Total Posts:47|Showing Posts:1-30|Last Page
Jump to topic:

Stupid debates

AnimeFanTony
Posts: 1,129
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/7/2009 5:20:58 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
Wow these were just a waste of time and bandwidth.
Ownership of this account has been transferred from JCMT to I-am-a-panda.
Updates of the next JCMT puppet account pending.
asiansarentnerdy
Posts: 124
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/19/2009 8:38:30 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Well some (not all) stupid debates add some interest to this site. Take a look at this one: http://www.debate.org...
This might be categorized as stupid, but this is one of the best and funniest debates I have read on this site.
I'm asian.
wjmelements
Posts: 8,206
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/26/2009 10:35:21 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
I hate this debate.
http://www.Debate.org...

I've amassed quite the collection of stupid debates, and there are more to come, I'm sure.
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
I-am-a-panda
Posts: 15,380
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/26/2009 11:55:21 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 4/26/2009 10:38:47 AM, PoeJoe wrote:
At 4/26/2009 10:35:21 AM, wjmelements wrote:
I hate this debate.
http://www.Debate.org...

How dare your criticize Eggleston! He's the best!!!

That wasn't an Eggleston debate.

Most epic fail ever
Pizza. I have enormous respect for Pizza.
wjmelements
Posts: 8,206
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/26/2009 11:57:47 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 4/26/2009 10:38:47 AM, PoeJoe wrote:
At 4/26/2009 10:35:21 AM, wjmelements wrote:
I hate this debate.
http://www.Debate.org...

How dare your criticize Eggleston! He's the best!!!

Eggleston wasn't in this one...
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
wjmelements
Posts: 8,206
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/26/2009 11:59:11 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 4/19/2009 8:38:30 PM, asiansarentnerdy wrote:
Well some (not all) stupid debates add some interest to this site. Take a look at this one: http://www.debate.org...
This might be categorized as stupid, but this is one of the best and funniest debates I have read on this site.

I think you meant this one, PoeJoe.
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
wjmelements
Posts: 8,206
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/26/2009 12:06:28 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 4/26/2009 12:04:16 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Eggglestons debates are golden!

Always and forever brilliant.
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
PoeJoe
Posts: 3,822
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/26/2009 2:17:59 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Whoops . . .

At 4/26/2009 12:06:28 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 4/26/2009 12:04:16 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Eggglestons debates are golden!

Always and forever brilliant.

Agreed.
Television Rot: http://tvrot.com...
GeoLaureate8
Posts: 12,252
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/26/2009 4:13:48 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
http://www.Debate.org...

Read all of Con's responses.

.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
wjmelements
Posts: 8,206
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/26/2009 4:20:45 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 4/26/2009 4:13:48 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
http://www.Debate.org...

Read all of Con's responses.

.

how very impressive. I picture him covering his ears in the fetal position and saying to himself: "I am a person of faith. I am a person of faith".
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
MTGandP
Posts: 702
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/28/2009 6:09:26 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 4/19/2009 8:38:30 PM, asiansarentnerdy wrote:
Well some (not all) stupid debates add some interest to this site. Take a look at this one: http://www.debate.org...
This might be categorized as stupid, but this is one of the best and funniest debates I have read on this site.

However, in that one both sides make elaborate cases with well-thought out and logical points. In that one about lying or something, I couldn't even tell what the PRO guy was trying to say.
crackofdawn_Jr
Posts: 1,350
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/28/2009 2:55:18 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 4/28/2009 11:39:57 AM, DATCMOTO wrote:
He's trying to say that you cannot argue against faith.. and he's right.
I woulda voted con.

It doesn't matter who's right in a debate when you vote. It matters who defends and proves their side better. All votes to PRO.
There are three types of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics"
-Mark Twain

"If at first you don't succeed, redefine success"

"Therefore love moderately. Long love doth so.
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow."
- William Shakespeare

"There must be no majority decisions, but only responsible persons, and the word 'council' must be restored to its original meaning. Surely every man will have advisers by his side, but the decision will be made by one man."
- Adolf Hitler
GeoLaureate8
Posts: 12,252
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/7/2009 3:26:18 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I don't know if this one's been posted, but this is the grand daddy of stupid debates.

Pizza Box
http://www.Debate.org...

.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
wjmelements
Posts: 8,206
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/8/2009 8:27:54 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 5/7/2009 3:26:18 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
I don't know if this one's been posted, but this is the grand daddy of stupid debates.

Pizza Box
http://www.Debate.org...


.

That's absolutely terrible.
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
DATCMOTO
Posts: 6,160
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/9/2009 7:18:59 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
These debates offend our delusions of grandeur.. that we are all somehow involved in a noble enterprise. We are not.

John 8:32 (New King James Version)
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
The Cross.. the Cross.
I-am-a-panda
Posts: 15,380
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/10/2009 1:14:35 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I turn my head to the east, I don't see nobody by my side, I turn my head to the West, still nobody in sight, so I turn my head to the North, still nobody.
Pizza. I have enormous respect for Pizza.
RoyLatham
Posts: 4,488
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
5/13/2009 10:31:50 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
It seems that lately the dopey debates are dominating the site. There are clever-silly debates, but many more of the "Billy is a poo-poo head." variety. I don't think the site should have a fun police, even if that were feasible, but it's worth wondering if something reasonable could be done to encourage more serious debating. I used to sometimes comment on stupid debates, but that doesn't seem to be helpful. The debaters are trying to get attention, so that just encourages them. So ignoring stupid debates seems best. I can't think of anything much beyond that. Maybe clicking no on the "Did you like this debate?" -- but that probably won't do much.

Maybe in an ideal world the liked/disliked would be reflected in the rankings.