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2/23/2014 9:20:00 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
This is a thread where we get to make fun of how terrible at debating we all were!

I was, in particular, a terrible debater when I first began.

I mean, look at this atrocity:

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

Gay marriage should be illegal

Lol, it's funny to think about how much I have evolved in my gay marriage arguments since this debate. Like I could tear my old self apart. To think it's only been 11 months since that debate.

I mean, I was arguing that gay marriage should be illegal because homosexuality was unnatural haha.

Now your guys's turn.
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2/23/2014 9:30:43 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
http://www.debate.org...

Chocolate leads to suicide people. Which now puts the fact that I'm about to eat Chocolate ice cream into a very strange perspective.
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2/23/2014 9:30:56 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Does my first account debate count in this??
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2/23/2014 9:35:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
http://www.debate.org...

Contrasting that with a capitalism debate I just finished (http://www.debate.org...), there really is no comparison. How I have improved so much at debating and researching since I joined this site.
I'm becoming less defined as days go by, fading away, and well you might say, I'm losing focus, kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.
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2/23/2014 9:38:51 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
While not my first to be finished, it's my first.

George Zimmerman acted in Self Defense against Trayvon Martin.
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2/23/2014 9:39:44 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/23/2014 9:35:16 PM, Subutai wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

Contrasting that with a capitalism debate I just finished (http://www.debate.org...), there really is no comparison. How I have improved so much at debating and researching since I joined this site.

I didn't know you were Ron-Paul.

Weren't you a Conservative when you first joined this site?

One of the great things about DDO is how much it really drives people to intellectually grow.

Also, there is a huge quality difference between those two debates haha.
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2/23/2014 9:40:59 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/23/2014 9:38:51 PM, donald.keller wrote:
While not my first to be finished, it's my first.

George Zimmerman acted in Self Defense against Trayvon Martin.
http://www.debate.org...

That's pretty high quality for a first debate.
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2/23/2014 9:42:03 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/23/2014 9:39:44 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 2/23/2014 9:35:16 PM, Subutai wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

Contrasting that with a capitalism debate I just finished (http://www.debate.org...), there really is no comparison. How I have improved so much at debating and researching since I joined this site.

I didn't know you were Ron-Paul.

Weren't you a Conservative when you first joined this site?

One of the great things about DDO is how much it really drives people to intellectually grow.

Also, there is a huge quality difference between those two debates haha.

I was Ron-Paul, and when I first joined, I was a conservative. I became a libertarian around summer/early fall 2012, so I'm a little surprised you remember that. Anyway, I definitely agree. I think anyone who has opinions needs to be able to defend them. I wonder how America would vote if everyone participated actively and was informed well in politics.
I'm becoming less defined as days go by, fading away, and well you might say, I'm losing focus, kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.
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2/23/2014 10:08:14 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I could barely speak English when I first got on this site: http://www.debate.org...

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2/23/2014 10:31:21 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/23/2014 10:08:14 PM, bluesteel wrote:
I could barely speak English when I first got on this site: http://www.debate.org...

Thank you Rosetta Stone!

Is English a secondary language for you?
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2/23/2014 10:35:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/23/2014 9:20:31 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
That moment when you realize you used the wrong version of "your" in the thread title.

FML.

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2/23/2014 11:03:45 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
The USFG should permit the use of financial incentives for Organ Donation.

I was practicing my rebuttals to impress this girl who was my partner when we debated the topic in debate class. It worked. http://www.debate.org...
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2/23/2014 11:17:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/23/2014 11:03:45 PM, thett3 wrote:
The USFG should permit the use of financial incentives for Organ Donation.

I was practicing my rebuttals to impress this girl who was my partner when we debated the topic in debate class. It worked. http://www.debate.org...

....

You're literally telling me.

That through debate.

You took a girl downtown to pound town.

I.
Call.
Bull.
Sh*t.
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2/23/2014 11:19:59 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/23/2014 11:17:05 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 2/23/2014 11:03:45 PM, thett3 wrote:
The USFG should permit the use of financial incentives for Organ Donation.

I was practicing my rebuttals to impress this girl who was my partner when we debated the topic in debate class. It worked. http://www.debate.org...

....

You're literally telling me.

That through debate.

