I came here expecting a civil and thoughtful exchange… Oh I see, dissent isn’t welcome here. This is just the sort of thing I’ve come to expect from [category of person]. I know I’ll get labeled a troll for this, but [blatant trolling]. How can you say the data supports you, when I have a personal anecdote of the exact opposite happening?! I challenge you to show me where I said [X]. You never miss an opportunity to… How old are you, 14? If you [category of person] really cared about [good thing]… I love how everyone feels the need to put words into my mouth. I have been repeatedly attacked with senseless ad hominem arguments… Actually, I find this whole thing funny. By all means, continue to amuse me. Copied from [A]'s quote because: “** is on your ignore list.” Another obnoxious post from [person]. [Horrible person] was [X]. This proves all [X]s are like [horrible person]. I don’t understand what I’ve done to earn this hostility. I call 'em as I see 'em, and I’m not going to apologize for that. I think [something grossly politically incorrect] and if you disagree with me you’re a PC Nazi. Looks like I struck a nerve. [X] doesn’t mean what you think it means. We need to define our terms carefully. All the experts say… All the experts are wrong. (I know this for a fact even though I have no idea what we’re talking about.) [Issue] is important because [bizarre atrocity story]!!! You’re just arguing that way because [issue] doesn’t affect you. You’re just arguing that way because you hate [category of person and/or animal and/or inanimate object]. Opposing [issue] is really supporting [horrible thing]. [In a discussion about a certain class of people being victimized] Yeah, well, [story about that class of people victimizing someone else]. You people are so rude, just because I’m new here. I don’t need to engage in rational debate about this issue because [ad hominem attack]. I’m just expressing my opinion - it’s a free country, you know. As [member of group], I believe [groundless supposition]. I’ve met an expert in [area being discussed], and they say [something supporting my position]. Oh, sure, if you’re willing to dream up some elaborate example, I’m sure you can prove any point you want. But the simple truth is… You really need to work on your reading comprehension skills. Just because [insulting description of opponent] doesn’t understand [previously advanced argument] doesn’t mean it isn’t valid. You want the terrorists to win! How can you think [behavior] is wrong when you don’t believe in absolute morality? Sure I/someone like me may have done/said [X], but your side did it too/did something worse, so my side is still better. Since you think [X] should be legal, you must also have no problem with [something unspeakably horrible and totally irrelevant]. Accepting your view of [X] would inevitably produce [bad thing]. Obviously. I didn’t even bother to read that fancy BS you just posted because I already know you’re wrong. Your opinion on this issue doesn’t count because you believe [position on totally unrelated issue]. You say that you’re a [member of group], but I know that can’t be true because no real [member of group] would ever support your position. It’s like you all have something to prove. You [category of person] will stop at nothing to attack [X]! Common Sense says [unprovable argument] is right while [equally unprovable argument] is wrong.