The Pit rules say trolling isn’t allowed:
But of course, trolling is one of the hallowed means of attack in the Pit and we can’t (and don’t want to) get rid of it completely. So a question for Miller: is there a point at which you’d mod someone for trolling in the Pit? Or to be more specific, what would define something as “inflammatory”?
I’m not complaining about the current moderation - it’s not like trolling is taking away from useful or meaningful conversations there, and I imagine it would be tough to figure out where to draw lines. I’m just looking for clarification if there is a line. I reported a post once and then felt a little stupid for reporting trolling in the Pit.
I could be coy and pretend this was just a generic question, but anyone who plays in the Pit knows I’m talking about this thread starting around here, which references this train wreck from around page 5 on. Here’s a decent example of a post that I would consider trolling, but you really need to read several pages and see the repetitiveness of the posts to get the full effect (and I don’t wish that on anyone). It’s certainly posted solely to get a rise out of people, but is it “inflammatory”?