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  1. #131

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    Actors are paid to be someone they are not. I have no problem with anyone playing anyone if they do it well. Shakespeare plays had men playing women in his day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    For someone who claims to have a scientific mind and be highly numerate, I'd love to see you estimate the statistical likelihood of distribution of comments on the SCMP being unconnected discrete commentators
    Research on wumaos indicates that they rarely engage in argument, but flood message boards with distractionary messages. It's not something to be observed on the SCMP article. If you read more deeply, there's an actual discussion going on with multiple post by the same people.

    https://gking.harvard.edu/50c
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    I recall a big problem when a Swede played football national coach in the UK


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    Some interesting commentary on the basket case...

    https://np.reddit.com/r/news/comment...59&sh=cf6e9ae1


  5. #135
    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCoombs:
    Some interesting commentary on the basket case...

    https://np.reddit.com/r/news/comment...59&sh=cf6e9ae1
    This is interesting.

    And then you have the effect on the Chinese Banking system. Imagine what happened in the US happening in China...but where their are way way more empty properties that won't go from 500K to 300K but from 500K to 10K or less. After all they are not well made concrete boxes in the sky. They don't really have a high intrinsic value, especially when 100-500 million properties suddenly become open for sale.
    Lol.

    I wonder why it got such high ratings?
    Last edited by civil_servant; 01-03-2018 at 08:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant:
    Research on wumaos indicates that they rarely engage in argument, but flood message boards with distractionary messages. It's not something to be observed on the SCMP article. If you read more deeply, there's an actual discussion going on with multiple post by the same people.

    https://gking.harvard.edu/50c
    It suggest Wumoas try to stifle discussion by posting about trivial points and using whataboutism.

    It does sound familiar
    Last edited by East_coast; 01-03-2018 at 09:15 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    posting about trivial points and using whataboutism.
    Interesting, as it claims the total opposite.

    In this randomly selected training set, like the last, we find no evidence of taunting of foreign countries, although we
    did find a handful of posts in the category of argumentative praise or criticism, constituting only 3% of the posts.
    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    stifle discussion
    Since you got it wrong, who's in actual fact stifling discussion by referring to opposing viewpoints as wumaos?

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    Reminded me of this one from a year ago..

    https://variety.com/2017/film/box-of...ud-1202479488/


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