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Bypel  ·  2380 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Forum where fallacies are banned

    Even if what someone thinks contains a fallacy it's still somebodies opinion.

Pretty worthless opinion then IMO.

oyster  ·  2380 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's still an opinion which you think should be silenced. That's pretty hypocritical for somebody who thinks you shouldn't be able to stop someone joining in on your conversation.

Bypel  ·  2380 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You shouldn't be able to stop someone joining in on your conversation just because you feel like it.

If you have a good reason that's fine.

oyster  ·  2380 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Everybody is going to have a reason for not wanting to talk to somebody.

Bypel  ·  2332 days ago  ·  link  ·  

But not necessarily a good one.

_refugee_  ·  2379 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And the point goes to oyster in this discussion.

Bypel  ·  2380 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Then they can opt to have comments by them not displayed on their end.

oyster  ·  2380 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ya instead of outright banning the comment like the forum you like does.

goobster  ·  2372 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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veen  ·  2380 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fallacies make premises invalid, they don't make arguments or opinions invalid. Huge difference there.

Bypel  ·  2332 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No, fallacies make arguments invalid but not premises or conclusions false.

They do however mean that conclusion has not been backed up by the argument and thus needs a different argument.

veen  ·  2332 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We're agreeing, but using different terminology. What you call arguments leading to a conclusion I call premises leading to an opinion or argument.

veen  ·  2332 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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