[quote author=“matriculated01”] Before I even begin to devastate you on specific points, I would like to point out the obvious hypocrisy in saying that you are “ignoring me,” only to find you replying to my post once again.
(Andrew): There’s something in me that won’t allow me to be rude. And as this is a thread about you, it just wouldn’t be right to ignore your concerns.
It really doesn’t look like any other mods or the forum administrator care very much, or, in fact there is no vehicle on this forum to deal with trolls, so this will probably be it until I hear from one of them.
[quote author=“matriculated01”]...and decided to appeal to higher powers to get this resolved.
(Andrew): I’m asking for advice and input…I’m not asking anyone to fight my battle for me.
[quote author=“matriculated01”]I’ll give you credit for finally admitting that you’re a provocateur.
(Andrew): There’s that language problem again…no one has hired me to provoke you and I haven’t “admitted” they have.
[quote author=“matriculated01”]I’ve seen many other posters express themselves in ways similar to my own and I don’t hear you complaining about them.
(Andrew): Nobody that I’ve read (admittedly, I don’t read every post) express themselves with the level of uncalled-for nastiness that you exhibit. And I can’t imagine any other poster verbally flipping off the forum as you do when someone calls you on your nastiness.
[quote author=“matriculated01”]You’re complaining about me, because you’re directly involved with me…
(Andrew): No—I’ve been “directly involved” with many posters…often in very contentious debate…and this is the first complaint I’ve made.
(matriculated01—previously): You’ve stated that your goal is to “wound” me.
(Andrew—in reply): No I haven’t. There’s that language difficulty again.
(Andrew—previously): Ahh…a sore spot. Did I wound you little? Sure sounds like it. Good….that was my intent.
[quote author=“matriculated01”]That’s from the “WHY? Maybe it’s the wife” thread. Don’t try to go back and edit it. You’ve been caught in yet another lie.
(Andrew): Not at all. You’re mixing tenses. “Is” and “was”. I can never tell if you’re being disingenuous when you do that—or if it’s just a reflection of your poor grasp of the language. In any case, you make it sound like it’s an ongoing goal of mine—to “wound” you—but it’s not. I used a specific, one-time, announced (I drew attention to it-as sarcasm-when I said it), example—to give you an illustration of the sort of sarcasm that can hurt. It looks like I was succesful. Why you didn’t learn the lesson—why you continue to use sarcasm to hurt and belittle—is beyond me.
[quote author=“matriculated01”]Yea (...) it was in poor taste…
(Andrew): As little room as you have to lecture anyone on poor taste…fair enough. I apologize for talking about your nipples.
[quote author=“matriculated01”]I find this obsession with my nipples disturbing.
(Andrew): This is what we call hyperbole. Or, perhaps…you’re being intentionally deceitful. A one-time reference doesn’t qualify as an “obsession”. The frequency with whch you broach the subject, however, is coming close. Are you obsessed with your nipples?
(Andrew—previously):I’m asking if there’s a vehicle that we mods can use to deal with internet trolls. If there is, then I’m going to use it do deal with you.
[quote author=“matriculated01”]In translation, you’re too much of a coward to “deal with me” on your own and you’re appealing to the higher powers.
(Andrew): No…I’m dealing with you now, in case you haven’t noticed. And I’ve never shied away, which would be indicative of cowardice. And I’m a mod, so I’m not sure that there is a higher power—the forum administrator appears pretty hands-off.
I’m just asking for advice and input from my fellow mods on a way to handle an internet troll. I don’t know if this situation has come up before…I know how you’d be handled on most forums…three complaints and you’re gone.
I’m assuming that we all have something invested in these fora, we’d each like this to be a pleasant place for everyone to hang out…and so I appeal to the other mods for suggestions.[quote author=“matriculated01”]Your inability to deal with me does not make me a troll.
(Andrew): I have no problem dealing with you—you’re pretty much a light-weight, actually. But what makes you a troll is your over-the-top, inflammatory, sarcastic nastiness—your admitted indifference to the offense you cause—and the poor reflection you cast on the forum.
[quote author=“matriculated01”]By your own admission, you have provoked me, so when I respond in kind…
(Andrew): Your responses are never “in kind”, but a needless escalation of rhetoric couched in profane nastiness designed to elicit anger and hurt.
[quote author=“matriculated01”]...you have no right to get indignant and cry to the administrators that I’m being mean to you.
(Andrew): You really don’t get it, do you?
Like I said…the other mods seem uninterested in this and the forum administrator hasn’t weighed in, so I guess I’m the only one who cares. So be it.
Thanks for the chat.