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[Link] Kialo -- an online discussion platform that attempts to support reasonable debates

2 Post author: mirefek 05 November 2017 12:48PM

Comments (8)

Comment author: mirefek 05 November 2017 12:52:51PM 2 points [-]

I came across this site and it seems quite interesting to me. I believe that the discussion format can influence the discussion itself a lot. Not sure whether exactly the Kialo format is optimal but I consider Kialo as at least a promising attempt.

Comment author: Tehuti 06 November 2017 06:57:05PM 0 points [-]

"I consider Kialo as at least a promising attempt." This problem hasn't been tackled afaik and it's nice to see someone working on it!

Comment author: Thomas 05 November 2017 02:04:50PM 0 points [-]

I don't like it, at all.

As you see, my argumentation for that is just like yours. Nonexistent.

Comment author: mirefek 05 November 2017 02:32:29PM 1 point [-]

Well, the purpose of my comment was to clarify my views as the author of the link. Do I understand correctly that you disagree that the discussion format can influence the quality of the discussion?

Comment author: jimrandomh 12 November 2017 11:42:37PM 1 point [-]

People keep rebuilding this thing. It's a mistake. If you tag all content as for or against something, it helps with sorting out genuinely binary balance-of-considerations issues, but almost nothing that's actually discussed, or that is actually worth discussing, fits this format. The most valuable content either clarifies, or pulls the rope sideways, or makes the original question moot. These can't fit in the template of an argument-structuring website, so argument-structuring websites don't get this content, so they aren't worth reading or participating in.

Comment author: Dentin 06 November 2017 12:32:20PM 1 point [-]

Off the top of my head I'd say it's doomed to forever be a minor niche platform, because what the general public wants is not "reasonable debate". They want drama, and reasonable debate doesn't provide that.


Comment author: curi 09 November 2017 07:48:28AM 0 points [-]

How is the Paths Forward compatibility of Kialo?


Comment author: Manfred 05 November 2017 07:46:32PM 0 points [-]

Hm, the format is interesting. The end product is, ideally, a tree of arguments, with each argument having an attached relevance rating from the audience. I like that they didn't try to use the pro and con arguments to influence the rating of the parent argument, because that would be too reflective of audience composition.