Profile overview for lofalexandria.
Submission statistics

This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

182 submissions to psychology

157 submissions to Conservation

37 submissions to science

36 submissions to technology

27 submissions to space

This user has so far shared a total of 565 links, started a total of 27 discussions and submitted a total of 349 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 195 and downvoted 6 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 225 and downvoted 27 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

On Wikipedia, politically controversial science topics vulnerable to information sabotage, submitted: 8/14/2015 8:51:09 PM, 90 points (+92|-2)

Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil major new product line on April 30th - Apparently not a car. , submitted: 3/31/2015 1:32:29 AM, 43 points (+44|-1)

Study: There Are Instructions for Teaching Critical Thinking | Big Think, submitted: 8/23/2015 10:06:50 AM, 41 points (+42|-1)

Obama signals support for medical marijuana bill backed by Rand Paul, submitted: 4/19/2015 10:54:22 PM, 36 points (+36|-0)

[Potentially NSFW] Compiled Historical Images Late 1800s - Present - Set #3, submitted: 8/8/2015 11:57:35 PM, 34 points (+34|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

This free university course will teach you how to demolish arguments from climate change deniers, submitted: 4/21/2015 9:35:29 PM, -1 points (+1|-2)

Mindfulness: beware the hype, submitted: 4/21/2015 9:34:49 PM, 0 points (+1|-1)

Will climate change stop people from visiting Americas national parks?, submitted: 6/18/2015 11:26:47 PM, 0 points (+1|-1)

More empathetic people have physically different brains. , submitted: 6/18/2015 11:27:45 PM, 0 points (+1|-1)

What are your thoughts about post scheduling? , submitted: 6/18/2015 11:45:19 PM, 0 points (+1|-1)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Radical idea (hear me out): make the upvoat and downvoat actually mean agree/disagree rather than relevant submitted by Brosama to ideasforvoat

lofalexandria 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago

I think there is value in this.

The sorting algorithm could likely be worked out to be based on a combination of views, clicks, comments, and total number of votes and potentially a rate value for each of these, whether by minute, 10 min, hour, or other increment.

I think you are right that no...

deleted by user submitted by deleted to ideasforvoat

lofalexandria 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago

It should be somewhere along the lines of the average length of time it takes people to write a X character reply.

Because really, the only time I run into it, and it is absolutely frustrating when I do, is when I get a few different replies in my inbox at once and I go through one at a time to...

IMPORTANT Why is the user "WeAreNotThem" getting bombed with downvoats? Have SHILLS joined the community? submitted by Moloko to AskVoat

lofalexandria 3 points 13 points (+16|-3) ago

I swear, the paranoia I have seen displayed on and across Voat regarding "shills" is going to become a serious issue if it is not tempered at some point.

Seriously, there are some pretty interesting systems being talked about supporting content creators which, combined with the 2/10 rule on self...

3 lowest rated comments:

Ben Affleck doesn't want people to know his grandpa owned slaves. submitted by smokratez to offbeat

lofalexandria 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago

You realize that at some point along the line it is more than likely that your ancestors raped, murdered, pillaged, and probably held slaves, right?

Slavery was not a new concept when it came to the US.

Latching on to this under the guise of historical fact that must be told when really its...

Report: Google Affects How Voters View Candidates submitted by lofalexandria to politics

lofalexandria 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago

For instance, "the sky is blue" is a very well researched and peer reviewed result. But really, who cares...WHY is the sky blue is an interesting question and research topic.

You can not have one without the other. It is not until it is established that the sky is blue that you can begin to explore and understand why it is blue.

For example, in Russian, there is no single word for the color blue as used in English, and this distinction matters because it turns out language influences perception. https://eagereyes.org/blog/2011/you-only-see-colors-you-can-name

You ask questions like, "is the sky blue?", because sometimes the answer is no, and when that happens, you have a whole new avenue of approach for the why portion of the question.

Report: Google Affects How Voters View Candidates submitted by lofalexandria to politics

lofalexandria 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

I hate this perspective so much.

It does not matter how obvious something seems, if it hasn't been studied empirically it doesn't count from a scientific and rational standpoint. Yes, lots of research into "common sense" things appear to just tell us the obvious, but every now and then they don't and that is why it is important to evaluate everything. All research is important, and all results are important.