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> the [partial] solution tends to get criticised for the half of the problems it doesn't solve, and the [ineffective] solution doesn't get criticised at all.

It comes out as criticism, and I agree you're right to critique it, but I think it's intended to be persuasion. People completely write off the "solution that solves no problems" and just look for a way to bypass it. If they see a half-solution, they see potential for improvement, and naturally try to realize the potential. But most people aren't very good at being really persuasive; they just see their own point of view and become critical/forceful.

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