In this Pit thread I was posed the following hyopthetical question by Shodan:
My response to this question was that it could not be answered without some specific information as to the nature of the “losing side’s” complaint. I don’t see how the question can be analyzed without any data as to what legal objection is being lodged. Shodan is essentially stating that two parties are involved in a legal dispute and asking me to pick a side without giving me any information as to what the dispute actually is.
I have stated my position multiple times in that thread that the question can not be answered as asked. Shodan’s position is that I won’t answer it because I don’t know who the “winner” is. I have even asked him to restate the question with some more specific information about what the legal complaint is (and without revealing the “winner”) but thus far, Shodan has demurred, preferring to claim victory based on his (unsupported) conclusion that I just want to know who the winner is.
So I’m posting his hypothetical here to get some other opinions on it. My question for debate is this: Can Shodan’s hypothetical be fairly answered given only the data presented?
(I am only interested in debating the fairness of this question. It is not my intention to rant against Shodan and I’m not looking for a pile up based on any of the other issues in that thread)