akrasia in the Urban Dictionary

This is a lousy definition of akrasia and an asinine example sentence:


But I guess it’s nice that the word has hope of becoming more mainstream!


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Danny, they let you add new definitions (including for words that
already exist): http://www.urbandictionary.com/add.php

Everyone else: if you thumb-down the existing definition (what the
HECK is the use of that “example” sentence???), then any better ones
will eventually rise to the top of the page.

On 20 September 2013 05:17, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

This is a lousy definition of akrasia and an asinine example sentence:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=akrasia&defid=7183405
But I guess it’s nice that the word has hope of becoming more mainstream!


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Is UD crowdsourced? is it possible to fix it?

A patch:

Akrasia: A tendency to take actions contrary to one’s better judgement even
at the time of action

Example: I have really bad Akrasia; I can’t make myself stop browsing
reddit.

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.comwrote:

This is a lousy definition of akrasia and an asinine example sentence:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=akrasia&defid=7183405
But I guess it’s nice that the word has hope of becoming more mainstream!


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Thanks Alys and Wolf, I did exactly as you both suggested. And for
related words I put this:

acrasia, addiction, procrastination, preproperation, akratic,
self-control, hyperbolic discounting, delayed gratification, dynamic
inconsistency, ego depletion, second-order preferences

(I grabbed the subset from blog.beeminder.com/synonyms that were just
related to akrasia and not self-binding.)

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Wolf Tivy wwtivy@gmail.com wrote:

Is UD crowdsourced? is it possible to fix it?

A patch:

Akrasia: A tendency to take actions contrary to one’s better judgement even
at the time of action

Example: I have really bad Akrasia; I can’t make myself stop browsing
reddit.

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com
wrote:

This is a lousy definition of akrasia and an asinine example sentence:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=akrasia&defid=7183405
But I guess it’s nice that the word has hope of becoming more mainstream!


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update: they rejected my submission :frowning:

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:50 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

Thanks Alys and Wolf, I did exactly as you both suggested. And for
related words I put this:

acrasia, addiction, procrastination, preproperation, akratic,
self-control, hyperbolic discounting, delayed gratification, dynamic
inconsistency, ego depletion, second-order preferences

(I grabbed the subset from blog.beeminder.com/synonyms that were just
related to akrasia and not self-binding.)

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Wolf Tivy wwtivy@gmail.com wrote:

Is UD crowdsourced? is it possible to fix it?

A patch:

Akrasia: A tendency to take actions contrary to one’s better judgement even
at the time of action

Example: I have really bad Akrasia; I can’t make myself stop browsing
reddit.

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com
wrote:

This is a lousy definition of akrasia and an asinine example sentence:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=akrasia&defid=7183405
But I guess it’s nice that the word has hope of becoming more mainstream!


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Did they give a reason? Maybe it was because there was already an
entry and that entry didn’t have enough thumbs down? Here’s the link
again if anyone else wants to vote it to oblivion:

On 20 September 2013 06:30, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

update: they rejected my submission :frowning:

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:50 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

Thanks Alys and Wolf, I did exactly as you both suggested. And for
related words I put this:

acrasia, addiction, procrastination, preproperation, akratic,
self-control, hyperbolic discounting, delayed gratification, dynamic
inconsistency, ego depletion, second-order preferences

(I grabbed the subset from blog.beeminder.com/synonyms that were just
related to akrasia and not self-binding.)

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Wolf Tivy wwtivy@gmail.com wrote:

Is UD crowdsourced? is it possible to fix it?

A patch:

Akrasia: A tendency to take actions contrary to one’s better judgement even
at the time of action

Example: I have really bad Akrasia; I can’t make myself stop browsing
reddit.

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com
wrote:

This is a lousy definition of akrasia and an asinine example sentence:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=akrasia&defid=7183405
But I guess it’s nice that the word has hope of becoming more mainstream!


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No reason given. I don’t know if the one that’s there should be
downvoted. It’s better than nothing!

Editors reviewed your entry and have decided to not publish it.

To get a better idea of what editors publish and reject, sign up as an Urban Dictionary Editor here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/editor/staygo.php

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM, Alys lady_alys@oldgods.net wrote:

Did they give a reason? Maybe it was because there was already an
entry and that entry didn’t have enough thumbs down? Here’s the link
again if anyone else wants to vote it to oblivion:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=akrasia

On 20 September 2013 06:30, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

update: they rejected my submission :frowning:

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:50 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

Thanks Alys and Wolf, I did exactly as you both suggested. And for
related words I put this:

acrasia, addiction, procrastination, preproperation, akratic,
self-control, hyperbolic discounting, delayed gratification, dynamic
inconsistency, ego depletion, second-order preferences

(I grabbed the subset from blog.beeminder.com/synonyms that were just
related to akrasia and not self-binding.)

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Wolf Tivy wwtivy@gmail.com wrote:

Is UD crowdsourced? is it possible to fix it?

