I fully agree with the label someone a Troll as a mean to try and direct the discussion against them.
You can add Homophobia, Xenophobia, Racist, Aetheist or showing curmudgeon tendancies on wasted money on political ego trips etc to this list. These also get applied with casual abandon to attempt spike someones post.
Phobia's etc mean a *strong* irrational dislike, not expressing discomfort, favouring the status quo or just plain disagreeing with Advocates or Fanbois - when challenging/questioning for statistically significant evidence.
For example - Auto-labelling someone a Homophobe, as they disagree with Gay Marriage on the basis of it undermining one of the foundations of modern society - whether you have a religious point **or not**.
They just have a different opinion on things to you, and perhaps as they actually have children may have a more valid evidence based viewpoint on the subject of rearing off-spring than say... childless gay couples.
Or are religious people barking mad
Or arguing against statistics on race and crime v's stereotypes where the numbers do tell inconvinient truths...
Or throwing money down the toilet on Stalineqse follies like running the Olympics in the face of financial ruin of virtually all previous attempts promising 'lasting legacies'
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