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23 Post author: Wei_Dai 19 March 2010 10:21PM

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Comment author: alexflint 22 March 2010 07:16:22AM 0 points [-]

This is exactly what I was thinking as I read the post. Sometimes verbalizing an idea quickly is the most efficient way to determine its merit. However, in such an "excited" conversation it's implicit that nobody has thought about their ideas very much, whereas it would be problematic if people started signalled that they had thought long and hard about their two-cent idea.