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As a follow-up to that one the other week about Cheese or Font. You wouldn't believe how many of these I got wrong. Or maybe you would.
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You probably know by now that I'm a sucker for this sort of toy. It's a quiz that matches your opinions with those of the parties standing in the European elections, but the fun apect is that it will tell you not just about your own country but also about parties in other countries. So I can see for example that my own closest opinion matches are the German Greens, the French Socialists and Plaid Cymru. Not much use to me here, unfortunately.

It's also interesting to see that the pro- / anti-EU spectrum bears, on a Europe-wide scale, very little relationship to the left- / right-wing spread. There are socialist parties, conservative parties and green parties, ranging from fiercely pro-EU to vehemently anti-. Social-democratic parties are generally pro-EU, as are liberal parties of left and right, and self-defining anti-EU parties are generally right-wing, but that's about it.

And, either amusingly or depressingly depending on your point of view, it analyses the Labour policy platform as currently being well to the right of the Tories. There you go.
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Brilliant toy for generating simulated idiotic right-wing Have Your Say / other such comments.

"I read about this in the Daily Mail. IMO pathetic liberal institutions are terrorising our streets. All true brits should stop taking it lying down. This is a Christian countryw e must all have christian values!!"

or

"the bbc pretends its not true but im sick of the bloody liberal lefty whingers who are promoting yob culture because i am now ashamed of britain! it's time we bring back enoch powell. that would certainly cause a bit more care to be taken!!!"

I'm particularly impressed by the random typo inserter.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the comments thus generated are often more coherent than real ones.

Go on, paste your best examples into a comment here. Or write a genuine comment: will anyone be able to tell the difference? FACT!!!
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I've improved the Friend Name Quizzer slightly, after some suggestions from [livejournal.com profile] bateleur. It seems to be working fairly stably, so OK to mention to other people now, should you for some reason wish to!

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