This word Troll
, I'm not sure it has much meaning anymore.
M1st3rm4n was often quite helpful, until it became hard to say anything critical of Bukkit
without a crown of wannabes jumping on it to earn brownie points with the staff.
Drakia used to be really helpful too, until eclipsed by munters.
Afforess unashamedly wears the Troll moniker at times too.
But both of them have been invaluable in the development of Bukkit.
What I see is jaded folk who are sick of the rigid (and sometimes invisible) ideology
of the Bukkit development team. Censoring folk like this is the equivalent of cutting
off your nose to spite your face. Much of the rancor seems to come from self-important
types who see poking fun at the problems as malevolence, and censorship as an
appropriate management tool.
As for codenameB? He maintains a permissions plugin, so he will always be overwhelmed with
requests for help. It happens to them all. The plugin has a large complement of staff on BukkitDev
(ptui) so he's not the only port of call. Hopefully sucking him into the vortex of Spout will help
keep him from making offers he can't back up (bMinimap is a pretty good spout addon).
Pigeonholing folk like this isn't really very constructive, IMHO.
I'd rather give them the freedom to break out of the box than back them into corners.
OK, enough rambling from me. I forgot what I was talking about anyway