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namussi

« on: February 25, 2018, 04:11 »
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From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Availability_cascade

An availability cascade is a self-reinforcing cycle that explains the development of certain kinds of collective beliefs.

A novel idea or insight, usually one that seems to explain a complex process in a simple or straightforward manner, gains rapid currency in the popular discourse by its very simplicity and by its apparent insightfulness.

Its rising popularity triggers a chain reaction within the social network: individuals adopt the new insight because other people within the network have adopted it, and on its face it seems plausible.

The reason for this increased use and popularity of the new idea involves both the availability of the previously obscure term or idea, and the need of individuals using the term or idea to appear to be current with the stated beliefs and ideas of others, regardless of whether they in fact fully believe in the idea that they are expressing.

Their need for social acceptance, and the apparent sophistication of the new insight, overwhelm their critical thinking.


« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2018, 04:16 »
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We get it you don't believe in capping.... ::)

namussi

« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2018, 04:54 »
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We get it you don't believe in capping.... ::)

Capping may exist. But so far, no-one has supplied any evidence.

« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2018, 07:20 »
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We get it you don't believe in capping.... ::)

Capping may exist. But so far, no-one has supplied any evidence.

Religion vs scientific method.The dialogue of the deaf

farbled

« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2018, 10:32 »
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We get it you don't believe in capping.... ::)

Capping may exist. But so far, no-one has supplied any evidence.

Hasn't been a compelling reason to. You have been very clear that you don't believe it, and that the topic is extremely important to you. Convincing you means nothing to me and I am not risking my account by posting numbers or screenshoting a graph for you to dispute.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2018, 10:46 by farbled »

« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2018, 11:37 »
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Life outside the Earth doesn't exist, there is no such thing as mass people surveillance and people aren't responsible for global warming.

There is no proof for any of these. But if you aren't a stubborn moron, you can't deny it. #Justsayin

« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2018, 13:11 »
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Sammy!  he doenst believe in caps! ::)

« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2018, 13:18 »
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Sammy!  he doenst believe in caps! ::)

Considering he doesn't believe in it he has become almost evangelical in his zeal to
disprove our heathen beliefs and turn us to the one true path of righteousness :D

« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2018, 13:40 »
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Sammy!  he doenst believe in caps! ::)

Considering he doesn't believe in it he has become almost evangelical in his zeal to
disprove our heathen beliefs and turn us to the one true path of righteousness :D

 ;D yes it all has an evengelical ring to it, maybe God will listen and please lift the caps??


« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2018, 14:12 »
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Sammy!  he doenst believe in caps! ::)

Considering he doesn't believe in it he has become almost evangelical in his zeal to
disprove our heathen beliefs and turn us to the one true path of righteousness :D

Is it just me or it is a bit strange such commitment, such zeal, just to discredit the opinion of some people who cannot present evidence because  they fear severe consequences from the agency?

Is there anything like a Shutterstock Troll Factory?  ;D

« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2018, 15:34 »
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I hope there is a cap to the number of capping threads a member of this forum can submit

« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2018, 15:50 »
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Sammy!  he doenst believe in caps! ::)

Considering he doesn't believe in it he has become almost evangelical in his zeal to
disprove our heathen beliefs and turn us to the one true path of righteousness :D

 ;D yes it all has an evengelical ring to it, maybe God will listen and please lift the caps??

I shall doff my cap to anyone who can satisfy this craving to prove caps exist or not as the case may be  ;)

« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2018, 16:34 »
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I hope there is a cap to the number of capping threads a member of this forum can submit


LOL! 😀👍

namussi

« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2018, 19:22 »
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Life outside the Earth doesn't exist, there is no such thing as mass people surveillance and people aren't responsible for global warming.

There is no proof for any of these. But if you aren't a stubborn moron, you can't deny it. #Justsayin

Big difference: tens of thousands of people with advanced scientific and statistical knowledge have analysed data (much of it shareable) and concluded there is evidence to support the theory of man-made global warming.

They publish their findings in scientific journals so that other people can criticise their findings and reasoning.

