I've been seeing a common theme in some recent threads, and I think it's time to address it head on, in the open. We have many scenarios, and I'd like to highlight a few of them: 1) This is a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) forum. If someone is banging on and on in multiple threads about "equivalence" and such, or other perceived disadvantages of our system, I will quickly show them the door. Any overt trolling = ban. That's fairly easy to recognize and not very challenging to deal with from a moderation standpoint. 2) We have some members who, in being so taken with MFTs, sometimes make false or exaggerated claims about the advantages of our system and or the shortcomings of another system. This annoys some other members, especially those who use both MFTs and some other systems, but I try to emphasize tolerance for the so-called "fanboys". After all, this is a MFT forum. If you can't be a little over-enthusiastic about MFTs here, where can you be? 3) We have some members who are enthusiastic about some non-MFTs gear. Either they are shooting some non-MFTs gear they really like alongside their MFTs gear or they are in the process of switching from MFTs gear to non-MFTs gear. While I personally wouldn't use Mu-43.com as the place to post about my enthusiasm for some other system, some of our members want to share that aspect of their photography here. Again, I would emphasize tolerance and an open mind to the fact that it may be overly defensive to take such posts as "trolling". Often times, both the so-called "fanboys" (not fanboys from my perspective) and the so-called "trolls" (not trolls from my perspective either) will report the same thread to complain. I try to respond by asking each group to understand where the other is coming from, and usually both sides end up thinking I'm wrong and accusing me of taking the other side . Here's what I ask: 1) Think twice before sharing your excitement about a non-MFT system here. If you are going to do this, be mindful to do so in a way which won't be taken as derisive of MFTs. 2) Give others the benefit of the doubt before assuming that they are trolling. Are you are bringing baggage here from another forum whether MFTs users got trolled overtly and often? Ask yourself if you are being defensive. 3) Regardless of which side you're on, don't repetitively argue. When you state something once in a post, you've said your piece. It does no one any good to keep on repeating it over and over again. In fact, we have a rule against that. We also have a new forum software ability to ban members from replying further to a specific thread, and if we need to apply that to you more than a couple times, you are likely going to be given a break from the forum as a whole. We mods all have jobs and lots of better things to do than moderate these squabbles, which bring down the tone and quality of the forums so much.