> 7.6 Trespasser Disinformation Tactics
> This is a list of the disinformation tactics that the that
> the anti-Linux propagandists who post in COLA have been using.
> All of these tactics have been used in COLA by the anti-Linux
> propagandists against the Linux advocates and the rest of the
> COLA readership to further the cause of the anti-Linux
> propagandists. This list has been worded as though you are one of
> them, so that you can better see through their eyes how they think.
> [3.] Put your opponent off guard by insulting him. The liberal
> use of profanity and vulgarisms can be very effective,
> particularly when used against you more dignified opponents.
> Your experience as a school yard bully can be handy here.
> [6.] When your tactics are turned on you, call you opponents
> trolls. Do not accept the fact that by calling someone using
> your tactics a troll that makes you the real troll.
> 10. Refuse to admit your errors. Never ever admit your errors no
> matter how blatant they are. If you find no way out and have to
> admit that you are wrong, phrase it so that you can accuse your
> opponent of being wrong.
> 12. Blame your stupidity and lies on your opponent. Blame your
> own stupidity on the Linux advocate you are dealing with. Such
> as when you have made an unsupportable claim that suggest a list
> of details and your are asked to present your non-existent list
> reply with, "I don't have to list them for you; you aren't bright
> enough to know what you're missing by using X instead of a real
> Y, I'm not going to explain it to you." Then hope that nobody
> reading the thread realizes that your statement translates as, "I
> lack the knowledge or facts needed to counter your position or
> your position is too complete and accurate to be refuted. So, I
> will say things to sound superior to avoid admitting you are right."
> 13. Embarrass your opponent. Locate or create apparently
> embarrassing information or detail and utilize it out of all
> proportion-trying to create a scandal around it, to hijack a
> thread or drive everyone to distraction.
> 17. Don't substantiate your claims. Refuse to present evidence
> to support your invalid claims. Repeat your invalid claims and
> have your anti-Linux propagandist comrades do the same. Do the
> same for any invalid claims that you have notice your anti-Linux
> propagandists comrades make.
> 23. Lie. Lie, lie, lie, lie. If you do it often enough you may
> create the appearance of truth.
> 28. Start trolling threads. Start threads with subjects like
> "Linsux Sux", "Linux fonts are bad", etc. Manufacture false
> evidence to back up your claims when possible, but don't worry
> that that is not important. All that is important is that you
> consume the efforts and resources of Linux Advocate as they try
> to refute your trolling threads and that you scare the new and
> casual readership of COLA.
> 45. Criticize Linux Advocates but ignore anti-Linux propagandist
> transgressions. Always criticize the behavior of Linux
> Advocates, but, ignore the same and even worse transgressions are
> being committed by your fellow Trespassers.
> 46. Accept the claims of other anti-Linux propagandists as face
> value. Always treat other anti-Linux propagandist's statements
> as being true. Accept their interpretations without question,
> don't bother verifying their statements. If they claim something
> against a Linux advocate always side with the anti-Linux
> 49. Restate the issues to support your preconceptions. If the
> issues being discussed in a thread are not exploitable by you for
> your purpose, restate the issues to support your ability to
> attack Linux Advocate opponent.
> 53. Use extortion to build an army. Use extortion against a
> group to generate an army of flunkies to do your bidding and do
> you fighting for you. Such as when things are not going the way
> you want in COLA, crosspost a threat in another newsgroup a
> thread of your intention of making thing miserable for them if
> they don't take up your battle for you. This is a dangerous
> tactic for you the anti-Linux propagandists. If they don't react
> the way you wanted them to, you will either have to forget it or
> you could carry our your threat. If you forget it, you will loose
> even more credibility. If you carry out your threat you will
> still loose credibility and you could open yourself up for
> reprisal from those your are hurting by carrying out your threat.
> Even if you do form your army, you will be held responsible for
> the results of their actions on your behalf. A recent case (as of
> this writing) of this tactic being used by a anti-Linux
> propagandists can be revived by reading the thread that resulted
> with the crossposting of Message-ID:
> ozub8.40974$Wf1.firstname.lastname@example.org to comp.os.linux.advocacy
> and comp.os.linux.misc.