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10/19/2014 6:18:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
There seems to be a large number of the Old Guard leaving gradually.

A new era appears to be beginning with newer fresher faces taking over the place of the Old Guard and with that maybe a new culture will enter the community.

This is simply speculation but one predicts a new culture will take place in DDO.

This is challenging to predict and define what the next culture will bring but I will base this on what one speculates the new culture will be like.

One predicts the following on what influence the new membership will have on the DDO community but only time will tell.

1.The newer membership seem a lot more hostile to religion then the Old Guard, there seems to be a growing prominence of a type of New Atheism.

2. One also predicts a growing socially liberal presence among the new membership and one predicts the conservative ratio of the site will begin to become less of the mainstream over time.

3. This is a hard one to predict but there will be a higher number of trolls among the community then there currently is.

so in summary I predict the following.

In a years time the DDO community will be ....

1) More Hostile to Religion.
2) More socially Liberal.
3) More populated with Trolls.
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10/19/2014 6:26:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
The culture of DDO has already drastically changed with the members who arrived within a year.

There has been a huge increase in libertarian leftists, skepticism, moral nihilism, agnosticism, and atheism in addition to a far more social and young userbase.
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10/19/2014 6:39:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 6:18:16 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
There seems to be a large number of the Old Guard leaving gradually.

Sadly... It makes me want to leave, but I doubt I will.

A new era appears to be beginning with newer fresher faces taking over the place of the Old Guard and with that maybe a new culture will enter the community.

This "new culture" does not look good right now.

This is simply speculation but one predicts a new culture will take place in DDO.

This is challenging to predict and define what the next culture will bring but I will base this on what one speculates the new culture will be like.

One predicts the following on what influence the new membership will have on the DDO community but only time will tell.

1.The newer membership seem a lot more hostile to religion then the Old Guard, there seems to be a growing prominence of a type of New Atheism.

I actually see it differently. I see a lot more theists that do not wish to debate joining DDO. While not debating is fine, these theists tend to try and "preach" on here. This causes some issues, and causes some atheists to seem more hostile.

2. One also predicts a growing socially liberal presence among the new membership and one predicts the conservative ratio of the site will begin to become less of the mainstream over time.

I actually do see this happening, which I have mixed feelings about. I agree with social liberalism, so it is a good thing, but it ruins possible debates.

3. This is a hard one to predict but there will be a higher number of trolls among the community then there currently is.

Just to let everyone know, this point was being sarcastic.

so in summary I predict the following.

In a years time the DDO community will be ....

1) More Hostile to Religion.
2) More socially Liberal.
3) More populated with Trolls.

I agree with #3... sadly...
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10/19/2014 7:00:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
This is scary. I'm actually pretty socially liberal myself, but I hate economics. This will severely harm the range of debates I can participate in.
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10/19/2014 7:07:12 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 6:18:16 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
There seems to be a large number of the Old Guard leaving gradually.

A new era appears to be beginning with newer fresher faces taking over the place of the Old Guard and with that maybe a new culture will enter the community.

This is simply speculation but one predicts a new culture will take place in DDO.

This is challenging to predict and define what the next culture will bring but I will base this on what one speculates the new culture will be like.

One predicts the following on what influence the new membership will have on the DDO community but only time will tell.

1.The newer membership seem a lot more hostile to religion then the Old Guard, there seems to be a growing prominence of a type of New Atheism.

2. One also predicts a growing socially liberal presence among the new membership and one predicts the conservative ratio of the site will begin to become less of the mainstream over time.

3. This is a hard one to predict but there will be a higher number of trolls among the community then there currently is.

so in summary I predict the following.

In a years time the DDO community will be ....

1) More Hostile to Religion.
2) More socially Liberal.
3) More populated with Trolls.

