That’s such a wildly subjective comment with no real explanation behind it. I’ve never tried to troll anything posting here in 16 years. Yet I was suspended for “trolling” and have had posts moved to a “fever dream” sub-forum. No explanation other than “no trolling allowed” or “trolling into nonsense.” These are not explanations. These are subjective interpretations that are not shared by everyone.
Sure, as moderator you now have the keys to the kingdom. It’s your rules and your playground. But without clear direction these new rules, and make no mistake they are absolutely new rules, will just further strangle this place into oblivion.
It’s like the NRA thread. The AG specifically cited the Trump charity as an example of corruption within an organization in NY that was dissolved due to mismanagement. But when posters reference the words used by the AG in the filing, we are warned with Mod notes and posts are deleted or sent into the basement. Accusations of trolling are brought forth once again. For referencing a valid link to the situation and acknowledging words used by the source of the discussion. There is no logic in that.
If a return to heavy-handed, micromanaging moderation is the objective, then it seems it is being achieved. It would at least be nice to see the new mod team admit as much though. Rather than hide behind the arbitrary accusation of “trolling.”
Just my $0.02.