I can move the detail to the blog and leave the juicy stuff here. What I'm doing is editing that post with the long list. It does not show up in activity. But, still, I think it would be better to move it and link.
Vigilant will attack any comments that are thorough and evidenced as "wall of text from a net.kook." What I've been doing with his Reddit attacks has clearly triggered him; it is effectively trolling the troll while avoiding collateral damage. I sense a level of desperation. But it's entirely of his own making. I wasn't going after him, I simply mentioned, as a response to a question, who WOVigilant was. Mild, compared to what he'd been spewing for years about me.
I would too. He is a classic troll. He is only posting on Reddit in places where (1) there is very weak moderation, and (2) he knows I'll see it, because he responds to my comments, creating a notification. His responses rarely have anything to do with the topic. His profile, the list of his posts, shows how obsessed he has become. WOVigilant. Yes, Vigilant is a coward. He bailed from that original discussion, or was banned, because he was being downvoted into oblivion. He bailed from our first interchange by terminating with harmless irrelevancies. He is totally wrong with some accusations -- misleading with others -- but never acknowledges it. Troll, and so . . . trolled in return, but with caution.If the Vig cares to come over here and discuss it, I'll give him a special account. (But of course he won't. The coward.)
(In fact, a troll will knowingly repeat disproven allegations because the troll knows that most people will get angry over that and getting the target angry is the MO of a troll. Targets, angry, then make themselves look bad. I've seen it for many years.)
Ah, don't get me started about Gerard. Vicious asshole. I'll look.PS: I suspect that the Reddit user "anti_pope" might be David Gerard or another RationalWiki user. He rants and screams about fascism, when he isn't posting assorted crackpot ideas about science.
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