Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz
what do you consider a troll to be? would I be considered a troll?
No, I consider someone to be a troll if they troll. As in making most or all of their posts "LOL poor iSheep all butthurt because their beloved etc." or "I love to see you guys panicking as Android crushes your pathetic iOS and leaves it bleeding in the gutter just like Microsoft did to the Mac" and the like.
It's not about a cranky "fanboy" post now and then, although I find those personally distasteful, it's about a posting history that brings nothing to the conversation outside of aggressive belittling of Apple, its products or its customers. We actually do get a pretty steady stream of such posters showing up, and that's why I hit the report button-- because you get enough of that going and every thread turns into "Fuck you, no fuck you
." Which of course is the entire raison d'être
I think it's important to just report (including whatever impressions one has about the general behavior of the poster in question) rather than respond in thread, because often the mods are not necessarily seeing a pattern like one does if one is actively participating in the thread. More times than not they seem to agree with me.
There are, of course, quite a few folks on this board that reliably speak to any real or perceived Apple failing while acting as a cheerleader for Samsung or Android or Google etc. As long as they rhetoric doesn't get too ridiculous I don't consider that to be trolling per se
(although as always I question the psychological status of anyone that feels compelled to go find
people with differing tastes so they can endlessly, and strenuously, disagree), but some of those lay low for a while and then gradually crank it up till they're pretty much full out trolling -- at which some of them have also been banned.