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Yvette
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8/12/2010 8:00:12 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Okay, maybe not opposite exactly but...

A few days ago several users pretended to subscribe to opposite philosophies for a day. Unfortunately, however, the event was designed in a way which only confirmed everyone's beliefs by making fun of people they disagreed with. People posted stupid arguments for the other side. All this did was widen the divide instead of breaching it. What use was this?

So, I propose we have another "opposite philosophy day". The goal of which is to force yourself to understand how another philosophy thinks, and to pretend to be part of that philosophy respectably.

You needn't pretend to be exactly opposite. Just sufficiently different. Feel free to have different posts be different viewpoints.

Anyone interested? When should we do this?
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8/12/2010 11:09:24 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 8:29:08 PM, annhasle wrote:
I have a bad feeling about this... >.>

Why?

And to anyone who's interested, please say if there's any days that don't work.
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8/12/2010 11:11:53 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 8:00:12 PM, Yvette wrote:
Okay, maybe not opposite exactly but...

A few days ago several users pretended to subscribe to opposite philosophies for a day. Unfortunately, however, the event was designed in a way which only confirmed everyone's beliefs by making fun of people they disagreed with. People posted stupid arguments for the other side. All this did was widen the divide instead of breaching it. What use was this?

So, I propose we have another "opposite philosophy day". The goal of which is to force yourself to understand how another philosophy thinks, and to pretend to be part of that philosophy respectably.

You needn't pretend to be exactly opposite. Just sufficiently different. Feel free to have different posts be different viewpoints.

Anyone interested? When should we do this?

I think a debate tournament would be better. Argue for the opposite of what you believe in and try to win.
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8/12/2010 11:23:01 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 11:11:53 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 8/12/2010 8:00:12 PM, Yvette wrote:
Okay, maybe not opposite exactly but...

A few days ago several users pretended to subscribe to opposite philosophies for a day. Unfortunately, however, the event was designed in a way which only confirmed everyone's beliefs by making fun of people they disagreed with. People posted stupid arguments for the other side. All this did was widen the divide instead of breaching it. What use was this?

So, I propose we have another "opposite philosophy day". The goal of which is to force yourself to understand how another philosophy thinks, and to pretend to be part of that philosophy respectably.

You needn't pretend to be exactly opposite. Just sufficiently different. Feel free to have different posts be different viewpoints.

Anyone interested? When should we do this?

I think a debate tournament would be better. Argue for the opposite of what you believe in and try to win.

That could work.

I don't think it should have to be opposite though, just something you don't agree with.

The point, though, is to get people to actively think about how others think and not in a satirical way. So maybe some could do debates but forums would have the best effect.

And yay for more interest @pcp

How does Sunday sound?
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8/12/2010 11:53:21 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 11:09:24 PM, Yvette wrote:
At 8/12/2010 8:29:08 PM, annhasle wrote:
I have a bad feeling about this... >.>

Why?

And to anyone who's interested, please say if there's any days that don't work.

Because even though it's supposed to be a learning experience and respectful... there are some people on this site that lack maturity. Or take personal offence from disbelief. Opposite Day could easily degrade into "insult-your-opposition-because-they'll-never-understand!" :(
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8/12/2010 11:54:54 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 11:11:53 PM, tvellalott wrote:
I think a debate tournament would be better. Argue for the opposite of what you believe in and try to win.

I agree, I think that's the best way to ensure that people are serious.

As for me, there's no reason for me to participate because I'm so open-minded ;) Just kidding, I think this is a great idea and I'll participate.
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8/13/2010 12:06:01 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 11:53:21 PM, annhasle wrote:
At 8/12/2010 11:09:24 PM, Yvette wrote:
At 8/12/2010 8:29:08 PM, annhasle wrote:
I have a bad feeling about this... >.>

Why?

And to anyone who's interested, please say if there's any days that don't work.

Because even though it's supposed to be a learning experience and respectful... there are some people on this site that lack maturity. Or take personal offence from disbelief. Opposite Day could easily degrade into "insult-your-opposition-because-they'll-never-understand!" :(

Sure, some might. That was what the last one consisted of. Still, I think for most it will be a good thing.
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8/13/2010 12:06:50 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 11:54:54 PM, MTGandP wrote:
At 8/12/2010 11:11:53 PM, tvellalott wrote:
I think a debate tournament would be better. Argue for the opposite of what you believe in and try to win.

