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Re: potential for hurt, potential to help Dr. Bob

Posted by Willful on July 8, 2010, at 17:12:28

In reply to Re: potential for hurt, potential to help, posted by Dr. Bob on July 8, 2010, at 4:10:54

As far as lake woebegone, I see but don't particularly appreciate the analogy. I see valid doubts about this idea. There's no helpfulness in rating posters responses-- nor in fact any particular meaningfulness. What are we going to do then-- get into disagreements about which post is really the most helpful? Where posts seem to take opposite points of view, this seems especially unproductive.

It's one thing on a translation site, where some translations might be incorrect. Even there, I question its value, because often most or several of the translations are correct . But on a psychology website, I assume that all the answers are correct, in some or several respects. Just seems to invite a sense of invidious comparisons being made.

Anyway, it trivializes the ideas being offered for them to be "rated." I don't think ideas can be rated on a scale like that. Nor should they be.

Willful

 

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