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Best Voter on DDO - Winner

F-16_Fighting_Falcon
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10/1/2011 12:58:48 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
After numerous nominations and voting, DDO has decided that by a good margin, getting 4 times as many votes as the next contenders, that its best voter is:

ROY LATHAM !!!

Congratualations.
darkkermit
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10/1/2011 1:08:15 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
No offense to RoyLatham, but wtf?

Royatham almost exlusively votes based on his own personal bias and quite often votes against the obvious winner.

For example take this debate:
http://www.debate.org...

Reading the debate, even if one disagrees with the J.Kenyon's arguments, its obvious that J.Kenyon won. However, Roylatham gives points to the other debater:

"In Con's notation f(M) rises quickly then flattens out. A recent study in the US claimed that if a person makes at least $70K a year, then increased earnings do not produce increased happiness. Past studies have put the threshold of happiness-from-money even lower. It is not true that the megarich are generally happier than guys who own tire shops, or whatever. (This is important to understand in discussions on redistribution of wealth.) I think Pro had the right intuition on this subject and expressed it well enough to win arguments."

However, the debater did not once mention the study.
Open borders debate:
http://www.debate.org...
BlackVoid
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10/1/2011 1:09:55 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/1/2011 1:08:15 PM, darkkermit wrote:
No offense to RoyLatham, but wtf?

Royatham almost exlusively votes based on his own personal bias and quite often votes against the obvious winner.

For example take this debate:
http://www.debate.org...

Reading the debate, even if one disagrees with the J.Kenyon's arguments, its obvious that J.Kenyon won. However, Roylatham gives points to the other debater:

"In Con's notation f(M) rises quickly then flattens out. A recent study in the US claimed that if a person makes at least $70K a year, then increased earnings do not produce increased happiness. Past studies have put the threshold of happiness-from-money even lower. It is not true that the megarich are generally happier than guys who own tire shops, or whatever. (This is important to understand in discussions on redistribution of wealth.) I think Pro had the right intuition on this subject and expressed it well enough to win arguments."

However, the debater did not once mention the study.

http://www.debate.org...

This too.
lddebater540
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10/1/2011 3:09:19 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I hope that this does not offend him, but I have also noticed his tendency to vote for the more conservative position over any liberal position. In this debate, for example, (http://www.debate.org...), he was the only individual who voted against me, and he only did it because I was advocating a liberal position with leftist sources. On the other hand, I have argued traditionally conservative positions in several debates, and he has voted for me even if the other debater clearly was stronger.
000ike
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10/1/2011 3:15:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
lol Guys this is an opinions poll, its not written in stone.
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
DetectableNinja
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10/1/2011 4:11:16 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I still think you should of won, F16...
Think'st thou heaven is such a glorious thing?
I tell thee, 'tis not half so fair as thou
Or any man that breathes on earth.

- Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus
DetectableNinja
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10/1/2011 4:11:47 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/1/2011 4:11:16 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
I still think you should have won, F16...

Fix'd.
Think'st thou heaven is such a glorious thing?
I tell thee, 'tis not half so fair as thou
Or any man that breathes on earth.

- Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus