Joined: July 2009
Gil is right, Blue Lotus also goes by David v. Squatney. So, Blue, which name would you like to use? To make it easier to follow and for the sake of continuity, just stick with your David v. Squatney handle, and Blue Lotus will now be retired by me.
Detecting trolls involves a relatively simple design inference. They have thematic fingerprints which are immediately obvious; the use of language in certain ways is also consistent and obvious; and they always try to hide their identity by logging on with different names.
Unfortunately for the troll, his attempts at deception will ultimately find him out, because one cannot fake his fingerprints.
I think there’s something about one’s sins ultimately finding him out, in a book I once read.