No, i don't see it that way. I engage some people for a certain amount of time, but eventually simply stop if i think they're trolling. Engaging those whom you consider idiots very likely means talking to just about anyone at all. While it's true that the person who inspired this thread is annoying, i haven't read any thread of his for weeks and weeks (except for looking at the post linked in this thread). I was moved to this by the names of those who have posted on a thread of his which i see as i scroll past his threads. And, given that he has said that he has me on ignore, this was not a thread to attract his attention, in that on that basis he wouldn't even had known this thread existed.
I haven't personally called Ragman a troll, but his decency and intelligence has nothing to do with the number of times he engages any particular troll. One could be the most decent, most intelligent person here and still be feeding trolls, so that bit of silly encomium is irrelevant to the subject.
To repeat, the original subject didn't "get my goat." I dropped out of his threads weeks ago. I was just bemused that i see the names of so many reasonably intelligenct people's names responding to this threads. If you think my standards are so low (and after all, i do respond to you, so maybe you have a point), i wonder that you bother to respond here.