How to lead a debate over the Net

Here is a method of leading an argument, especially suitable for participating in offline discussions, such as in newsgroups/forums. They are special in that one is not bound by the custom of the traditional, face to face conversation, like actually listening to what is being said, etc.

The method is extracted by carefully reading and analysing the posts of some actual participants in such discussions. By publishing the method, I hereby grant unrestricted rights on it to all who wish to make use of the method for their own benefit or for other persons' harm.

The method comprises the following simple rules, which are to be followed strictly and applied systematically, leaving no room for exceptions. Abiding by this discipline guarantees full success in any dispute, no matter what the topic is or what the opponents have to say.