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swervin August 3rd, 2015 1:37am

You make an outrageous claim on a poll and someone proves your "evidence" wrong. How do you respond?

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FacePalm That Trick Never Works
08/04/15 1:52 pm

I definitely don't ignore someone for proving me wrong. That is just silly.

FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
08/03/15 12:24 pm

If I'm wrong, I'm wrong.

I check their evidence. If it holds up, acknowledge my error, hit them with 🎅🏿, and go about my day.

bringstheeagle Colorado
08/03/15 9:09 am

That cannot ever, ever, possibly happen. Lol.

smithy0013
08/03/15 12:05 am

Rescind my statement

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TierasPet
08/03/15 5:06 am

Me too.

phen nebraska
08/02/15 10:20 pm

Half the 'debates' I engage in are more for fun than true beliefs, therefore if someone is educated enough to defend their point.. Good for them

presrvd Phoenix
08/02/15 9:35 pm

Being wrong by default (married), I usually refrain from these types of claims. If I'm dumb enough to put myself into this situation, I have no problem admitting I'm wrong...

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firefly5 the verse
08/02/15 8:35 pm

Verify and concede. I'll gladly admit when I'm wrong.

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Nik
08/02/15 6:53 pm

As susanr said, verify and accept. Not ignore (she's super duper smart!).

I save the ignore button for stupid, rude, and disrespectful people!

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susanr Colorado
08/02/15 6:46 pm

If I believe them (I'll usually fact check myself, first), I thank them for the information. If I've misled anyone, I apologize to them. I've been known to go through a whole poll making sure any individual thread where I've made the error gets

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susanr Colorado
08/02/15 6:47 pm

notified, because I know people don't always come back to a poll, much less read all the new comments.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
08/04/15 1:50 pm

You are very conscientious! But I agree, verify and concede.

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
08/02/15 6:40 pm

I'd verify their evidence first before doing anything.

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Kay41 the Midwest
08/02/15 6:39 pm

I hope that I would admit I was wrong.

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swervin Maryland
08/02/15 6:40 pm

You would. I know you pretty well.

Kay41 the Midwest
08/02/15 6:44 pm

Probably, but I'd feel pretty silly too.

MrsCrayonWax
08/02/15 6:37 pm

Verify their evidence. If they were right, humble yourself and accept you were wrong.

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swervin Maryland
08/02/15 6:41 pm

So you wouldn't ignore them? Got it. Lol.

MrsCrayonWax
08/02/15 6:46 pm

I ignore for other reasons. Not that. Lol. I've been wrong a time or two!

susanr Colorado
08/02/15 6:49 pm

I wouldn't ignore a user for that, but I've been in a situation where two users imposed some fairly ridiculous claims in regard to something I'd said, & continued to bait me. I ended up being angry at both of them, and put them both on ignore because

susanr Colorado
08/02/15 6:50 pm

I didn't want to hear it any more, and I was afraid I would say something I would regret. It ended up being a horrible fiasco where one of them made a poll about a hypothetical situation (ours, but certainly not as I saw it) without using my name,

susanr Colorado
08/02/15 6:52 pm

but in the comments my name was mentioned, & both those users stated why I had ignored them (which was not correct) & others made their own judgement about why I had done it. Only one person came even close as to why (tired of hearing crap).

swervin Maryland
08/02/15 6:53 pm

@susan: I can assure you this was not the case this time. I proved that the evidence the user supplied was not relevant to the question asked and that the question was misleading.

susanr Colorado
08/02/15 6:54 pm

However, from *their* perspective (the 2, anyway), they probably see the situation entirely differently.

I am never quick to assign motives to anyone for what they do, especially things like that.

susanr Colorado
08/02/15 6:56 pm

I'll take your word for that, swervin, but I'll also re-emphasize that they may see it very differently.

Or hey, maybe they're just embarrassed at being wrong.

swervin Maryland
08/02/15 6:58 pm

You are welcome to judge the conservation for yourself. The user is named Sailingaround. It's their latest poll. I don't like calling users out, but this, I think, is an exception. It's pretty asinine to ignore someone for what was said.

kscott516 EB rules
08/02/15 9:21 pm

Ah, sailingaround shows up again. He made up the claim that I said all Muslims were terrorists and that I was a bigot. He followed that with "Christians are vile" and put me on ignore. I think that was my first and last debate with that user.