Playful trolls can be fun. Like Garkunkle. I was sorry I had to ban him; his schtick ran out and become a major ass to everyone. Sad times.
Oh my god! You banned Gark! YOU BASTARD!
Actually, I thought he was funniest when he was posting seriously -- that dude was insane.
As for withdraw beggars, they've had an effect on me. I considered the possibility of expressing continued interest in my waitlist schools, even though I wasn't interested, just to see if I could flip them to admit. But I realize from reading here that such ego stroking is selfish and harmful to other people, so I withdrew.