Given that we are not seeing each other’s body language and can only rely on the words on the screen,
also, what one individual may recognise as amusing may completely pass another by (and often does),
and also given that references back to earlier (humorous) comments are not always recognised (especially if one is only dipping into the final posts on the thread) may I suggest the use of emojis?
I was never a fan of emojis, but they do make it clear for the rest of us that the comment is meant not to be taken seriously.
Their use does then take the sting out of the discussion and avoids raised blood pressure all round.