I agree, I think that's the best way to ensure that people are serious.

As for me, there's no reason for me to participate because I'm so open-minded ;) Just kidding, I think this is a great idea and I'll participate.

Both?
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annhasle
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8/13/2010 12:10:02 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/13/2010 12:06:01 AM, Yvette wrote:
At 8/12/2010 11:53:21 PM, annhasle wrote:
At 8/12/2010 11:09:24 PM, Yvette wrote:
At 8/12/2010 8:29:08 PM, annhasle wrote:
I have a bad feeling about this... >.>

Why?

And to anyone who's interested, please say if there's any days that don't work.

Because even though it's supposed to be a learning experience and respectful... there are some people on this site that lack maturity. Or take personal offence from disbelief. Opposite Day could easily degrade into "insult-your-opposition-because-they'll-never-understand!" :(

Sure, some might. That was what the last one consisted of. Still, I think for most it will be a good thing.

I'll definitely participate. But if it starts to include insults and blatant disregard for civility, I will leave. I want to do this to spread acceptance not ignorance. Hopefully, it'll be fun! :D
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8/13/2010 12:10:30 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 11:23:01 PM, Yvette wrote:
At 8/12/2010 11:11:53 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 8/12/2010 8:00:12 PM, Yvette wrote:
Okay, maybe not opposite exactly but...

A few days ago several users pretended to subscribe to opposite philosophies for a day. Unfortunately, however, the event was designed in a way which only confirmed everyone's beliefs by making fun of people they disagreed with. People posted stupid arguments for the other side. All this did was widen the divide instead of breaching it. What use was this?

So, I propose we have another "opposite philosophy day". The goal of which is to force yourself to understand how another philosophy thinks, and to pretend to be part of that philosophy respectably.

You needn't pretend to be exactly opposite. Just sufficiently different. Feel free to have different posts be different viewpoints.

Anyone interested? When should we do this?

I think a debate tournament would be better. Argue for the opposite of what you believe in and try to win.

That could work.

I don't think it should have to be opposite though, just something you don't agree with.

The point, though, is to get people to actively think about how others think and not in a satirical way. So maybe some could do debates but forums would have the best effect.

And yay for more interest @pcp

: How does Sunday sound?

Aww... I won't be on Sunday... :(
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Yvette
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8/13/2010 1:21:55 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/13/2010 12:10:30 AM, annhasle wrote:
At 8/12/2010 11:23:01 PM, Yvette wrote:
At 8/12/2010 11:11:53 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 8/12/2010 8:00:12 PM, Yvette wrote:
Okay, maybe not opposite exactly but...

A few days ago several users pretended to subscribe to opposite philosophies for a day. Unfortunately, however, the event was designed in a way which only confirmed everyone's beliefs by making fun of people they disagreed with. People posted stupid arguments for the other side. All this did was widen the divide instead of breaching it. What use was this?

So, I propose we have another "opposite philosophy day". The goal of which is to force yourself to understand how another philosophy thinks, and to pretend to be part of that philosophy respectably.

You needn't pretend to be exactly opposite. Just sufficiently different. Feel free to have different posts be different viewpoints.

Anyone interested? When should we do this?

I think a debate tournament would be better. Argue for the opposite of what you believe in and try to win.

That could work.

I don't think it should have to be opposite though, just something you don't agree with.

The point, though, is to get people to actively think about how others think and not in a satirical way. So maybe some could do debates but forums would have the best effect.

And yay for more interest @pcp

: How does Sunday sound?

Aww... I won't be on Sunday... :(

Monday?
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8/13/2010 1:25:05 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/13/2010 1:21:55 AM, Yvette wrote:
At 8/13/2010 12:10:30 AM, annhasle wrote:
At 8/12/2010 11:23:01 PM, Yvette wrote:
At 8/12/2010 11:11:53 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 8/12/2010 8:00:12 PM, Yvette wrote:
Okay, maybe not opposite exactly but...

