v hyper.dev · dx - 0 - cheatsheet on discourse

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Do not share, what you do not want to be known

The three gates of speech

Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates.

Rogerian rhetoric

You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.”

Dennett’s version of Rapoport’s Rules

Argument Ranking

“How to apologize: Quickly, specifically, sincerely.”, by Kevin Kelly

Arguments category




“A leader is best when people barely know they exists, when their work is done, their aim fulfilled, people will say: we did it ourselves.”

— 老子 (Lao Tse), 道德經 (Dao De Jing)

Wikipedia’s etiquette

The first principle of Wikipedia etiquette has been said to be Assume Good Faith, also they Be Bold, but not Reckless.

Wrong discourse

Good discourse

Social rules are expected to be broken from time to time, in that regard they are different from a code of conduct.

Response Ranking

Interaction Ranking



Emotional Reaction



The whole page is licensed under cc-by-nc-sa; it is adapted from https://wiki.xxiivv.com/site/discourse.html to make it easier for me to change it. I also avoid the words “bad” (replaced with “wrong”) and “faith” (replaced with “discourse”), a few other changes.