However the troller would loose any respect he might have as a person and user of the forums
I think that such typical end-users don't really care much for respect in the hacker communit(y|ies)--<emphasis>they just want to get the job done</emphasis>. Both in terms of what they want their computer to do, and how to get the help they need.
They would probably benefit from reading http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html;
I think we need to tell them. And I think we need to demonstrate that we actually do want to help, so that they actually come back and say "I don't get the man page".
I've never really paid attention to the trolling-for-help.
my $twocents = 0.02;