Originally Posted by Asherdelampyr
However, when one is entrenched in a game of textual badminton, one does not like to walk away, thus giving the impression that they are ceding the game. In that event, your opponent thinks they have defeated you and to let that happen would be an injustice to both yourself and your opponent. When one walks away and lets the opponent believe that he/she/it/efedder has triumphed is allowing them to continue to think how they are thinking, however erroneously. Actually, it's worse because you are actively helping to reinforce
that belief in their mind.
So, sometimes the high road is not the best option.