If I thought you were really a troll then I should have bailed out at Re^3: What is "aggressive" argument?
(specifically, Re: What is "aggressive" argument?
should have been my last post in that thread).
If you sort all of your nodes using "Lowest Reputation First" you should see that there is a loose correlation between depth and node rep.
You seem to be a very left-brained individual, which I think explains the communication disconnect that often seems to occur. I gave you some guidelines that I felt would help you identify when you are becoming too emotionally involved in a heated discussion -- when e.g. you should just let things go. This is something you will have to determine for yourself, on a case by case basis. People are not computers and each thread is unique, so there are no set answers to give. At best we could probably come up with some guidelines based on the data in the PM database (made up example: a node 35 deep is 90% likely to have a negative node rep). I'm sorry, but that's the best I can do.
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