- Aug 18, 2017
The question then is what the goal is? Do you only want to reach those few? What about the rest? Would it not be more effective to reach those?
In general, I think reaching “the few” is never the issue.
Part of the problem is the desire for immediate satisfaction of having someone convinced in a few posts or a quick and easy win in an online argument. That doesn’t work. A slow and constant drip of information, suggestions, and a thoughtful, civilized discussion, slow prodding in the right direction is much more likely to convince someone in the end than a dismissive sarcastic remark. But it is just not the way online communities work, unfortunately.