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Responding Discourse

This is Paul Graham’s responses ranking.

DH6 Refuting central point Commit to refute explicitly the central point.
DH5 Refutation Argue a conflicting passage, explain why it’s mistaken.
DH4 Counterargument Contradict with added reasoning or evidence.
DH3 Contradiction(what) State the opposing case.
DH2 Responding to Tone(how) Responding to the author’s tone.
DH1 Ad Hominem(who) Attacking the author themself.
DH0 Name-calling Idiot!