Someone suggested we define "troll" in case outofthebox doesn't know what it means. I'll take a crack at it.
From my understanding, a troll is someone who is pretending to be something s/he is not. Specifically, a troll is pretending to be an ex-JW, a fader, an apostate, whatever you want to call us here. The troll is basically a witness in good standing and perhaps being used by his/her congregation to report on apostates using this site or is just trying to mess with us by infiltrating and planting "seeds of truth" (from his/her point of view). One possible role of a troll is that of the mole. (Nice rhyming, eh? )
Ok, so as for the topic on hand. I find this story about a PO talking to a group of suspected apostate-like individuals in a field service car group to be somewhat plausible. The PO probably had a good idea of which group of witnesses think the same way he does and then formed a car group with them and decided to test the waters and take a risk.
This PO probably felt like a lot of witnesses who don't believe everything and just had to do something so that he wouldn't go crazy. Holding onto a "secret" like that will make you do risky things. I know, I've been there. Sometimes you have to just open up to another friend and hope that your initial instincts about them are right.
In my case, I am good friends with a family who moved away from our congregation. I knew the reason they moved, too. I knew that this elder would be a good one to talk to about my questions without getting in trouble, too. I based that on listening to things he hinted at in the past such as his manner of speaking out against certain other elders without actually naming names. Sometimes you just know who is a good one to confide in.
Also, my wife is good friends with a "sister" who is the wife of an elder. This sister expresses that she doesn't believe everything, especially not at first and not without a good deal of thinking and personal research. She openly says things like this during her family study, to the shock of her husband and kids. She is a critical thinker and is open about it. She defends the need to be like this in front of various people in the congregation, too. I wish more witnesses had her attitude not to gulp down doctrines without thinking and would challenge things like the Sept KM question box.
Ok, that said, I have to weigh in on this outofthebox group entity and say that firstly, get separate accounts. Don't share one account with a group of people. Especially if you want credibility here. It can be confusing and doesn't seem as personal.
Visit often, respond to your posts and your own topic often. If you are going to make a claim of something fantastic happening (such as this topic), back it up with evidence. Some of us like to think of ourselves as critical thinkers here and not ready to believe everything at first glance.
Erandir (not a Legion-like entity, but one individual )