I offer some polls for those who wish to express a view without having to post a comment in the Squawk Box thread. The first two are single-choice, the third is multiple choice. They are open to registered members. There is an option to add another answer.I wondered whether to leave comments open and will do so. Please just use it for technical suggestions, questions to add, wording to change to avoid loaded questions. Use Squawk Box for other comments.
First, what do you think of Lizzie’s original idea?
My motivation for starting the site has been the experience of trying to discuss religion, politics, evolution, the Mind/Brain problem, creationism, ethics, exit polls, probability, intelligent design, and many other topics in venues where positions are strongly held and feelings run high. In most venues, one view dominates, and there is a kind of “resident prior” about the integrity, intelligence and motivation of those who differ from the majority view.
There are plenty of blogs and forums where people with like priors can hang out and scoff at those who do not share them. There’s nothing wrong with those sites, and I’ve learned a lot from them. But the idea here is to provide a venue where people with very different priors can come to discover what common ground we share; what misunderstandings of other views we hold; and, having cleared away the straw men, find out where our real differences lie. In my experience, when you reach that point, who is right becomes obvious to both parties 🙂
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Second, do the rules support the aims?
Third, does moderation policy and execution fit with the aims and rules? [ETA] This poll is multi-choice. You can pick more than one answer.
There are around three hundred registered members currently but I suspect there are around forty to fifty currently active. I look forward to your input. And I’m sure Lizzie will find it informative.
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As member, Patrick, has suggested some questions, here they are. This is multi-choice and you can add your own answer.