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wittydebates
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11/27/2011 3:39:58 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Does anyone else think it is impossible to have a debate on an internet forum that ISN'T about debating?
They seem to think shouting their opinion and calling others opinions stupid while not presenting facts is a debate.
I am new here, and i look forward to some real debates!
innomen
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11/27/2011 3:42:04 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/27/2011 3:39:58 PM, wittydebates wrote:
Does anyone else think it is impossible to have a debate on an internet forum that ISN'T about debating?
They seem to think shouting their opinion and calling others opinions stupid while not presenting facts is a debate.
I am new here, and i look forward to some real debates!

Welcome. Have you formally debated before?
wittydebates
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11/27/2011 3:43:23 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/27/2011 3:39:58 PM, wittydebates wrote:
Does anyone else think it is impossible to have a debate on an internet forum that ISN'T about debating?
They seem to think shouting their opinion and calling others opinions stupid while not presenting facts is a debate.
I am new here, and i look forward to some real debates!

I have yes, in person though not online.
innomen
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11/27/2011 3:47:51 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/27/2011 3:43:23 PM, wittydebates wrote:
At 11/27/2011 3:39:58 PM, wittydebates wrote:
Does anyone else think it is impossible to have a debate on an internet forum that ISN'T about debating?
They seem to think shouting their opinion and calling others opinions stupid while not presenting facts is a debate.
I am new here, and i look forward to some real debates!

I have yes, in person though not online.

Then you'll be fine here. I don't bother debating in other sites or sorts of formats because they lack structure and there is no point to it. It's like being with my family during the holidays.
jm_notguilty
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11/27/2011 3:49:07 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Welcome to DDO.

The 'real' fun is when you create an online formal debate by going to the home page.

Get a nice resolution and find a worthy opponent. :)

But I first recommend that you read the DDO Orientation thread (http://www.debate.org...) and the Debating Tutorial thread (http://www.debate.org...), in case you want some online debating tips.
wittydebates
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11/27/2011 3:52:50 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Exactly... it annoys me when people just voice opinions with no facts to back it up and then when you see it is going nowhere and you refuse to continue they say something to the effect of 'i win i win'
I explained what a debate was and said i would continue if they produced facts and they refused, calling me childish.
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11/27/2011 4:06:20 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/27/2011 3:39:58 PM, wittydebates wrote:
Does anyone else think it is impossible to have a debate on an internet forum that ISN'T about debating?
They seem to think shouting their opinion and calling others opinions stupid while not presenting facts is a debate.
I am new here, and i look forward to some real debates!

You will enjoy it here. The forums are still forums, though we usually insist on some sort of evidence; but the actual debates are a different story.

I suggest you read through a few before starting one or joining one yourself, just to get a feel for what is expected here.

Here are links to some of our best debaters; sort of the gold standard around here.
http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...
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wittydebates
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11/27/2011 4:12:19 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/27/2011 4:06:20 PM, Chrysippus wrote:
You will enjoy it here. The forums are still forums, though we usually insist on some sort of evidence; but the actual debates are a different story.

I suggest you read through a few before starting one or joining one yourself, just to get a feel for what is expected here.

Here are links to some of our best debaters; sort of the gold standard around here.
http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...

thank you, love your display picture by the way. I have his biography by my bed at the moment.
Ore_Ele
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11/28/2011 9:49:38 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/27/2011 4:06:20 PM, Chrysippus wrote:
At 11/27/2011 3:39:58 PM, wittydebates wrote:
Does anyone else think it is impossible to have a debate on an internet forum that ISN'T about debating?
They seem to think shouting their opinion and calling others opinions stupid while not presenting facts is a debate.
I am new here, and i look forward to some real debates!

You will enjoy it here. The forums are still forums, though we usually insist on some sort of evidence; but the actual debates are a different story.

I suggest you read through a few before starting one or joining one yourself, just to get a feel for what is expected here.

Here are links to some of our best debaters; sort of the gold standard around here.
http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...

FYI, mine are only 18k gold, and it's plated with a nickle zinc core, so it is actually pretty dang cheap. Damn you Archimedes!
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