True that, but I don't think 3rd party boardies should have to keep score or take sides. I usually quote a post if one is available that augments my own comment and provides context in lieu of making a new post. I certainly don't want to remove the attribution for the sake of somebody's food fight. I will always remove troll posts in the thread, and mostly trim down threads to the points of topical interest for my post.
FWIW, as long as the board software can't provide complete immunity from other boardies, then putting someone on "ignore" is just an exercise in catharsis. I'm reminded of the old politically incorrect joke about arguing with someone on the internet -
Thanks for the quixotic effort, RKS. Good luck with the windmill.