jjoyce wrote:I'm asking you to seek consensus for even one rule you propose. Give me a behavior that we definitely shouldn't stand for and show me a bunch of people -- like 20 or 30 -- who agree with you. Even though it's pretty much impossible for two people on this board to agree on what day it is, I'm not being facetious. And if your response is "that's your job," then your investment in the community is insignificant.
Trollery is like pornography. Hard to define, but you know it when you see it. Sometimes trollish comments are made by people who otherwise offer meaningful participation, so perhaps being a troll has to do with the aggregate of your posts as opposed to one particularly offensive post.
Repetition of derogatory terms within the same post indicate that the person is not trying to make a point, but rather elicit a negative reaction. You don't have to get out a calculator and count the number of derogatory terms, simply reading the post should be enough. For instance...
"Rethuglicans are just a bunch of Nazis. What's hilarious about rethuglicans is that they don't even know that they're Nazis, they just do a bunch of Nazi shit while all their rethuglican friends cheer them on and then they go back to their rethuglican town full of Nazis and talk about how great it is to be a Nazi rethuglican. What a bunch of Nazi rethuglicans."
Stupid, huh? We actually have a poster who writes just like that. And he posts about ten times a day, all of it worthless tripe intended solely to antagonize people.