This is a quote from the book "The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies" by Cryptome.org
...ll tend to make them look foolish and overly motivated, and generally render their material somewhat less coherent. Not only will you avoid discussing the issues in the first instance, but even
if their emotional response addresses the issue, you can further avoid the issues by then focusing on how 'sensitive they are to criticism.'
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19. Ignore proof presented, demand impos
sible proofs. This is perhaps a variant of the 'play dumb' rule. Regardless of what material may be presented by an opponent in public forums, claim the material irrelevant and demand proof that...