…I am afraid I am not sure what to call the phenomenon. I think I shall leave it to the reader to decide what “this” is; but I have learned thence that a rabbit hole only becomes deeper if one tries to remove it by digging. I did not generally think the comment box was the best place for a such as this, but It would have been just fine if I had realised a bit earlier and not encouraged all this:
The general advice here keeping with the above analogy is:
Do not feed the rabbits; they will only dig faster.