In microstock land, there are a few talented designers and photographers, who may not have backgrounds in statistics, psychology, etc, telling us to trust them that there's a cap, even though they won't or can't share their data to support their assertions.

« Last Edit: February 25, 2018, 21:56 by namussi »

farbled

« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2018, 22:32 »
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Sammy!  he doenst believe in caps! ::)

Considering he doesn't believe in it he has become almost evangelical in his zeal to
disprove our heathen beliefs and turn us to the one true path of righteousness :D

Is it just me or it is a bit strange such commitment, such zeal, just to discredit the opinion of some people who cannot present evidence because  they fear severe consequences from the agency?

Is there anything like a Shutterstock Troll Factory?  ;D
It's now clear: So he "can criticise their findings and reasoning."

namussi

« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2018, 23:35 »
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It's now clear: So he "can criticise their findings and reasoning."

Clear only now?  ;D

« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2018, 01:54 »
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Sammy!  he doenst believe in caps! ::)

Considering he doesn't believe in it he has become almost evangelical in his zeal to
disprove our heathen beliefs and turn us to the one true path of righteousness :D

 ;D yes it all has an evengelical ring to it, maybe God will listen and please lift the caps??

I shall doff my cap to anyone who can satisfy this craving to prove caps exist or not as the case may be  ;)


Knowing this crowd you just wait until this hits them month after month and sometimes a whole weeks takings where every day just differs in cents!  then we will hear a different tune. Thats the trouble these ghostbusters have no reason to believe nor understand a cap, YET!


« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2018, 06:51 »
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Does the "cap" mean that I can expect a massive surge in sales over the next couple of days to bring me up to my official cap level for the month?

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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2018, 06:53 »
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I ain't afraid of no ghost.

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« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2018, 06:55 »
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Does the "cap" mean that I can expect a massive surge in sales over the next couple of days to bring me up to my official cap level for the month?

Absolutely! There's a lower cap as well... it's variable, but it just happens to be one cent less than your actual monthly earnings. The upper cap is one cent more.

farbled

« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2018, 11:13 »
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It's now clear: So he "can criticise their findings and reasoning."

Clear only now?  ;D
Hahaha, you got me. Ok but I figured it out. I inadvertently had my monitor upside down these last ten or so years and never noticed. My graph was flat on the bottom, not the top! There is no cap. Whew!

namussi

« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2018, 19:44 »
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It's now clear: So he "can criticise their findings and reasoning."

Clear only now?  ;D
Hahaha, you got me. Ok but I figured it out. I inadvertently had my monitor upside down these last ten or so years and never noticed. My graph was flat on the bottom, not the top! There is no cap. Whew!

Something like this?

« Last Edit: February 26, 2018, 20:06 by namussi »

namussi

« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2018, 20:14 »
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It's now clear: So he "can criticise their findings and reasoning."

Clear only now?  ;D
Hahaha, you got me. Ok but I figured it out. I inadvertently had my monitor upside down these last ten or so years and never noticed. My graph was flat on the bottom, not the top! There is no cap. Whew!

The law of diminishing returns explains what's happening quite well. The phenomenon appears in all sorts of industries and markets. There's no need for a malicious capping algorithm to limit your returns. It just happens.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diminishing_returns

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/l/lawofdiminishingmarginalreturn.asp


namussi

« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2018, 20:17 »
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I hope there is a cap to the number of capping threads a member of this forum can submit

I've started two threads. What's my quota?

farbled

« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2018, 21:09 »
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It's now clear: So he "can criticise their findings and reasoning."

Clear only now?  ;D
Hahaha, you got me. Ok but I figured it out. I inadvertently had my monitor upside down these last ten or so years and never noticed. My graph was flat on the bottom, not the top! There is no cap. Whew!

The law of diminishing returns explains what's happening quite well. The phenomenon appears in all sorts of industries and markets. There's no need for a malicious capping algorithm to limit your returns. It just happens.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diminishing_returns

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/l/lawofdiminishingmarginalreturn.asp



Cool, still looks nothing like mine but OK. No cap. Happy?


 

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