The Political Compass (Armed and Dangerous)

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? Man, ? Amazing
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If you are a citizen of the United States, and of voting age, and aren't totally jaded by the political process, you might have noticed that there has been a recent increase in the quantity (not quality) of political advertisements and punditry. This is NOT by accident. It seems that every November there is a special Tuesday on which we gather for mass meaningless approbation (except for the vote-by-mail people, and Oregon.) In light of the upcoming event, I though it would be fitting to whip out the old "Political Compass," give it a quick polish, a spit shine, and present it to you for inspection. Go ahead, take the test, and post your results. At some point the thread can degenerate into hysteria and name-calling, but let's try to keep page 1 on topic.

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If you can't read English, and still want to take the test, try here.

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Vogel - "10% off on all of [our] products for the month of October. ... this discount applies to games, CDs, bundles, and even already discounted products."

Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Thralni - "a lot of people are ... too weird to be trusted"
Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 2018
Profile #1
Economic Left/Right: -6.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.23

This puts me pretty much smack-dab dead center in the left lower quadrant. I'd import the picture, but, well -- I have no idea how (but if anyone's got a hint?...)

Does this mean I have to vote for Hillary? *sobbing softly*
Posts: 7 | Registered: Friday, October 4 2002 07:00
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #2
Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: -5.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.97

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Agent
Member # 1934
Profile Homepage #3
Economic Left/Right: -8.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.05

A left-wing extremist is me.

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Posts: 1169 | Registered: Monday, September 23 2002 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #4
Economic Left/Right: -8.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.00

Dude... I've drifted even farther to the fringe than last time.

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Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Agent
Member # 4574
Profile #5
Economic Rating: -2.62 (Left)
Social Rating: -3.38 (Left)

If you must see the chart to understand, look here.

Personally, I think I applied my own views on what I would do in said situation. My ideal society operates under "Live and Let Live", where you and everyone else is free to do whatever they wish as long as it's not detrimental to other peoples lives, such as murder. Also, economically, I follow New Socialism, in which certain industries (water treatment, defense, electrical production, etc.) are nationalised so they may be properly used by the gov't, while the rest (the media, software production, etc.) are left to the Social Democratic world of capitalism. It really strikes a balance I think, and is totally compatable with a governmental system like the United States.

EDIT: You don't have to vote for anyone at all. If you don't want to vote for Hilary, don't.

[ Thursday, October 11, 2007 13:00: Message edited by: Arrogantking ]

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GIFTS of the World, Unite!
Posts: 1186 | Registered: Friday, June 18 2004 07:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #6
As a public service I have plotted my progress over time.
2005 (First) -4.25, -2.62
2005 (Second) -3.38, -2.62
2007 (Current) -3.00, -1.74

This means I will be unsatisfied by the upcoming election.

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Vogel - "10% off on all of [our] products for the month of October. ... this discount applies to games, CDs, bundles, and even already discounted products."

Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Thralni - "a lot of people are ... too weird to be trusted"
Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Shaper
Member # 32
Profile #7
2003:(0.50,-1.59)
2004:(0.12,-1.44)
2007:(0.62,-3.79)

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Lt. Sullust
Quaere verum
Posts: 2462 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
By Committee
Member # 4233
Profile #8
Hmm. I remember doing this before, but I guess I didn't post...

Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.90

This seems to be about where I've scored before.
Posts: 2242 | Registered: Saturday, April 10 2004 07:00
Guardian
Member # 5360
Profile #9
IMAGE(http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-6.00&soc=-3.69)
Nalyd prefers Dennis Kucinich.

[ Thursday, October 11, 2007 14:01: Message edited by: Thoughts in Chaos ]

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May the fires of Undeath burn in your soul, and consume it.
Posts: 1636 | Registered: Wednesday, January 5 2005 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 5576
Profile Homepage #10
Economic Left/Right: 1.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.26

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Überraschung des Dosenöffners!
"On guard, you musty sofa!"
Posts: 627 | Registered: Monday, March 7 2005 08:00
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Member # 869
Profile Homepage #11
L/R: -5.12
A/L: -5.95

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The Empire Always Loses: This Time For Sure!
Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #12
quote:
The old one-dimensional categories of 'right' and 'left', established for the seating arrangement of the French National Assembly of 1789, are overly simplistic for today's complex political landscape.
Solution: make it two-dimensional! ;)

Did anyone else find an abundance of loaded questions, by the way?

