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12 Post author: Benquo 11 January 2017 10:31PM

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Comment author: Benquo 12 January 2017 09:12:22AM 4 points [-]

Holding criticism to a higher standard than praise discourages people from calling out misrepresentations, which lowers the costs to liars of lying. I'd be surprised if Ben Todd were deliberately trying to clear a path for lies, but that's the direction things like that point.

Comment author: ChristianKl 13 January 2017 03:21:20PM 0 points [-]

Low quality praise is easily ignored without much effects. Low quality criticism on the other hand is more likely to have effects.

It's worthwhile to go for quantity of praise while focusing on quality of criticism.