What to do about Forum Trolls
I like this answer, but the link to this blog/discussion is at the bottom. My thought is to ignore what they write. Don't even read what they write, and certainly don't reply to any of their posts.
Old 01-11-2006, 01:51 PM
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IGNORE THE TROLL. Don't speak to him. Put him on your ignore list. Do not engage him in any conversation. Pretend he doesn't exist.
Trolls want only to be noticed, and to stir the pot. If he is ignored, he will lose interest and go away. Of course, EVERY MEMBER of a forum needs to cooperate, and this is a difficult thing to get them to do. So, if users continue to engage him in conversation, the mods will probably eventually have to warn him, and possibly ban him.