About Us

We started our journey to improve online discussion in early 2013. Our first evolution was r/changemyview, a forum on Reddit, which was a great incubator and helped us realize we had something special. But we reached a point in 2018 where it became clear we needed our own space to flourish, naturally leading to the creation of Change A View (CAV)…

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Introducing Contributor Levels

As originally announced at changeaview.com Hi all, Last week, we introduced a new feature that we’ve been excited about for a while: Contributor Levels. It’s a fairly simple concept to explain this time. From changeaview.com/contributor-levels: “Contributor Levels exist to recognize users who give life to the site; an acknowledgment of value beyond delta scores. In order … Continue reading Introducing Contributor Levels

Re-evaluating Rules & Introducing Alternative Solutions

Text as originally posted to changeaview.com. Hi all, When asked to justify our rules, our stance is that ChangeAView can’t be a free-for-all forum, as the most destructive behaviors would dominate and drive away those interested in our unique offering of productive discussion. This sentiment remains important. At the same time, we want CAV to … Continue reading Re-evaluating Rules & Introducing Alternative Solutions

Introducing Search, Improved Post Tagging, and Tag Settings

Text as originally posted to changeaview.com on July 3, 2019. Hi all, ChangeAView is still very much a work in progress, continuously evolving to best serve our mission. We are trying to adhere to the ‘Lean Startup’ philosophy when possible, which essentially means releasing the earliest version of something that allows us to start learning … Continue reading Introducing Search, Improved Post Tagging, and Tag Settings

The Problem with Synonymity of “Mind” and “View”

Text as originally posted to changemyview.net in March 2018. Those familiar with reddit will know that often the best way to find a community is to just guess its name and fill in the blank: reddit.com/r/____ The name is quite obvious for some interests and hobbies – “philosophy”, “movies”, “running”, etc. What you might call one … Continue reading The Problem with Synonymity of “Mind” and “View”

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