Why so many forced dichotomies?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mrmatt1972, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. So many polls or opinion question threads on this and other forums limit your choice to one or the other of something. When did we become so simpleminded? Why is having and using a variety of gear in a variety of contexts so hard to accept? Why do people keep responding! Gaaah!
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  2. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    I see what you have done here.
  3. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
  4. Bassbeater

    Bassbeater Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
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  5. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Because there are only two types of people. Those that believe there are only two types of people and everyone else.
  6. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    Does this involve any type of spanking ritual ?

    uh um........just asking for a friend:D
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  7. Invalid poll. We all know why.
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  8. TOOL460002


    Nov 4, 2004
    Santa Cruz
    Well they are forced, so how we not reply? Seemed mandatory but I've been wrong many a time.
  9. I hate it when there are only two dichotomies to choose from..
  10. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    I'm not voting.
    This invalidates your whole argument...whatever the heck it is.

    Also, you did it wrong.
    Do what @Joe Nerve does, and insist everyone HAS to reply.:)
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  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    This is why God gave us carrots.
  12. filmtex


    May 29, 2011
    Monkey needs a hug.
  13. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Moderators Local A440 Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    Under the flight path
    Ask Schrodinger's cat.
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  14. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    They're not necessarily forced--sometimes it's that somebody has narrowed down their options to two & wants others to share their opinions.

    If I find too few options listed or my answer isn't there--I'll add it if I comment--such as--this-

    It depends.
  15. NG51

    NG51 Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    I prefer unforced dichotomies.
  16. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    People attempting to make political arguments like to set up false dichotomies. They especially like to load their questions so that neither option is true, but one seems more attractive. Trying to get them to acknowledge any grey area between the two silly options is sometimes not productive.

    The result is questions that make as much sense as "Do you walk to school, or carry your lunch?"
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  17. I agree with this. You must get permission or it is rape.
  18. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    How's this for a dichotomy? Give me a "Carrot Option" or I don't vote....:whistle:
  19. The modern world culture is obsessed with a binary. It can be seen in gender, sexual orientation, etc. We're a product of our environment.
  20. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Yeah, not mention of burritos or tnc either. I call shenanigans.

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