The Instigator
SandlasJuagas
Pro (for)
Winning
18 Points
The Contender
mjvoss
Con (against)
Losing
15 Points

People who use Debate.org do not think before they write.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/28/2007 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,387 times Debate No: 1102
Debate Rounds (3)
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SandlasJuagas

Pro

Debate.org should be a place for itellegent debating, but this is not the case. Many who come here just give their opinion and don;t listen to the other debator. People should learn from others not just argue with them. No one on Debate.org even respect others' opinions.

(please disregard the above text. this is a test to see if people read arguments or just vote based on their opinion.)

I like all the people on debate.org
People who read this shoul vote Pro.
mjvoss

Con

This is a completely useless debate. Why would you state a premise that is actually a lie and then say you like everyone?

I don't think this debate is necessary, and I'm not sure why you want people to vote pro for something whose premises make no sense.
Debate Round No. 1
SandlasJuagas

Pro

Thank you mjvoss,
This is exactly what I mean. People need to see past the topic and look at the material being written. There is no point in having people debate if the debates are not going to change anyones opinion.
mjvoss

Con

Whoops. Accidentally said this as a comment, not an argument.

As my dad has always told me, the point of a debate is not to change the opponent's opinion; it's to help the people witnessing the debate to see your point of view.
Debate Round No. 2
SandlasJuagas

Pro

Good, this is the kind of stuff we need here. Good, full debating. None of the bullcrap you hear about nowadays.
mjvoss

Con

Well, not necessarily. Nowadays, we have people debating, albeit for the wrong reasons, they are still debating and changing other people's minds through education. Unfortunately, people can also change other people's minds through fallacious arguments that look good but actually detract from the argument itself. When these are known by all and uncovered easily, then the world will see true knowledge.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by SandlasJuagas 8 years ago
SandlasJuagas
Alright then,
for the people who didn't read the debate, this was a test to see if people on this site actually read the debates instead of voting for their opinion without reading. I purposefully made the topic rediculous so that I could see if people would read or just vote against my point of view. Since 2 out of 3 people voted against me, I'm going to assume that around 66% of people don't actually read. Unfortunately, I was also bombarded with curses and insults from other users (specifically policydebategod) who apparently didn't read and therefore weren't understanding what was happening. Because of this, I will leave this site until I feel like debating a subject isn't just me with a devil's-advocate, being voted on by people who are simply voicing their opinion and are not in search of actual enlightenment on a subject.
Posted by policydebategod 8 years ago
policydebategod
p.s. I voted con because pro is just so stupid!
Posted by policydebategod 8 years ago
policydebategod
Guess what the fu ck a debate is: A SPORT!!! There are debate teams, etc. If you dont want to debate to win or have win, then please join a forum website!
Posted by dalzuga 8 years ago
dalzuga
I think that the point of a debate is to try to convince as many people as possible, including your opponent, that you are right.
Posted by Mangani 8 years ago
Mangani
The fact that you are both typing pretty much disproves the "no thinking" theory, but "pro" didn't really have an argument rather a bunch of gripes. I believe this makes you guilty of your own complaints...
Posted by Dapperdan2007 8 years ago
Dapperdan2007
How can anyone vote con in this debate when he accidentally posted what he meant to put in the debate as a comment? :wink: I voted pro, although I doubt it will amount to anything in his favor.
Posted by Solarman1969 8 years ago
Solarman1969
Im going to start my own site- ARGUE.COM

nuff sed

SOLARMAN
Posted by mjvoss 8 years ago
mjvoss
As my dad has always told me, the point of a debate is not to change the opponent's opinion; it's to help the people witnessing the debate to see your point of view.
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