It 'worked', but at (imo) such a high price. It upset a bunch of folks I enjoy interacting with and at a time where the pot did not need any stirring. If anything, it almost caused the thread to self-destruct. Frankly, I was pretty pi**ed off.
See, that's what I think Mane is ok with - he uses you to get what he needs, so he pushes it to the extreme. As far as he dare - and he realizes he's burning bridges.If the net result is understanding, but understanding was reached via a process that leaves casualities left and right, then what you might end up with is Understanding, With No Desire to Interact Further. There has to be a better way of going about it. (and now this post is becoming more general)
ETA: Please don't think I admire Mane in any 'adoring' sense for what he did - it was button-pushingly-annoying as heck. Some folks left then and haven't come back, and will likely choose not to interact in this fashion again, and I think that's a massive loss - what I mentioned in my reply as the 'human cost'. What I kind of admired in a wry way was his incisive ability to take it right to the very edge, he pushed right to the point someone would door-slam him (or strangle him), but not quite. And he planned it out, it was calculated, he chose a word that maximized reactions ... personally it wouldn't even occur to me to try to use an emotional reaction to advance a goal. It's dirty pool. I always go the idea route.
I don't even know what my goal is being here right now. Just to see this through I guess to the point where it feels like understanding is enhanced, from all vantage points.
This is rambly, but it was illustrative of that ENTP stereotype of reading people well and getting them to do what they want, even if they don't want to do it. I'd never seen it in action, in this way. Button-pusher extraordinaire. No offense intended personally Mane, I trust you won't take it that way.