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==About==
 
==About==
[[category:help]]Unlike other reference projects, Issuepedia welcomes personal [[opinion]].
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Unlike other reference projects, Issuepedia welcomes statements of personal [[opinion]].
  
 
However:
 
However:
 
* Any [[opinion]] is an [[assertion]] of [[fact]].
 
* Any [[opinion]] is an [[assertion]] of [[fact]].
 
* Any assertion may be challenged.
 
* Any assertion may be challenged.
* A challenged assertion that is not defended with a [[rational]], [[evidence]]-based argument need not be taken seriously.
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* A challenged assertion that is not defended with a [[rational]] argument based on acceptable [[evidence]] need not be taken seriously.
  
 
Also, attempts to undermine other debaters by use of [[logical fallacies]] and other [[rhetorical deception]]s will be called out.
 
Also, attempts to undermine other debaters by use of [[logical fallacies]] and other [[rhetorical deception]]s will be called out.
==Rules==
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==Details==
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* [[/guidelines]]: more specifics on how to keep a debate productive
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* [[/trust]]: heuristics for managing bad faith
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==Basics==
 
:1. '''[[/assertion]]s''': An assertion that has not been [[/challenge|challenge]]d may be assumed to be true.
 
:1. '''[[/assertion]]s''': An assertion that has not been [[/challenge|challenge]]d may be assumed to be true.
 
:2. '''[[/challenge]]s''': When an assertion is challenged,
 
:2. '''[[/challenge]]s''': When an assertion is challenged,

Latest revision as of 11:25, 29 August 2017

About

Unlike other reference projects, Issuepedia welcomes statements of personal opinion.

However:

  • Any opinion is an assertion of fact.
  • Any assertion may be challenged.
  • A challenged assertion that is not defended with a rational argument based on acceptable evidence need not be taken seriously.

Also, attempts to undermine other debaters by use of logical fallacies and other rhetorical deceptions will be called out.

Details

  • /guidelines: more specifics on how to keep a debate productive
  • /trust: heuristics for managing bad faith

Basics

1. /assertions: An assertion that has not been challenged may be assumed to be true.
2. /challenges: When an assertion is challenged,
2a. if it remains undefended, it must be assumed to be false.
2b. responsibility for resolving a challenge rests with the person who made the assertion.
3. /clarity of arguments: Responsibility for making an argument clear lies on the arguer, not the respondent.

For more specifics, see:

  • /guidelines: valid and invalid argumentation techniques