Evening, I'm also reading this thread with interest. I am on this forum to learn period. Everyone can teach me something.
A few random thoughts.
"empty vessels make most noise" my grandma.
"The moderators and @ChrisSIlver have a thankless task herding cats. Thankyou all the same" the mostly silent majority.
Wiki defines a troll.
In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive,extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses and normalizing tangential discussion, whether for the troll's amusement or a specific gain.
"some people just like to watch the world burn" some joker.
If that defines a member on this forum... Just ignore them (me included)
I think the route of the issue is like most media these days the "message" may be tainted by fake news, and that may have a finanical impact.
I would like to believe this forums members in particular are much smarter than that. If you don't think you are then just read forum daily and you soon will be.
For those who make their living via social (you know who you are). Person up roll with the punches you're smarter than that.
An idiot drags you down to their level and beats you with experience.
It's a numbers game. What's the forums numbers? Up up and up I'm guessing.
Keep up the good work, but don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.