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The methodology seems to work quite well; the main problem has been a lack of interest from anyone else. As such, it is still of use to ''me'', as it serves as a filing place for facts and cross-references which I otherwise would be unable to remember, thus making it possible for me to have a reasonable grasp on the issues I've been studying. Hopefully others will soon see the value of it. I have ideas for publicity campaigns ("Issuepedia: no more sound bites"), and will get around to working on that eventually.
 
The methodology seems to work quite well; the main problem has been a lack of interest from anyone else. As such, it is still of use to ''me'', as it serves as a filing place for facts and cross-references which I otherwise would be unable to remember, thus making it possible for me to have a reasonable grasp on the issues I've been studying. Hopefully others will soon see the value of it. I have ideas for publicity campaigns ("Issuepedia: no more sound bites"), and will get around to working on that eventually.
  
[[htwiki:Woozle|My central home page]] is on [[htwiki:Main Page|The Hypertwins Wiki]]. Visit early and often. ^_^
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[[htwiki:Woozle|My central home page]] is at [[woozalia:Main Page|woozalia.com]]. Visit early and often. ^_^
 
==Subpages==
 
==Subpages==
 
* '''For Social Media''':
 
* '''For Social Media''':
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** '''My [[/positions|positions]]''' on a number of issues
 
** '''My [[/positions|positions]]''' on a number of issues
 
** The [[/outrage]] file
 
** The [[/outrage]] file
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** [[/right-wing mentality]]
 
* [[/debate|debates]] index
 
* [[/debate|debates]] index
 
* [[/linkdump]]: a place to put links until I work out a quicker filing system
 
* [[/linkdump]]: a place to put links until I work out a quicker filing system
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* [[/voting]]
 
* [[/voting]]
 
* Space for expanding discussions on other sites, etc.:
 
* Space for expanding discussions on other sites, etc.:
** [[/My Left Wing]]
 
 
** [[/Facebook]]
 
** [[/Facebook]]
** [[/ParaPundit]]
 
 
** [[/Google+]]
 
** [[/Google+]]
 
** [[/IRC]]
 
** [[/IRC]]
** there needs to be a space for [[lwwiki:User:Woozle|LessWrong]]
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** [[lwwiki:User:Woozle|LessWrong]] (offsite)
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** [[/Mastodon]]
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** [[/My Left Wing]]
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** [[/Nextdoor]]
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** [[/ParaPundit]]
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** [[/Twitter]]
 
* [[/votes]]: an experimental page
 
* [[/votes]]: an experimental page
 
* [[/Josh/SSDI]]: reference page for our experiences with Josh vs. SSDI
 
* [[/Josh/SSDI]]: reference page for our experiences with Josh vs. SSDI
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* [[/chat]]: useful bits of dialogue
 
===Essays===
 
===Essays===
 
* '''2007-06-03''' {{l/sub|Reasons to believe in God}} (surprise!)
 
* '''2007-06-03''' {{l/sub|Reasons to believe in God}} (surprise!)
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===Notes===
 
===Notes===
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* [[/video notes]]
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* [[/Zinnia Jones]]: trying to sort out the claims that she's a white supremist or whatever
 
* '''eventual critiques''':
 
* '''eventual critiques''':
 
** [[/2009 Healthcare Reform campaigning]]
 
** [[/2009 Healthcare Reform campaigning]]
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* [[/2007-07-03 chat]] on the subject of why atheists might avoid trying to de-theize their friends
 
* [[/2007-07-03 chat]] on the subject of why atheists might avoid trying to de-theize their friends
 
* [[/open-mindedness]]: draft of an article I started for [[Conservapedia|Propagandapedia]] but then realized I really wasn't going to have time to research "properly" (i.e. finding non-Wikipedia references for all the assertions).
 
* [[/open-mindedness]]: draft of an article I started for [[Conservapedia|Propagandapedia]] but then realized I really wasn't going to have time to research "properly" (i.e. finding non-Wikipedia references for all the assertions).
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* '''Why Suppressing Disinformation Is Problematic and also Necessary'''
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** Let me put it this way: Disinformation hurts all of us, and I'm tired of dealing with a constant flood of it -- whether I come cross it myself or through others passing it along unquestioningly as truth.
  
 
===Other Dated Writings===
 
===Other Dated Writings===
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* '''2007-05-05''' [[/Morality Without God|Morality Without God]] ''(in progress)'': how it works (would "Godless Morality" be a better title?)
 
* '''2007-05-05''' [[/Morality Without God|Morality Without God]] ''(in progress)'': how it works (would "Godless Morality" be a better title?)
 
* '''2007-02-13''' [[/interfaith treaty|interfaith treaty]] working notes
 
* '''2007-02-13''' [[/interfaith treaty|interfaith treaty]] working notes
* [[/Obamacare]]: notes for the unfinished series defending it
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* [[/Obamacare]]: notes for the unfinished series defending it; should be adapted for Myths on CWRE and maybe other things
  
 
===Revisit / Rewrite===
 
===Revisit / Rewrite===

Latest revision as of 21:31, 4 August 2021

I originally created Issuepedia as a way of dealing with the confusion (shall we say) I and a lot of other people felt after the 2004 presidential election. How could a man be so clearly dishonest and still get elected? Or were we the ones who were wrong, and he actually wasn't that bad?

Issuepedia's first project, then, was to collect information relating to George W. Bush, his past performance, his views, the views of his party, the issues upon which I and my friends are at odds with his party, and so on. If we were right, this would make it clear to his supporters just what he was supporting. If we were wrong, it would become clear as the facts accumulated. This methodology could then be used to help resolve (or at least understand) all kinds of contentious issues.

The methodology seems to work quite well; the main problem has been a lack of interest from anyone else. As such, it is still of use to me, as it serves as a filing place for facts and cross-references which I otherwise would be unable to remember, thus making it possible for me to have a reasonable grasp on the issues I've been studying. Hopefully others will soon see the value of it. I have ideas for publicity campaigns ("Issuepedia: no more sound bites"), and will get around to working on that eventually.

My central home page is at woozalia.com. Visit early and often. ^_^

Subpages

Essays

Critiques

Humor

Ideas

Interactions

Notes

Other Dated Writings

Unfinished

Revisit / Rewrite

Dialogues

Petitions and Emails

(a partial list)

Notes to Myself

Morality Quiz Notes

A deadly natural disaster (hurricane, tsunami, whatever) is about to strike. A man goes swimming in the ocean, despite all warnings to leave town and especially to stay away from the water. He is arrested by the police. Is this right, or wrong? (Source: http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/pnoonan/?id=110007328)

Same natural disaster. A teenage boy steals a bus, picks up refugees, and drives them to safety. He is arrested. Is this right or wrong? What should the boy have done? What should the police have done?

...I wanted to have a scenario involving missionaries, but I find it difficult to phrase in a neutral-ish way since the concept of missionarying bothers me all by itself.

2007-02-25 update: Although I came up with those questions independently (in 2005 or 06), they are very similar to the questions used in the surveys described in The Authoritarians.