On occasion, other reputation nerds with not so much thousands of posts will agree with the dominant alpha-nerd just to get his approval, and that is the difference between him and a troll. But the reputation nerd doesn't care, or rarely shows any emotion at all. If he does show emotion, it is usually fake and exaggurated.
Kid B (10 posts): I'm looking for this game (explains game)
Kid A (10 thousand posts): It's torchlight rofl
Kid B: Oh, thanks man
Kid A: no I was joking, it is not torchlight. I don't know what it is.