So what you're saying is that this Site will become what it's already been for just about forever?
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10/19/2014 7:07:54 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
DDO has always been populated with opponents of religion, social libertarians, and trolls. Weird how members come and go, and it seems like the culture of the site is changing, when it isn't really. The only thing that's changed the culture of the site over the years is juggle and its damnable updates.
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10/19/2014 7:10:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 7:07:12 PM, LogicalLunatic wrote:
At 10/19/2014 6:18:16 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
There seems to be a large number of the Old Guard leaving gradually.

A new era appears to be beginning with newer fresher faces taking over the place of the Old Guard and with that maybe a new culture will enter the community.

This is simply speculation but one predicts a new culture will take place in DDO.

This is challenging to predict and define what the next culture will bring but I will base this on what one speculates the new culture will be like.

One predicts the following on what influence the new membership will have on the DDO community but only time will tell.

1.The newer membership seem a lot more hostile to religion then the Old Guard, there seems to be a growing prominence of a type of New Atheism.

2. One also predicts a growing socially liberal presence among the new membership and one predicts the conservative ratio of the site will begin to become less of the mainstream over time.

3. This is a hard one to predict but there will be a higher number of trolls among the community then there currently is.

so in summary I predict the following.

In a years time the DDO community will be ....

1) More Hostile to Religion.
2) More socially Liberal.
3) More populated with Trolls.

So what you're saying is that this Site will become what it's already been for just about forever?

Actually there used to be a VERY strong right libertarian bent here and a significant socially conservative group. The site has been going liberal but it's been going liberal since about 2012...I don't see why thehumanistpreacher or anyone thinks this is a new thing.
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10/19/2014 7:18:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Maybe the new age of conservatives just haven't joined yet.
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10/19/2014 7:28:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
You're still young. You don't quite understand time. No matter how long it takes, every cycle repeats itself. The future you have envisioned will never come to pass, as the newbies you have described will become the old guard.
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10/19/2014 7:33:18 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 7:10:10 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:07:12 PM, LogicalLunatic wrote:
At 10/19/2014 6:18:16 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
There seems to be a large number of the Old Guard leaving gradually.

A new era appears to be beginning with newer fresher faces taking over the place of the Old Guard and with that maybe a new culture will enter the community.

This is simply speculation but one predicts a new culture will take place in DDO.

This is challenging to predict and define what the next culture will bring but I will base this on what one speculates the new culture will be like.

One predicts the following on what influence the new membership will have on the DDO community but only time will tell.

1.The newer membership seem a lot more hostile to religion then the Old Guard, there seems to be a growing prominence of a type of New Atheism.

2. One also predicts a growing socially liberal presence among the new membership and one predicts the conservative ratio of the site will begin to become less of the mainstream over time.

3. This is a hard one to predict but there will be a higher number of trolls among the community then there currently is.

so in summary I predict the following.

In a years time the DDO community will be ....

1) More Hostile to Religion.
2) More socially Liberal.
3) More populated with Trolls.

So what you're saying is that this Site will become what it's already been for just about forever?

Actually there used to be a VERY strong right libertarian bent here and a significant socially conservative group. The site has been going liberal but it's been going liberal since about 2012...I don't see why thehumanistpreacher or anyone thinks this is a new thing.

It's for the exact reason you said.... because he has no concept of what the site was before, so he can't use that as a point of reference.

I remember when DDO was further to the right, too. Contradiction, 16k, history genius and company were around...

I'd like to think I contributed in pushing DDO further to the left, too :p
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10/19/2014 7:37:52 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 7:33:18 PM, YYW wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:10:10 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:07:12 PM, LogicalLunatic wrote:
At 10/19/2014 6:18:16 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
There seems to be a large number of the Old Guard leaving gradually.

A new era appears to be beginning with newer fresher faces taking over the place of the Old Guard and with that maybe a new culture will enter the community.

This is simply speculation but one predicts a new culture will take place in DDO.

This is challenging to predict and define what the next culture will bring but I will base this on what one speculates the new culture will be like.

