That's a nice gesture, @Brenda. I'll try to explain the problem with illustrations and plain English later, if I'm not too stoned.
It's too bad Joligne is not at all like Brenda. Instead of admitting that she had ruined a conversation and asking the community for a HOWTO: not be a total asshole, she decided to shift gears to MAXIMUM OVERTROLL and do the exact same thing to terminate
the thread where I identified her as the source of the problem, which is about as subtle as a fucking heart attack.
The word "troll" evokes the image of a huge green-skinned humanoid which lives under bridges and, in the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing games, possesses regenerative properties that are only negated by fire or acid. However, closer etymological inspection
shows that the origin of the term "trolling" is actually a corruption of its near-homophone "trawling," which means to attempt to catch fish by dragging a fishing net behind a slow-moving boat.
Trolling is not about the uncivilized aggression of the savage troll, but the patience of the fisherman.