W/ the recent banning of JadeTroll over at Tom's site and numerous threads on TOS's, Jade's, and Uncles, the subject of bothering w/ trolls has come up. I can see both sides of the issue. Debating w/ them takes up time and energy better spent elsewhere and they can completely derail a post w/ their nonsense. On the other hand, letting them post lets us not only pick apart thier arguments but presents our side in a more reasonable light to the "fence sitters" who may be reading.
For the most part, I'm under the impression of "each-to-his-own" but lean towards the "let them post" side. As in the link to TOS's thread below, none of us were actually trying to convince Jade, but to present factual information. I learned quite a bit and added some useful reference materials to my resource library. BTW, Thanks for those CC.
I've said that letting the trolls post does us more good than a half-dozen blogs. The information I gleamed from these threads will further the cause of 2A rights as well as providing even more examples to the "logic" of the Anti's.