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The ET Political Compass (for what it's worth) is here.

The x and y axes are explained lower down the page with the compass of the UK political parties as an example. But, roughly speaking, ET members find themselves in the lower left quadrant, that is, the libertarian* left.

* not in the US sense!

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 01:47:52 AM EST
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Hey! Is linca off the map, or was the graph not updated?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 02:53:05 AM EST
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Not updated. Everyone from "findmeaDoorIntoSummer" down is not in the picture. I'm all for an update because I have a pretty space all for myself. But maybe do another round of testing first?

P.S. let's call ourselves the libertine left.

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 05:23:59 AM EST
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Lest anyone take it too seriously, I will say that I view the compass as an amusing toy, nothing serious.  And I'll note that the people here with whom I most frequently agree are not located particularly near me (or each other, for that matter) on the graph....
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 05:48:19 AM EST
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Yes, it is also a wonder for me.
by FarEasterner on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 05:59:57 AM EST
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Stormy, FF, now tell us. Where are you on the graph?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 06:42:50 AM EST
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Many thanks for the link to the Compass - for a newcomer it is a useful orientation tool - not to be taken too seriously, I agree.

It would be interesting to update say, on an annual basis to see if the centre of gravity of the blog is moving in any particular direction.

PS  given this is a European blog, can we not have an English rather than an American spell checker?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 06:55:04 AM EST
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SCOOP is not at all internationalised, sadly. At one time, we wanted to create non-English-language ET branches, but too much is hard-coded in SCOOP.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 06:59:16 AM EST
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I'm at -5, -5.74, sort of between Metatone and MarekNYC, but I've taken the test at another time and gotten a different score.  I find some of the questions too vague and badly worded to be able to answer them consistently, and I don't think they accurately measure the things they attempt to measure.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 07:09:12 AM EST
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I have taken it and ended up between about -7, -6 and -8, -8 before  this time I'm at -7.5, -7.13.

I'm fairly sure I'm not changing that much.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 09:46:14 AM EST
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