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8/30/2009 8:57:40 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Is anyone getting tired of debates that involve definitions? They are usually won by semantics and are hardly productive.

Just a thought.
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8/30/2009 8:59:03 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/30/2009 8:57:40 PM, FlavourWave wrote:
Is anyone getting tired of debates that involve definitions? They are usually won by semantics and are hardly productive.

Just a thought.

I agree with you somewhat. In most debates, definitions are critical. For instance, in one of my Obama debates, the definitions were critical because I used them as qualifications. Most debates are clarified by definitions, but I understand that definitions can be overused.
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8/30/2009 9:01:30 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Every debate needs definitions.
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8/30/2009 9:02:22 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
This has been an issue on DDO from the very beginning. And I mean the very beginning.

Though, I think voters have wizened up. More often now, voters take semantic arguments very lightly.
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8/30/2009 9:03:30 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/30/2009 9:02:22 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
This has been an issue on DDO from the very beginning. And I mean the very beginning.

Though, I think voters have wizened up. More often now, voters take semantic arguments very lightly.

You came back!!!!!
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8/30/2009 9:05:40 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I just realized that I made 100 posts in a day.
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8/30/2009 9:10:39 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/30/2009 9:01:30 PM, youguysaredouches wrote:
Every debate needs definitions.

Wouldn't you agree that sometimes its not necessary.

Example:

Pro: Gay Marriage should be legalized

Con: Definitions: Marriage - the state of a man and a woman being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce).
Therefore Gay Marriage is an oxymoron within itself

Reader = :-(
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8/30/2009 9:23:58 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Definitions are crucial in debating. It is important for both sides to know what each other are talking about.

Arguments based solely on semantics are weak, and most voters realize this. Debating semantics on certain points, however, can be very useful for both the debaters and the reader.
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8/30/2009 9:24:52 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/30/2009 9:06:22 PM, Nags wrote:
At 8/30/2009 9:05:40 PM, youguysaredouches wrote:
I just realized that I made 100 posts in a day.

= no life

I got an off day and had nothing else to do, just look at the last post part of the misc. section.
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8/30/2009 9:27:37 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/30/2009 9:24:52 PM, youguysaredouches wrote:
At 8/30/2009 9:06:22 PM, Nags wrote:
At 8/30/2009 9:05:40 PM, youguysaredouches wrote:
I just realized that I made 100 posts in a day.

= no life

I got an off day and had nothing else to do, just look at the last post part of the misc. section.

Exactly why I said "no life"....
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8/30/2009 9:31:41 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Do you mind posting in the misc. section? The sxe debaters thread last night was awesome! But then I got banned..... again.....
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8/30/2009 9:34:56 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/30/2009 9:00:24 PM, JBlake wrote:
No.

Oh hey, JBlake has changed his mind from our debate a while ago!
http://www.Debate.org...
How interesting~

At 8/30/2009 9:02:22 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
This has been an issue on DDO from the very beginning. And I mean the very beginning.

Though, I think voters have wizened up. More often now, voters take semantic arguments very lightly.

What are you doing back at DDO? I thought you quit.
: If you weren't new here, you'd know not to feed me such attention. This is like an orgasm in my brain right now. *hehe, my name is in a title, hehe* (http://www.debate.org...)

Just in case I get into some BS with FREEDO again about how he's NOT a narcissist.

"The law is there to destroy evil under the constitutional government."
So... what's there to destroy evil inside of and above the constitutional government?
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8/30/2009 9:36:39 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/30/2009 9:36:14 PM, JBlake wrote:
At 8/30/2009 9:34:56 PM, Rezzealaux wrote:
Oh hey, JBlake has changed his mind from our debate a while ago!

It's true.

HALLELUJAH!
: If you weren't new here, you'd know not to feed me such attention. This is like an orgasm in my brain right now. *hehe, my name is in a title, hehe* (http://www.debate.org...)

Just in case I get into some BS with FREEDO again about how he's NOT a narcissist.

"The law is there to destroy evil under the constitutional government."
So... what's there to destroy evil inside of and above the constitutional government?
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8/30/2009 9:36:39 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
What are you doing back at DDO? I thought you quit.

I already addressed this and he hasn't responded.
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8/30/2009 9:37:04 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/30/2009 9:36:39 PM, youguysaredouches wrote:
What are you doing back at DDO? I thought you quit.

I already addressed this and he hasn't responded.

I like addressing things too thank you very much.
: If you weren't new here, you'd know not to feed me such attention. This is like an orgasm in my brain right now. *hehe, my name is in a title, hehe* (http://www.debate.org...)

Just in case I get into some BS with FREEDO again about how he's NOT a narcissist.

