We have provided for you some standard responses that you can use in social media discussions online. When you see someone behaving badly by using bad arguments, or worse, acting in intentionally bad faith, don't yell back! Instead, keep your cool, respond with a link to one of the pages in Bad Arguments, and calmly explain how they may do better next time.

On those rare occasions that someone is acting in surprisingly good faith, congratulate them with a link to one of our Good Behavior tags! People like to feel good, and encouragement works better than shaming. The carrot is more powerful than the stick!

Bad Arguments

For when someone needs a little constructive criticism.

Good Behavior

For the online heroes out there.