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Ten Things I TGIF About You

Poll #1727983 Friday Poll #59

Do you think the doctrine "ignorance of the law is not an excuse (for breaking it)" can apply outside a legal setting? (That is to say, this question is NOT about criminal acts; it is about breaking informal, including highly localised, conventions of right/wrong.)

It can and it should. Not knowing that what you're doing is wrong (in the given situation) doesn't mean you should get to escape consequences of your actions.
3(4.0%)
Logically, it can, but you don't think it should. If someone honestly doesn't mean any harm, then they shouldn't be punished no matter what they do.
7(9.3%)
It depends entirely on context and the specifics of the situation.
62(82.7%)
Absolutely not. The legal principle has a specific purpose and defined boundaries; extrapolating it to general situations does nothing except lend false and undeserved legitimacy.
3(4.0%)
Something else.
0(0.0%)

SCIENCE!

Yay!
60(78.9%)
Okay!
10(13.2%)
Meh.
6(7.9%)
No!
0(0.0%)
HELL NO!
0(0.0%)
Something else.
0(0.0%)

Do you think "doing the right thing" (whatever that happens to mean in a given context) should be rewarded?

Yes, because it encourages others to also do the right thing.
15(20.0%)
No. Doing the right thing is the baseline, not the upper limit.
45(60.0%)
Something else.
15(20.0%)

Ticky box?

TICKY BOX! :D
30(17.9%)
TICKY BOX! >:0!
24(14.3%)
LLAMA!1
37(22.0%)
IT'S... FRIDAY, FRIDAY, GOTTA GET DOWN ON FRIDAY
40(23.8%)
*FLEES OMG*
37(22.0%)

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