Originally Posted by SGT RJ
I'm going to go out on a limb and speculate that some of his PMs contained stuff like "I've already answered X question, I consider the matter closed". And you, rather than understanding that this meant, we're done, responding with another long, rambling, borderline incoherent PM.
How close did I get?
Not very close.
It was more like: "I don't like the tone of your replies; they are sarcastic and disrespectful, don't reply back or you will be infracted for trolling me."
From that point forward, he refused to answer the question: 1) how can trolling be present in responding to PM's? I did not send PM's, much less consecutive PM's.; 2) Under what rule can he infract me for trolling via PM Responses.
Please keep in mind that once the questions were posed, there were no "long rambling" posts. They were pretty straight forward. I also reminded him that just like I told him 10 Replies prior, that I will Reply to any PM sent to me as I am culterally predisposed to doing replying to messages. I told him that if he really felt like I was harassing him, then he should refrain from sending me more PM's.
Here's my guess. the mod had this discussed in the mod forum prior to getting the go ahead and give me an infraction. So, most of you are already aware of it. In any event, you need to get past all that because that is not what the thread is about.
After many more PM's, I couldn't take his claim that I was harassing him by replying to his PM's seriously because all he had to do was stop. Indeed, he finally stopped and I have not sent him further messages. Yet, as he finally exited the door after about 25 PM's, he left me with an infraction.
I am glad to have the infraction, but I am interested in the rule.
This thread is about if and where "trolling" is defined as continued replies to PM's. Let me know if any of you stumble upon the answer.