Answers from postions of typical uber-geek
Posted Oct 4, 2007 16:25 UTC (Thu) by amikins
In reply to: Answers from postions of typical uber-geek
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To be fair, it looks to me more like this individual isn't clear on the purpose of playing devil's advocate.
Devil's advocate is an attempt to advance understanding of a problem by presenting alternate points, as well-reasoned as possible. If the points aren't sufficiently well framed as to be able to usefully further discussion, then the goal isn't served.
Care must be taken when attempting to take on the devil's advocate role; if you aren't precise in how you present these views, you do in fact come across as a troll.
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