How I post, for those curious:
I don't go out of my way to pick fights, I don't go out of my way to spam or troll. If my post feels, to ME, that it's not *completely* on topic, I'll not use my karma bonus. I always do my best to remain on the topic, even at a periphery level.
If you think I'm trolling or picking a fight, I apologize-- but that is NOT my intent.