[quote=“TaidongCouncil, post:72, topic:161837, full:true”]
Ok, can you define ‘a lack of good faith’?
That would also seem to be a vague, subjective term, would it not?[/quote]
I don’t think it would. A quick look turns up “honesty or sincerity of intention” which is exactly how I see it. That’s quite specific. A troll is not sincerely interested in the content of the discussion.
For example, I have posted this ‘in good faith’ coz I want to know the guidelines so I can post accordingly in the future.
I posted our guideline earlier in the thread. More below
Right now, it seems confusing and in terms of how it’s moderated there’s a perception that some posters are more equal than others with regard to what they can get away with. Is that a fair call?
That’s a leading question. As the old joke goes, when did you stop beating your wife? What I would say is this: lately several posters have commented that they feel some posters are “trolling”.
As I see it, people accusing others of trolling is as disruptive as actual trolling, and it is something we will moderate. When people are really posting in bad faith, it’s usually detectable very quickly and quickly dealt with. Normally a trolling poster will quickly violate rules about personal attacks and the like, and that’s really our main concern. I’m not sure where all this trolling talk is coming from lately, but it doesn’t hurt to discuss it either.