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Political Compass Results
decepto
Member #7,102
April 2006
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I'm going to take this test once a year and track my movement.

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Boom!

bamccaig
Member #7,536
July 2006
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decepto said:

I'm going to take this test once a year and track my movement.

Now that you mention it, I seem to remember somebody (Dustin Dettmer?) mentioned something about creating an application with a similar purpose... I do not recall if it ever actually "materialized". :-/

As for the test, I think I may have done it before, but doing it now I find myself with loaded questions that I'm not sure I want to answer, such as:

It is regrettable that many personal fortunes are made by people who simply manipulate money and contribute nothing to their society.

Is this referring only to people that literally do nothing for society or is it people that the author himself perceives do nothing for society?

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I still feel that many questions were loaded and biased though.

Neil Black
Member #7,867
October 2006
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It's good to know you aren't implanting your thoughts into other people's brains.

Who says I'm not? How many of the things you've thought lately can you prove originated in your brain?

verthex
Member #11,340
September 2009
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Who says I'm not? How many of the things you've thought lately can you prove originated in your brain?

Funny thing you mention that, there was a sci-fi/horror movie called Altered States which dealt with that subject, except that the thoughts in the brain somehow became a reality.

Vanneto
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May 2007

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In capitalist America bank robs you.

weapon_S
Member #7,859
October 2006
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Economic Left/Right: -4.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.46

I found some questions really hard to reduce to a yes/no answer.
I think each race has many superior qualities over other races ::)
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Did you notice everybody is libertarian? Sign of the time I guess.

Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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weapon_S said:

Did you notice everybody is libertarian? Sign of the time I guess.

Programmers are notoriously independent.

video

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

verthex
Member #11,340
September 2009
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Programmers are notoriously independent.

That video is hilarious. I personally think Honolulu needs a "herding" because this city is littered with cats. They typically look like my avatar, which was also a Honolulu street cat, probably died years ago. ;)

Chris Katko
Member #1,881
January 2002
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As for everyone noticing "loaded questions," I don't think you understand what's going on. They're all loaded questions. Every one, save for control questions that don't even effect your results at all.

So while it's cool you noticed some, you missed that all the others are loaded. :P (Which is how we get your political lean. How much you project into a context-less question.)

These days, I'm very much for the regulation of abusive companies in the financial sector, and regulation of environmental responsibility. But I'm very for personal freedom, against excessively taxing small businesses, against sustaining forms of welfare--as opposed to self-improving forms--and against physical intervention of other countries with the exception of anti-genocide. I'm for poverty-level public healthcare because it provides a safety net for people allowing them to take more risks ensuring a healthy free market--it's not sustaining, it's self-improving till you get your own. The last one is important because you don't want a market afraid to take risks because risk is essential for growth.

Basically, it all comes down to, "assist and empower people to live their lives in the life that they earn for themselves." (*Though, I haven't got the wording perfect yet!)

"Our race has many superior qualities, compared with other races."

Is this supposed to affect the outcome of the test?
That's pretty much like saying that one of the sides is racist..

You interpret it as such. It's clear to me that certain biological races have advantages over others. There's nothing racist about accepting that fact. For a 6th grade comparison, "black" people don't need sun tan lotion. :P

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Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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And white people can get vitamin D much more easily from sunlight.

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

MiquelFire
Member #3,110
January 2003
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Economic Left/Right: -5.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.26

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There was one that needed to be split into two questions for me to truely answer.

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Dario ff
Member #10,065
August 2008
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I don't remember. I do remember seeing yours and thinking to myself that they were really close.

I always thought I had really different ideas from yours, and I was impressed to see the results yet so similar :-/. This test still generalizes too much though, so I wouldn't trust it.

No authoritarians here? You programmers don't have the guts to act with force. ;)

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Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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I can! 1 + 1 = 5! Because I say so!

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

Crazy Photon
Member #2,588
July 2002
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EDIT: Very close to the Dalai Lama :o
EDIT 2: Shortening the URL seems to fix the axis issue.
EDIT 3: The values, just in case:

Political Compass Website said:

Economic Left/Right: -4.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.51

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Jakub Wasilewski
Member #3,653
June 2003
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I always knew my political views are weird...

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Political Compass said:

Economic Left/Right: NaN
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: NaN
Lemon: 2.1-2.73i

I guess this is supposed to be a comment about the futility of shoehorning one's views into a 2-dimensional, mostly meaningless scale.

*cough* Economic Left/Right: -2.25 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.97 *cough*

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Don Freeman
Member #5,110
October 2004
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Economic Left/Right: -3.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.41
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Steve++
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January 2002

This political compass thing epitomises the absurdity of the left-right political view system. The left, just like the right, is just a bag of unrelated beliefs that form a team to which anyone can join so they can slag the other team with words like bigot, pinko, etc. And don't think that adding yet another dimension (authoritarian/libertarian) makes a difference. Besides, anyone who thinks he's a left libertarian is in denial.

Stop being lazy. Think for yourselves.

Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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Steve++ said:

Besides, anyone who thinks he's a left libertarian is in denial.

Wouldn't somebody that donates to worthy causes on his own instead of thinking the government can do it be a left libertarian? Of course, it's always easier to spend other people's money.

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

Steve++
Member #1,816
January 2002

Wouldn't somebody that donates to worthy causes on his own instead of thinking the government can do it be a left libertarian?

I guess I violated the rules by donating to worthy causes at not being a left libertarian. Oh dear... ::)

verthex
Member #11,340
September 2009
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Steve++ said:

This political compass thing epitomises the absurdity of the left-right political view system. The left, just like the right, is just a bag of unrelated beliefs that form a team to which anyone can join so they can slag the other team with words like bigot, pinko, etc. And don't think that adding yet another dimension (authoritarian/libertarian) makes a difference. Besides, anyone who thinks he's a left libertarian is in denial.

That is correct but Chris asked not to discuss this. I can tell you a lot of things about this spectrum that aren't correct or even within reality. Also notice that I didn't take the test because its a joke.

GameCreator
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July 2002
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Arthur Kalliokoski
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February 2005
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I only answered the draft question as a "maybe", the rest were "Agree".
They really should ask some reverse bias questions.

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The dot's wrong!
Here's a screen capture.

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“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

Bob Keane
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June 2006

Why is the img tag not working for me?

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January 2003
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Why do these images break if you don't shorten the url?

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bamccaig
Member #7,536
July 2006
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Bob Keane said:

Why is the img tag not working for me?

I don't know exactly what you're describing, but I do know that the forums expect well-formed XML so you'll need to be sure to close the <img> tag:

<img src="uri" />
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