posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 12:47 PM
reply to post by txinfidel
I do understand, but reiterate that what one sees as trolling - or if you prefer "forum gangs" - might well simply be folks speaking their minds.
When it comes to politics, since that is a forum that I post in fairly often and used to be very, very active in, I can honestly say that - right off
the top of my head - I could name about 8-10 right wing style posters, and an equal number of left wing posters, who tend to end up in just about
every hot political thread on the board.
Having said that, I can also say the same for threads about disinformation, Middle East issues, music, Masons, Alex Jones, avatars, UFO's, cryptids,
etc. Every forum has its regulars - usually representing a polar opposite sort of positioning. In UFO's, for instance, it's "believers" vs
"skeptics". Both are fairly rabid and highly opinionated groups who spend most of their threads basically saying "No" - "YES!" - "NO!"....
People from both sides will gravitate to their subject of choice. The T&C specifically prohibits forum gangs - to be sure. And any proof of them is
dealt with accordingly. But their is a major difference between a group of people who all share the same interests and tend to end up in the same
threads - from a group of people who coordinate their posts, compare notes, and pursue a group based, shared agenda.
IE agreement doesn't infer collusion.