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famer
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12/21/2012 9:32:32 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Topic:

Should the US prioritize tax cuts over spending cuts?

You will be arguing against that topic.

If so, please contact richarddong. Profile is here:

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

^ He's been sort of pestering me with this debating topic and calling me a "cow" and a "loser" because I don't accept his challenge on that topic. E.g.

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

The reason why I don't accept this debate is not because I don't have the time but because I am only 15 years old, have no idea what the topic even means and don't even have the slightest interest in finding out.
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12/21/2012 9:40:39 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/21/2012 9:32:32 PM, famer wrote:
Topic:

Should the US prioritize tax cuts over spending cuts?

You will be arguing against that topic.

If so, please contact richarddong. Profile is here:

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

^ He's been sort of pestering me with this debating topic and calling me a "cow" and a "loser" because I don't accept his challenge on that topic. E.g.

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

The reason why I don't accept this debate is not because I don't have the time but because I am only 15 years old, have no idea what the topic even means and don't even have the slightest interest in finding out.

The topic is essentially saying:

We have no money. How will we solve this? Get more money, or spend less money?
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12/21/2012 11:16:34 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
FAMER: I am in 7th grade and i know what this topic is. LOL. :D
Many and yeah.

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12/22/2012 3:05:26 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I considered accepting until you said the debate would be with some other guy instead of you.

That other guy hasn't debated yet, so taking him up on this debate is elo-suicide.
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12/22/2012 4:37:44 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/22/2012 3:06:48 AM, larztheloser wrote:
... and that's one of the problems with the ELO system.
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12/22/2012 5:02:43 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/22/2012 3:05:26 AM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
I considered accepting until you said the debate would be with some other guy instead of you.

That other guy hasn't debated yet, so taking him up on this debate is elo-suicide.

Just out of pure curiosity, why would you be interested in debating this topic against me? My ELO is pretty damn low, so that might be some ELO suicide.
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12/22/2012 6:29:19 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/22/2012 3:06:48 AM, larztheloser wrote:
... and that's one of the problems with the ELO system.

I sacrificed my elo for the sake of true debating.
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12/22/2012 10:33:27 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/22/2012 3:05:26 AM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
I considered accepting until you said the debate would be with some other guy instead of you.

That other guy hasn't debated yet, so taking him up on this debate is elo-suicide.

debating noobs doesnt lower your elo rating, it just doesnt do a thing to lift it at all
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12/22/2012 10:33:47 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/22/2012 6:29:19 AM, RationalMadman wrote:
At 12/22/2012 3:06:48 AM, larztheloser wrote:
... and that's one of the problems with the ELO system.

I sacrificed my elo for the sake of true debating.

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, good one.
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12/22/2012 12:07:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/22/2012 10:33:27 AM, imabench wrote:
At 12/22/2012 3:05:26 AM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
I considered accepting until you said the debate would be with some other guy instead of you.

That other guy hasn't debated yet, so taking him up on this debate is elo-suicide.

debating noobs doesnt lower your elo rating, it just doesnt do a thing to lift it at all

It actually does, and I don't think it's uncommon. It was confirmed in the elo thread.
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12/22/2012 3:24:07 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
How do you guys know i'm not a noob anyways you can't judge a person until you have walked on their mocciacans.
This basically means you can't say that a guy is a noob if they made an account yesterady and has been debating like a pro for years.

At 12/22/2012 3:05:26 AM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
I considered accepting until you said the debate would be with some other guy instead of you.

That other guy hasn't debated yet, so taking him up on this debate is elo-suicide.
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12/22/2012 6:33:51 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/22/2012 3:24:07 PM, richarddong wrote:
How do you guys know i'm not a noob anyways you can't judge a person until you have walked on their mocciacans.
This basically means you can't say that a guy is a noob if they made an account yesterady and has been debating like a pro for years.

At 12/22/2012 3:05:26 AM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
I considered accepting until you said the debate would be with some other guy instead of you.

That other guy hasn't debated yet, so taking him up on this debate is elo-suicide.

The debates on this site are very different to those in real life (the speech ones for all I know). And most new people on this site can barely hold any substance with their first debate.
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12/22/2012 6:35:51 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
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12/22/2012 9:08:30 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Actually i've been reading a few debates and i understand the concept and i know what to do.

At 12/22/2012 6:33:51 PM, famer wrote:
At 12/22/2012 3:24:07 PM, richarddong wrote:
How do you guys know i'm not a noob anyways you can't judge a person until you have walked on their mocciacans.
This basically means you can't say that a guy is a noob if they made an account yesterady and has been debating like a pro for years.

At 12/22/2012 3:05:26 AM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
I considered accepting until you said the debate would be with some other guy instead of you.

That other guy hasn't debated yet, so taking him up on this debate is elo-suicide.

The debates on this site are very different to those in real life (the speech ones for all I know). And most new people on this site can barely hold any substance with their first debate.
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12/22/2012 9:19:48 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/22/2012 12:07:09 PM, SarcasticIndeed wrote:
At 12/22/2012 10:33:27 AM, imabench wrote:
At 12/22/2012 3:05:26 AM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
I considered accepting until you said the debate would be with some other guy instead of you.

That other guy hasn't debated yet, so taking him up on this debate is elo-suicide.

debating noobs doesnt lower your elo rating, it just doesnt do a thing to lift it at all

It actually does, and I don't think it's uncommon. It was confirmed in the elo thread.

Yes, but only if your ELO score is 6 times that of your opponent and you are the contender. If you are the instigator, you cannot lose ELO points.

It should also be noted that only 4 people on DDO (and only 2 of them are active) are of the level that there are potential debates that can harm their ELO should they win, and for them it is only if they face someone that is already 0 - 10 or something of the like.
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12/22/2012 10:33:25 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/22/2012 6:33:51 PM, famer wrote:
At 12/22/2012 3:24:07 PM, richarddong wrote:
How do you guys know i'm not a noob anyways you can't judge a person until you have walked on their mocciacans.
This basically means you can't say that a guy is a noob if they made an account yesterady and has been debating like a pro for years.

At 12/22/2012 3:05:26 AM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
I considered accepting until you said the debate would be with some other guy instead of you.

That other guy hasn't debated yet, so taking him up on this debate is elo-suicide.

The debates on this site are very different to those in real life (the speech ones for all I know). And most new people on this site can barely hold any substance with their first debate.

Wait a minute. This does not hold true for me. Oh well...
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