Reporting posts doesn't necessarily mean that you are a troll. It is like anything else, it's in how you conduct yourself. It is apparent, from the pm's you received that you posted, he shows how childish he is, even toward the Admin.
Mom always said, he who screams the loudest gets the mostest. If there is no communication to the Admin of just how troublesome they are becoming, there is going to be a natural tendency to lean toward the cry babies.
I don't think so, Screech. The Admin here is not an idiot and is watching all the time. He is very much aware of the posts, who is posting, and what they are posting.
Internet trolls like sporkles thrive on attention even if it is negative attention.
They see anything that pertains to them as showing how effective they are at controlling the board. If they get reported, in their twisted minds it shows that you are incapable of debating them. When they report you, in their twisted mind it's because you have broken the rules.
You have to understand that when you are dealing with people like sporkles and hedge, you are dealing with mentally ill people. They don't have the same perception of reality that normal people do. That's why it's impossible to understand why they do what they do.
When people have legitimate ideas, engage and debate them (feed a fever) when it's just baiting and nonsense posted to disrupt, ignore (starve a troll).....
Feed a fever, starve a troll.