A patch:

Akrasia: A tendency to take actions contrary to one’s better judgement even
at the time of action

Example: I have really bad Akrasia; I can’t make myself stop browsing
reddit.

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com
wrote:

This is a lousy definition of akrasia and an asinine example sentence:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=akrasia&defid=7183405
But I guess it’s nice that the word has hope of becoming more mainstream!


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Akrasia is frequently translated as “weakness of will” so perhaps they
rejected the definition because it lacked that piece? (Though, I highly
doubt Urban Dictionary does that much fact-checking.)

As an aside, I think it might be a stretch to link hyperbolic discounting,
dynamic inconsistency, ego depletion, etc. to the word akrasia. You’re
essentially offering suggested causes for akrasia; those don’t really count
as part of the word’s definition, synonyms, or related words. (“Weakness of
will” would.)

It might have been rejected if they use something that checks the
definition to make sure it’s not reprinted verbatim elsewhere online. Your
definition runs very close to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s
description of weakness of will and might overlap with it verbatim, raising
“copyscape” type flags at Urban Dictionary.

On Thursday, September 19, 2013 4:30:28 PM UTC-4, Daniel Reeves wrote:

update: they rejected my submission :frowning:

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:50 PM, Daniel Reeves <dre...@beeminder.com<javascript:>>
wrote:

Thanks Alys and Wolf, I did exactly as you both suggested. And for
related words I put this:

acrasia, addiction, procrastination, preproperation, akratic,
self-control, hyperbolic discounting, delayed gratification, dynamic
inconsistency, ego depletion, second-order preferences

(I grabbed the subset from blog.beeminder.com/synonyms that were just
related to akrasia and not self-binding.)

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Wolf Tivy <wwt...@gmail.com<javascript:>>
wrote:

Is UD crowdsourced? is it possible to fix it?

A patch:

Akrasia: A tendency to take actions contrary to one’s better judgement
even

at the time of action

Example: I have really bad Akrasia; I can’t make myself stop browsing
reddit.

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Daniel Reeves <dre...@beeminder.com<javascript:>>

wrote:

This is a lousy definition of akrasia and an asinine example sentence:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=akrasia&defid=7183405
But I guess it’s nice that the word has hope of becoming more
mainstream!


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Wikipedia:

“True definitions of words are not the emphasis of the dictionary and are often rejected.”

and:

“Editors are not given any guidelines to use when approving or rejecting definitions.”

and:

“A valid e-mail address is required to submit a definition.[8] By default, each definition is automatically accepted or rejected based on the number of “Publish” or “Don’t Publish” votes it receives by editors, comprising volunteers of the public. There are no criteria that editors have to follow in approving or rejecting definitions; often definitions are not even read during the decision process. A valid e-mail address was previously but is no longer required for editing.[9] Editors are distinguished by their IP address and through the site’s usage of HTTP cookies, in order to limit each editor from voting on any particular definition too many times. If a definition is rejected, it is automatically rejected upon re-submission in the future if there are no changes to it. If a definition is published, it is immediately displayed on the site. The definition can then be voted “up” or “down” by site visitors, and may be removed for certain reasons.[10]”

Sounds like a losing battle to me.

Matthias

On Sep 20, 2013, at 7:52 AM, Essentiae essentiae@gmail.com wrote:

Akrasia is frequently translated as “weakness of will” so perhaps they rejected the definition because it lacked that piece? (Though, I highly doubt Urban Dictionary does that much fact-checking.)

As an aside, I think it might be a stretch to link hyperbolic discounting, dynamic inconsistency, ego depletion, etc. to the word akrasia. You’re essentially offering suggested causes for akrasia; those don’t really count as part of the word’s definition, synonyms, or related words. (“Weakness of will” would.)

It might have been rejected if they use something that checks the definition to make sure it’s not reprinted verbatim elsewhere online. Your definition runs very close to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s description of weakness of will and might overlap with it verbatim, raising “copyscape” type flags at Urban Dictionary.

On Thursday, September 19, 2013 4:30:28 PM UTC-4, Daniel Reeves wrote:
update: they rejected my submission :frowning:

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:50 PM, Daniel Reeves dre...@beeminder.com wrote:

Thanks Alys and Wolf, I did exactly as you both suggested. And for
related words I put this:

acrasia, addiction, procrastination, preproperation, akratic,
self-control, hyperbolic discounting, delayed gratification, dynamic
inconsistency, ego depletion, second-order preferences

(I grabbed the subset from blog.beeminder.com/synonyms that were just
related to akrasia and not self-binding.)

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Wolf Tivy wwt...@gmail.com wrote:

Is UD crowdsourced? is it possible to fix it?

A patch:

Akrasia: A tendency to take actions contrary to one’s better judgement even
at the time of action

Example: I have really bad Akrasia; I can’t make myself stop browsing
reddit.

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Daniel Reeves dre...@beeminder.com
wrote:

This is a lousy definition of akrasia and an asinine example sentence:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=akrasia&defid=7183405
But I guess it’s nice that the word has hope of becoming more mainstream!


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