Disclaimer: I haven't read the past few pages in depth. That said, I have a thought about trolling's role that is making sense to me. Might be totally unrelated or redundant to points already made, so, bear with me. In a healthy internet user, some trolling is valuable because it helps maintain the user's immune system. In the same way that exposure to viruses helps train the body to have a response to viruses that is appropriate, being around trolls helps internet users deal with people who are Wrong On the Internet in a more appropriate and productive fashion. However: the key concept in this metaphor is that it works for healthy people. People who are immune-compromised will not develop appropriate responses to pathogens through exposure, they'll just get sick. In terms of mental and emotional health, it is very clear that a lot of kintsugijin are immune compromised. They won't just toughen up or get better at mindfulness in response to baiting. If we want the forum to be usable for them, we may have to take certain precautions, like filtering troll posts above and beyond what most forums would do. Are those precautions worth taking? I'd say yes, based on what I want kintsugi to be, but it does get into the question of safe spaces. We can try to make sure to wash our hands and not go visit our immune compromised friends when sick, but we can't make a public place perfectly sterile. I'm out of words for elaborating on this metaphor that make sense to me. Please feel free to poke me for clarification if it didn't make sense to you.