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JonMilne
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5/15/2013 4:03:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I think there needs to be an official thread in these forums simply if a debate featuring any participants could do with more votes. Because some people only ever get 1 or 2 votes to their debate because few people are exposed to it. True, there's the "Forfeited, vote-bombed, and unvoted" thread, but those are obviously highlighted for very specific kinds of threads. What a proposed official thread like this one would be able to do is highlight potentially very interesting threads and generate more votes thereby providing more excitement in the voting especially for new users glad to see their debate getting exposure.

Plus, it would also be a good place to post links to debates free of prejudice, since I've been told before it's kinda frowned upon to post new threads promoting whatever new debate you're in.

Also, DDO totally needs to introduce the capability for Two-on-Two debates, man.
R0b1Billion
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5/15/2013 6:48:36 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
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phantom
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5/15/2013 6:54:45 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
This one really needs votes. https://www.debate.org...
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Citrakayah
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5/15/2013 7:41:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/15/2013 7:38:13 PM, Citrakayah wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

Also Daktoria's conduct point wasn't justified.

It appears I was the only one to take this thread seriously.
Ragnar
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5/16/2013 2:09:44 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
On a related subject: Anyone have any advice about how to attract more votes in general to a debate? Is it about argument presentation, humor, or what?

A win just doesn't feel meaningful if there's only one or two voters.
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Smithereens
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5/16/2013 3:08:34 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/16/2013 2:09:44 AM, Ragnar wrote:
On a related subject: Anyone have any advice about how to attract more votes in general to a debate? Is it about argument presentation, humor, or what?

A win just doesn't feel meaningful if there's only one or two voters.

Aside from advertising, not really. But this site wouldn't be any fun if everyone was advertising. So the best idea is to put any debates you want votes for in your signature, and go around participating in the forums.
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5/16/2013 7:17:17 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Same here: http://www.debate.org...
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Lucky_Luciano
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5/16/2013 7:25:22 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/16/2013 3:08:34 AM, Smithereens wrote:
At 5/16/2013 2:09:44 AM, Ragnar wrote:
On a related subject: Anyone have any advice about how to attract more votes in general to a debate? Is it about argument presentation, humor, or what?

A win just doesn't feel meaningful if there's only one or two voters.

Aside from advertising, not really. But this site wouldn't be any fun if everyone was advertising. So the best idea is to put any debates you want votes for in your signature, and go around participating in the forums.

This is a good idea. I do admittedly advertise for votes via pm, but I have adopted the policy of including my opponent whenever I do. I'm all for transparency.
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Ragnar
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5/16/2013 10:49:36 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/16/2013 7:25:22 AM, Lucky_Luciano wrote:
I do admittedly advertise for votes via pm, but I have adopted the policy of including my opponent whenever I do. I'm all for transparency.

That's a good thought, transparency is important. Smithereens one about signatures is also good.
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