I have to be honest…when it comes to online arguing, the minute I tire of a discussion, I tend to walk away. Sure I may come back to it later…but if I tend to just say my final piece and move on. Especially if you are a “Patriot” or Infowarrior type.
In other words, I do not care to waste my time arguing with paranoid conspiracy theorists. Truthers, birthers…all the same arguments that go in circles chasing tails. They never offer fruitful or interesting discussions, and no amount of engagement will cause the light to turn on in their heads. They are to far down the rabbit hole.
The other people I just walk away from are those white people who, in a discussion about race, throw out some horrible story about a white person who was beaten, maybe even kills and then ask, “Where is the outrage? All lives matter!” That is a guarantee that the participant wants to derail the discussion.
Both of these types of folks now simply get muted on twitter or made invisible on Facebook. Why be tempted to respond when I know all that will result is a headache.