"Really I don't know or really care the troll is, but he has a pattern of claiming any criticism for himself. If you called him Ricky he'd be the type to take that posting name. His so accepting it makes me think it's not really him."
Yeah but he didn't do this at first. When I first called him out for being Ricky, he either ignored me or played stupid. Then when I kept doing it, he started playing along. Not saying that proves anything but it's something I noticed. Usually when an anonymous troll is mis-identified, they can't wait to respond and tell you that you're wrong and/or a moron- but thus troll didn't really do that.
Another theory: it's Dok, still butthurt that I called him out for being a Trump supporter which seemingly led to him leaving the board, even though he occasionally posts under his own name.