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ActoMyosin @jlohner@refactorcamp.org

Something I encounter often, and wonder if there is a term for. Someone takes down an argument that is fairly common, but not the strongest version of that position. They're not straw-manning, as what they're arguing against is a view that's help by opponents. But they're also not steel-manning. Is there a term for just a lack of steel manning? I feel in general arguments of these sort are useful in that they take down a bad opinion, but still they seldom advance the disagreement.

Soooo, what have ppl been using this for so far?

I've only ever been RBU lurker. How will I decide who to follow here as to not get booted?