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Webcomic: How to win a flame war

In those cases when you find yourself irredeemably and inexorably drawn into an online argument with an antisocial reprobate who just won't give it up, remember that -- as an absolute last resort -- you can throw out the flame war nuclear option, which xkcd assures us will shut almost anybody up.

Flame war nuclear option - xkcd

No truer advice has ever been written than don't feed the troll, but sometimes, you just can't help yourself. In those cases when you find yourself irredeemably and inexorably drawn into an online argument with an antisocial reprobate who just won't give it up, remember that — as an absolute last resort — you can throw out the flame war nuclear option, which xkcd assures us will shut almost anybody up.

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