Should we agree/disagree more often in debates

March 28, 2017, 3:30 pm

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The debate "Should we agree/disagree more often in debates" was started by neveralone on March 28, 2017, 3:30 pm. 8 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 7 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

neveralone posted 5 arguments, PsychDave posted 1 argument to the agreers part.


neveralone, PsychDave, blue_rayy, makson, TimRSA and 3 visitors agree.
SirIntegra and 6 visitors disagree.

I feel like a good portion of the arguments posted are more or less just discussions, they aren't really black and white enough to have a solid answer. If an argument needs to be left unresolved then that's fine by me. You could say it's the journey, not the destination.

1 year, 10 months ago
neveralone
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personally I'm trying to decide myself now.

I also believe it scales votes on a argument higher than most other things it measures. it would make sure to have a more accurate leaderboard. and also see if people agree/disagree with u more accurately

1 year, 10 months ago
Nemiroff
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by fair enough do you mean that you agree with me, or that you acknowledge my opinion as a valid perspective but not one you would personally adopt?

if it's the latter then I am not satisfied with an agree to disagree this early in a debate :) I say my points assertively but I am usually eagerly awaiting pushback.

I stated my prior view on this as I had thought about it before, but you added the leader board concept. since it is quite obvious that a general wholesale voting will just line up on party lines and will only measure how many posts you made (already measured). would it not be better to have a count of how many idiotic or particularly innovative arguments a person has made?

1 year, 10 months ago
neveralone
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fair enough

1 year, 10 months ago
Nemiroff
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I see.
I have thought of that before. voting on every post seems tedious and will just result in a typical partisan divide.

I tend to thumb up unique, or well articulated points, and thumbs down points that take away from the debate it or are somehow irrelevant or inappropriate.

to summarize, I used it for exceptional posts. good or bad.

1 year, 10 months ago
neveralone
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I mean more on actual arguments. like the one I'm replying to right now

1 year, 10 months ago

I actually just removed almost all of my recent past votes in order to only disagree with the barrage of najam threads and check the "don't show threads you voted on" option.

unfortunately, it seems to not show recent posts with that option, even on unvoted threads.

1 year, 10 months ago
neveralone
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which is fair enough. someone will be more interested in one subject than another and vise versa

1 year, 10 months ago

On one hand, I do agree. It would make the leaderboard more representative of who supports what. That is why I am agreeing with the topic.

One the other hand, there are topics that I do not either firmly agree or disagree with. Sometimes arguments sway me to vote, sometimes not. I will still join in the discussion, but I tend to not vote without considering the topic.

1 year, 10 months ago

well when we post arguments (like this one) there's barely any agree/disagree on them. I think this will also help make a more accurate leaderboard.

1 year, 10 months ago

I'm not sure what you mean. Could you elaborate?

1 year, 10 months ago
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