The Yeah-But: Always feed just enough information to allow someone to come to what you know will be incorrect, because only you have all the facts needed. That way you can appear more knowledgeable than a professional trying to gather enough information to make an informed response.
28 Make the pro ridiculous. When the audience consists of individuals (or a person) who is not an expert on a subject, you make an invalid objection to your opponent who seems to be defeated in the eyes of the audience. This strategy is particularly effective if your objection makes your opponent look ridiculous or if the audience laughs. If your opponent must make a long, winded and complicated explanation to correct you, the audience will not be disposed to listen to him.A flamer might know there are more complicated knowledge requirements than he lets on - or he might not really know, just be guessing about the topic
38 Become personal, insulting and rude as soon as you perceive that your opponent has the upper hand. In becoming personal you leave the subject altogether, and turn your attack on the person by remarks of an offensive and spiteful character.This is a very popular technique, because it takes so little skill to put it into effect.
Take on the jargon of a psychologist, asking if your relationship with your mother or women is the reason you are [confused, mean, hateful, etc.], to gather 'expert from afar' admiration points with others in the conversation. They NEVER have the education nor background training to come near to what a counselor does professionally. (Does anyone remember the KGB technique of assigning dissidents to asylums?)
If they are warned off from being exposed as a defamer by reading this page, they might thank another person who just told them to get help elsewhere than recognize your technical answer (also showing a disinterest in attending to the original problem.)