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Wallstreetatheist
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4/15/2012 5:13:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I have noticed that many brilliant people come to this site, but only stay for a while before deleting their accounts.

What steps, if any, should we all take to make sure intelligent, productive members stay on longer?
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4/15/2012 5:18:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/15/2012 5:13:00 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
I have noticed that many brilliant people come to this site, but only stay for a while before deleting their accounts.

What steps, if any, should we all take to make sure intelligent, productive members stay on longer?

There are many intelligent people who come onto this site, create debates, and then have them trolled by semantics. There are other's who are intelligent but, just not very good at debating. Maybe have "learner's debates" (so to speak). I know a chess site (chess.com) used to (and probably still does) has a welcoming game. Do the same here, a welcoming debate. Show people we're serious about actually debating, and teach those who do not know how to debate the basics of debating, they may stay.
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4/15/2012 6:01:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Getting trolled by semantics is a rite of passage on DDO. You learn pretty quickly to make a concise resolution, careful definitions and strict rules when you make a debate.
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4/15/2012 6:06:16 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I agree. There have been so many people that add me and I add them and they leave. Some of them were really cool people too.
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4/15/2012 6:11:49 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I try to give them humor so they'll stay
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4/15/2012 6:24:05 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/15/2012 6:21:18 PM, gerrandesquire wrote:
At 4/15/2012 6:11:49 PM, imabench wrote:
I try to give them humor so they'll stay


I never knew you had such noble intentions...

Every time i debate something serious i usually get two three or four votes. I debate something ridiculous i get 10 votes at the minimum, once i even got 33 in a 3 day voting period.

People just respond better to funny debates :P
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4/15/2012 7:39:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/15/2012 6:01:30 PM, tvellalott wrote:
Getting trolled by semantics is a rite of passage on DDO. You learn pretty quickly to make a concise resolution, careful definitions and strict rules when you make a debate.

The problem with this is. You have to first get people through the door to give the the "rite of passage" if their first debate is trolled by semantics what gives them an incentive to stay?