Questionable Opposites №3



The commonly deployed technique among seasoned Medium writes of calibrating the number of claps to a response within a comment thread, depending on several factors, but primarily whether we wish to prolong the discussion or let it taper off and die.

The precise formula for clapdeescalation is:

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The (very rarely used) opposite of clapdeescalation, meaning the gradual increase in number of claps as a comment thread progresses, is, of course, clapscalation.

Practice makes perfect. To internalize this technique, apply it to the comments section below.

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