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28 Post author: RobbBB 21 July 2014 10:14PM

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Comment author: MathiasZaman 25 July 2014 11:59:56AM 1 point [-]

HPMOR threads are often better sourced than discussion on politics. People also change their minds on /r/HPMOR more often than in anything political.

If anything, on the surface it looks like people take their Harry Potter fanfiction more seriously than politics.

Comment author: drethelin 25 July 2014 08:57:24PM 2 points [-]

yes the fact that there is a single text which everyone can refer to is part of what makes discussions about hpmor more interesting and less vindictive.

But since there isn't a single readable description of the state of the world, politics doesn't have that advantage.