Telling people they are wrong online is a never ending, thankless task. Only in the rarest of circumstances does anyone actually thank you or tell you that they have changed their mind. Instead, you usually get called some names and some all caps swearing is flung around for color. Worse, most of the time, this sets you off and you come back like a Jerry Springer guest on amphetamine. A vicious circle and a waste of time that could have been better spent marshaling your armies in Clash of Battle Hammers Of The Fjords or whatever online game.
Let’s be real, most battles between internet intellects are fun for approximately 10 minutes. After that, it’s a rote series of actions and a gnawing sense of impotence. There isn’t a way to win.
The best course of action is to avoid the fight. Let me be clear, that doesn’t mean simpering around and agreeing with people. Keep your firmly held opinions and share them freely, but when someone aggressively comes at you, try the following approaches that are designed to save you time and preserve your sanity.