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*Presidential Update -- Week 9*

bladerunner060
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8/17/2014 2:01:32 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Hi folks!

Summer doldrums are, I suppose, in full swing. Unfortunately, that means limited updates, since it means limited activity. At least there hasn't been much drama, which is to my mind always a good thing.

I do have to bring up something: daytonanerd has closed his account. I'm sure we all hope he chooses to return. However, as they say, the world moves on. bsh1 has graciously accepted my request to run tournaments, and so will be the tournament director at least for the time being. I don't think anyone could argue he won't be great at it--if, at some point, someone else takes over, it will be because bsh1 has other things on his plate. A new, non-noob-tourney will be starting signups within the week.

On the subject of folks, and doing stuff: I have reached out to folks on various occasions, with various goals in mind. I'm not finding fault with anyone whatsoever--however, i have less than 2/3 of my term left--I want to get stuff done. So, while I've always said that anyone who wants to be involved, can be involved, I'm saying it again: if you have an idea, please reach out to me or bsh1!

This week's History Lesson (I actually think most members who've been on here awhile already know this, but it's still worth doing so there:

Debate.org existed prior to the DDO we know and love. But it went inactive, unclaimed...and then it was claimed by Phil, as well as Crystal (his wife) and Cameron, in 2007 (https://web.archive.org...). It was part of their company WebCorp. Webcorp is, of course, still around: http://webcorp.com...

As we all know, time moves differently on DDO--it's like dog years. Except faster. DDO was sold in 2010 (and thus, thousands of years in DDO time).

The auction in which it was sold is here:

https://flippa.com...

(incidentally, hat tip to bossyburrito, who posted this relatively recently)

It was sold to Juggle, who's owned it since then (They've owned DDO more than half its life!)

http://www.juggle.com...

The first post in the forums as we have now:

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

This, btw, this leads me to a tip, as well:

If you want to get to the beginning or end of a series of posts, you can do so by manipulating the URL. For example, the post above you can get to just by going to debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/1/ (the 1, meaning it was the first topic ever posted). If you're looking for the final page of one of those long threads while IN the thread, you can do so by changing the URL by adding after that last / the number 99999--each page is a number, so if you know it's only, say, 40 pages, you could type "41" and get to the end--but typing a bunch of 9's is easier.

Thanks for reading, DDO! As always, reach out to me or bsh1 if you have any questions or concerns, or post here!
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8/17/2014 2:07:58 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/17/2014 2:01:32 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:
Hi folks!

Summer doldrums are, I suppose, in full swing.

The summer started off kind of dramatic, but I'm glad that the trade winds of tumult have given way to the doldrums haha

Unfortunately, that means limited updates, since it means limited activity. At least there hasn't been much drama, which is to my mind always a good thing.

No drama is good news, too!

I do have to bring up something: daytonanerd has closed his account. I'm sure we all hope he chooses to return. However, as they say, the world moves on. bsh1 has graciously accepted my request to run tournaments, and so will be the tournament director at least for the time being. I don't think anyone could argue he won't be great at it--if, at some point, someone else takes over, it will be because bsh1 has other things on his plate. A new, non-noob-tourney will be starting signups within the week.

I'm confident in Bsh1'a ability to see that through.

On the subject of folks, and doing stuff: I have reached out to folks on various occasions, with various goals in mind. I'm not finding fault with anyone whatsoever--however, i have less than 2/3 of my term left--I want to get stuff done. So, while I've always said that anyone who wants to be involved, can be involved, I'm saying it again: if you have an idea, please reach out to me or bsh1!

Who has left you, other than Daytona?

This week's History Lesson (I actually think most members who've been on here awhile already know this, but it's still worth doing so there:

Debate.org existed prior to the DDO we know and love. But it went inactive, unclaimed...and then it was claimed by Phil, as well as Crystal (his wife) and Cameron, in 2007 (https://web.archive.org...). It was part of their company WebCorp. Webcorp is, of course, still around: http://webcorp.com...

As we all know, time moves differently on DDO--it's like dog years. Except faster. DDO was sold in 2010 (and thus, thousands of years in DDO time).

The auction in which it was sold is here:

https://flippa.com...

(incidentally, hat tip to bossyburrito, who posted this relatively recently)

It was sold to Juggle, who's owned it since then (They've owned DDO more than half its life!)

http://www.juggle.com...

