At one time or another it's all been tried, sid.<quoted text>
I have to agree with you on this one, and despite our little disagreement yesterday I bare you no ill will.
I've reported beady a couple of time with no result and realised the moderators aren't going to jump just because I say so. I am guilty of baiting the shit out of beady which seems to make him angry and he'll post a couple of pages of dribble and forget it, he has an attention span of about 30 seconds.
I've suggested a few time and put up a couple of posts say “ don't bait the trolls”, don't feed the trolls”,“don't respond to beady”,“ scroll past beady” etc, but everyone feels the need to have the last word and so the shit continues and won't stop until everyone stops giving him attention. The other dickheads like Rauf and VOR are similar but not so persistent.
It's simple, don't give trolls and baiter's attention and don't try and reason with sick minds, also forget about the moderators, they don't seem to give much of a shit, I've had seemingly benign post deleted and the most vile shit left there, doesn't seem to be any consistency in their deletions.
Otherwise I would agree. If we don't reply we still have to get muscle cramp scrolling past acres of Spam gibberish to pluck out the perhaps 20% of posts that are actual posts.
Deleting many threads is not going to serve anyone well and deleting Spam posts individually gets left to one or two individuals who haven't got time to lodge 20 reports a day. It takes a lot longer to forward a report than it takes a troll to drop a copy-paste from his clip board multiple times.