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IMAGE(http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=2.00&soc=2.92)
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #13
Most of my questions were maths. Some were physics, but those seem to pop up in every test.

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Vogel - "10% off on all of [our] products for the month of October. ... this discount applies to games, CDs, bundles, and even already discounted products."

Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Thralni - "a lot of people are ... too weird to be trusted"
Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 4784
Profile Homepage #14
Curiously, I seem to have failed to participate in any previous political polling, though I vividly remember doing it at least once before.

Around the time of the True Neutral test I believe and I remember being very close to the middle but a little to the right and down.

Edit: Remembering more. It was less than 1 to the right and exactly 0 for L/A, I'm sure of it... well, mostly sure... as sure as I can be... um.

Much to my surprise this is my result for today:
Economic Left/Right: -3.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.31

I think you guys must be rubbing off on me. ;)

Is that a good thing?

[ Thursday, October 11, 2007 17:09: Message edited by: Jewel ]

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Posts: 563 | Registered: Tuesday, July 27 2004 07:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #15
It's more likely that your children have rubbed off on you.

If it was any of us, be sure to shower and then notify CDC. Hurry.

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Vogel - "10% off on all of [our] products for the month of October. ... this discount applies to games, CDs, bundles, and even already discounted products."

Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Thralni - "a lot of people are ... too weird to be trusted"
Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Shaper
Member # 7472
Profile Homepage #16
Economic Left/Right: -5.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.95

IMAGE(http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-5.62&soc=-3.95)

I'll see if I can compile a massive graph with everyone who takes the poll on it. It'd be interesting to see the overall view on Spiderweb.

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Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #17
It might be easiest to just include the light green section. I would guess that it is the storyline of Exile which determined the fate of Jeff's clientèle.

But good luck with the graphing, make sure to include historical info as well.

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Vogel - "10% off on all of [our] products for the month of October. ... this discount applies to games, CDs, bundles, and even already discounted products."

Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Thralni - "a lot of people are ... too weird to be trusted"
Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 5576
Profile Homepage #18
Here's such a graph so far: (I'll just change this one as more people provide data, for my own amusement, if nothing else.)

IMAGE(http://hallsofchaos.forinti.com/misc/sw_politics.png)

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Überraschung des Dosenöffners!
"On guard, you musty sofa!"
Posts: 627 | Registered: Monday, March 7 2005 08:00
Agent
Member # 4574
Profile #19
That would be interesting, and I predict a moderate liberal concentration, most people being somewhere in the bottom left quadrant.

Now, is there going to be any debating or are we just going to post our scores?

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Cheeseballs of the World, Unite! Follow Dear Leader Cheeseball 2, Avenge Cheeseball!
Posts: 1186 | Registered: Friday, June 18 2004 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #20
-7.12, -7.85

—Alorael, who has moved economically right a bit, back to an earlier position. He's hovered around -8 socially for a long time now. He also feels much more competent to opine about social issues than economic ones, which may account for the drift and stability of those axes, respectively.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 4826
Profile #21
Economic Left/Right: -4.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.38

No surprises there. And I definitely took this before. I didn't find a post about it though. Sadness.

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"Of course, not all technology is good. Some is exactly the opposite (bad)." — Dave Barry
Posts: 458 | Registered: Friday, August 6 2004 07:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #22
quote:
Originally written by Cheeseballking:

Now, is there going to be any debating or are we just going to post our scores?
Per the original post, page 2 and beyond are reserved for acrimonious debating. Page 1 is for happy fun times.

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Vogel - "10% off on all of [our] products for the month of October. ... this discount applies to games, CDs, bundles, and even already discounted products."

Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Thralni - "a lot of people are ... too weird to be trusted"
Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Councilor
Member # 6600
Profile Homepage #23
Economic Left/Right: -5.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.77

Dikiyoba.

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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded
Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
Warrior
Member # 6934
Profile #24
Mmmh... well, I'll be...

Economic Left/Right: -7.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.49
Posts: 183 | Registered: Sunday, March 19 2006 08:00

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