This is a quote from the book "The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies" by Cryptome.org
...ually everything about their presentation implies their authority and expert knowledge in the matter without any further justification for credibility.
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2) Selectivity. They tend to
pick and choose opponents carefully, either applying the hit-and-run approach against mere commentators supportive of opponents, or focusing heavier attacks on key opponents who are known to dir
ectly address issues. Should a commentator become argumentative with any success, the focus will shift to include the commentator as well.
3) Coincidental. They tend to surface sudd...