Why nlite?

We all know how wasteful emotional debates can be. People spend a lot of time engaging in such activities, but rarely does any tangible outcome result from them. At the same time, we live in a world with numerous conflicts, sometimes resulting in the loss of countless lives. Is there anything we can do to help with this situation?

nlite [Enlight] aims to shed light on controversial topics by identifying the top arguments for all sides in a systematic way. The idea is that once the top arguments for all sides are identified, it becomes much easier to cut through the noise and decide which side overall makes more sense. Of note, the platform itself remains neutral and never takes sides.

An important byproduct of the platform is that it helps promote logical thinking in society. To come up with strong and convincing arguments, users need to organize their thoughts, formulate logical statements, and validate the sources of their information. This process, in and of itself, is very valuable.

The platform importantly helps challenge the current imbalance in the world where the powerful and wealthy often dominate discourse. This stems from the fact that all individuals, regardless of their political, societal, and financial backgrounds, have an equal chance to raise their voices on the platform. The platform strives to rank arguments based on their strength, not on the identity of the individual who submitted them. This point is particularly applicable when the option to Hide authors while evaluations are in progress is chosen when creating the topic in question.

We understand users' privacy is key in the context of discussing controversial topics. All submissions on the platform, including topics, viewpoints, arguments, and counters, can be made anonymously.

While the platform takes a rigorous approach to investigating controversial topics, it simultaneously presents users with a playful and pleasant experience, especially as they engage with pairwise comparisons.

Last but not least, the platform fosters emotional connections by providing spaces for users to share their personal experiences and general thoughts. This occurs through the Life Stories and Comments sections available on each argument and counter page. We consider these sections crucial parts of the platform given the widely known influence of emotions on human life and decision-making.

In short, the platform aims to offer a principled yet engaging approach to investigating controversial topics. We hope this will lead to increased peace and prosperity in our societies.

Selected Features
Accurate Ranking
  • nlite uses a pairwise comparison-based approach to rank content, ensuring that all submissions are assessed.
  • Some mathematical results indicate that the ranking process is efficient. (Learn more)
Anonymity
  • We understand that users' privacy is key when discussing controversial topics.
  • All submissions on the platform, including topics, viewpoints, arguments, and counters, can be made anonymously.
Emotional Connection
  • Emotions play a significant role in human life and decision-making.
  • To foster emotional connection, nlite provides Life Stories and Comments sections under each argument and counter page.