In my opinion, I think they most likely think you are very helpful. If not, they can just ignore it.
I was a moderator/answer giver back in the 90’s in a forum called “Photonix” I think that’s how it was spelled, it’s been a while.
Most of the moderators there didn’t know how to handle the trolls. We didn’t even call them trolls back then. We just called them “the dumb masses” say it fast a few times…
I got pretty good at recognizing them. When I’d get assigned one of their questions, I could spot it right away 9/10 times. I handled them professionally, and without mocking them. I soon learned that they would go 5 levels deep with replies to answers. So I learned to cover my bases in one answer. I’m seeing this come up again at another site I answer questions on. Quora. There are some smart fellas (as well as some fart smell as) there answering just about any subject you can think of. I haven’t figured out how they monetize yet.
I would see questions like “why can’t I touch the sun?” Which I would answer first by saying how far away it was, followed with how hot it is, filled by how we know both of these things. After that just play it by ear. I try to give even the trolls the benefit of the doubt. I don’t judge. I just slam them with logic. I let everyone else judge if I did right or not. Sometimes I overact, feel like a heal, because I missed reading the part about it being a question from a three year old, leaving me feeling like a