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What is 'Baiting'?

carpe_diemcarpe_diem Posts: 268 Member
edited August 18 in Forum Ideas & Feedback
I read the Sims 411 recap (the link provided above) and one of the rules for posting feedback on the next 411 (19 aug) is Don't bait the conversation. What does this mean? What are you doing if you bait a conversation???

(This discussion was created from comments split from: FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS AUGUST 13 - A WEEK ON THE SIMS FORUMS.)

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  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 22,299 Member
    Baiting is deliberately trying to antagonize.

    Sometimes it seems that people know exactly how to be aggravating. They know how to caste a big juicy worm, hoping you will bite and then they reel you in. This is called “baiting,” as in fishing, where casting bait is intended to get a fish to bite. In the case of starting a fight, the antagonist, wants you to bite. They dangle a challenge in front of your nose and wait to see how you will react. The game is to get you to get upset and for you to lose control. This gives them validation and satisfaction (they may even laugh!) and for you, it is all the more aggravating.
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  • carpe_diemcarpe_diem Posts: 268 Member
    Baiting is deliberately trying to antagonize.

    Sometimes it seems that people know exactly how to be aggravating. They know how to caste a big juicy worm, hoping you will bite and then they reel you in. This is called “baiting,” as in fishing, where casting bait is intended to get a fish to bite. In the case of starting a fight, the antagonist, wants you to bite. They dangle a challenge in front of your nose and wait to see how you will react. The game is to get you to get upset and for you to lose control. This gives them validation and satisfaction (they may even laugh!) and for you, it is all the more aggravating.

    Aha! I have never heard of it before! Thanks for the explanation! :)
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