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Title: The Political Compass
Post by: Pitkin on April 13, 2011, 06:39:39 am
Inflammable thread time~ <3 No, just kidding, my idea was not to spark political debate (heaven forbid) but to link to a site I've visited a few times since I found it years and years ago.

http://www.politicalcompass.org

As I pointed out, the idea is not to provoke political bickering, but I was simply interested in how others here positioned on the libertarian-authoritarian and the traditional "left-right" scales. No hating allowed here!

Anyone interested, take the test and post toast of the resulting graph. x) I'm not implying the test is 100% accurate or that we should form strong opinions on anyone located differently than ourselves, it's mostly for fun and my love for graphs and stats that made me post this. Honestly. ._.

My own result was well... in accordance to my own idea of political location - flaming liberal:

Economic Left/Right: -6.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.03

If enough people post their results, maybe we can make a summary picture with everyone's results in the same graph too~ *total geek ._.*

edit:

OSC crowd graph:


Legend: Kri(zonar), Sim(onorged), Ste(wartsage), Lea(f), Ale(x S), Alf(onso), Bel(la), Nej(inOniwa), Pen(ti-chan), Coc(kleshell), Cho(cofreak13), (Pip)Pit(kin), Raf(faele the Amigan).

The user whose name is hidden under Nejin's blob is Raf. The three blobs in the bottom left of the cloud are Coc (topmost), Cho (leftmost) and Pit. The blob between the three-blob group and Nej is Pen.
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: stewartsage on April 13, 2011, 09:00:50 am
I remember taking this in high school Government.

Economic Left/Right: -2.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.26



I refuse to believe I've become any less authoritarian (last time I was nearer the pope on the authoritarian axis) or socially liberal; probably just more ambivalent to the questions.  Also: Okie from Muskogee is satire in the vein of, say, Uneasy Rider.  No matter how Merle Haggard may have apparently changed politically in recent memory. Annnnd there are still no American political parties for me (according to the chart).

Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: NejinOniwa on April 13, 2011, 11:10:11 am

Well, yeah. Kinda knew this one.
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Bella on April 13, 2011, 01:23:59 pm
Economic Left/Right: -3.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.10



That seems correct.
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Red-Machine on April 13, 2011, 01:32:51 pm
I've taken this a few times before, and I'm pretty much exactly the same as you Stew.
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Bella on April 13, 2011, 01:39:34 pm
Pix or it didn't happen.
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: stewartsage on April 13, 2011, 03:10:20 pm
I'm waaaay more authoritarian and liberal then that though.  I think.
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Krizonar on April 13, 2011, 04:53:49 pm
Economic Left/Right: -2.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.54
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 13, 2011, 11:59:40 pm


between nelson mandela and the dalai lama. :3
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Alex S on April 14, 2011, 01:05:16 am


I feel lonely...
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 14, 2011, 01:09:45 am
you're the lone republican. consider yourself unique? :\
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Krizonar on April 14, 2011, 01:14:29 am
Slightly Authoritarian and almost in the middle, yes, that describes me well, really.
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Alex S on April 14, 2011, 01:16:23 am
@Choco: Somewhat. Not everyone has posted yet... I think.
Pitkin, Bella, stuart, Choco, Nejin, new guy mac enthusiast; we're missing Aurora.

It's really a combination of apathy towards others and dislike/distrust towards authority. Which add up to 'Leave me alone, I want to game/read/etc."

Actually, most of us are more on the libertarian side, if that has any importance.
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 14, 2011, 01:17:50 am
@kriz: but he's more libertarian....as am i.....
@alex: for some reason aurora doen't participate much in non-art threads anymore. i wish she would. :[
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Krizonar on April 14, 2011, 01:47:18 am
I was referring to mine, as I'm unique with being slightly Authoritarian as well. (Stew's is close, but mine is, like, obviously authoritarian)

I also like my nickname from Alex  8)

and yes, Aurora should have some funs.
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Pitkin on April 14, 2011, 03:07:01 am
Hey, no one should be pressured to participate still. Individual freedom. ;)
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 14, 2011, 11:40:38 am
still, it's interesting to see where everyone stands.

part of me wants to know all your responses to certain questions. :\
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Bella on April 14, 2011, 12:38:23 pm
Quote from: Alex S on April 14, 2011, 01:16:23 am
Actually, most of us are more on the libertarian side, if that has any importance.


