They are quite easy to spot, ive so far come across two types.
Those who create threads and or contribute too threads, usualy fairly coherent, good english and fairly cohesive arguements HOWEVER they typical begin
by being ignorant on a lot of subjects, hoping to draw somebody in, then taking advantage of someones few offhanded comment they will then go on to
provide an encyclopedias worth of sources they have most likely sat on for some time, just waiting to use them and take someones totaly unprepared and
assault them with as much about there opinion as possible. Nine out of ten times it requires to much effort to actualy go through all there [dis]info
and prove them in err, therefor they win. This does have a desired knock on affect however, as anybody impartial to the thread reading it will more
than usualy agree with the dis-info agent as his threads appear to be of a more proffesional and trusted standard. How to win friends and
You will find however, and this is the most telling clue, the entirety of there contributions are almost always heavily partisan and always from MSM
sources, using topics that should in no way ever be discussed here. They will also argue a point, that NO REAL SELF AWARE PERSON could ever hold, yet
there they are, trying to convince you otherwise. I do not believe people are that ignorant, especialy if they have found this website, they are
simply pushing an agenda. It will be worth noting however, if you have no personal stake in what was being discusd, why are you so interested in
pushing said agenda?, unless of course you were somehow tied to the issue personaly.
Usualy identified as the classic troll, they never really seem to contribute much, however they are easily identified by extremely briefe assinine
comments, designd to specificaly derail a particular topic or debate, usualy by drawing people away from the topic by making things personal,
resulting in warnings, bans etc OR ensuring the thread is now going to have a dozen pages of posts that are totaly unrelated to the OP. I feel this
is the most effective outcome from there trolling and is what they truly want to acheive. As very rarely will someone ever read every post on every
page of a large post, so it serves the information at the begining, radicaly evolves in a completely different direction 20 pages later, thus muddying
the waters and loosing any potential for real knoweledge gaind.
I apologise if this is somewhat long, i could probably add a lot more from what ive pickd up on certain trends from various posters, im sure over time
more tactics will be used by them. But i hope this helps anyone who can identify with this, or people who have read this and understand what is
Oh and two the OP i read your Qauntum Mechanics threads, LOL at the people loosing the arguement and resorting that, some people do just happen to be
ithat ignorant, its unfortunate, but it is the internet eh, waht you gonna do.
edit on 13-9-2010 by Johnze because: (no reason given)