This thread is for the discussion about how we should deal with site trolls. The issue has been troubling us almost since the site started and I suspect always will ...... My personal thoughts are that the only way to deal with trolls is to ignore them. They crave attention and by discussing them, responding to them and even deleting them you are feeding their mania. Incidentally this is also exactly what this thread is doing as well ........ Please note that posts along the lines of kill [INSERT USERNAME] will be just deleted as they aren't really very helpful. For those who don't know/understand the limitations of the internet/this site the following is a brief resume of the problem: 1. If you are running an anonymous site like ARRSE, a PERSON can only be identified on the internet by an IP address and/or email address. 2. Anyone can create multiple email addresses in seconds using a plethora of web sites. 3. IP addresses can be either dynamic or static. Dynamic addresses change every time an individual logs on and are used by many of the large ISPs such as AOL, Wannadoo, etc. Because of these two it is therefore impossible to identify a person based on their IP or email address. Consequently any attempt to ban a PERSON is therefore doomed to failure. All that can be achieved is to force them to create a new USER.