This is an interesting defense strategy. My take is that we all have our free speech rights, but what we say each and every time is open for challenge, and the body of our offerings, whatever our motivations, can be fairly used to judge our plus/minus value to our program, just like when we kick around prospects, players, and coaches etc. It is not a numbers game, as the weight of each post is different, good or bad.
Does it really matter whether someone is a troll or a fan if the net result of their words/posts is the same? My biggest peeve is folks that want to take shots but think they can pre-posture a defense with every popular "I hope I am wrong" tag phrase and then hit the post button.
Snarky takes, in volume, seem to elicit responses about not only the posts but the poster. Also covered by free speech. I hate that dissent has to be in the form of a response, and would prefer if we had a "Don't Like" button. I think that would clean up a lot of this written banter. It would most likely be a fairer method as more eye rolling rather than response posting is going on trying not to clutter up the board. I know I have vented in the form of an equally snarky response but passed on hitting the post button. I would have had zero problem the alternative button. Each post could be worthy of a Like, Don't Like, or indifference and save a lot of space. A response defining the basis of the dislike would always be available if deemed worthy.