Hmmm, we have here a number of Mudcat members who can describe troll behavior quite masterfully--some who even are Mudcat poster children for engaging in "troll" behavior.
A bit of the pot calling the kettle black.
After over a week of trying to engage with people here on the issue of Mudcat membership flaming, trolling, and other questionable behavior towards anonymous guests, they seem to now be trying to emphasize in nearly all of their posts (and boy, are there still a lot of them!) a strategy of "we don't have any behavior problems: its THOSE PEOPLE (i.e. guests) who are the trolls and flamers who are the problem. Not ME. Not my friends the Mudcat members. Not in our community. It can't happen here. We don't do those nasty things here, and anyone who says we do is just a troll.
A bit late in the game to pull "this is a troll" but its the only way members with egg on their faces at having behaved badly can get out of this feeling like they have a shred of dignity intact, I suppose. So they will continue to post many responses to each message I post, saying "you are just a troll."
It is also just as unproductive now as it was over a week ago. Said guilty parties have now been doing posting "ignore the troll" and "this person is a just a troll" in large numbers daily for over a week.
Predictable. Very predictable.