This is a quote from the book "The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies" by Cryptome.org
...in Internet and letters-to-the-editor environments where a steady stream of new identities can be called upon without having to explain criticism, reasoning -- simply make an accusation or other
attack, never discussing issues, and never answering any subsequent response, for that would dignify the opponent's viewpoint.
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7. Question motives. Twist or amplify any fact which
could be taken to imply that the opponent operates out of a hidden personal agenda or other bias. This avoids discussing issues and forces the accuser on the defensive.
8. Invoke au...