According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll:

"An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial and usually irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, with the intention of baiting other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion."

General Response

Trolls can simply be ignored. Their greatest weapon is the use of inflammatory comments and remarks with the deliberate intention of inciting irritation and garnering heated responses from legitimate users. Resist responding to such messages.

One in Particular

There has been a particular troll present on the mailing list for some time now. Many users, including myself (Chris Lewis) believe that he has been posting under many different aliases. We assume this for obvious consistencies: tone, voice, content, and conclusions (generally references to the Wicket framework are included). In dealing with this particular troll, I have opted to start reporting him to the abuse departments of the networks from which he sends messages. If you feel compelled, I urge you to do the same in addition to ignoring him completely.

Suspected Aliases

Following is a table of the aliases suspected to be this troll. If you know of other aliases, please include them with all of the information in the table.

Alias

First Post as Alias (take from the message header please)

Email Address

Nabble Profile

Rob Smeets

Fri, 7 Mar 2008 10:59:00 +0000

rb.smeets@gmail.com

http://www.nabble.com/user/UserProfile.jtp?user=1137508

Emmanuel Sowah

Fri, 08 Dec 2006 00:46:00 +0000

esowah@gmail.com

http://www.nabble.com/user/UserProfile.jtp?user=608922

Joseph Kobe

Wed, 30 May 2007 06:22:50 +0000

joseph.kobe@hotmail.com

http://www.nabble.com/user/UserProfile.jtp?user=801382

Francis Amanfo

Tues, 03 Nov 2005 10:24:00 +0000

famanfo@tydex.com
famanfo@gmail.com

http://www.nabble.com/user/UserProfile.jtp?user=148339

Kok Menno

Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 6:53 AM

kok.menno@yahoo.com

http://www.nabble.com/user/UserProfile.jtp?user=1247837

Jan de Jonge

http://www.theserverside.com/user/userthreads.tss?user_id=577244

GMail: https://mail.google.com/support/bin/request.py?contact_type=abuse_phishing

Hotmail: http://hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/dasp/ua_info.asp

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