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Political Compass?

Post by Flectarn » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:47 am

So, where's everyone one else on the political compass?

http://www.politicalcompass.org/index

Left - Right

Libertarian- Authoritarian

2 Axises are better then one


mine:
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -6.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.21

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Post by Praeothmin » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:52 pm

Mine:
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -6.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.15

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Post by Mr. Oragahn » Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:51 pm

Mine
Economic Left/Right: -7.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.56

But I must say that certain questions are extremely poorly formulated, as you don't really know if you're supposed to agree with a statement as an observation, or a statement as "it should be this way".
Besides, sometimes, you just don't know, and there's no middle ground.
Of course, in politics, the more topics have to addressed, the less are the opportunities not to reply. You're often forced to take sides.

There also are questions which are really worth some chatter here btw.

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Post by sonofccn » Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:55 pm

mine:

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 8.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 3.74

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Post by Cocytus » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:54 pm

And mine:

Economic left/right: -4.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.28

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Post by Jedi Master Spock » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:49 pm

Curious about how much variance your mood has. I had mixed feelings about taking this and reporting the score here, because I think the more we talk about ourselves, the less purely critical attention we pay to the arguments. However, perhaps this thread full of political scores will show the relationship between RL politics and VS debate positions is at best weak. Which is an assertion I have made, and I suppose is worth verifying with our limited sample here.

First, I took it:

Economic Left/Right: -7.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.23

A couple hours later, after eating, I took it again:

Economic Left/Right: -7.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.97

Apparently I feel less strongly about politics when my stomach is full. I will agree that some questions are a bit ambiguous, or could be worded better, and there's certainly a lot of room for variation depending on how many times you decide to "strongly [dis]agree" rather than simply [dis]agree, or simply whether or not you notice the "not" or "don't" in the question that time around.

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Post by GStone » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:43 am

There is also the current state of affiars with the country. It can seem like you're an extremist when situations are grave.

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Post by Mr. Oragahn » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:38 am

I tried to press the strong X as little as possible unless the question or implied theme felt really wrong. Otherwise, as I took my time, when there clearly was matter to mitigate the issue, I'd rather go for the middle options.

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Post by Praeothmin » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:05 pm

Oragahn wrote:I tried to press the strong X as little as possible unless the question or implied theme felt really wrong. Otherwise, as I took my time, when there clearly was matter to mitigate the issue, I'd rather go for the middle options.
I did likewise, because I feel that in life, there rarely are black and white situations, there's always a shade of grey somewhere...
JMS wrote:However, perhaps this thread full of political scores will show the relationship between RL politics and VS debate positions is at best weak.
I disagree.
I think ST has the advantage in most aspects vs SW, even though they'd lose the war, but that's normal, because I'm a leftist Creationist... :)

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Post by Cocytus » Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:52 pm

I think I used the Strongly (Dis)agree options for the civil liberties issues, things like gay marriage, the death penalty, and particularly the "you can only be moral if you're religious" question, which got a Strongly Disagree from me. I think that was the question I felt strongest about.

When it came to economic and foreign policy issues, things were uniformly gray.
Praeothmin wrote:I'm a Leftist Creationist...:)
Wow. You are a genuine maverick. :)

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Post by Narsil » Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:35 pm

Economic Left/Right: -8.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.79

To summarise; I'm apparently the most left-wing person here, it seems.

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Post by Airlocke_Jedi_Knight » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:47 pm

-5.75
-3.08

My point on the graph was very close to Ghandi's.

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Post by Tyralak » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:35 am

Hard right Libertarian. Economic 8.50 Social -4.00

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Post by 2046 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:56 pm

I'm still almost a bullseye, dead center of the field.

Economic Left/Right: 1.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.51

Those of you with six or more in the negative direction are way left, halfway or more across the field from the center.

(Should I use this thread as proof I'm centrist next time SDNers claim I'm a neo-con?) ;)

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Post by Praeothmin » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:50 pm

2046 wrote:(Should I use this thread as proof I'm centrist next time SDNers claim I'm a neo-con?)
No, to them, you are the Devil incarnate, and everyone knows that the Devil is a right-winger... :)

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