A good start is avoiding disqus comments.
As far as the bigger picture, what should be done? Trolling is against the rules basically everywhere but mods can’t be there every moment of the day. That doesn’t leave many realistic options besides growing thicker skin and ignoring it.
Hardly realistic since Disqus is everywhere now. You can’t ignore it if it’s on every thread. I’d like to see you ignore it and grow thicker skin when they invade a forum like this one.
See my post above, check his posts, beltane got his start here rudely attacking anyone critical of Putin and trump, he’s likely exactly what I was talking about.
This isn’t just going on in American online forums, this is worldwide everywhere that the Putin government feels it has an interest. It is basically psychological warfare and considering that Putin did a great deal to get his man elected to the Oval Office it is having a huge success for the Russian government.
This piqued my curiosity, so I checked my comment history to discover that I started here by responding to Titanomachina’s philosophical quandaries.