Anything like that is going to be removed and the person banned as soon as a moderator sees it, and the sole purpose of giving me mod powers was to cover a gap in the evenings, when I’m often online and the other guys aren’t.
So both the reply, and the trolling itself, will be removed - in other words it’s a bit of a waste of time since all such posts are on borrowed time.
Some people on the EAKMemes Facebook group did (rather selectively) post a screen-grab of “SithSeverus’s” ill-advised rant against these people, and that was indeed used as “proof” we’re all foaming at the mouth nutters with no diversity or common sense, and therefore legit targets for parody and abuse - that “SithSeverus” was shouted down by a wide cross-section of members here, and also promptly banned, was of course ommitted from the conversation.
So, at best, responding is a waste of time (plus adds to moderation work!) and at worse, it just feeds into the delusions of the minority of people involved in that stuff, who really have a hard-on to make us ALL miserable. Some seem to just be out for a laugh and obviously, they’re not a homogenous group any more than we are, it’s the small number who seem quite obsessive who present a problem with regards to bothering to troll here.
This forum’s not visible unless you’re registered, and if stuff’s misrepresented, some people who read those pages will take that at face value without bothering to log-in and see for themselves (which is understandable to some extent, I think we’ve all taken things at face value when they fit a pre-existing belief) and that just helps this whole ridiculous thing snowball even further.
99% of problems online come about when people cease to see their targets as human beings, and begin to generalise about them, adding caricaturish attributes that have no place in reality but which stoke the person’s ego, and that’s why engaging with these people is undesirable, because it helps feed into their happy little fantasies that we’re all wackos.
(We might well be, but, y’know, not of the type they’d like to believe!)
I’m speaking from my POV here and not on behalf of anyone else here, but this has been my long-standing experience online and I’m pretty certain about my assessment of that.