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000ike
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3/27/2013 10:27:01 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Can someone explain to me the point of this thing? If debating is grounded in scrutiny and back-and-forth argumentation, then a hit-and-run dump site like an opinion page should be unwelcome, don't you agree? But in any case, I posted once in the "Is "under God" in the American Pledge of Allegiance appropriate?" 2 weeks ago and it has been spamming my notifications who posted in it, ever since. Is there a way to stop it from doing that?
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Maikuru
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3/27/2013 10:47:41 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'm not a big fan of it either, though I suspect it does increase site traffic and has undoubtedly brought in new members.
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imabench
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3/27/2013 10:53:23 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/27/2013 10:27:01 AM, 000ike wrote:
Can someone explain to me the point of this thing?

The opinions section is actually an elaborate attempt for the Weekly Stupid to catch people saying stupid things in an attempt to increase the stupidity of remarks in the top 10. It has worked fantastically ;D

If debating is grounded in scrutiny and back-and-forth argumentation, then a hit-and-run dump site like an opinion page should be unwelcome, don't you agree? But in any case, I posted once in the "Is "under God" in the American Pledge of Allegiance appropriate?" 2 weeks ago and it has been spamming my notifications who posted in it, ever since. Is there a way to stop it from doing that?

You could always deactivate your account :P
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dylancatlow
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3/27/2013 10:55:52 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/27/2013 10:53:23 AM, imabench wrote:
At 3/27/2013 10:27:01 AM, 000ike wrote:
Can someone explain to me the point of this thing?

The opinions section is actually an elaborate attempt for the Weekly Stupid to catch people saying stupid things in an attempt to increase the stupidity of remarks in the top 10. It has worked fantastically ;D

If debating is grounded in scrutiny and back-and-forth argumentation, then a hit-and-run dump site like an opinion page should be unwelcome, don't you agree? But in any case, I posted once in the "Is "under God" in the American Pledge of Allegiance appropriate?" 2 weeks ago and it has been spamming my notifications who posted in it, ever since. Is there a way to stop it from doing that?

You could always deactivate your account :P

Oh, I found a great one for you! http://www.debate.org...

Find the one posted by Cryssie
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3/27/2013 11:46:25 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/27/2013 10:55:52 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 3/27/2013 10:53:23 AM, imabench wrote:
At 3/27/2013 10:27:01 AM, 000ike wrote:
Can someone explain to me the point of this thing?

The opinions section is actually an elaborate attempt for the Weekly Stupid to catch people saying stupid things in an attempt to increase the stupidity of remarks in the top 10. It has worked fantastically ;D

If debating is grounded in scrutiny and back-and-forth argumentation, then a hit-and-run dump site like an opinion page should be unwelcome, don't you agree? But in any case, I posted once in the "Is "under God" in the American Pledge of Allegiance appropriate?" 2 weeks ago and it has been spamming my notifications who posted in it, ever since. Is there a way to stop it from doing that?

You could always deactivate your account :P

Oh, I found a great one for you! http://www.debate.org...

Find the one posted by Cryssie

oh thats just beautiful!
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