Do you have information that I'm not privy to? Did he PM you and tell you he was trolling? It's a perfectly reasonable question -- one that I would ask if I cared at all about EST.
It was not a reasonable question.
Look, I know DC is a bit of a pita, but this doesn't justify jumping down his throat every time he posts something. If you don't like him, put him in your ignore list. Otherwise, piling on every time he posts anything -- even something as innocuous as this -- really contravenes forum guidelines.
Sorry Donutz, but that is just factually wrong.
While people here sometimes beat up on dcsnow, fact off the matter is that we generally do not attack him personally but rather (rightfully) criticize and slam his posts.
This thread is a case in point: Nobody was “jumping down his throad” at all. Rather, people -correctly- pointed out that the question was stupid – and still provided a link with an answer. Nobody actually attacked dcsnow directly or "called him names".
Similar for my exchanges with dcsnow since he joined the site. I have responded to many of his posts, correcting the falsehoods and nonsense that he posted. Not once did I use an ad hominem attack or insult him personally. Not a single time!
The harshest thing I did was to ask him to STFU instead of posting falsehoods.
A number of other members have done the same. In spite of that he continues to post blatant falsehoods and inflammatory statements/questions. Whether he does so in order to attract attention and stir up debate (which is classic trolling) or because he does not know any better is beside the point. Fact is that his posts are not contributing at all and are potentially detrimental to the community – either by providing incorrect information to other members and/or by creating noise and wasting everybody’s time.
So even if his intention is not to troll (although by now there is a pretty clear pattern and body of evidence that it is), ignorance is not an excuse for his antisocial behavior.