But it's not all about aggression, there's also "intimidation" via over-engagement. There's a few posters who basically just will latch onto a topic and not let go, following you to your Wall and to your reps if you even quit the thread, and just not let a disagreement die. Do I really want to open myself up for that kind of dogged badgering if I really only wanted to invest a post or two in a topic? The reality is my energy is going to other areas of my life right now and I don't really come for laborious conversations, it's more of my blow-off space in general (although occasionally I'll invest in some deeper threads). So I have to think twice before engaging someone who follows that interaction pattern.