I guess I just have more faith in the "rank and file" of this group to be able to deal with "trolls" and not have "big brother" decide who is a "troll"!
I cannot divulge Private Messages,
but I can tell you that I have received a few PMs in the last few days concerning the Troll, and all of them guessed precisely who that was, and said " good riddance "
All of them thanked the Mods for the work we do, and it is a non-paying position.
It is hard to try and be a policeman, and yet, at the same time: " Just be one of the guys, or gals "
that is why, it is so hard to entice members to be a Moderator.
Now, as to the Troll.... the mods did background research, and sought out his posts in other forums.... it was very interesting to note that on one forum specifically he was so full of himself, that all of his posts predate the time he joined this forum.
and it was this research, to be sure of what we did, that we asked that you be patient and allow us to figure out the facts.
and in the end, it was a 100% vote of all mods to ban the Troll.