This is a quote from the book "The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies" by Cryptome.org
...u can then 'abort' the consensus cracking by initiating a 'forum slide.'
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Technique #3 - 'TOPIC DILUTION'
Topic dilution is not only effective in forum sliding it is als
o very useful in keeping the forum readers on unrelated and non-productive issues. This is a critical and useful technique to cause a 'RESOURCE BURN.' By implementing continual and non-related p
ostings that distract and disrupt (trolling ) the forum readers they are more effectively stopped from anything of any real productivity. If the intensity of gradual dilution is intense enough, ...