I would be lying if I said you weren't my favourite poster on the forums right now. Every thread you post in causes a tremendous whirlwind of never ending drama. Every post you make has just the right amount of coy belligerence, gaslighting and trolling, and like a 5 star chef you make it look easy. You've perfected the art form and I respect that.
All previous discussion aside - I genuinely have learnt this like a skillset.
The key is to be just irritating enough to provoke a response while not actually swearing or saying any direct
insult. You then basically bounce along the comments hoping they say something over the 'line'; which you then home in on.
Ergo - They say something that sounds even remotely sexist, racist or homophobic? You then ask them to explain it over and over again. They either double down and actually do go over the line; or they try to avoid it - either way works. It's a effective tactic. Also using full sentences and more involved grammar makes you sound stuck up or a snob - that irritates people even more. +Points if you can correct other peoples comments.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't pretty much a troll I'll admit. I definitely use a strategy to try and provoke arguments; and then act as if I'm the conciliator. Sure it would be nice if this forum was just a typical gaming discussion room; but I won't pretend that I don't enjoy all the verbal jousting....
FYI - I have absolutely no intentions EVER
of even remotely trying to harass your other works. It's all bark. What happens on the forum - stays on the forum.