One predicts the following on what influence the new membership will have on the DDO community but only time will tell.

1.The newer membership seem a lot more hostile to religion then the Old Guard, there seems to be a growing prominence of a type of New Atheism.

2. One also predicts a growing socially liberal presence among the new membership and one predicts the conservative ratio of the site will begin to become less of the mainstream over time.

3. This is a hard one to predict but there will be a higher number of trolls among the community then there currently is.

so in summary I predict the following.

In a years time the DDO community will be ....

1) More Hostile to Religion.
2) More socially Liberal.
3) More populated with Trolls.

So what you're saying is that this Site will become what it's already been for just about forever?

Actually there used to be a VERY strong right libertarian bent here and a significant socially conservative group. The site has been going liberal but it's been going liberal since about 2012...I don't see why thehumanistpreacher or anyone thinks this is a new thing.

It's for the exact reason you said.... because he has no concept of what the site was before, so he can't use that as a point of reference.

I remember when DDO was further to the right, too. Contradiction, 16k, history genius and company were around...

I'd like to think I contributed in pushing DDO further to the left, too :p

Like how is it surprising for the old guard to leave gradually? Who is leaving, anyway? And where are these new atheists? I don't see any...
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10/19/2014 7:39:20 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 7:37:52 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:33:18 PM, YYW wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:10:10 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:07:12 PM, LogicalLunatic wrote:
At 10/19/2014 6:18:16 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
There seems to be a large number of the Old Guard leaving gradually.

A new era appears to be beginning with newer fresher faces taking over the place of the Old Guard and with that maybe a new culture will enter the community.

This is simply speculation but one predicts a new culture will take place in DDO.

This is challenging to predict and define what the next culture will bring but I will base this on what one speculates the new culture will be like.

One predicts the following on what influence the new membership will have on the DDO community but only time will tell.

1.The newer membership seem a lot more hostile to religion then the Old Guard, there seems to be a growing prominence of a type of New Atheism.

2. One also predicts a growing socially liberal presence among the new membership and one predicts the conservative ratio of the site will begin to become less of the mainstream over time.

3. This is a hard one to predict but there will be a higher number of trolls among the community then there currently is.

so in summary I predict the following.

In a years time the DDO community will be ....

1) More Hostile to Religion.
2) More socially Liberal.
3) More populated with Trolls.

So what you're saying is that this Site will become what it's already been for just about forever?

Actually there used to be a VERY strong right libertarian bent here and a significant socially conservative group. The site has been going liberal but it's been going liberal since about 2012...I don't see why thehumanistpreacher or anyone thinks this is a new thing.

It's for the exact reason you said.... because he has no concept of what the site was before, so he can't use that as a point of reference.

I remember when DDO was further to the right, too. Contradiction, 16k, history genius and company were around...

I'd like to think I contributed in pushing DDO further to the left, too :p

Like how is it surprising for the old guard to leave gradually? Who is leaving, anyway? And where are these new atheists? I don't see any...

And don't you just love the way he says stuff, too? "One predicts" and the like... roflmao

This guy is a gas.
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10/19/2014 7:40:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 7:10:10 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:07:12 PM, LogicalLunatic wrote:
At 10/19/2014 6:18:16 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
There seems to be a large number of the Old Guard leaving gradually.

A new era appears to be beginning with newer fresher faces taking over the place of the Old Guard and with that maybe a new culture will enter the community.

This is simply speculation but one predicts a new culture will take place in DDO.

This is challenging to predict and define what the next culture will bring but I will base this on what one speculates the new culture will be like.

One predicts the following on what influence the new membership will have on the DDO community but only time will tell.

1.The newer membership seem a lot more hostile to religion then the Old Guard, there seems to be a growing prominence of a type of New Atheism.

2. One also predicts a growing socially liberal presence among the new membership and one predicts the conservative ratio of the site will begin to become less of the mainstream over time.

