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9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site. If you feel like the site has been lacking in good intellectual discussion in the past ... year ... or so you are not alone. We can combat this.

I purpose that when a good intellectual discussion is started the Topic line should start with ID: for Intellectual Discussion and that each OP for these threads start with the following:

The following is meant to be a good intellectual discussion. If you plan on posting on this thread please remember to respect the other users posts, ideas and argument structures. Thoughtful, provoking, constructive questions, comments, ideas and rebuttals are encouraged.

This should hope to remind people that the thread is meant for thought provoking discussion and not drama, socialization, memes or flame wars.

This is my last hail mary.
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9/3/2014 12:00:37 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site.
I suggest starting with your profile picture.
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9/3/2014 12:06:59 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 12:00:37 PM, Ragnar wrote:
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site.
I suggest starting with your profile picture.

This is exactly the kind of post I really don't want to see anymore. How about you add to the legitimate discussion being raised rather than being petulant?
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9/3/2014 12:07:42 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 12:06:59 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:00:37 PM, Ragnar wrote:
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site.
I suggest starting with your profile picture.

This is exactly the kind of post I really don't want to see anymore. How about you add to the legitimate discussion being raised rather than being petulant?

He means you need to change it to a picture of Rachel McAdams.
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9/3/2014 12:08:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 12:07:42 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:06:59 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:00:37 PM, Ragnar wrote:
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site.
I suggest starting with your profile picture.

This is exactly the kind of post I really don't want to see anymore. How about you add to the legitimate discussion being raised rather than being petulant?

He means you need to change it to a picture of Rachel McAdams.

I'm done. This place is hopeless.
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9/3/2014 12:11:38 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 12:08:35 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:07:42 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:06:59 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:00:37 PM, Ragnar wrote:
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site.
I suggest starting with your profile picture.

This is exactly the kind of post I really don't want to see anymore. How about you add to the legitimate discussion being raised rather than being petulant?

He means you need to change it to a picture of Rachel McAdams.

I'm done. This place is hopeless.

Ragnr just makes comments like that. I don't know why, but you're not the only one he does that to. I don't think he was always like that -or if he was, I never noticed it. It's just not that big of a deal.

But, Grant, if you want to come back then come back. If not, then don't. We'd like to have you here, but only if you want to be here.
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9/3/2014 12:13:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 12:11:38 PM, YYW wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:08:35 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:07:42 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:06:59 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:00:37 PM, Ragnar wrote:
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site.
I suggest starting with your profile picture.

This is exactly the kind of post I really don't want to see anymore. How about you add to the legitimate discussion being raised rather than being petulant?

He means you need to change it to a picture of Rachel McAdams.

I'm done. This place is hopeless.

Ragnr just makes comments like that. I don't know why, but you're not the only one he does that to. I don't think he was always like that -or if he was, I never noticed it. It's just not that big of a deal.

But, Grant, if you want to come back then come back. If not, then don't. We'd like to have you here, but only if you want to be here.

I want to be here if there's going to be actual intellect and debate which is what I'm trying to foster. If that isn't here, which is hasn't been, I'm not going to be, which is why I haven't been.
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9/3/2014 12:17:56 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 12:13:22 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:11:38 PM, YYW wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:08:35 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:07:42 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:06:59 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:00:37 PM, Ragnar wrote:
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site.
I suggest starting with your profile picture.

This is exactly the kind of post I really don't want to see anymore. How about you add to the legitimate discussion being raised rather than being petulant?

He means you need to change it to a picture of Rachel McAdams.

I'm done. This place is hopeless.

Ragnr just makes comments like that. I don't know why, but you're not the only one he does that to. I don't think he was always like that -or if he was, I never noticed it. It's just not that big of a deal.

But, Grant, if you want to come back then come back. If not, then don't. We'd like to have you here, but only if you want to be here.

I want to be here if there's going to be actual intellect and debate which is what I'm trying to foster. If that isn't here, which is hasn't been, I'm not going to be, which is why I haven't been.

Well, don't use Ragnr as your representative sample....
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9/3/2014 12:18:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 12:11:38 PM, YYW wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:08:35 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:07:42 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:06:59 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:00:37 PM, Ragnar wrote:
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site.
I suggest starting with your profile picture.

