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MilitaryAtheist
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11/30/2012 1:39:19 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/30/2012 1:38:57 PM, MilitaryAtheist wrote:
At 11/30/2012 1:27:52 PM, rross wrote:
Just out of curiosity, how is this site funded?

Ads?

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11/30/2012 1:41:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/30/2012 1:27:52 PM, rross wrote:
Just out of curiosity, how is this site funded?

The monthly subscription fee. Haven't you been paying yours? If not, you might want to lawyer up, because you just admitted to a crime.
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11/30/2012 2:10:42 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
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12/2/2012 1:51:43 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
The real answer is, Debate.org is actually owned by a company by juggle who makes their profit through other means.
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12/2/2012 2:06:42 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 1:55:24 AM, FREEDO wrote:
We're essentially welfare whores.
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12/2/2012 3:35:38 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 2:06:42 AM, Nur-Ab-Sal wrote:
At 12/2/2012 1:55:24 AM, FREEDO wrote:
We're essentially welfare whores.
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12/2/2012 3:57:06 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
You folks are hilarious!
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12/2/2012 4:44:38 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/30/2012 1:43:38 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Contract Killers and Prostitution.

This, surely, is at once the most desirable option and offers the highest revenue potential.
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12/2/2012 5:32:07 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 1:51:43 AM, imabench wrote:
The real answer is, Debate.org is actually owned by a company by juggle who makes their profit through other means.

So are some of the debaters here company employees?
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12/2/2012 6:21:30 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 5:32:07 AM, rross wrote:
At 12/2/2012 1:51:43 AM, imabench wrote:
The real answer is, Debate.org is actually owned by a company by juggle who makes their profit through other means.

So are some of the debaters here company employees?

Some Juggle employees are 'members' but they aren't really debaters, even though they do have DDO accounts.

Juggle is a business development company that uses web based resources to achieve these goals. Their companies include MonsterMarketplace, CrowdSource, and ROImedia. Debate.org is just one of these that acts mostly to diversify their portfolio of successful and interesting web based business mediums and provides them with more content, but their real earnings come from elsewhere as DDO is an entirely free to use service.

This doesn't imply that it means any less to Juggle though, as it certainly fits in with their business model and provides them with a social networking platform, while they have skilled and creative people constantly working on improving it.

In a thread posted over a year and a half ago titled "How does this site make money?"...
http://www.debate.org...

...Stephanie Leffler, CEO of Juggle, gave an interesting response to some of the questions raised about the sites acquisition:

"Hello,
Thank you all for your continued participation in the debate.org community. I wanted to comment on two strategy related issues being discussed in this thread.

The Questions:
1) Why did we purchase debate.org?
2) What is our plan to drive revenue via debate.org?

The Answer: (to both questions)
We purchased this site/community with a goal of expanding the debate functionality on Juggle. We launched the Juggle debates vertical to fill a void for intelligent, opinion based content on Juggle.com.

At the heart of the answer to both questions, lies one key strategic principle; intelligent, well researched content has value far beyond its potential advertising revenue. In addition to estimating revenue from ads, we quantify value using intangibles such as benefit to reputation, user loyalty, credibility, and relevance. While we have a number of sites that generate revenue for Juggle, we also have a number of sites that are published with a singular goal of creating great content about important topics and issues for the reasons stated above. I can tell you that we have no immediate plans to place ads on debate.org and classify this acquisition as a strong success. We have seen traffic and new member growth since the transition and are excited about some of the new features we plan to launch in order to keep this trend moving up and to the right. This community is full of thoughtful users who have been a great help to us since we added Debate.org to our family of websites. Please let me know if you have any more questions. I am always happy to provide answers."

So to simplify this jargon; DDO works for what Juggle does and its worth it for them to invest their time and money in making sure that DDO continues to succeed.
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rross
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12/2/2012 6:51:16 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Thanks Airmax1227. That's really interesting. When Stephanie Leffler says, "this community is full of thoughtful users who have been a great help to us," how exactly are the thoughtful users helping? What are they helping with? I don't get it.

And "intelligent, well researched content has value". Does that mean that the company is using debate content for some other purpose? What purpose is that?
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12/2/2012 7:33:48 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 6:51:16 AM, rross wrote:
Thanks Airmax1227. That's really interesting. When Stephanie Leffler says, "this community is full of thoughtful users who have been a great help to us," how exactly are the thoughtful users helping? What are they helping with? I don't get it.

And "intelligent, well researched content has value". Does that mean that the company is using debate content for some other purpose? What purpose is that?


They are just stealing our arguments so they can make books that will sell like mad 'cuz our thoughts are pure genius.
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12/2/2012 9:12:18 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 7:33:48 AM, SarcasticIndeed wrote:
At 12/2/2012 6:51:16 AM, rross wrote:
Thanks Airmax1227. That's really interesting. When Stephanie Leffler says, "this community is full of thoughtful users who have been a great help to us," how exactly are the thoughtful users helping? What are they helping with? I don't get it.

And "intelligent, well researched content has value". Does that mean that the company is using debate content for some other purpose? What purpose is that?


They are just stealing our arguments so they can make books that will sell like mad 'cuz our thoughts are pure genius.

You should see the first draft of the book. I'm going to try to get a final copy to mail around to everyone to have them sign it.
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12/2/2012 9:35:51 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 9:11:19 AM, Koopin wrote:
KFC pays me to say "KFC." I then donate the money I make to the site.

KFC is one of my company's clients, so I no longer get annoyed at this immature stupidity. It helps us make money, so keep on keeping on... KFC!
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12/2/2012 9:38:26 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 9:35:51 AM, Danielle wrote:
At 12/2/2012 9:11:19 AM, Koopin wrote:
KFC pays me to say "KFC." I then donate the money I make to the site.

