is designed to be an irritant. Don't let it be an irritant. Don't try to refute it. Don't try to understand it. Ignore it. Don't enable it. Don't encourage it.


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