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Further clarification as requested (DBO)

by General Vagueness @, The Vault of Sass, Monday, January 29, 2018, 14:01 (1653 days ago) @ Korny

That's such a stupid argument, man. Let's apply it to real life:

Oh, you're going to your political debates? Don't worry, you can mute people on the other party! Does this make debate more difficult and impossible to find a middle ground, while promoting willful ignorance? Nonsense! It's opt-in! Most people will surely not even use it, therefore, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it!

the fuck are you even saying? how is this possible in real life and why would anyone do it?
and yes, what difference would it actually make? tons of people already ignore a political view they disagree with on principle, and in fact hearing a dissenting argument often makes people hold onto their side tighter (admittedly the same goes for hearing an agreeing argument, depending on the person)
you're not getting at the heart of what you're attempting to attack, which is opt-in versus opt-out/automatic, let alone forced


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