This question is being asked as many of us question the use of 'sock puppets' (secondary accounts) and Trolls (flamers) to manipulate content within the forums. Many are used to create disharmony within the religious forums and now it seems HP have been targeted by Islamist trolls determined to jam their perspective down everyone's throats.
Most using sock puppets don't use those identities to be objectionable in any respect. However, the problem has been for some reason an acceptible one and on that basis on any given day at least 1 Troll works the forums. When you respond to their inflamable posts... they will report you to the moderators to attempt to have you banned. This single problem has upset many good writers here many of whom have left the site.
Perhaps the problem could be researched and written about.... I have just received a week ban for asking a troll with a score of 29, why they are swamping the forums with Islamic rantings... when they could become more interesting if they talked, posted or wrote about non religious issues or cooking etc. The game... Troll Slanders Christianity - PD responds - Troll complains - Moderators Ban PD.
What is the real value of such action? The troll wins and gains the knowledge that he/she can get away with the BS and/or create as many other trolls to duplicate the problem and have banned anyone that stands in their way.
Why support Trolls on a good site? Perhaps the trolls are actually senior members or someone with a vested interest in the site? Why are they even here? Why not be more transparent HP? There are lots of questions to ask.
And This is not a sour grapes question/post.
Thanks for taking the time to answer this ..... let's see who thinks negative trolls that don't contribute should be given the same opportunities as positive hubbers that help provide kudos and income to this site.???