As far as socks and trolls are concerned, telling them to stay away will likely have the opposite affect. Tell someone not to do something and subconsciously it makes them want to do it that much more… the best medicine for socks and trolls is suspension or expulsion from the forum.
I honestly don’t think the problem with socks and trolls here is all that bad, but maybe that is just my opinion. As far as all of us being trolls to an extent, well… yea, I guess we do get on each other’s nerves on occasion. Such is life…
It is amazing to me how this forum can bring out the best in some and the worst in some… however, we all have good and bad in us to an extent, I suppose.
The bottom line is that we learn from each other here… not just about pianos but about life in general. Do some members take the forum too seriously? I know I do. Yet, there is consolation in knowing that I can take it or leave it… yet most here keep coming back for more of the same.
Despite the faults and failures of this place, it’s still a great place to hang out!