This is exactly the kind of post I really don't want to see anymore. How about you add to the legitimate discussion being raised rather than being petulant?

He means you need to change it to a picture of Rachel McAdams.

I'm done. This place is hopeless.

Ragnr just makes comments like that. I don't know why, but you're not the only one he does that to. I don't think he was always like that -or if he was, I never noticed it. It's just not that big of a deal.

But, Grant, if you want to come back then come back. If not, then don't. We'd like to have you here, but only if you want to be here.

If we can't crack down on comments like that, which only lead to derails, distraction and overall undermining of actual discussion, then we might as well rename the site TypicalInternetMob.org.

Why do people come here for stupid polls, AMAs, flame wars and pointless dribble when they can get that on every other website on the internet?

We need to weed this crap out so people who want to actually talk and debate can do so free from tards and distractions.
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9/3/2014 12:20:42 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 12:18:15 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:11:38 PM, YYW wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:08:35 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:07:42 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:06:59 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:00:37 PM, Ragnar wrote:
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site.
I suggest starting with your profile picture.

This is exactly the kind of post I really don't want to see anymore. How about you add to the legitimate discussion being raised rather than being petulant?

He means you need to change it to a picture of Rachel McAdams.

I'm done. This place is hopeless.

Ragnr just makes comments like that. I don't know why, but you're not the only one he does that to. I don't think he was always like that -or if he was, I never noticed it. It's just not that big of a deal.

But, Grant, if you want to come back then come back. If not, then don't. We'd like to have you here, but only if you want to be here.

If we can't crack down on comments like that, which only lead to derails, distraction and overall undermining of actual discussion, then we might as well rename the site TypicalInternetMob.org.

Why do people come here for stupid polls, AMAs, flame wars and pointless dribble when they can get that on every other website on the internet?

We need to weed this crap out so people who want to actually talk and debate can do so free from tards and distractions.

Meh... I just don't care about Ragnr's sassy little comments. They're not a problem, and even if they were, solving them wouldn't be worth it.

Just because some people make dumb comments in some places doesn't mean that you can't talk about what you want to talk about in others. It also doesn't mean you have to pay attention to it.

This is why I usually ignore him, and quite a few others.
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9/3/2014 12:27:51 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 12:20:42 PM, YYW wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:18:15 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:11:38 PM, YYW wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:08:35 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:07:42 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:06:59 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:00:37 PM, Ragnar wrote:
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site.
I suggest starting with your profile picture.

This is exactly the kind of post I really don't want to see anymore. How about you add to the legitimate discussion being raised rather than being petulant?

He means you need to change it to a picture of Rachel McAdams.

I'm done. This place is hopeless.

Ragnr just makes comments like that. I don't know why, but you're not the only one he does that to. I don't think he was always like that -or if he was, I never noticed it. It's just not that big of a deal.

But, Grant, if you want to come back then come back. If not, then don't. We'd like to have you here, but only if you want to be here.

If we can't crack down on comments like that, which only lead to derails, distraction and overall undermining of actual discussion, then we might as well rename the site TypicalInternetMob.org.

Why do people come here for stupid polls, AMAs, flame wars and pointless dribble when they can get that on every other website on the internet?

We need to weed this crap out so people who want to actually talk and debate can do so free from tards and distractions.

Meh... I just don't care about Ragnr's sassy little comments. They're not a problem, and even if they were, solving them wouldn't be worth it.

Just because some people make dumb comments in some places doesn't mean that you can't talk about what you want to talk about in others. It also doesn't mean you have to pay attention to it.

This is why I usually ignore him, and quite a few others.

I think Ragnar is right. If we're going to focus on intellectual integrity, when we have pictures of hotties as our avatars they need to be the hottest of the hot. Ragnar is correct in his implied assertion that CP needs to change his avatar to a picture of Rachel McAdams
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"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

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9/3/2014 12:29:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 12:27:51 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:20:42 PM, YYW wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:18:15 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:11:38 PM, YYW wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:08:35 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:07:42 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:06:59 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:00:37 PM, Ragnar wrote:
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site.
I suggest starting with your profile picture.

