i have noticed a lack of smart communication in several sub-forums... im not going to name any names, but... politics and philosophy.
the problem im seeing is that people expound on an idea to unnecessary and distracting lengths... then, over the course of the discussion the topic loses focus almost entirely because maintaining clear understanding requires painstaking amounts of interpretation. worst yet, not only do a lot of posters get into the gritty details and never give context or summarize what the hell they're talking about in the first place, they often leave out large chunks of details because maintaining the integrity of the idea with so many intricacies is difficult. this means that even if i wanted to read 2 pages of drivel, i still would have an unclear understanding... which is awesome
keep it simple and straightforward. if that is insufficient, you can always expand on something SPECIFIC to clarify that point. this keeps the topic focused because there isn't bucket loads of information that could be perceived one way or another.
long story short, this style isnt "deep" or intelligent, it's just poor communication skills. if you just want to seem smart, go get a degree at an ivy league school. of all places, your reputation is especially inconsequential here on the internet, and some of us actually get something out of effective communication so please take that into consideration.