I am intrigued by the lastest spate of trolling, the one in a certain person's diary. I am pleased the moderators have locked the thread. I do not want to discuss moderators actions but I think it is interesting to see who has been blocked and who hasn't. Several people invovled have broken the rules. The point I want to make is that I think that trolling of that kind will never be reduced unless there is proper moderation of the forums and the rules are applied consistenbtly.
One other thing I do want to say is that trolling can be amusing for a short while. That is why I read the thread in the first place. After a very short time is becomes unpleasant and turns in to bullying. This has happenned many times over the past year. Going back through there are a number of locked threads that show the same pattern. I think that for the good of the game Gizmo has to make a decision about how he wants his game to develop. Recent discussions reveal positive suggestions, encouraging user created content, and the negative, the problem of trolling. To me these are the two biggest issues of the moment.
I am glad that the trolls haven't yet worked out my user name in the game. For me playing the game is still a pleasure. I have supportive friends who I trust to help if I am attacked.