Originally Posted by catnip
The main thing that can really wreak havoc, is some trolls are far more internet savvy than most administrators. I've seen a small 'army' launch an attack and literally shut down an entire site. The trolling skills I've see on CF are amatures at best, what I would call 'soft trolling'.
The fact that we are all cat people, and sensitive by nature, could make this site more vulnerable as membership grows. Just remember it's only the internet, don't take anything too seriously.
No no no.. Trollers dont do that.
That was a rebel leader and rebels without a clue:
Rebel Leader has an uncanny ability to upset the settled order of a discussion forum. Other Warriors may be excellent in mano a mano combat, but Rebel Leader's charisma, political instincts and verbal skills enable him to rally a collective assult that can overthrow the Royals and even silence Cyber Sisters. Depending on the issue Rebel Leader uses to advance his attack he may draw allies from almost any of the other Warrior classes, but he can usually count on Loopy in the early stages of the conflict and Sycophant once the revolution is well underway. Once the revolution has succeeded, however, Rebel Leader quickly loses interest in the cause. As is the case with false King-Fu Masters, the bones of soi-disant Rebel Leaders litter the battlefields.
Rebel Without a Clue's deep seated and infantile hostility to authority motivates his random and seemingly gratuitous attacks on list owners, SysOps and anyone else who attempts to maintain a modicum of order and civility in discussion forums. Differing markedly from Rebel Leader, he is unattached to any cause other than petulance for its own sake, and will therefore seldom inspire general insurrection. In his frequent and ineffectual attacks on the established order he will often cite the Bible, or the US Constitution to support incoherent arguments. Rebel Without a Clue NEVER reads forum FAQs, and loudly decries as fascism any enforcement whatsoever of forum rules.
I myself have seen forums taken down by these and other flame warriors.