It’s really what you can do, because there are all kinds of forces already in play for, against, and in-between. What you’ll probably be doing is joining one or more of them, depending on your time and resources.
The greatest resource you can have — and this advice comes from 10,000s of edits in Wikipedia, and countless 1,000s of edits in forums — is to get a firm, unbiased understanding of your subjects. People on either side of a discussion can recognize someone who doesn’t know what they are talking about. It’s especially important to KNOW YOUR ENEMY, and that means having some sympathy for what they believe, and understanding why they believe it. When someone brings up a complicated and largely correct argument, it pays to know what their assumptions are.
You can start on you path by being more careful about your wording. The word “exploited” here instantly casts you as having an established stance — one that a lot of other people don’t like. Phrase your question differently. Ask something more neutral. Ask something that hardcore party liners don’t already have a fixed response for. How about:
You’re really asking questions that will lead to similar issues, but your chances of provoking a productive discussion have just skyrocketed! People will have to think about their answers, not just shoot from the hip.
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