And for pity's sake, don't quote their trolling posts when you respond in a thread. You make my job that much harder when I go through and have to clean up the troll poop because it does no good for me to get rid of the troll posts only to find that I've missed the quoted handful of poop in your innocent post, which in turn serves to keep the poopy posts flowing. Just report it. That's all. I may not always take action immediately because it's not always action-worthy right off the bat, but at least I know where to keep an eye. I don't live inside the forum, and I do actually have to sleep. If it's night-time in America, that's when trolls come out. If you're asking yourself what constitutes trolling, allow me to explain because I want to be really clear on this: Don't make the mistake of conflating aggressive ass-hatterie with freedom of speech. They are not one and the same. Cults of personality will not be suffered here in any sort of de facto status over the de jour management. Here, in this forum, the Rule of Law is play nice or play elsewhere. It really is as simple as that. That is the meter by which things are measured. I don't care if you're just starting out as a writer or if you're Stephen Effing King. I don't care what your views or opinions are. I don't care what crusade you're on or what axe you have to grind. I don't care if you lean Left or Right, Tory or Labour, Republican or Democrat, Religious or Atheist, Omnivore, Herbivore, Carnivore, Gay, Straight, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, Ace, whatever. None of that matters because none of that should matter. Raving Radicals, I'm talking to you. Raving Reactionaries, I'm talking to you. Garden Variety Trolls, dropping matches just to watch the fire, I am most certainly talking to you. If you can't play nice, you can't play here. If you can, then grab a cup of coffee, find a comfy chair, and make yourself at home. I feel personally honored that I get to manage a forum where the community is vibrant, creative, interconnected, entertaining, lively, and from which I learn something new every single day. I've been doing this for as long as I have because I really, really love this place. If you're here to mess with that, then you're here to mess with me, and I will be the Ellen Ripley to your xenomorph. Ellen. Never. Loses.