Sysops are trolls

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The idea that sysops are trolls is part of the New Troll point of view but is also shared by many others. The difference hinges on how one defines vandal, sysop and trolls:

If sysops are trolls using technological escalation and group vandalism to make up for lacks in their trolling skills, then, countermeasures must be taken to prevent this group from dominating discourse and imposing a Sysop Vandal point of view. So far, this is the neutral point of view.

From the New Troll point of view, however, sysop vandalism is not troll vandalism since it uses technological escalation, while trolls do not allow such escalation but insist on equal power relationships.