This is exactly the kind of post I really don't want to see anymore. How about you add to the legitimate discussion being raised rather than being petulant?

He means you need to change it to a picture of Rachel McAdams.

I'm done. This place is hopeless.

Ragnr just makes comments like that. I don't know why, but you're not the only one he does that to. I don't think he was always like that -or if he was, I never noticed it. It's just not that big of a deal.

But, Grant, if you want to come back then come back. If not, then don't. We'd like to have you here, but only if you want to be here.

If we can't crack down on comments like that, which only lead to derails, distraction and overall undermining of actual discussion, then we might as well rename the site TypicalInternetMob.org.

Why do people come here for stupid polls, AMAs, flame wars and pointless dribble when they can get that on every other website on the internet?

We need to weed this crap out so people who want to actually talk and debate can do so free from tards and distractions.

Meh... I just don't care about Ragnr's sassy little comments. They're not a problem, and even if they were, solving them wouldn't be worth it.

Just because some people make dumb comments in some places doesn't mean that you can't talk about what you want to talk about in others. It also doesn't mean you have to pay attention to it.

This is why I usually ignore him, and quite a few others.

I think Ragnar is right. If we're going to focus on intellectual integrity, when we have pictures of hotties as our avatars they need to be the hottest of the hot. Ragnar is correct in his implied assertion that CP needs to change his avatar to a picture of Rachel McAdams

lol
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9/3/2014 1:26:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 12:08:35 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:07:42 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:06:59 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:00:37 PM, Ragnar wrote:
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site.
I suggest starting with your profile picture.

This is exactly the kind of post I really don't want to see anymore. How about you add to the legitimate discussion being raised rather than being petulant?

He means you need to change it to a picture of Rachel McAdams.

I'm done. This place is hopeless.

intellect and humor aren't mutually exclusive...
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9/3/2014 1:37:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 12:27:51 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:20:42 PM, YYW wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:18:15 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:11:38 PM, YYW wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:08:35 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:07:42 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:06:59 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:00:37 PM, Ragnar wrote:
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site.
I suggest starting with your profile picture.

This is exactly the kind of post I really don't want to see anymore. How about you add to the legitimate discussion being raised rather than being petulant?

He means you need to change it to a picture of Rachel McAdams.

I'm done. This place is hopeless.

Ragnr just makes comments like that. I don't know why, but you're not the only one he does that to. I don't think he was always like that -or if he was, I never noticed it. It's just not that big of a deal.

But, Grant, if you want to come back then come back. If not, then don't. We'd like to have you here, but only if you want to be here.

If we can't crack down on comments like that, which only lead to derails, distraction and overall undermining of actual discussion, then we might as well rename the site TypicalInternetMob.org.

Why do people come here for stupid polls, AMAs, flame wars and pointless dribble when they can get that on every other website on the internet?

We need to weed this crap out so people who want to actually talk and debate can do so free from tards and distractions.

Meh... I just don't care about Ragnr's sassy little comments. They're not a problem, and even if they were, solving them wouldn't be worth it.

Just because some people make dumb comments in some places doesn't mean that you can't talk about what you want to talk about in others. It also doesn't mean you have to pay attention to it.

This is why I usually ignore him, and quite a few others.

I think Ragnar is right. If we're going to focus on intellectual integrity, when we have pictures of hotties as our avatars they need to be the hottest of the hot. Ragnar is correct in his implied assertion that CP needs to change his avatar to a picture of Rachel McAdams

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9/3/2014 1:45:46 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 12:06:59 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/3/2014 12:00:37 PM, Ragnar wrote:
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site.
I suggest starting with your profile picture.
This is exactly the kind of post I really don't want to see anymore. How about you add to the legitimate discussion being raised rather than being petulant?
I do not see the intellectual value in passing around pictures of cute girls, and never have. If you want to spearhead a movement for good intellectual discussion, why leave in place such an intentional distraction from it attached to each and every post you make?
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9/3/2014 10:19:14 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site. If you feel like the site has been lacking in good intellectual discussion in the past ... year ... or so you are not alone. We can combat this.