KFC is one of my company's clients, so I no longer get annoyed at this immature stupidity. It helps us make money, so keep on keeping on... KFC!

Finally!
kfc
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12/2/2012 12:06:20 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 9:12:18 AM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 12/2/2012 7:33:48 AM, SarcasticIndeed wrote:
At 12/2/2012 6:51:16 AM, rross wrote:
Thanks Airmax1227. That's really interesting. When Stephanie Leffler says, "this community is full of thoughtful users who have been a great help to us," how exactly are the thoughtful users helping? What are they helping with? I don't get it.

And "intelligent, well researched content has value". Does that mean that the company is using debate content for some other purpose? What purpose is that?


They are just stealing our arguments so they can make books that will sell like mad 'cuz our thoughts are pure genius.

You should see the first draft of the book. I'm going to try to get a final copy to mail around to everyone to have them sign it.

jokes on them, i plagerize all my debates. Have fun with that massive lawsuit.
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12/2/2012 12:37:39 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 12:06:20 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 12/2/2012 9:12:18 AM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 12/2/2012 7:33:48 AM, SarcasticIndeed wrote:
At 12/2/2012 6:51:16 AM, rross wrote:
Thanks Airmax1227. That's really interesting. When Stephanie Leffler says, "this community is full of thoughtful users who have been a great help to us," how exactly are the thoughtful users helping? What are they helping with? I don't get it.

And "intelligent, well researched content has value". Does that mean that the company is using debate content for some other purpose? What purpose is that?


They are just stealing our arguments so they can make books that will sell like mad 'cuz our thoughts are pure genius.

You should see the first draft of the book. I'm going to try to get a final copy to mail around to everyone to have them sign it.

jokes on them, i plagerize all my debates. Have fun with that massive lawsuit.

LOL
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7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

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http://www.debate.org...

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12/2/2012 2:08:18 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 12:37:39 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/2/2012 12:06:20 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 12/2/2012 9:12:18 AM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 12/2/2012 7:33:48 AM, SarcasticIndeed wrote:
At 12/2/2012 6:51:16 AM, rross wrote:
Thanks Airmax1227. That's really interesting. When Stephanie Leffler says, "this community is full of thoughtful users who have been a great help to us," how exactly are the thoughtful users helping? What are they helping with? I don't get it.

And "intelligent, well researched content has value". Does that mean that the company is using debate content for some other purpose? What purpose is that?


They are just stealing our arguments so they can make books that will sell like mad 'cuz our thoughts are pure genius.

You should see the first draft of the book. I'm going to try to get a final copy to mail around to everyone to have them sign it.

jokes on them, i plagerize all my debates. Have fun with that massive lawsuit.

LOL
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12/2/2012 5:26:47 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 2:08:18 PM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
At 12/2/2012 12:37:39 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/2/2012 12:06:20 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 12/2/2012 9:12:18 AM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 12/2/2012 7:33:48 AM, SarcasticIndeed wrote:
At 12/2/2012 6:51:16 AM, rross wrote:
Thanks Airmax1227. That's really interesting. When Stephanie Leffler says, "this community is full of thoughtful users who have been a great help to us," how exactly are the thoughtful users helping? What are they helping with? I don't get it.

And "intelligent, well researched content has value". Does that mean that the company is using debate content for some other purpose? What purpose is that?


They are just stealing our arguments so they can make books that will sell like mad 'cuz our thoughts are pure genius.

You should see the first draft of the book. I'm going to try to get a final copy to mail around to everyone to have them sign it.

jokes on them, i plagerize all my debates. Have fun with that massive lawsuit.

LOL

So good lol
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12/2/2012 6:04:32 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 2:08:18 PM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
At 12/2/2012 12:37:39 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/2/2012 12:06:20 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 12/2/2012 9:12:18 AM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 12/2/2012 7:33:48 AM, SarcasticIndeed wrote:
At 12/2/2012 6:51:16 AM, rross wrote:
Thanks Airmax1227. That's really interesting. When Stephanie Leffler says, "this community is full of thoughtful users who have been a great help to us," how exactly are the thoughtful users helping? What are they helping with? I don't get it.

And "intelligent, well researched content has value". Does that mean that the company is using debate content for some other purpose? What purpose is that?


They are just stealing our arguments so they can make books that will sell like mad 'cuz our thoughts are pure genius.

You should see the first draft of the book. I'm going to try to get a final copy to mail around to everyone to have them sign it.

jokes on them, i plagerize all my debates. Have fun with that massive lawsuit.

LOL
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12/2/2012 7:49:27 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 9:35:51 AM, Danielle wrote:
At 12/2/2012 9:11:19 AM, Koopin wrote:
KFC pays me to say "KFC." I then donate the money I make to the site.

KFC is one of my company's clients, so I no longer get annoyed at this immature stupidity. It helps us make money, so keep on keeping on... KFC!

I sense an implication that you DIDN'T like kfc before.......

*drags Danielle wana*
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12/2/2012 7:50:19 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 7:49:27 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 12/2/2012 9:35:51 AM, Danielle wrote:
At 12/2/2012 9:11:19 AM, Koopin wrote:
KFC pays me to say "KFC." I then donate the money I make to the site.

KFC is one of my company's clients, so I no longer get annoyed at this immature stupidity. It helps us make money, so keep on keeping on... KFC!

I sense an implication that you DIDN'T like kfc before.......

*drags Danielle wana*

What. The. Fvck. iPad.......

*sigh*

*drags Danielle AWAY*
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