According to the great compendium of Hacker Folklore that is the Jargon File, most hackers (that's in the OLD SCHOOL sense of being a programmer/enthusiast, not cybercriminal) are left libertarian-leaning and anti-authoritarian. From the entry on politics (http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/politics.html):

Quote from: Jargon FileThere is a strong libertarian contingent which rejects conventional left-right politics entirely. The only safe generalization is that hackers tend to be rather anti-authoritarian; thus, both paleoconservatism and 'hard' leftism are rare. Hackers are far more likely than most non-hackers to either (a) be aggressively apolitical or (b) entertain peculiar or idiosyncratic political ideas and actually try to live by them day-to-day.


(For the record, I fall into category A), aggressively apolitical.) -w-

That seems to describe most of the people who've responded here quite well so far... could OSC be a den of old-time-hacker spirited people? x3

If I may be a bit silly for a moment, I find it interesting that the three people who identified as authoritarian-leaning are more into "corporate computing" - there's Kriz, who's an Apple fan, Red, who's a huge Windows fan, and Stew, who's a... classic IBM/CDC/DEC fan? That would have made him diametrically opposed to the hacker culture back in the day.... and now I'm rambling and will stop now.
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: NejinOniwa on April 14, 2011, 02:09:46 pm
Well, if one would count the entire Pirate movement into a new age of hackerism - which I certainly would - that falls true for me, at least...

This thread might be interesting OwO
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Pitkin on April 14, 2011, 02:19:59 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on April 14, 2011, 11:40:38 am
part of me wants to know all your responses to certain questions. :\


Any specific question in mind? xP *expects a bloodbath* I withdraw that question!

Quote from: Bella on April 14, 2011, 12:38:23 pm
If I may be a bit silly for a moment, I find it interesting that the three people who identified as authoritarian-leaning are more into "corporate computing" - there's Kriz, who's an Apple fan, Red, who's a huge Windows fan, and Stew, who's a... classic IBM/CDC/DEC fan? That would have made him diametrically opposed to the hacker culture back in the day.... and now I'm rambling and will stop now.


An interesting theory. :3 On the apolitical-political setup, I'm definitely on the more political side, though I stay away from party politics as much as possible. But well, the fact that there are more than two serious parties here, makes it easier to find something for myself. :/
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 15, 2011, 10:40:54 pm
i'm quite political. i just hide it well. -w-
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 15, 2011, 10:46:18 pm
I remember taking that test some time ago. I should try it again (to see how much or little I've changed), but am not sure how accurate it'd be since there's no neutral option for any of the questions.
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Chocofreak13 on April 15, 2011, 11:25:29 pm
that's the only flaw with it, i think. :\
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Simonorged on February 01, 2013, 09:19:58 am

exactly what I thought it would be.
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Bella on February 01, 2013, 10:45:12 am
Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.23

Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Penti-chan on February 01, 2013, 11:17:32 am
Economic Left/Right: -4.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.18



That feels fairly accurate
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on February 01, 2013, 03:22:33 pm
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 01, 2013, 07:10:41 pm
Economic Left/Right: -6.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.87

Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: stewartsage on February 01, 2013, 11:55:16 pm
Economic Left/Right: -5.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.74

Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 02, 2013, 12:54:19 am
how did i wind up the furthest left one here?
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Penti-chan on February 02, 2013, 12:58:24 am
No idea, man. Well, you're even with Pit as far as left-ness, at the very least
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on February 02, 2013, 01:34:26 am
And, Checking upon  the entire thread Bella became more Chavez / Lopez Obradorist (Left-Winged). in her first attempt was pretty close to mine [3, 3 from the center to the left and down]
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 02, 2013, 03:03:04 am
time changes people. and the subtle cues can shift the dot so much, answering "agree" instead of "strongly agree" can have such a huge effect. :0
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Raffaele the Amigan on February 18, 2013, 03:40:33 pm
I made the political-compass test, but many questions are "american" only and don't reflect european points of view... There is a strong social component in the european right, and I do not believe in the self regulating market as recent economy scandals are the proof that market should be regulated by laws and controlled by joint commissions of governments, common citizens shareholders, enterprises and economy experts, so I appear to be shifted in the left camp...

Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 18, 2013, 05:02:31 pm
That's not necessarily a bad thing. Most of us here are on the left.

