I can’t follow the other thread or any of the politics. All I know is that Jacek is some manner of troll so I just don’t read his threads anymore. I dunno, that’s about all there is to it, isn’t it? I ignore trolls and anyone else who constantly posts dumb stuff, and so should others. You can’t really be run out of a forum by someone unless they have admin powers. So I have no special concern about this matter.
If you believe Adam Thornton to be an acknowledged troll, you are badly mistaken. If you believe Jacek Pudlo is an acknowledged troll, you are obviously right, but then your summary of “all you’ve done” is disingenuous; for the problem is not what you did to Jacek, but what you did to Adam. I’d say: face up to the fact you made a rash mistake, apologise to Adam, and then return to the Pudlo topic if you really want to.
I do agree with you that Pudlo has done some harm. I also agree with Matt that not talking about Pudlo is probably the best way to deal with him. Finally, I’d like to suggest that the idea that Emily has been chased away by Pudlo is based on a wrong assessment of the relative strengths of their personalities.
Actuallly it’s an interesting thread. We see how active and engaged r.a.if was at that time. We even have Emily Short mention that r.a.if is the main forum for technical support. Presumably she’s talking about I7; I found that was true for T3. No longer.
With a bit of work, you can find that a troll posted under Emily Short’s name, pretending to be her. Presumably “Jacek,” presumably in an attempt to bait our Emily into returning to r.a.if.
With a little more work, you can find Emily’s blog post, mentioning the troll posting as her, and saying 'that person is not me. I no longer post to r.a.if." – The main forum for technical support.
That was a really good conversation. It was a good forum. Then you see Pudlo trying to bait Emily into a stupid argument. He is ignored. Then “Chuck” tells him he’s a troll, and he shouldn’t hijack the thread – probably Pudlo. Then, without anyone replying to his various troll masks, he posts again, in language that’s sure to get a reaction.
And he did get a reaction.
Ignoring him does not work. He is not harmless. He is not harmless if you ignore him. He has a real effect on our willingness to engage with each other, and it’s a bad effect.