The Instigator
Farooq
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The Contender
watsUpthr
Pro (for)
Winning
18 Points

This debate is pointless

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/23/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,215 times Debate No: 2873
Debate Rounds (2)
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Farooq

Con

Is this debate really that pointless? That word is really subjective you know, certainly there are better things I could be doing with my time but that doesn't mean this debate has no benefits.

For one it is increasing internet traffic on this website, thus making the advertisers like it more, becasue me and my opponent are both devoting time to this, thus making this website more vaulble to the owners and perhaps it will help bring about more features to this website.

Secondly I am able to practice my grammar, debating, wording, spelling, and typing skills while engaging in this debate, for in this age of the computer and free speech can be nothing but an asset.

All in all isn't it evident that there is purpose and reason to engage in this activity? I have actually spent little time or electricity on this and yet am yielding a variety of benefits both for debate.org and my own person. Resolved, this debate is not pointless.
watsUpthr

Pro

First of all I am really confused. Are you arguing that this debate is pointless or not? You originally state that it is pointless and then conclude that it is not.

If I state that "this" debate is pointless, than I am taking your side but if I say that it is not then I am taking your side so I will just say that this pointless debate is not pointless as it is making me think harder, which may in turn warm up my brain and hopefully create a spark that will eventually start a fire of intelliegence.
Debate Round No. 1
Farooq

Con

I take it that your thing on the bottom is your real argument. Well i guess I'll forfeit this one to make it fair, seeing as your last one was kinda weird.
watsUpthr

Pro

Hmmmm now on to the real debate. First of all do you have proof that this particular debate is in fact drawing in more traffic to the internet and benefiting Debate.org?

Yes, it can help you practice good grammar, spelling and typing but the point of practice is to improve, right? Did you take a test before debating this topic? Then you would have to test yourself after to show that there was indeed improvement...and since we are still debating and you don't have a way to prove it yet...it is kind of pointless, right?

Debate itself is not pointless, however "this" debate is pointless for we are only debating whether or not it is pointless.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by watsUpthr 8 years ago
watsUpthr
Why not three? I may have accidently voted for myself!
Posted by Kleptin 8 years ago
Kleptin
Two people accidentally clicked on "Pro". That's the only explanation I can find x.x
Posted by Chuckles 8 years ago
Chuckles
Both sides raised points, thus it was not a pointless debate!
Posted by watsUpthr 8 years ago
watsUpthr
AND since my statements are weird, which indeed they are, it makes this debate even more pointless.
Posted by watsUpthr 8 years ago
watsUpthr
AHA! I am supposed to debate that this debate is pointless!!
If I only had a brain!! I will think harder on the next round!
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