In my case, those “troll” badges were most likely put there by a now-departed forum member whose name I don’t recall at the moment. However, others may recall someone who was with us for a few months, never gave any actual auto diagnostic opinions, and only seemed interested in picking petty arguments with other forum members. The only actual advice that he ever gave regarding someone’s auto woes was to ask, “Why don’t you take it to a mechanic?”.
Right after I called him on his behavior, those “troll” badges began to appear.
Coincidental? I think not.
In OK4450’s case, I can’t even begin to guess who might have disagreed so many times with his advice, as he is one of the (perhaps the most) technically-knowledgeable mechanics among us. Perhaps we can just chalk it up to someone who is PO’d about something else, and is taking out his frustrations (anonymously) on someone else of whom he is jealous?