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User Info: AuraWielder

AuraWielder
1 month ago#1
I see this all the time and it is very... annoying, to put it mildly.
Let me set this straight.

An OBJECTIVE statement is a fact. Something that can not be disproven and is absolute fact that can not be changed. An example of a simple objective statement would be "the + button pauses the game", because that is always a true statement by any definition.

A SUBJECTIVE statement is an opinion. A subjective statement can not be proven. Frequently, these are common statements along the lines of "X sucks" or "you think X is good, so your thoughts are invalid". Commonly, I can hear "objectively, your opinion is trash". This is an incorrect statement, as an opinion can not be objective nor can it 'objectively' be called 'trash'.

As said before, an objective statement is unshakable fact, so a statement like 'objectively, Incineroar sucks" can not be objective. It can only be subjective as the 'fact' that Incineroar sucks is merely an opinion in itself, thus it can not actually be proven fact.
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User Info: Joozhuah

Joozhuah
1 month ago#2
This thread is objectively wrong
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User Info: konokonohamaru

konokonohamaru
1 month ago#3
AuraWielder posted...
An example of a simple objective statement would be "the + button pauses the game", because that is always a true statement by any definition.



Depends on the game and the system. The + button on my PC isn't pausing any games
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User Info: Koi_Tenchi

Koi_Tenchi
1 month ago#4
It is my objective to disagree with this subject-ive
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User Info: AuraWielder

AuraWielder
1 month ago#5
konokonohamaru posted...
AuraWielder posted...
An example of a simple objective statement would be "the + button pauses the game", because that is always a true statement by any definition.



Depends on the game and the system. The + button on my PC isn't pausing any games

This is true, I will admit this.
Then, an objective statement would be "in Breath of the Wild, the + button pauses the game."
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User Info: NE_OC

NE_OC
1 month ago#6
However, an opinion can be objectively more popular than other

Whatever you want to do with that fact is up to each one arguing
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User Info: konokonohamaru

konokonohamaru
1 month ago#7
Also, statements like

"I think Banjo is more deserving than Erdrick" is an objective statement, as is

"Most people think generic anime swordsmen are boring picks"

these are all objective statements
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User Info: Reversal

Reversal
1 month ago#8
The idea that "People here don't know how to use 'objective' and 'subjective'" is subjective.

User Info: Marvelvenim

Marvelvenim
1 month ago#9
konokonohamaru posted...
Also, statements like

"I think Banjo is more deserving than Erdrick" is an objective statement, as is

"Most people think generic anime swordsmen are boring picks"

these are all objective statements

This.
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User Info: Don_Dondon

Don_Dondon
1 month ago#10
konokonohamaru posted...
Also, statements like

"I think Banjo is more deserving than Erdrick" is an objective statement, as is

"Most people think generic anime swordsmen are boring picks"

these are all objective statements

this is probably bait but the first actually is and the second isn’t.
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