I have a suggestion for the people who think I'm some kind of negative presence on the board. Block me. I have blocked Odin, JT2 and Bill Johansen who I single out as one of the most evil, and mean spirited people I have ever met on the internet and as long as he is not quoted and he very seldom is I haven't had to put up with his vendetta against me. Also it isn't only me he is a complete jerk to. I love the Vikings and I enjoy discussing them with all of my fellow Vikings brethren. I'm opinionated, but I don't hold a grudge against anyone who disagrees with me. However, if it bothers anybody to discuss the Vikings with me just block me. It's all good.
Stop playing like you're being victimized here. Bill J. and I have disagreed before and isn't a diplomat by nature, but Bill contributes much more to the board than you do, and like JT2 and others, can see right through your BS. "Mean-spirited" would be what you wrote repeatedly about David F, who contributes prescient and insightful comments more often than most everyone.
You know exactly what you're doing with your trolling or (less likely) you're so socially tone-deaf/devoid of empathy that you don't care about the overall quality of talkvikes. If this is due to job loss, trauma, life change, addiction or physical/mental illness/developmental challenge, please get the help you need rather than seeking negative attention here.
I'm the one that initially called out the Hydra over 20 years ago. Your behavior is arguably worse for the board overall, because you are more skilled at trolling and irritating others while attempting to maintain a facade of magnanimity. You keep obsessively splitting hairs and repeating yourself incessantly (as Big O described so well). Blocking you does no good because you flood the forum with so many posts that your repetitive drivel is quoted constantly.
Spotting a skilled troll can be quite difficult; one formulation of Poe's Law is that "any sufficiently advanced troll is indistinguishable from a genuine kook."
I love this board and try to contribute when I can, but mostly visit in order to read the great opinions and most recent info, all in one place. I typically don't post unless I feel like I'm adding value or can't find an answer after a thorough search (unless it's on a Game Day thread, of course). That's why I post at about 4% of your output-probably more like 1% or less over the last few years.
If I were to receive this type of feedback from more than one person, I'd reduce my posts to three or less per day and not repeat myself, but you've never received feedback well or shown even a modicum of insight (if you are actually not trolling) . I'm posting this mostly in the hope that others simply reply: "Please don't feed the Last Word Troll", when you start your next flood of petty distinctions over trivial matters for attention.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.