Welcome back, btw. (:
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: LeaflameSD on February 18, 2013, 05:39:06 pm


And Raffaele, hello.
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Simonorged on May 17, 2013, 09:56:29 am
Before

After

It appears my views have changed... a lot.
Darn you liberals and your positive influence :P
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Penti-chan on May 17, 2013, 11:33:57 am
Welcome to the club, man. We have saltine crackers :3
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 17, 2013, 09:44:49 pm
*passes around the chips and dip*
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Bella on June 28, 2013, 09:14:06 pm
THE PLOT THICKENS.

1) Go back and check your political compass result. Make a note of where you fall. (You can use the Economic Left/Right or
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian listings, or just count out the spaces.)
2) Look at the below image, and find your place on it.



For instance, on my most recent test I fell 5 spaces from the left and 7 spaces from the bottom, putting me in the territory of "Libertarian Socialism", which is pretty accurate IMO.

Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 28, 2013, 10:28:33 pm
GAH SO COMPLICATED seems i fall in Anarcho-Socialism. sounds about right. -w-
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Penti-chan on June 28, 2013, 11:21:05 pm
So, I'm a libertarian socialist? I'm surprised I haven't been murdered yet for being a "dirty commie", as the morons in this shitty state I live in would likely believe :\
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 29, 2013, 01:16:13 pm
1. i realized that there's a pattern to the shape of each zone
2. if i was mirrored upward i'd be a nazi
ohshi----
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Simonorged on August 26, 2013, 02:27:32 pm
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Pitkin on September 16, 2015, 12:46:42 pm
Necromancy at work. I've moved towards the centre since the first time. Could one say I've become more conservative?

Economic Left/Right: -5.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.69

Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 16, 2015, 07:23:17 pm
Anarcho-communist, just like last time. -w-



Economic Left/Right: -5.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.54
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Pitkin on September 17, 2015, 05:56:22 am
For the record, here is a crowd chart of OSC, using every time the most recent available score (2011, 2013, 2015) for each member. If anybody has a problem with their score showing here with others, just message me and I'll remove it! Also, I'll try to update the picture when somebody's score gets updated.


Legend: Kri(zonar), Sim(onorged), Ste(wartsage), Lea(f), Ale(x S), Alf(onso), Bel(la), Nej(inOniwa), Pen(ti-chan), Coc(kleshell), Cho(cofreak13), (Pip)Pit(kin), Raf(faele the Amigan).

The user whose name is hidden under Nejin's blob is Raf. The three blobs in the bottom left of the cloud are Coc (topmost), Cho (leftmost) and Pit. The blob between the three-blob group and Nej is Pen.

I also made graphs with single user's scores from earlier and later, showing the evolution of the scores between the tests. I'll post them later this week if somebody's interested. ^^
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Cockleshell on September 17, 2015, 07:01:16 am
since the shitshow of the republican debate got me riled up last night, i might as well

Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: LeaflameSD on September 17, 2015, 11:03:16 am
Quote from: PipPitkin on September 17, 2015, 05:56:22 am
[spoiler]For the record, here is a crowd chart of OSC, using every time the most recent available score (2011, 2013, 2015) for each member. If anybody has a problem with their score showing here with others, just message me and I'll remove it! Also, I'll try to update the picture when somebody's score gets updated.


Legend: Kri(zonar), Sim(onorged), Ste(wartsage), Lea(f), Ale(x S), Alf(onso), Bel(la), Nej(inOniwa), Pen(ti-chan), Coc(kleshell), Cho(cofreak13), (Pip)Pit(kin), Raf(faele the Amigan).

The user whose name is hidden under Nejin's blob is Raf. The three blobs in the bottom left of the cloud are Coc (topmost), Cho (leftmost) and Pit. The blob between the three-blob group and Nej is Pen.

I also made graphs with single user's scores from earlier and later, showing the evolution of the scores between the tests. I'll post them later this week if somebody's interested. ^^[/spoiler]

i forgot i took part in that, lol
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 18, 2015, 06:04:19 pm
i'm the furthest left, yay! : D
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Pitkin on September 19, 2015, 04:07:20 am
You extremist! xD
Title: Re: The Political Compass
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 19, 2015, 01:33:21 pm
AND PROUD OF IT

(i'm actually part of an Anarchist group on facebook. but most of what we do is bitch about political stuff and share drink recipes.)