For the love of me I can't find a list of these anywhere, but we all know what they are. There are the ones we all recognize, ad hominem, strawman, etc. But then there are techniques that only apply to forum threads. But I can't find any names here, so lets make some. (I know this is some kind of creative exercise, but it's in the debate room for obvious reasons ((the obvious reason is that people who are guilty of these things are going to object to seeing them on this thread))). I'm not saying that I'm innocent, nor that anyone who posts here is guilty, just that these things exist. Also if some kind of list of these things exists with better names please link the hell out of it. Thread nuking: This is making a huge post. Writing several thousand words to rebut a 300 word post, line by line. No one is going to read the whole thing, much less make a rebuttal in under an hour, so the thread nuker wins. Thread Stringing: This really only works for a debate between two people. The stringer waits several days before making a reply to the last post. The person they've been arguing with has moved on with their life and isn't interested in continuing the debate so the thread stringer wins. Pretend Ignore: At times it's important to let people know that they've been ignored, because telling them is about the opposite of ignoring them. But if you ignore them, you can't see what they say. The best thing to do is stop responding to them, and instead quote and agree with every post that criticizes your "enemy". They can't do anything to engage you, so the Pretend Ignorer wins. And I'm sure that there are more to think of. Again, a google search has turned up nothing on forum debate dirty tricks. And I'm sure there are ones I've missed (or am guilty of) so... Thoughts?