I'm talking about this. The user is obviously a troll and should probably be question-locked and some serious action taken to limit their ability to comment.

I flagged it for moderator attention, no bones.

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    I know that it's a Sunday and that the moderators probably aren't constantly patrolling the site, so I apologize the unnecessary sense of urgency. – Chris Cirefice Aug 23 '15 at 21:13
  • @Yannis Thank you! – Chris Cirefice Aug 23 '15 at 21:18
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    Chris, regarding a comment you left on the question: While I agree that the asker's behaviour was completely unjustified, I don't think telling him to leave the StackExchange network was the right thing to do. – MetaFight Aug 23 '15 at 21:22
  • @MetaFight Possibly not, but an obvious troll is an obvious troll, and do people who troll actually participate on the network in any way valuable to the community? Personally, I don't think he ever would. – Chris Cirefice Aug 23 '15 at 21:24
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    It's not guaranteed he was a troll. I've seen people with mental health issues react that way too. Regardless, I don't think we should be rude to be people who offend us. – MetaFight Aug 23 '15 at 21:25
  • @MetaFight Well, in that case, my bad. – Chris Cirefice Aug 23 '15 at 21:26
  • And yes, I'm a hypocrite when I say that. I've said some pretty mean stuff on here... that's something I'm trying to change. – MetaFight Aug 23 '15 at 21:26
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    @MetaFight quoting self, "These posts damage site image no matter if there are snarky comments there or not... If one worries about snarky comments in posts like that, well the real solution is simply to delete these posts - the sooner the better. Whatever comments are there will be deleted along the way, making it not an issue." – gnat Aug 23 '15 at 22:01
  • I'm not sure I agree, but it really doesn't matter ;P Even if the question is definitely going to be deleted, we should still hold back from being rude because new members might see regular members being rude and that creates a poor image of the community. Yes, it's a very unlikely situation, but better safe than sorry. Also, personally, if I allow myself to be rude in specific situations it's harder for me to keep it polite the rest of the time :) – MetaFight Aug 23 '15 at 22:06
  • @MetaFight I disagree with myself here :) ...in the sense that I try to abstain of snarky comments myself. However, in posts like that I just don't feel like blaming others when they can't hold their emotions (for comparison, in less troublesome posts, even low quality, I happily flag snarky stuff and feel good about doing this) – gnat Aug 23 '15 at 22:24
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    Ah yes, I see. That's a very good point! – MetaFight Aug 24 '15 at 0:15
  • 68 comments on that [now-deleted] question... wow. – user22815 Aug 30 '15 at 0:35

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