This is a quote from the book "The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies" by Cryptome.org
...nce. They never actually discuss issues head-on or provide constructive input, generally avoiding citation of references or credentials. Rather, they merely imply this, that, and the other. Virt
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...