I purpose that when a good intellectual discussion is started the Topic line should start with ID: for Intellectual Discussion and that each OP for these threads start with the following:

The following is meant to be a good intellectual discussion. If you plan on posting on this thread please remember to respect the other users posts, ideas and argument structures. Thoughtful, provoking, constructive questions, comments, ideas and rebuttals are encouraged.

This should hope to remind people that the thread is meant for thought provoking discussion and not drama, socialization, memes or flame wars.

This is my last hail mary.

I like it.

By the way - http://www.debate.org...

Like YYW said though, we would like to have you here, but only if you want to be here. You were rather (and certainly still have the potential to be) grouchy.
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9/3/2014 10:29:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site. If you feel like the site has been lacking in good intellectual discussion in the past ... year ... or so you are not alone. We can combat this.

I purpose that when a good intellectual discussion is started the Topic line should start with ID: for Intellectual Discussion and that each OP for these threads start with the following:

The following is meant to be a good intellectual discussion. If you plan on posting on this thread please remember to respect the other users posts, ideas and argument structures. Thoughtful, provoking, constructive questions, comments, ideas and rebuttals are encouraged.

This should hope to remind people that the thread is meant for thought provoking discussion and not drama, socialization, memes or flame wars.

This is my last hail mary.

Good idea.
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9/4/2014 1:43:02 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 12:00:37 PM, Ragnar wrote:
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site.
I suggest starting with your profile picture.

+1
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9/4/2014 3:41:49 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/3/2014 11:07:33 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
I want to start a campaign of intellectual revitalization on the site. If you feel like the site has been lacking in good intellectual discussion in the past ... year ... or so you are not alone. We can combat this.

I purpose that when a good intellectual discussion is started the Topic line should start with ID: for Intellectual Discussion and that each OP for these threads start with the following:

The following is meant to be a good intellectual discussion. If you plan on posting on this thread please remember to respect the other users posts, ideas and argument structures. Thoughtful, provoking, constructive questions, comments, ideas and rebuttals are encouraged.

This should hope to remind people that the thread is meant for thought provoking discussion and not drama, socialization, memes or flame wars.

This is my last hail mary.

I think it's a wonderful idea, and one that I've just put into use for my own proposal to the Community. I will continue using this when the situation calls for its use.
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9/4/2014 4:16:46 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Like, for real though, this doesn't actually solve anything. Just posting a little "Hey you trolls! This is a serious thread here! So don't come anywhere near here or else I'm gonna get mad at you!!!" isn't actually going to deter anyone who wanted to troll the thread in the first place, if anything it would only encourage them to troll it harder.
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9/4/2014 7:01:24 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/4/2014 4:16:46 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Like, for real though, this doesn't actually solve anything. Just posting a little "Hey you trolls! This is a serious thread here! So don't come anywhere near here or else I'm gonna get mad at you!!!" isn't actually going to deter anyone who wanted to troll the thread in the first place, if anything it would only encourage them to troll it harder.

It's not about trolls, there will always be trolls, it should dissuade normal users from posting casual junk on threads which is honestly sometimes more annoying than trolling.
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9/4/2014 7:04:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/4/2014 7:01:24 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 9/4/2014 4:16:46 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Like, for real though, this doesn't actually solve anything. Just posting a little "Hey you trolls! This is a serious thread here! So don't come anywhere near here or else I'm gonna get mad at you!!!" isn't actually going to deter anyone who wanted to troll the thread in the first place, if anything it would only encourage them to troll it harder.

It's not about trolls, there will always be trolls, it should dissuade normal users from posting casual junk on threads which is honestly sometimes more annoying than trolling.

That doesn't really solve for that anyway. Casual users who are going to post casual content aren't really going to be dissuaded by that. The whole little shpeel you want to post at the top of the thread doesn't really deter anything. Sure I might be willing to buy that it encourages actual intelligent thought, but it remains to be shown that without it that the same change wouldn't happen. If anything the best solution is just to start making more intelligent content and if people are going to troll or not rationally (by rationally I mean via discussion, either in agreement or disagreement) engage the OP then just don't respond to them. The whole ID thing is just a farce and a show, whereas the real problem is within the users.
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