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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2005, 19:43:20 EST »

I think this is in fairly good agreement with my description in my introduction.

Economic Left/Right: -4.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.44

The wording of the questions and the assumptions behind them does influence the outcome of the test.  I would be interested in an annotated version of this test, to see the assumptions of the authors about the meaning of answers to the different questions (Being an educator and all.  That's where the analyst and the teacher meet for me!) .

At least this gives us a rough and ready comparison.
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2005, 17:55:55 EST »

Economic Left/Right:  -2.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian:  -2.51

I agree with the statements that there should have been either a nuteral or "i dunno" choice on these questions.  There were some questions that I felt I didn't know enough on the issues surrounding them to give a good answer.
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2005, 20:29:35 EST »

Hey I love the political compass site.  My scores were -4.00 economic left/right and -6.21 libertarian/authoritarian, although it should be noted that i know very little about world trade issues, so i'm not sure my economic score is accurate.
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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2005, 20:31:08 EST »

Economic Left/Right: -6.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.03

.. pretty much expected that one.
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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2005, 09:48:25 EST »

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Hm.  I seem to have recalled seeing this a while back, but I couldn't even remember what it was called.

Economic Left/Right: -4.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.00

Oh, and I just love the subtle sarcasm in question 22 of their FAQ:
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22. When are you guys gonna learn to spell?

This grievance comes from those who aren't aware that British and American spellings sometimes differ.

We've been at the centre of some rancour, but we're not going to take offence or harbour any grievances. The catalogue of complaints won't colour this organisation's programme. It's a grey area anyway. And we don't want to labour the point.


Ironically enough, I think that they actually made a grammatical error in that statement...judging from context, they seem to be trying to say "Belabor" or "belabour" the point, not "labour".

Though, of course, that could be due to American/British language differences as well...

Economic Left/Right: 2.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.13

Weird, I'm actually much more centrist than I realized. It's probably 'cuz I'm more extreme on some issues than others, so it almost balances out...
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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2005, 01:21:26 EST »

This is what it gave me.

Economic Left/Right: -7.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.10

I think I've taken this thing before, but I'm not sure.

Also, one can never be sure if there truly answering the questions based on what they think, or what they perceive themselves to be.

Or mabye thats just my problem. Bleh. Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2005, 10:29:11 EST »

I have far too much time on my hands.

Here's the graph:


Now we can clearly see where everyone stands, i think I can claim my place as the extremist of the board.
Oh, and just for clarification, the pink dot indicatess the position of the Average IRTer.
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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2005, 11:26:12 EST »

That's awesome..

Not sure what else to say. That's really cool.

Yep.
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« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2005, 11:52:25 EST »

So, since you claim to be the extremist on the board, and were most likely bored when you decided to make this graph, does that make you .... extremely bored?

[Runs before he can be attacked for his bad pun]

Sorry!
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« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2005, 14:38:33 EST »

Hey, I haven't said my piece yet, have I?

Economic Left/Right: -3.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.28

I think that's more or less accurate, I always thought I was slightly left of center.
I also think a neutral option would be of use between the Agree and Disagree options.
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« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2005, 16:54:43 EST »

I haven't said anything, so-

Economic Left/Right: -3.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.23

Eh, that'll do. I was hoping to be the extremist, but I'm happy with what I got.
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« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2005, 18:13:50 EST »

Economic Left/Right: 0.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.67

There were a heck of a lot of questions I wish there was a "Mu!" option for. I see myself as a thinking centrist. I think the left has their heart in the right place, but I would rather not specualte on where they have their head sometimes. I've consistantly voted 50/50 Republician/Democrat, except for 2004. I voted Bush in 2000 and Kerry in '04.

I toyed with Libertarian (the party) back in high school, but I'm reminded of one phrase from the 1920s: "If you aren't a socialist by the time you're 20, you have no heart. If you're still a socialist by the time you're 30, you have no head." Much the same could be said for any idealogical extremism.

I wish there was an option besides the two major parties, but I don't agree with any of the minor parties either. So I try to do my best to play both ends against the middle.
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« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2005, 00:44:55 EST »

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Similarly, the term "liberal" has subtly different connotations in Europe compared to the USA.
Subtle?  The word "liberal" in Continental Europe means right-wing, often very right-wing.  The liberal parties in Austria and Sweden, for instance, are essentially neo-nazi parties.

Anyway, here I am in all my babykilling gay-sympathizing pinko commie heathen glory:

Economic Left/Right: -7.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.46

Snuggling up with Gandhi.
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« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2005, 05:06:47 EST »

Hi!
I just registered.   I thought the questions were a little too culturally specific.  Being atheist, I found some of the social questions push me too far to the liberal end of the spectrum as I am pretty conservative ethically.  I expect that if the questions were not religiously biased I would be near the middle rather than solidly in the liberal camp. rolleyes

Anyhoo.

Eco. Left/right -8.63
Soc. Liberal / Authoritarian  -5.59
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« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2005, 17:50:58 EST »

Economic Left/Right: -7.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.79

That's kind of funny, I thought it would be the reverese.  I don't think they asked the right questions.

I suppose it's a close enough approximation, though.
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