There are cases and there are cases. Each case must be taken on its own circumstances. Where the problem is the mod-troll combo, why should one just take it? If the mod-troll is the one doing the intruding, insulting, harrassing, spoiling, sabotaging, personalizing and unfair banning, why blame the victim? Discretion, not generalization. This is a science site, not a social blog where the bullies are kings. Everyone has faults, but when these are magnified and exacerbated by mod-troll antics and tactics, it's time to make a stand in instances where the facts point to the mod-troll as the problem, not that particular victim of it. Here's a constructive alternative suggestion: The less problems brought by mod-trolls, the easier life would be for all of us, and ESPECIALLY the mods. Cheers!