Originally Posted by kaydee
An interesting issue (probably better in Q&S, if it's going to be explored at length).
I will note that there are also some posters (senior members, at that!) who post only in News & Current Events, and nowhere else on MDC. I haven't seen them be given a hard time about their rather singular focus, nor have I seen anyone question their NFL/AP credentials and advise them to participate in other forums, as well.
If you look at the history of many posters, by the time they reach a senior level they often gravitate to particlular threads but in the beginning they tend to be all over the place.
During the election period, we did have people who showed up in what was then War & Politics with the intent of only stirring things up and poking people in the eye. The same thing has happened in this forum and in others such as GD (gentle discipline). It has happened here several times. Usually when something gets cross posted on another site. New posters will show up either to tell you that Waldorf is the most wonderful thing in the world with no negatives or to tell you that it is a cult and it needs to be stamped out. Either way, the poster is what is called a troll.
Pete has been very polite but has displayed some trollish characteristics which cause many posters to get their hackles up waiting for the other shoe to drop. I don't believe that Pete is a troll, but I thought he should be aware that the defensiveness he gets from some of us isn't really about Waldorf but is a reaction that many older members have to new members who display trollish characteristics. I have seen this happen in many forums not just the Waldrof thread. MDC is a community and as such, many people are protective of it.