Talk:Style over substance

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And, user:teratornis, I/we welcome your improvements! Just stubbin' it out... humanUser talk:Human 20:45, 21 October 2007 (EDT)

Contrast with CP?[edit]

Should be added that it is not a fallacy in literary, film and performing art criticism.

Do we have a page that talk about the alleged use of argument "your words to substance ratio is very high" due to their inability to comprehend the argument, or just being blatantly wrong/stupid? maybe we need a page to distinguish that with the stuff on this page. K61824"6+18=24" 15:51, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

If we do, that is so Andy-specific it should be in the cp namespace. ħumanUser talk:Human 18:55, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Attribution[edit]

On January 31, 2010, I transwikiied content from the deleted Wikipedia article "Style over substance fallacy". For CC-By-SA compliance, the history, including list of contributors, to that article is as follows. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:02, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

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What happened to it on Wikipedia? - π 13:09, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
wp:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Style over substance fallacy, not enough good sources, original research, the usual WP crap. -- Nx / talk 13:10, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
Well that never slowed us down. Some of the examples could do with tiding up a bit. Some more depth and this could be our next Poe's Law (we are three on Google for this). - π 13:12, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Examples[edit]

These are rather miscellaneous. They seem to be examples of different evasive argument techniques (ad hominem, stonewalling, Scotsman fallacy, red herring, etc.) & it's not really clear how they relate to style over substance as explained in the article intro. I guess at some level they're focusing on superficial aspects of an argument rather than the content, but they're not really about using style as an argument tool, which is how we've defined this fallacy. I think we could do with some better examples, or lose these. WèàšèìòìďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 13:51, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

None of them were actually even examples since the two valid ones missed the "must be used as a component of an argument" point of a fallacy. King Skeleton (talk) 02:39, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

First read as[edit]

"Skype over substance fallacy" - David Gerard (talk) 22:40, 9 June 2010 (UTC)