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subrosa wrote

We can try to summarize our ideas, 'our own' anarchism (or whatever else you're into), how these ideas developed and changed over time, talk about current interests and approaches, throw in some hot takes, and then compare notes? Idk, could be an interesting exercise. Visualizing it via polls is probably, inescapably a little reductive.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Guess I've already started working towards this with this post :)

Yeah it could be interesting and I suspect people would put the effort in if there was a bit of buy in.

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whipskid wrote (edited )

Isn't that what raddle is inherently? An anarchist discussion club where users compete to be the most anarcho-anarchist: the anarch-est form of anarchisms on this anarchist forum.

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zoom_zip wrote

quantifying anarchy

i’m sorry pal. i’m at least 7 more anarchist than you.

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zoom_zip wrote

you could steal the code from https://8values.github.io/index.html and rewrite the questions so it’s not a piece of trash that breaks political values into two paradigms of “TOTAL STATE AUTHORITARIANISM” versus “UNREGULATED CAPITALISM GONE WILD”.

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metocin wrote

My main issue with those tests is that the answers barely require any political literacy and it gives people the idea that your politics are something you figure out with a buzzfeed quiz and not through actual struggle and studies.

It also gives legitimacy to actual fascists by making them just another result in a silly personality quiz instead of something to outright reject.

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train wrote (edited )

Have you heard of wiki surveys? I think they might be the best way to figure that out.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Never heard of 'em, not sure I wanna put my effort there.

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train wrote

They are basically interactive surveys. Users can submit ideas, link them to other ideas, and then those ideas can be voted on. It's an interesting way to find points of consensus and difference of opinion.

The downsides are obviously that setting one up requires some level of effort and you need buy in from the comunity you're looking to understand. The end results though can be pretty cool in that you can use network analysis techniques to see how support for different ideas are linked.

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Vulgar_Soda wrote

You could do a poll? or just ask people to self identify.

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Kinshavo wrote

Sometimes I can create a picture from the comments I see here, but the imagine all the comments that are not posted here. I mean, there are time I write a big ass reply to just erase it before posting... So there is more going on in that silence.

Most of raddlers have a common ground I suppose, but how much we share is hard to tell

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