so am I supposed to intuit ed's thoughts?
He makes absolute sense. Something that needs communication to work.
1. The really big area of giving trolls some feed , is when someone else keeps responding to them and others see the "quote bars" and attribution.
2. Another way is that several of us say they are ignoring a troll, but yet "peek" at the ignore prompt. and see what the troll says. Then they do what I stated in 1.