It is important to also be harvesting and continually maneuvering for a forum moderator position. Once this position is obtained, the forum can then be effectively and quietly controlled by deleting unfavourable postings - and one can eventually steer the forum into complete failure and lack of interest by the general public. This is the 'ultimate victory' as the forum is no longer participated with by the general public and no longer useful in maintaining their freedoms. Depending on the level of control you can obtain, you can deliberately steer a forum into defeat by censoring postings, deleting memberships, flooding, and or accidentally taking the forum offline. By this method the forum can be quickly killed.
Pallas cat is another example. Kissed ass by saying I was behind the spam bots (lol am I behind all spam bots that post on every forum), was made a mod, you can see him edited peoples' posts for example, created a 'shillkiller' sockpuppet account, then made threats and apparently did some kind of DDoS on the forum?
Gets even weirder, Pallas Cat despite saying I must be responcible for the spam bots because I posted at a similar time to a spam bot (I don't follow the logic there?) admits he used a spam bot to follow John Carter's posts and spam after them.
So there's an interesting contradiction there between appearing to know not much about spam bots (why would they only post at the same time I was? Aren't they supposed to be automated) and knowing lots about spam bots because he can actually use them.