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Do You Care Who Wins?

Maikuru
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3/30/2012 12:34:30 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
No, I'm not talking about the DDO election (if you came for polls, look elsewhere). I'm talking about debates.

Let's say you've done the unimaginable and actually read an entire debate and voted for what you consider to be the winning side. What then? Do you care if that side wins? Do you check in afterward? If the side you voted for is doing poorly, do you reconsider your opinion?

In my case, I often do check in a few days after casting a vote, and almost always after the debate is over. I enjoy reading the RFD's of those who voted the other way. It sometimes makes me rethink my own take on the debate. What about you?
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FREEDO
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3/30/2012 12:37:01 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Not usually. For the most part I just assume that the person who did best wins. I only do if it's a really close debate, which is rare. I love close debates.
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3/30/2012 12:43:42 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
The only times I really care about who wins, is if I strongly believe one side won the debate, but is losing.
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FourTrouble
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3/30/2012 12:47:13 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I almost always check back and read over the RFD's of other people. I do care who wins, sometimes when the side I vote for is losing, I've considered voting on sources/conduct just to give the side I think deserves to win the extra point. I haven't done that yet, but I guess it depends how much I care. I care enough to consider it, but not enough to actually do it.
F-16_Fighting_Falcon
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3/30/2012 12:49:02 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I don't care who wins but I do check back to see other RFDs. Reading a debate takes time and analyzing it and reading other member's RFD's is like discussing a shared experience (which is reading the debate). If other members votebomb though, it becomes really irritating.
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3/30/2012 12:51:00 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/30/2012 12:43:42 AM, phantom wrote:
The only times I really care about who wins, is if I strongly believe one side won the debate, but is losing.

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