ANSWERS: 36
  • I generally respond with a logical counter-argument. Sometimes I just ignore them. Certain users love to run around antagonizing me. I think of them as cheerleaders, and thank them for commenting negatively. (These people validate me by their disagreement. I figure if they disagree, I'm onto something logical and sane.)
  • Most of the time I just ignore them.
  • I reply to them. Sometimes it is simply a misunderstanding caused by an inadequate explanation on my part, laziness or miscomprehension on their part or a bit of both. Other times, it seems people just cannot accept that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. In which case, the red haze descends and my keyboard starts quivering as I crack my knuckles and prepare to unleash both barrels.
  • Sometimes I: 1) Tell the user to stop pushing their religion! 2) Just ignore them. 3) Challenge them... especially if they contain accusations. 4) Ask them to write their comment again (in a round about way).
  • i reply to them and let them know what i meant and if the argument goes on i just point out that is was one opinion and that one should respect it.
  • If the arguments are presented psychologicaly and criticaly correctly and the oponent attacks the topic we are discussing and not me I accept (but not always agree) criticism.
  • What's great about text if you can choose to react and reply to those kinds of answers. I don't have to say anything I don't want to. Typically if it seems very argumentative I will just not reply. I like discussions but not if they are going to get super heated. Everyone has a right to their own opinion but I won't participate in one where everyone else is yelling (Or the typing equivalent) and trying to force other people into believing the same way as them.
  • I realize that even the best writing and communication can be open to interpretation. To be offended by someone's views, ratings, answers and opinions only solidifies what I've suspected for a long time. Plain and simple, people are where they are at. In an ideal world things might be different, but for now, until something better comes along I'll smile and answer the questions.
  • Argue back. What's more fun than antagonizing an antagonist?
  • I will reply to the comments if I feel that the point is valid or downright nasty, I like a comment debate even quite heated ones I do not mind people telling me they do not like my point of view , I prefer that to trolls. In fact if some people disagree it makes me feel maybe my opinion is of more interest.Sort of says well at least they read it, even if they do not comprehend my standpoint
  • I respond but if I think your nuts and I have to read a freaking paragraph or if its about religion I'll just ignore you,Life is too long to argue with the people on here and yes I said life is too LONG.
  • I get really frustrated if people attack my answer based on very little knowledge. I tend to attack first and then reason second. I am not proud of my reaction, but it happens sometimes. Or I may just ignore them because I feel that they are just trying to get me to react.
  • I generally try to respond in a reasonable, calm manner and explain my position, in case there has been a misunderstanding. Usually this works, but if someone is not willing to enter into a friendly debate I tend to just stop replying and make a mental note to avoid them in future!
  • Fight fire ... with fire
  • Depends on my mood that day.
  • Sometimes I ignore them, sometimes if they use all their alloted characters while ranting about my comment I write a 2 or 3 word response completely disregarding anything in their antagonistic response seeing as they don't usually make a point, they just disagree with my opinion. Most of the time this occurs in an opinion question and it is shortly followed up by me getting a downrating. Before responding to this answer remember that the question is referring specifically to antagonistic and argumentative comments, not comments in general.
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  • I wish I had a mature answer like some I am reading lol .. but the truth is.. it depends on my mood at the moment.. if I am being a pill.. I will argue like I am ten years old. If I am mellow.. I let it slide and do not respond so as not to come out of my mellowness lol If I am in a serious mood or feel I am being railroaded .. I will call them on it because I guess it being the net and not face to face.. I am not easily intimidated here. If I am feeling frisky.. I am more hyper and stick to the fun questions.
  • I usually love dealing with a kindred spirit ;)
  • I find not many people really comment on my answers, but if I get a negative comment I just try to ignore it.
  • Usually reply in kind ,if it is something that I care about or if I think the comment is worth the bother,some are so bizzare or stupid I would not waste my time trying to explain a point.So then i do not bother Sorry Duplicate answer
  • If they are "friends" or present interesting comments, I'll engage. Otherwise, "Thank you for a revealing comment." seems sufficient.
  • " How do you react to antagonistic and argumentative comments to your answers?" I think each and everyone is entitled to have their opinion, everyone is permitted to have their say. Also I'm not the argumentative type so I don't react in a hostile manner. If I'm wrong I might learn something from their comments lol.
  • Usually with a smile. like this... ☺
  • I try to make them cry.
  • i smile, thank them for answering and don't give them the attention they are looking for.
  • Consider the source and then move on.
  • of course i don't like it when people don't like my answer... but the spectrum of answers is what allows AB to even exist in the first place. how boring would it be if we all answer the same way all the time??
  • If I feel I need to say something, I do so politely, but usually I just ignore it if it's a comment and say thank you if it's an answer to one of my questions.
  • Smile and let it go..I won't get pulled into an arguement :)
  • Badly. yesterday I had a couple of rejects and I acted badly. From now on when receiving a bad answer I will sit on it for a couple of days. Let my head cool down, then hopefully come back with a perfectly good answer.
  • it really bothered me at first, but now I just (sometimes) try to clear up the antagonists defensive misconception of me.
  • Ignore them. Attention is all they want, deny it and you win.
  • I explain my side... without resorting to name-calling. But I guess some people here can't stand the fact that other users wouldn't be swayed by their opinions. So the moment you explain your side, they would think you're attacking them or insulting them or whatever. Something which I find really funny. If it was you who voluntarily went to the kitchen, please don't complain if you suddenly felt some heat. I didn't invite you to come there in the first place ;)
  • 1) If the comments are offensive, I would probably be offended. In this case, the best would be to keep my temper, but maybe it is not always possible. This kind of aggression should be addressed with deescalation, as far as possible. 2) If they give their opinion, it is no problem for me, as long as they don't present it as the only truth, which would be offensive against my own opinion. 3) I would manage to understand exactly what they say and how it could eventually be valid. If I find out that they make a valid point, this could help me to better or even to correct my answer. 4) In some cases I could engage in an "argumentation battle", giving some further evidence for the validity of my point of view, or for the non-validity of theirs.

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