I started my internet career hanging out in tech circles and eventually found the arguments to involve too much fruitless contention. I segued to another site we're all familiar with and eventually found the arguments to involve too much fruitless contention (not to mention extreme anger).→
A couple years later, having segued to the online hip hop environment, I have decided that arguments there involve a lot of fruitless contention (not to mention personal aggression).
You know what it is, (besides procrastination and the fact that I should waste less time like this.) I think the basic idea is about the old joke about arguments being bitter when the stakes are low. Firas' survival guide to argumentz: only argue about things that you have a hands-on involvement with. When there's a real-world issue to resolve or you're personally involved1
. Beefing back and forth otherwise is just a complete (are the kids still saying this?) Fail.
exceptions can be made for satisfying, uplifting or enriching arguments like going back and forth about Hamlet
Although I bet if I was into that scene I'd discover extreme pointless acrimony about Hamlet