You took a girl downtown to pound town.

I.
Call.
Bull.
Sh*t.

Call it all you want man but you didn't see the look on her face when I bitchslapped our opponents (who she happened to hate) arguments down
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: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
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2/23/2014 11:24:26 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/23/2014 11:19:59 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 2/23/2014 11:17:05 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 2/23/2014 11:03:45 PM, thett3 wrote:
The USFG should permit the use of financial incentives for Organ Donation.

I was practicing my rebuttals to impress this girl who was my partner when we debated the topic in debate class. It worked. http://www.debate.org...

....

You're literally telling me.

That through debate.

You took a girl downtown to pound town.

I.
Call.
Bull.
Sh*t.

Call it all you want man but you didn't see the look on her face when I bitchslapped our opponents (who she happened to hate) arguments down

Pics or gtfo
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2/23/2014 11:35:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Thett3 crushed...

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2/23/2014 11:50:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/23/2014 11:40:07 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 2/23/2014 11:35:40 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Thett3 crushed...

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

Damn son. You got wrecked.

Yup. I didn't expect to get wrecked that bad, but it taught me a lot, and was one of my best debate learning experiences.
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2/24/2014 12:03:37 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
http://www.debate.org...

Never got voted on :(

I thought it was an interesting "Hello World!" debate. Somewhat based on science and fact, but also a bit silly.

My first real embarrassment of a debate was my second debate, which was against DK.

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2/24/2014 12:08:32 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/23/2014 9:20:00 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
This is a thread where we get to make fun of how terrible at debating we all were!

I was, in particular, a terrible debater when I first began.

I mean, look at this atrocity:

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

Gay marriage should be illegal

Lol, it's funny to think about how much I have evolved in my gay marriage arguments since this debate. Like I could tear my old self apart. To think it's only been 11 months since that debate.

I mean, I was arguing that gay marriage should be illegal because homosexuality was unnatural haha.

Now your guys's turn.

how did you even lose that
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2/24/2014 12:13:07 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
http://www.debate.org...

Wasn't too bad IMO. What do you guys think?
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2/24/2014 2:05:56 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Out of the debates I've had on DDO, this remains the one of which I am proudest. No forfeiting, no foul play, just an honest debate. Shame it only got one vote.

(Oh yeah, and ridiculous British over-politeness ftw).

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

I like to think that my structure's gotten better since, though.
I'm back (ish).
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2/24/2014 6:52:16 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I'm still fairly new to the site, so this debate didn't take place too long ago. It still demonstrates a few things that I can work on:

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

Things that I noticed:

1. Copy/pasting from MS word to DDO is a nightmare. All of the extraneous quotation marks say it all.
2. I REALLY need to get into the habit of proofreading. I'm still really bad at remembering to do that, honestly.
3. In this debate, I'm probably guilty of what many would call the "shotgun" method. I knew quite a lot about the topic, so I threw out practically every argument I knew in a way that bears semblance to word vomit. That's probably why the debate received 0 votes, to be honest.
4. I should've used charts to make some of those points.
5. There were no footnotes, at all.
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2/24/2014 7:32:14 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/24/2014 12:08:32 AM, Mikal wrote:
At 2/23/2014 9:20:00 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
This is a thread where we get to make fun of how terrible at debating we all were!

I was, in particular, a terrible debater when I first began.

I mean, look at this atrocity:

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

Gay marriage should be illegal

Lol, it's funny to think about how much I have evolved in my gay marriage arguments since this debate. Like I could tear my old self apart. To think it's only been 11 months since that debate.

I mean, I was arguing that gay marriage should be illegal because homosexuality was unnatural haha.

Now your guys's turn.

how did you even lose that

Can't tell if sarcasm
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2/24/2014 7:43:27 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
http://www.debate.org...

Loved/hated this debate. For one, my opponent argued we should kill all children with Down Syndrome. Hard to argue with that kind of ignorance. Coupled with my own it was painful.
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2/24/2014 8:40:16 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
An extremely unsuccessful attempt at noob sniping.

http://www.debate.org...
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2/24/2014 10:32:25 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/24/2014 10:18:01 AM, MassiveDump wrote:
The Holocaust Was a Bad Thing.

Winning since day one.

Except for dose three losses
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