"The law is there to destroy evil under the constitutional government."
So... what's there to destroy evil inside of and above the constitutional government?
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8/30/2009 9:38:23 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/30/2009 9:37:04 PM, Rezzealaux wrote:
At 8/30/2009 9:36:39 PM, youguysaredouches wrote:
What are you doing back at DDO? I thought you quit.

I already addressed this and he hasn't responded.

I like addressing things too thank you very much.

Why don't you address the Survivor game or the misc. forums?
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8/30/2009 9:39:21 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/30/2009 9:38:23 PM, youguysaredouches wrote:
At 8/30/2009 9:37:04 PM, Rezzealaux wrote:
At 8/30/2009 9:36:39 PM, youguysaredouches wrote:
What are you doing back at DDO? I thought you quit.

I already addressed this and he hasn't responded.

I like addressing things too thank you very much.

Why don't you address the Survivor game or the misc. forums?

Because I didn't see anything there needing to be addressed?
: If you weren't new here, you'd know not to feed me such attention. This is like an orgasm in my brain right now. *hehe, my name is in a title, hehe* (http://www.debate.org...)

Just in case I get into some BS with FREEDO again about how he's NOT a narcissist.

"The law is there to destroy evil under the constitutional government."
So... what's there to destroy evil inside of and above the constitutional government?
youguysaredouches
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8/30/2009 9:40:30 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I've been looking at lolcats for 50 minutes waiting for someone to respond to me!
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Rezzealaux
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8/30/2009 9:43:40 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Well go visit /b/ for another fifty minutes.
: If you weren't new here, you'd know not to feed me such attention. This is like an orgasm in my brain right now. *hehe, my name is in a title, hehe* (http://www.debate.org...)

Just in case I get into some BS with FREEDO again about how he's NOT a narcissist.

"The law is there to destroy evil under the constitutional government."
So... what's there to destroy evil inside of and above the constitutional government?
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8/30/2009 9:54:42 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
People like you are why my name is what it is.
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8/30/2009 9:56:47 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Oh, I have an idea.

How bout you go think up of some challenges for the Survivor game?

the CS idea sounded fun, but I don't think CS is free.
: If you weren't new here, you'd know not to feed me such attention. This is like an orgasm in my brain right now. *hehe, my name is in a title, hehe* (http://www.debate.org...)

Just in case I get into some BS with FREEDO again about how he's NOT a narcissist.

"The law is there to destroy evil under the constitutional government."
So... what's there to destroy evil inside of and above the constitutional government?
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8/30/2009 10:28:26 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/30/2009 9:56:47 PM, Rezzealaux wrote:
Oh, I have an idea.

How bout you go think up of some challenges for the Survivor game?

the CS idea sounded fun, but I don't think CS is free.

I got the challenges planned out, including the hidden immunity idol. Counter-Strike is free if you torrent it. I suggested it because I have a Non-Steam server, but it runs a zombie game.
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8/30/2009 10:39:40 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/30/2009 10:28:26 PM, youguysaredouches wrote:
At 8/30/2009 9:56:47 PM, Rezzealaux wrote:
Oh, I have an idea.

How bout you go think up of some challenges for the Survivor game?

the CS idea sounded fun, but I don't think CS is free.

I got the challenges planned out, including the hidden immunity idol. Counter-Strike is free if you torrent it. I suggested it because I have a Non-Steam server, but it runs a zombie game.

If you decide that we ARE going to play CS, please gimme dat torrent.
: If you weren't new here, you'd know not to feed me such attention. This is like an orgasm in my brain right now. *hehe, my name is in a title, hehe* (http://www.debate.org...)

Just in case I get into some BS with FREEDO again about how he's NOT a narcissist.

"The law is there to destroy evil under the constitutional government."
So... what's there to destroy evil inside of and above the constitutional government?
youguysaredouches
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8/30/2009 10:49:14 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/30/2009 10:39:40 PM, Rezzealaux wrote:
At 8/30/2009 10:28:26 PM, youguysaredouches wrote:
At 8/30/2009 9:56:47 PM, Rezzealaux wrote:
Oh, I have an idea.

How bout you go think up of some challenges for the Survivor game?

the CS idea sounded fun, but I don't think CS is free.

I got the challenges planned out, including the hidden immunity idol. Counter-Strike is free if you torrent it. I suggested it because I have a Non-Steam server, but it runs a zombie game.

If you decide that we ARE going to play CS, please gimme dat torrent.

We are not going to play CS unless 9/12 people want to but I have a link to the torrent I used. You can't play on steam servers with it though. http://isohunt.com...
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8/31/2009 10:17:17 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/30/2009 9:02:22 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
This has been an issue on DDO from the very beginning. And I mean the very beginning.

Though, I think voters have wizened up. More often now, voters take semantic arguments very lightly.

Were you *gush* PoeJoe really *swoon* here from the very beginning? really?
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