I have used the Report function each time Vince has called Parkcitybrian a troll. Other forum members have PM'd telling me they also reported the posts, although no action has been taken. After calling Parkcitybrian a troll on the Intellishop thread on which vince was the OP, vince went to a couple of Parkcitybrian's recent posts on other threads and posted "Troll alert." I also reported those.
I'm going to venture a guess that the forum owner does not see calling someone a "troll" as a problem worth moderating. We all know he favors as little moderation as possible. I think we should cut him a break and leave it be. It's been reported - numerous times. If he doesn't want to delete it that's his prerogative - it's his forum.
There are two types of people in this world: Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.
I like this thread. Can we talk about name-calling? This was an unusual situation because vince called someone a troll multiple times and was looking up parkcitybrian's other posts to post TROLL after them. I was surprised vince was not banned.
Is it bad to call someone a troll? I think it is. It seems especially bad when a poster is new and is immediately labeled TROLL by another poster.
If a poster really is a troll, he will like being called a troll, because he wants to stir things up and get other posters upset. You are making him happy by recognizing him as a successful troll. But if a new poster is NOT a troll, that very effectively makes him never want to return to this forum. It totally shuts down a newcomer who may or may not be on the level. It is unwelcoming and unprofessional and other forums I participate in moderate that behavior.
We have a Report feature. The moderator should take care of it. Name-calling is not the answer.
What about the personal name calling attacks? A recent one happened on Saturday but it took several forum members using the report feature multiple times but two days for a moderator to finally remove it.