Somewhere between peer review and self-reliance, chances are you will encounter one or more photo-trolls. Hopefully, it won't be an infestation, or you won't let 'it' get to you, but these self-humping little narcisists will certainly nip at your work and psyche along the way. One trick to living with these mentally deficit ****ups is, I believe to be able to identify them. I'm all for peer review, but these clowns just don't post. I don't mind so much talking about my work with other artists, but there's some kind of weird virtually-masturbatory thing trolls put themselves through to eek the full ilk from their yellow seed. I refuse to give them the slightest creedence. They may have a link to a web site, but that don't count. If some asshole tears you down, insist they post their pictures and place their guts online right along with you so we can all see if they're in it for the good of the art. Chances are they should just be blown off as worthless fodder. Now the funny thing is that trolling, being a sport from 8 to 80, can be done on many levels, possibly depending on how hard and often they were beat as children or nagged as worthless failed adults. Sometimes it's very subtle and you can be used by them and buy into their shabby little game of discouraging photographers. Even if they say nice things to you, chances are you will become pawns in this stupid little game they play, and you will turn on someone who needs your encouragement rather than your manipulated wrath. I believe the key is, and will remain, trolls do not have the intestinal fortitude to be players and take the step 'real' photographers take by posting, and showing they have a stake in the game. Just my opinion.