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1dustpelt
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4/15/2012 2:35:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Don't you hate debates where nobody argues good, uses formatting, and basically just talks back and forth? Example: http://www.debate.org...
and http://www.debate.org...

I just hate reading those.
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4/15/2012 2:38:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
There's a load of them that are exactly like that recently, I wonder why?

I'm personally not a fan of the debates where someone uses many different font sizes and underlines a lot. The ones that are painful to read.
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4/15/2012 2:48:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
My name is imabench, and I am doing my part to eliminate stupid debates from DDO by sacrificing myself to remove them from the challenge period, while also making them somewhat entertaining.

If you think these are good qualities to have in a vice president, then vote darkkermit/imabench in the upcoming election

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4/15/2012 2:52:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/15/2012 2:48:48 PM, imabench wrote:
My name is imabench, and I am doing my part to eliminate stupid debates from DDO by sacrificing myself to remove them from the challenge period, while also making them somewhat entertaining.

If you think these are good qualities to have in a vice president, then vote darkkermit/imabench in the upcoming election

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Well being un-serious is not a good quality.
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4/15/2012 3:09:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/15/2012 2:52:28 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/15/2012 2:48:48 PM, imabench wrote:
My name is imabench, and I am doing my part to eliminate stupid debates from DDO by sacrificing myself to remove them from the challenge period, while also making them somewhat entertaining.

If you think these are good qualities to have in a vice president, then vote darkkermit/imabench in the upcoming election

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Well being un-serious is not a good quality.

Being over serious is worse. Those who are over serious are likely to go insane...
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4/15/2012 3:10:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/15/2012 2:52:28 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/15/2012 2:48:48 PM, imabench wrote:
My name is imabench, and I am doing my part to eliminate stupid debates from DDO by sacrificing myself to remove them from the challenge period, while also making them somewhat entertaining.

If you think these are good qualities to have in a vice president, then vote darkkermit/imabench in the upcoming election

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Well being un-serious is not a good quality.

I'll will debate you on that. My life is pretty much the definition of awesome and I am super un-serious.
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4/15/2012 3:22:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
If i may add my 2 cents, I tink that there is a time and a place to be serious, even on DDO. I think that imabench's debates are legendarily hilareous, but I agree woth the OP that we should have more serious debates.
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4/15/2012 3:29:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/15/2012 3:22:21 PM, Microsuck wrote:
If i may add my 2 cents, I tink that there is a time and a place to be serious, even on DDO. I think that imabench's debates are legendarily hilareous, but I agree woth the OP that we should have more serious debates.

To be fair, Imabench does a fair amount of serious debates.
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4/15/2012 3:32:19 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/15/2012 3:29:46 PM, johnnyboy54 wrote:
At 4/15/2012 3:22:21 PM, Microsuck wrote:
If i may add my 2 cents, I tink that there is a time and a place to be serious, even on DDO. I think that imabench's debates are legendarily hilareous, but I agree woth the OP that we should have more serious debates.

To be fair, Imabench does a fair amount of serious debates.

Right, though there are a lot more noob debaters than strng debaters. Ikve nothing against noobs; heck I still consider myself a noob...especially after the adams trial. Amyway, I enjoy reading serious debates more for some reason.
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4/15/2012 4:24:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I just discovered this page about an hour ago, and my thoughts are that a good debate comes from the collective formulation of ideals directly between 2 individuals. Researching and citing your findings is seemingly dodging the purpose of debate, as this is rendered useless in an online context. I feel that the less citations someone offers, the truer the debate feels.
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