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DDO's true appeal.

Kefka
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1/20/2010 1:57:33 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Does DDO really draw people that want to discuss issues/opinions and learn more about them? Or is the real appeal simply that people now have a playground for intellectual self-stimulation?
I-am-a-panda
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1/20/2010 2:02:52 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/20/2010 1:57:33 PM, Kefka wrote:
Does DDO really draw people that want to discuss issues/opinions and learn more about them? Or is the real appeal simply that people now have a playground for intellectual self-stimulation?

Bit of both
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Ore_Ele
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1/20/2010 2:07:10 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I'd agree "bit of both." I've asked people if the goal of their debates is to learn or to win, and they say "to win" rather then learn.
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Koopin
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1/20/2010 2:09:05 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/20/2010 2:07:10 PM, OreEle wrote:
I'd agree "bit of both." I've asked people if the goal of their debates is to learn or to win, and they say "to win" rather then learn.

Win!!!!
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Ore_Ele
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1/20/2010 2:12:17 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/20/2010 2:09:05 PM, Koopin wrote:
At 1/20/2010 2:07:10 PM, OreEle wrote:
I'd agree "bit of both." I've asked people if the goal of their debates is to learn or to win, and they say "to win" rather then learn.

Win!!!!

Personally, I'd rather lose in an intellectually stimulating and eye-opening debate, then win a stupid debate (unless it is a funny debate, stupid funny ones are awesome).
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I-am-a-panda
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1/20/2010 2:15:31 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
To be honest, it's to try and be superior. Since in society debaters are physically inferior, this site allows them to be intellectually superior.
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Volkov
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1/20/2010 2:25:05 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/20/2010 2:15:31 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
To be honest, it's to try and be superior. Since in society debaters are physically inferior, this site allows them to be intellectually superior.

What are you talking about? Have you never heard of the Big Deal?
Ore_Ele
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1/20/2010 2:26:39 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/20/2010 2:18:12 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 1/20/2010 2:15:31 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:

this site allows them to be intellectually superior.

Well, it allows them to try.

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philosphical
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1/20/2010 2:30:36 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/20/2010 2:15:31 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Since in society debaters are physically inferior, this site allows them to be intellectually superior.

I am pretty sure your alone on this one buddy.
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Cherymenthol
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1/20/2010 3:04:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I think a good portion, maybe thirty or so percent, are here to practice, rip, or get arguments for their event in actual school... just saying...
I-am-a-panda
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1/20/2010 3:09:16 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/20/2010 2:30:36 PM, philosphical wrote:
At 1/20/2010 2:15:31 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Since in society debaters are physically inferior, this site allows them to be intellectually superior.

I am pretty sure your alone on this one buddy.

Oh hai macho man, you're so tough, you made a come back my 4 year old cousin could have made.
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Ore_Ele
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1/20/2010 3:13:15 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/20/2010 3:09:16 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 1/20/2010 2:30:36 PM, philosphical wrote:
At 1/20/2010 2:15:31 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Since in society debaters are physically inferior, this site allows them to be intellectually superior.

I am pretty sure your alone on this one buddy.

Oh hai macho man, you're so tough, you made a come back my 4 year old cousin could have made.

wow, defense mechanism, maybe?
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Cody_Franklin
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1/20/2010 3:16:27 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/20/2010 3:13:15 PM, OreEle wrote:
At 1/20/2010 3:09:16 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 1/20/2010 2:30:36 PM, philosphical wrote:
At 1/20/2010 2:15:31 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Since in society debaters are physically inferior, this site allows them to be intellectually superior.

I am pretty sure your alone on this one buddy.

Oh hai macho man, you're so tough, you made a come back my 4 year old cousin could have made.

wow, defense mechanism, maybe?

Yeah, I don't think that was intended to be a comeback, Panda. More like "stop assuming that all debaters are physically inferior", which I agree with.