A few days ago several users pretended to subscribe to opposite philosophies for a day. Unfortunately, however, the event was designed in a way which only confirmed everyone's beliefs by making fun of people they disagreed with. People posted stupid arguments for the other side. All this did was widen the divide instead of breaching it. What use was this?

So, I propose we have another "opposite philosophy day". The goal of which is to force yourself to understand how another philosophy thinks, and to pretend to be part of that philosophy respectably.

You needn't pretend to be exactly opposite. Just sufficiently different. Feel free to have different posts be different viewpoints.

Anyone interested? When should we do this?

I think a debate tournament would be better. Argue for the opposite of what you believe in and try to win.

That could work.

I don't think it should have to be opposite though, just something you don't agree with.

The point, though, is to get people to actively think about how others think and not in a satirical way. So maybe some could do debates but forums would have the best effect.

And yay for more interest @pcp

: How does Sunday sound?

Aww... I won't be on Sunday... :(

Monday?

Yeah, that'd work!! :D
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MTGandP
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8/13/2010 11:33:29 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/13/2010 12:06:50 AM, Yvette wrote:
At 8/12/2010 11:54:54 PM, MTGandP wrote:
At 8/12/2010 11:11:53 PM, tvellalott wrote:
I think a debate tournament would be better. Argue for the opposite of what you believe in and try to win.

I agree, I think that's the best way to ensure that people are serious.

As for me, there's no reason for me to participate because I'm so open-minded ;) Just kidding, I think this is a great idea and I'll participate.

Both?

The debate thing. I'm not on these forums enough for my activity as my own opposition to be significant.
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8/13/2010 11:35:48 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 11:11:53 PM, tvellalott wrote:

I think a debate tournament would be better. Argue for the opposite of what you believe in and try to win.

Alot of people do that already anyway. It's called Devil's Advocacy. ;)
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8/13/2010 11:46:32 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/13/2010 11:35:48 AM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 8/12/2010 11:11:53 PM, tvellalott wrote:

I think a debate tournament would be better. Argue for the opposite of what you believe in and try to win.

Alot of people do that already anyway. It's called Devil's Advocacy. ;)

It's a really fun hobby. But where I come from it's called "Trolling".
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8/13/2010 11:47:59 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/13/2010 11:46:32 AM, Prox wrote:
At 8/13/2010 11:35:48 AM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 8/12/2010 11:11:53 PM, tvellalott wrote:

I think a debate tournament would be better. Argue for the opposite of what you believe in and try to win.

Alot of people do that already anyway. It's called Devil's Advocacy. ;)

It's a really fun hobby. But where I come from it's called "Trolling".

http://www.debate.org...
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8/13/2010 11:49:53 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/13/2010 11:47:59 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 8/13/2010 11:46:32 AM, Prox wrote:
At 8/13/2010 11:35:48 AM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 8/12/2010 11:11:53 PM, tvellalott wrote:

I think a debate tournament would be better. Argue for the opposite of what you believe in and try to win.

Alot of people do that already anyway. It's called Devil's Advocacy. ;)

It's a really fun hobby. But where I come from it's called "Trolling".

http://www.debate.org...

http://www.debate.org...
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8/14/2010 4:44:01 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Still posted for Monday.
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8/14/2010 9:28:13 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I do this in debates all the time - take an extreme right wing view on an issue, for example, locking up all gay men to prevent the spread of AIDS - ironically, they are the only debates I seem to win!
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8/14/2010 9:52:06 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/14/2010 9:28:13 PM, brian_eggleston wrote:
I do this in debates all the time - take an extreme right wing view on an issue, for example, locking up all gay men to prevent the spread of AIDS - ironically, they are the only debates I seem to win!

I'm in. Why one day? Why not a week? More time to get the feel of it. We have avvie week so why not have different oppinion week?
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8/16/2010 2:55:24 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Since there has been so many accusations of multi-accounting lately I was thinking we could have a day where we pretend to act like another member of our choice, but then decided against it since it'll likely just erupt into insults and hurt feelings. We can stick to the reverse philosophy day.