Most of the trolls are not really part of our community. In some cases, they never played chess or have not been part of the community in decades. My default position is to treat everyone with respect. If someone is sincere, I have great patience even for people operating out of stupidity or mistaken beliefs. If someone is being insincere, or trying to bully the CFC or me, they have picked the wrong target.

I always keep in mind Nietzsche's admonishment, "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you."