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What would happen if we got really popular?

OberHerr
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2/14/2012 7:36:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
What would happen if we got really popular, like several hundred-thousand really active members?

Be strange...
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2/14/2012 7:36:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/14/2012 7:36:01 PM, OberHerr wrote:
What would happen if we got really popular, like several hundred-thousand really active members?

Be strange...

We'd all get laid.
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2/14/2012 7:38:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
More trolling, quarrels in the threads and personal disputes and hostilities, but with perhaps a glimpse of more insight and help (though that depends on the composition of the new community).
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2/14/2012 7:43:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
The quality of the site would hit rock bottom. Because so many people would be active and online at all times, long and well-thought out forum posts would be swept away by surges of trivial comments such as the 1st one on this thread. It would be difficult to sustain a forum conversation with anyone. Spam would go through the roof, the troll::honest member ratio would explode. Voting would increase, with a lot more votes per debate, but because there are so many votes, people will feel less obligated to vote honestly with decent RFDs since their decisions would be concealed by a sea of others. Debates would not receive as much attention, since they'd be flying through the homepage before more than 2 people even got to see them.

If this website was popular, it'd have to change its name to neo-facebook.org.
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2/14/2012 7:46:56 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/14/2012 7:36:01 PM, OberHerr wrote:
What would happen if we got really popular, like several hundred-thousand really active members?

Be strange...

The main page would need remodeling. And there would need to be a large increase in moderating staff. The forums would need a lot more categories, especially the games section. We'd never get to the bottom of many issues, like religious arguments. I don't think the website would retain its repeal.
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2/14/2012 7:49:10 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/14/2012 7:38:37 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
I'd leave.

Same. I become less active as it is when there are surges of new members, which usually happens around the end of the school year.
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2/14/2012 7:51:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/14/2012 7:49:10 PM, Maikuru wrote:
At 2/14/2012 7:38:37 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
I'd leave.

Same. I become less active as it is when there are surges of new members, which usually happens around the end of the school year.

My reason would be that I'd be lost in the swamp of members. I like how it is now, because one knows everybody else. And forum threads are relatively easy to keep up with.
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2/14/2012 8:13:57 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
000ike puts it very well.

At first I thought, yeah I'd probably leave. But the fact is, mostly it would just effect forums and voting. I personally prefer to argue in debates than in the forums and debates would still be top quality. Thus I would still be able to have great debates. Sure voting quality would go down. But I honestly think if this site did get ultra popular I wouldn't care a whole lot about how the voting turned out, and the content of the debate is really what matters most.
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2/14/2012 8:54:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
If this website was popular, it'd have to change its name to neo-facebook.org.

I would hope it wouldn't for many reasons. Like last night I got into an debate on abortion on Facebook, and it got pretty intense and hit many different types of sides, including societal, biblical, economical, fairness, etc.
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2/14/2012 9:01:33 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I don't know why this site isn't popular by now though. It's the first thing that comes up when you search "debate.com"...a generic search for anyone curious if such a site exists. On top of that, its the only debate website out of all that come up on the search that has a remotely inviting aesthetic arrangement. The other 'debate' websites look like disorganized pseudo-forums and obscure creations with only 2-3 people visiting it.
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2/14/2012 9:06:35 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/14/2012 9:01:33 PM, 000ike wrote:
I don't know why this site isn't popular by now though. It's the first thing that comes up when you search "debate.com"...a generic search for anyone curious if such a site exists. On top of that, its the only debate website out of all that come up on the search that has a remotely inviting aesthetic arrangement. The other 'debate' websites look like disorganized pseudo-forums and obscure creations with only 2-3 people visiting it.

I totally agree with this. DDO's format is extremely easy to use and is one of the things that drew me into this site whereas on most other sites, it is difficult to even find out which link does what.

As for what happens if the popularity increased, it depends on the members. If the new members are interested in debates, serious discussions, voting, and are in general productive members of this site, then the site would improve. If they are mostly trolls, then of course quality would decline. It all depends on who the new members are going to be.
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2/14/2012 9:10:47 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/14/2012 9:06:35 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:

As for what happens if the popularity increased, it depends on the members. If the new members are interested in debates, serious discussions, voting, and are in general productive members of this site, then the site would improve. If they are mostly trolls, then of course quality would decline. It all depends on who the new members are going to be.

Yes! So no-one go start mass advertising this site on Omegle or anything like that!
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2/14/2012 10:12:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/14/2012 9:01:33 PM, 000ike wrote:
I don't know why this site isn't popular by now though. It's the first thing that comes up when you search "debate.com"...a generic search for anyone curious if such a site exists. On top of that, its the only debate website out of all that come up on the search that has a remotely inviting aesthetic arrangement. The other 'debate' websites look like disorganized pseudo-forums and obscure creations with only 2-3 people visiting it.

Also I look up a topic, say gay marriage, and DDO debates pop up.
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2/14/2012 10:22:32 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/14/2012 10:12:52 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 2/14/2012 9:01:33 PM, 000ike wrote:
I don't know why this site isn't popular by now though. It's the first thing that comes up when you search "debate.com"...a generic search for anyone curious if such a site exists. On top of that, its the only debate website out of all that come up on the search that has a remotely inviting aesthetic arrangement. The other 'debate' websites look like disorganized pseudo-forums and obscure creations with only 2-3 people visiting it.

Also I look up a topic, say gay marriage, and DDO debates pop up.

Lolz yeah, we've found this site while researching in debate class a few times. Its awk.

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2/14/2012 10:34:47 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/14/2012 7:51:22 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
At 2/14/2012 7:49:10 PM, Maikuru wrote:
At 2/14/2012 7:38:37 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
I'd leave.

Same. I become less active as it is when there are surges of new members, which usually happens around the end of the school year.

My reason would be that I'd be lost in the swamp of members. I like how it is now, because one knows everybody else. And forum threads are relatively easy to keep up with.

This. That's one of the reasons mafia here is particularly good. Any other place I've played, I've been with new people each game. Here, I know all of them. Plus, anymore, I rarely see a name I don't recognize.
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