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New article (a metapost).

I vary the tone of voice in my articles quite a bit, for good reasons. It's part of my overall tactic to draw an audience.

There are several who get nervous when I use strong language in articles, as it decreases the overall likeability of the Pirate Party. Indeed it does, but I don't write to optimize likeability. I write to optimize electability, which is a different animal.

The nightmare scenario for the Pirate Party is that 100% of people think that the we are quite nice chaps and all have us as a second-hand voting preference. That means we don’t get any votes at all. I write to optimize for the scenario where 10-20% think we’re radical and aggressive enough about very real problems to get their vote, but where the other 80-90% or so most likely hate us with all their guts. That scenario means real election winnages.

http://falkvinge.net/2012/05/15/on-tone-of-voice-sensationalism-visibility-and-electability/
Selecting the correct tone of voice for an article is so much more than just writing what you think – or what you feel. It has quickly grown to a complex game of politics and playing various informal ...
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... and all of us old networked-on-forums-before-the-Internet-even geeks know very well we can't be liked by everyone. If we try, we risk being liked by none ;)
 
When I write a piece on there, it's mostly angry.... I guess because what I see around me, which fits the context of FoI, makes me angry. I've just looked as well, and the majority seem to be about terrorism, and 'anti-terrorist actions', which are used to oppress without justification.
Sorry Rick, I just can't do thoughtful like you :-(
 
+KTetch Dureek a couple of years ago one of my old colleges noted "The Pirate Party seems to be the only honest party"
This is also how I see Rick's message here. We say what we do and why we do it.
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