Posted by Estella on August 29, 2006, at 23:29:51
In reply to Re: blocks and support, posted by Dr. Bob on August 28, 2006, at 19:06:08
> Those are good ideas for projects, too!
Well as people tend to say, you get the research grant and I'll spend it :-)
Seriously, though. I say this because... You are fond of saying that your blocking system helps the boards more than it harms the boards. I want to say... That is an empirical matter. I think that your blocking system harms the boards more than alternative blocking systems. That is an empirical matter as well. But instead of us reaching loggerheads on a-priori grounds it is indeed an empirical matter. You can assert your perspective until you are blue in the face but the only thing that will show you to be right is a careful analysis of the stats (and maybe some systematic variation if you want a supported causal claim).
> > what people have been asking for... Is to be allowed to offer constructive criticism on the politics board.
> OK, but the key word is "constructive"...
OK. But the key word for "constructive criticism" (according to wiki) is that negative comments are an important part of that.
So... Are we allowed to critique policies, institutions, and ideologies on the politics board (where negative comments are an important part of critique) or not?