As an example, I'll quote a 'compliment' I just received at another forum. I'm quite sure it was meant sincerely, but I could have taken offense at the wording.
Keep on posting and use our advice well. Especially Tigger_the_Wing's. She reminds me of the proverbial ancient wise woman from the past who gives the hero the advice he needs to succeed in the story.
I suggest the game be played as follows:
Each poster compliments the poster above and includes something slightly less than wholly complimentary. If the poster uses a backhanded compliment that was once paid to them it would make the game more interesting if a little of that history could be posted too.
I throw myself at the tender mercy of the next poster…