It wasn't because of Jeffrey that several of our long-time posters quit this week due to personal attacks upon them and upon people they respect. Jeffrey may indeed be trolling, but he hasn't personally attacked anyone or broken any of our rules.ObjectiveDoubter wrote: ↑Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:22 pm I've been following this since the beginning but felt better leaving the comments of all kinds, to others. But having caught up on the last day or two comments, I can't keep quiet any longer and I've got to ask two questions.
First, how is Jeffrey different than any of the other pretend-not-trolls that sign up here every so often and shade their opinions, for the sole purpose of baiting us? He's not. It's not about debate at all or stimulating thought, it's about being annoying, getting under our skin, getting a rise out of us.
Second, until he moves on, why don't we all just put him on actual or mental Ignore?
It's become blatantly obvious that some people simply are not going to stop personally attacking their fellow members of the forum, and anything I say about it is seed falling on a rocky soil where it finds no purchase. I'm seriously thinking about when to close up shop and move on with my life. We keep losing good people who don't attack anyone, and the flamers are still here. That's exactly what I said I would not allow, but apparently it's not in my power to prevent it.
Me: Stop attacking your fellow members of the forum.
Them: We can't, this is important!
Them: Someone is wrong on the Internet!