Those of you who read this blog regularly have no doubt noticed that trolls have virtually taken over many of the comment threads. You’ve also probably seen me state that a reordering of the blog is going to be occurring soon in order to eliminate the problem.
It can’t happen soon enough; I agree. Trolls are edifying up to a point, because they’re instructive about a certain mindset and a particular type of puerile emotional behavior. However, enough is enough–and it’s definitely been more than enough, here. We get it; no further demonstration is necessary.
But there are various options to be studied and considered, and this takes quite a bit of time. Then, implementing the change takes time as well. And I have an enormous number of other backlogged things to do after getting back from my vacation. So, although I’m working on this and I definitely plan to get to it some time this coming week (or almost definitely the next), I ask for your patience and forbearance. I am aware of the problem, I am on the task, and it will be done.
In the meantime, I can only repeat that you not feed the trolls, although the temptation seems to be great–and, for some, apparently irresistible. Feeding the trolls brings the worst out in everyone.