At what point does the difference between bashers and non-fans who come to the forums just to troll Star Wars fans become one in the same? In the rate TLJ thread there are 302 posters who rated it 4 or 5 out of 5 who clearly loved the movie and many have stopped posting. Where can a new fan of the Star Wars ST go to celebrate their fandom of that if not there? Meanwhile, where can people go who love other aspects of Star Wars and hate the ST go? The dozen or so other forums devoted to things that make them happier. It’s not about safe spaces or the elimination of free speech or constructive criticism but when some have left their angry reviews and vented and made it perfectly clear that they hate the film... what makes those people who linger after to continue to stick the knife in over and over and over any different from actual trolls who hate all forms of Star Wars and who come just to bash Star Wars as a whole? The only difference I see is that one likes some of Star Wars and the other does not but that’s hardly relevant when one forum is only dealing with the aspect they hate. At that point doesn’t it seem one in the same? To be clear I’m talking more about these types: “I despise the Sequal Trilogy.” “The ST movies are worse than the Holiday special.” “They don’t care so why should I care about them? “I’m going to booo Kathleen Kennedy at Celebration for destroying Star Wars!” “Rian Johnson ruined my childhood.” “These characters are dead to me now and I’m not going to watch IX.” “I refuse to see this as canon.” “I hate these movies and I don’t think anything will change my mind.” “What do you expect in an insepid turd like this movie?” “The ST makes no sense and is Disney Wars to me.” It comes down to this in the end: If these people hate this saga but have other aspects of Star Wars they love they will always be able to move back to their other areas of interest on those other forums but any new fans of this saga — including any who are simply lurking to see if this is a community for ST fans — may only have this forum. And let’s face it. If people want to bash the ST there are plenty of other movie sites and YouTube comments sections where that is going on so what’s special about this place and what can make it stand out and carve out a niche? Being a place where Star Wars fans can celebrate snd constructively discuss the ST around some fairly like-minded fans. If it’s not an enjoyable experience for positive fans they log out and never return and that reduces traffic. If the trolls aren’t allowed to troll on there they will be just as active on the forums that feature the content they love more. That’s a notable distinction. Is there a way to allow some trolls to post everywhere but the ST forum? Point being that The Force Forums are likely sacrificing the expansion of new fans long-term who want to come to celebrate the ST on a Star Wars site, by catering to long time posters who hate the ST but who will just post about the SW they love elsewhere on the site anyway. The non stop baiting also invites more snarky replies back and that leads to escalation and comparison of eras and more reported posts and more Manager/Mod work. The film has been out for 2 months. TFA has been out for 2 years. If certain individuals have decided they hate this trilogy and regurgitate the same angry posts over and over about it I’m not sure what that’s really bringing to the community. In no way am I suggesting these people aren’t fans of Star Wars but if they aren’t fans of the specific movies or trilogies they’re posting in then isn’t their hate better served for the Saga wide forum or some other place? Wouldn’t their contributions be more appreciated more constructively discussing the films/shows/books they either love (fandom) or at least moderately like still?