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Thanks, I think.

Yikes, no wonder I have problems fitting in. My score doesn't look like anybody else who has posted theirs. I seem to be way out there in bottom left field. Just for some perspective, if either afew or melo are around and can recall their numbers, could you please post them? I'm just curious if I'm in bad man's land all by myself or if I might have some company somewhere, anywhere nearby.

by sgr2 on Thu Aug 2nd, 2012 at 12:05:36 PM EST
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The 2006 results can be seen in the chart.

But many appears to have moved (from comments here, not a rigorous analysis).

How do we evaluate the results? If Mig is up to it, making another graph would give some idea.

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Aug 2nd, 2012 at 12:27:45 PM EST
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That's my new score.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Aug 2nd, 2012 at 01:20:32 PM EST
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I seem to be way out there in bottom left field.

Hm? Amost everyone on ET is in the bottom left field.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Aug 2nd, 2012 at 04:09:13 PM EST
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Well yes, but no.

Comparing the location of my dot on the graph on the test result at the Political Compass site with the position of names on the ET Political Compass previously posted, my "dot" would appear to be located a little left of you (somewhere between you and afew), and on about the same level as a swedish kind of death; yet the numbers make no sense at all.     -3.62 and -6.31?

by sgr2 on Thu Aug 2nd, 2012 at 04:48:14 PM EST
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Have you noted that the ET-graph (from 2006) is not evenly scaled?

-3.62 economic and -6.31 social lands you near MarekNYC (whom we have not seen for some time).

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Aug 2nd, 2012 at 06:20:22 PM EST
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Note that the ET graph has 0,0 as the upper right hand corner while the Political Compass has 10,10 as the upper right hand corner. In other words, ET is located entirely within the lower left hand quadrant of the Political Compass!
by jam on Fri Aug 3rd, 2012 at 09:02:45 AM EST
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IIRC, Migeru had trouble getting the individual dots and names to be separately readable, hence a large image of the bottom left quadrant and an adapted scale.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Aug 3rd, 2012 at 09:31:57 AM EST
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Thanks for pointing that out. Now it makes more sense.  
by sgr2 on Fri Aug 3rd, 2012 at 01:44:34 PM EST
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you asked, madame?

The Political Compass - Test

Economic Left/Right: -8.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.38


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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Aug 3rd, 2012 at 02:39:37 PM EST
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