The first post in the forums as we have now:

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


This, btw, this leads me to a tip, as well:

If you want to get to the beginning or end of a series of posts, you can do so by manipulating the URL. For example, the post above you can get to just by going to debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/1/ (the 1, meaning it was the first topic ever posted). If you're looking for the final page of one of those long threads while IN the thread, you can do so by changing the URL by adding after that last / the number 99999--each page is a number, so if you know it's only, say, 40 pages, you could type "41" and get to the end--but typing a bunch of 9's is easier.

Thanks for reading, DDO! As always, reach out to me or bsh1 if you have any questions or concerns, or post here!
As always, message me with
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8/17/2014 2:11:45 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/17/2014 2:01:32 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:

A new, non-noob-tourney will be starting signups within the week.

It's already live! [http://www.debate.org...]
Live Long and Prosper

I'm a Bish.


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8/17/2014 2:11:46 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/17/2014 2:07:58 AM, YYW wrote:

On the subject of folks, and doing stuff: I have reached out to folks on various occasions, with various goals in mind. I'm not finding fault with anyone whatsoever--however, i have less than 2/3 of my term left--I want to get stuff done. So, while I've always said that anyone who wants to be involved, can be involved, I'm saying it again: if you have an idea, please reach out to me or bsh1!

Who has left you, other than Daytona?

Well, the operative part is underlined...

But also, it's not that others "left me" necessarily. It's just...I feel like some things have stalled. Not blaming anyone, or if I am, I'm blaming me. I still want to get stuff done tho.
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8/17/2014 2:13:45 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/17/2014 2:11:46 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:07:58 AM, YYW wrote:

On the subject of folks, and doing stuff: I have reached out to folks on various occasions, with various goals in mind. I'm not finding fault with anyone whatsoever--however, i have less than 2/3 of my term left--I want to get stuff done. So, while I've always said that anyone who wants to be involved, can be involved, I'm saying it again: if you have an idea, please reach out to me or bsh1!

Who has left you, other than Daytona?

Well, the operative part is underlined...

But also, it's not that others "left me" necessarily. It's just...I feel like some things have stalled. Not blaming anyone, or if I am, I'm blaming me. I still want to get stuff done tho.

Fair enough.
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8/17/2014 2:14:43 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/17/2014 2:11:45 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:01:32 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:

A new, non-noob-tourney will be starting signups within the week.

It's already live! [http://www.debate.org...]

And this is why bsh1 is awesome.
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8/17/2014 2:16:46 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/17/2014 2:14:43 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:11:45 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:01:32 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:

A new, non-noob-tourney will be starting signups within the week.

It's already live! [http://www.debate.org...]

And this is why bsh1 is awesome.

Lol...thanks :)
Live Long and Prosper

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"Twilight isn't just about obtuse metaphors between cannibalism and premarital sex, it also teaches us the futility of hope." - Raisor

"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

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YYW
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8/17/2014 2:19:21 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/17/2014 2:14:43 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:11:45 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:01:32 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:

A new, non-noob-tourney will be starting signups within the week.

It's already live! [http://www.debate.org...]

And this is why bsh1 is awesome.

Damn right, he is!
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8/17/2014 2:20:34 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/17/2014 2:19:21 AM, YYW wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:14:43 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:11:45 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:01:32 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:

A new, non-noob-tourney will be starting signups within the week.

It's already live! [http://www.debate.org...]

And this is why bsh1 is awesome.

Damn right, he is!

You are too, tiger. I love you.
Live Long and Prosper

I'm a Bish.


"Twilight isn't just about obtuse metaphors between cannibalism and premarital sex, it also teaches us the futility of hope." - Raisor

"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

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8/17/2014 2:21:06 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/17/2014 2:20:34 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:19:21 AM, YYW wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:14:43 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:11:45 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:01:32 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:

A new, non-noob-tourney will be starting signups within the week.

It's already live! [http://www.debate.org...]

And this is why bsh1 is awesome.

Damn right, he is!

You are too, tiger. I love you.

I love you too :)
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8/17/2014 2:21:49 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/17/2014 2:21:06 AM, YYW wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:20:34 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:19:21 AM, YYW wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:14:43 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:11:45 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/17/2014 2:01:32 AM, bladerunner060 wrote:

A new, non-noob-tourney will be starting signups within the week.

It's already live! [http://www.debate.org...]

And this is why bsh1 is awesome.

Damn right, he is!

You are too, tiger. I love you.

I love you too :)

<3
Live Long and Prosper

I'm a Bish.


"Twilight isn't just about obtuse metaphors between cannibalism and premarital sex, it also teaches us the futility of hope." - Raisor

"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

Follow the DDOlympics
: http://www.debate.org...

Open Debate Topics Project: http://www.debate.org...