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What is /r/changemyview?

> > A place to post an opinion you accept may be flawed, in an effort to understand other perspectives on the issue. > Enter with a mindset for conversation, not debate.
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Submission Rules

> || :-:|:-: Explain the reasoning behind your view, not just what that view is (500+ characters required). ▾| Note: if your view is about a "double standard", please see the guidelines here. [More] You must personally hold the view and demonstrate that you are open to it changing.▾|A post cannot be - neutral; made on behalf of others; for playing devil's advocate; or to "soapbox". Posts by throwaway accounts must be approved through modmail. [More] Submission titles must adequately sum up your view and include "CMV:" at the beginning. ▾|Posts with misleading/overly-simplistic titles may be removed. [More] No meta posts. Please visit /r/ideasforcmv instead. ▾|Feasible suggestions that gain traction there may be implemented or posted to CMV for further discussion by the mods. [More] Only post if you are willing to have a conversation with those who reply to you, and are available to start doing so within 3 hours of posting. ▾|If you haven't replied during this time, your post will be removed. [More]

Comment Rules

> || :-:|:-: Direct responses to a CMV post must challenge at least one aspect of OP’s stated view (however minor), or ask a clarifying question. ▾|Arguments in favor of the view OP is willing to change must be restricted to replies to other comments. [More] Don't be rude or hostile to other users. ▾|Your comment will be removed even if the rest of it is solid. 'They started it' is not an excuse. You should report, not retaliate. [More] Refrain from accusing OP or anyone else of being unwilling to change their view. ▾|If you are unsure whether someone is genuine, ask clarifying questions (see: socratic method). If you think they are still exhibiting poor behaviour, please message us. [More] Award a delta if you've acknowledged a change in your view. Do not use deltas for any other purpose. ▾|You must include an explanation of the change along with the delta so we know it's genuine. Delta abuse includes sarcastic deltas, joke deltas, super-upvote deltas, etc. [More] No low effort comments. ▾|Comments that are only jokes or "written upvotes", for example. Humor and affirmations of agreement can be contained within more substantial comments. [More]

The Delta System

Summary:
If you've had your view changed in any way, then you should award a delta to the user(s) that made it happen. You don't have to be OP to do this.
(Full Explanation)

How to award a delta:
Include ∆ in your response to the comment(s) that changed your view, which can be achieved with one of the following:

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| Method: | For: | | :------ | :----- | | Copy/paste⇨ ∆ | All Systems | | Unicode⇨ ∆ (remember the semicolon!) | Windows, Mac, Linux, and Smartphones | | Option/Alt+J | Mac | | Ctrl+Shift+u2206 | Linux | | !delta | When you can't use ∆ |

/u/DeltaBot will maintain delta counts in user flair; wiki pages for each user's delta history; record deltas in /r/DeltaLog; and update deltaboards where necessary.

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Monthly Deltaboard

| Rank | Username | Deltas | | :------: | :------: | :------: | | 1 | PermafrostHeart | 11 | | 2 | fox-mcleod | 8 | | 3 | Ardonpitt | 8 | | 4 | Sayakai | 7 | | 5 | tchaffee | 6 | | 6 | kublahkoala | 6 | | 7 | stink3rbelle | 5 | | 8 | Jaysank | 5 | | 9 | Milskidasith | 4 | | 10 | GnosticGnome | 4 | | |As of 12/12/17 00:29 UTC| | | |More Deltaboards| |

Fresh Topic Friday

On Fridays, posts can't be highly similar to any other in the past month, and won't show up in the new queue until they've been checked and approved by a moderator. FTF is an attempt to reduce topic fatigue.

More info on Fresh Topic Friday.

Wiki and Mod Standards

We have compiled lots of useful information such as full explanations of our rules, CMV etiquette, archives, research papers on CMV, and some more general information about the subreddit in our wiki.

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