gargantua wrote:I don't think we are powerless. We can self-police TDPF if we want to. So much negativity can be avoided if we can collectively agree to simply ignore people who are obviously just trying to stir up trouble and shit on threads. In the past, I have sometimes broken my own rule against engaging with them because it was a diversion. I won't do that any more. If you don't take the bait, sooner or later they'll stop fishing.
I agree, certain posters are not here to engage, they are here to provoke and to crap all over threads. I refrain from responding to those people.
A number of times I have drafted posts, but then didn't click submit because I knew it was pointless. In fact, I'm convinced it would have been counter-productive.