1. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    Sometimes we have to remember that the average IQ is 100, which means half of the people you meet and talk to and work with and interact with on the Internet have an IQ < 100.

    Just remember that when you're locked in a circular argument with someone after having explained the same thing logically 14 times.

    Sometimes, it's best to smile and walk away.

    Posted with my trusty Z10
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    06-21-17 10:20 AM
  2. falbo's Avatar
    Sometimes we have to remember that the average IQ is 100, which means half of the people you meet and talk to and work with and interact with on the Internet have an IQ < 100.

    Just remember that when you're locked in a circular argument with someone after having explained the same thing logically 14 times.

    Sometimes, it's best to smile and walk away.

    Posted with my trusty Z10
    Surely you mean forum. 😎
    06-21-17 10:26 AM
  3. kbz1960's Avatar
    Maybe you should follow your own advice.

    /blackberry-priv-f440/if-priv-doesnt-get-nougat-i-will-not-buy-keyone-1111281/
    06-21-17 10:45 AM
  4. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    That's the thread that inspired me to post this one!

    Also, before I'm accused of acting superior, I make no presumptions which side of the mode I'm on!

    Posted with my trusty Z10
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    06-21-17 11:13 AM
  5. kbz1960's Avatar
    That's the thread that inspired me to post this one!

    Also, before I'm accused of acting superior, I make no presumptions which side of the mode I'm on!

    Posted with my trusty Z10
    LOL. Cool. I don't either.
    06-21-17 11:14 AM
  6. thurask's Avatar
    There's a difference between a population mean and a sample mean; assuming 100 is the baseline for a population, the mean IQ of a MENSA meeting and an Internet forum definitely won't be 100.
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    06-21-17 11:16 AM
  7. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    There's a difference between a population mean and a sample mean; assuming 100 is the baseline for a population, the mean IQ of a MENSA meeting and an Internet forum definitely won't be 100.
    If you mean to imply that the average person on the Internet, or an Internet forum has above average intelligence, I would love to see evidence of that. It has not been my experience that the ability to type on a website creates a meaningful selection bias, unlike presence at a MENSA mtg.

    Posted with my trusty Z10
    06-21-17 11:20 AM
  8. thurask's Avatar
    If you mean to imply that the average person on the Internet, or an Internet forum has above average intelligence, I would love to see evidence of that. It has not been my experience that the ability to type on a website creates a meaningful selection bias, unlike presence at a MENSA mtg.

    Posted with my trusty Z10
    I didn't mean to imply that Internet forums are representative of an above average group, quite the opposite actually. Everything is selection bias if one is cynical enough.
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    06-21-17 11:23 AM
  9. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    Fair enough. I fully concede there may be selection biases in any non random sample.

    I still think the advice to consider differences in intelligence during disagreements valid.

    Posted with my trusty Z10
    06-21-17 11:26 AM
  10. kbz1960's Avatar
    Or the thought that you are right because that's your belief and no one else is going to tell you any different.

    Not saying you but you as in any person.
    Last edited by kbz1960; 06-21-17 at 11:31 AM. Reason: Enter too soon
    06-21-17 11:30 AM
  11. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    Or the thought that you are right because that's your belief and no one else is going to tell you any different.

    Certainly!

    Posted with my trusty Z10
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    06-21-17 11:30 AM
  12. nhatanh181's Avatar
    "You can't win an argument" - Dale Carnegie.

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    06-21-17 11:35 AM
  13. Heavens1's Avatar
    indicators other than IQ can have a significant impact when in discussion. For example, is english the first language for all chat participants?

    Here on cb there are members who speak two or three or more languages to some degree or another, and whilst their written english may not be as clear as a native speaker they can still converse with great adequacy.

    Having said that, some concepts may literally be lost in translation, but that doesn't mean that a lack of understanding equals a low scale IQ.
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    06-22-17 08:40 AM
  14. Heavens1's Avatar
    Another factor influencing comprehension and the perception of intelligence, is the ability to convey meaning in a field outside of one's own expertise.

    So, as cb is essentially a forum for BlackBerry users there is a lot of techo type talk, and other informative talk. If a poster does not have an IT techo background, or is just not into techo lingo, then the phrasing of any of their posts may give them the appearance of being not particularly ' bright', or whatever.

    When, in fact, the person is just inexperienced at techo phrasing.
    kbz1960 likes this.
    06-22-17 08:46 AM
  15. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    indicators other than IQ can have a significant impact when in discussion. For example, is english the first language for all chat participants?

    Here on cb there are members who speak two or three or more languages to some degree or another, and whilst their written english may not be as clear as a native speaker they can still converse with great adequacy.

    Having said that, some concepts may literally be lost in translation, but that doesn't mean that a lack of understanding equals a low scale IQ.
    That's certainly true. I didn't mean to imply that differences in intelligence were the only reason for misunderstandings or arguments in Internet forums! That would be silly. Moreover, online forums are a great way to learn and practice a new language by discussing topics of mutual interest.
    Heavens1 likes this.
    06-22-17 09:36 AM

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