3. This is a hard one to predict but there will be a higher number of trolls among the community then there currently is.

so in summary I predict the following.

In a years time the DDO community will be ....

1) More Hostile to Religion.
2) More socially Liberal.
3) More populated with Trolls.

So what you're saying is that this Site will become what it's already been for just about forever?

Actually there used to be a VERY strong right libertarian bent here and a significant socially conservative group. The site has been going liberal but it's been going liberal since about 2012...I don't see why thehumanistpreacher or anyone thinks this is a new thing.

This Site is a spawning ground for atheists.
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10/19/2014 7:42:42 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 7:40:15 PM, LogicalLunatic wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:10:10 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:07:12 PM, LogicalLunatic wrote:
At 10/19/2014 6:18:16 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
There seems to be a large number of the Old Guard leaving gradually.

A new era appears to be beginning with newer fresher faces taking over the place of the Old Guard and with that maybe a new culture will enter the community.

This is simply speculation but one predicts a new culture will take place in DDO.

This is challenging to predict and define what the next culture will bring but I will base this on what one speculates the new culture will be like.

One predicts the following on what influence the new membership will have on the DDO community but only time will tell.

1.The newer membership seem a lot more hostile to religion then the Old Guard, there seems to be a growing prominence of a type of New Atheism.

2. One also predicts a growing socially liberal presence among the new membership and one predicts the conservative ratio of the site will begin to become less of the mainstream over time.

3. This is a hard one to predict but there will be a higher number of trolls among the community then there currently is.

so in summary I predict the following.

In a years time the DDO community will be ....

1) More Hostile to Religion.
2) More socially Liberal.
3) More populated with Trolls.

So what you're saying is that this Site will become what it's already been for just about forever?

Actually there used to be a VERY strong right libertarian bent here and a significant socially conservative group. The site has been going liberal but it's been going liberal since about 2012...I don't see why thehumanistpreacher or anyone thinks this is a new thing.

This Site is a spawning ground for atheists.

No it isn't. There's a significant religious population. I don't know why so many people want to make themselves out to be minorities/victims
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10/19/2014 7:43:32 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 7:37:52 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:33:18 PM, YYW wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:10:10 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:07:12 PM, LogicalLunatic wrote:
At 10/19/2014 6:18:16 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
There seems to be a large number of the Old Guard leaving gradually.

A new era appears to be beginning with newer fresher faces taking over the place of the Old Guard and with that maybe a new culture will enter the community.

This is simply speculation but one predicts a new culture will take place in DDO.

This is challenging to predict and define what the next culture will bring but I will base this on what one speculates the new culture will be like.

One predicts the following on what influence the new membership will have on the DDO community but only time will tell.

1.The newer membership seem a lot more hostile to religion then the Old Guard, there seems to be a growing prominence of a type of New Atheism.

2. One also predicts a growing socially liberal presence among the new membership and one predicts the conservative ratio of the site will begin to become less of the mainstream over time.

3. This is a hard one to predict but there will be a higher number of trolls among the community then there currently is.

so in summary I predict the following.

In a years time the DDO community will be ....

1) More Hostile to Religion.
2) More socially Liberal.
3) More populated with Trolls.

So what you're saying is that this Site will become what it's already been for just about forever?

Actually there used to be a VERY strong right libertarian bent here and a significant socially conservative group. The site has been going liberal but it's been going liberal since about 2012...I don't see why thehumanistpreacher or anyone thinks this is a new thing.

It's for the exact reason you said.... because he has no concept of what the site was before, so he can't use that as a point of reference.

I remember when DDO was further to the right, too. Contradiction, 16k, history genius and company were around...

I'd like to think I contributed in pushing DDO further to the left, too :p

Like how is it surprising for the old guard to leave gradually? Who is leaving, anyway? And where are these new atheists? I don't see any...

Really aren't any.
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10/19/2014 7:46:07 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 7:42:42 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:40:15 PM, LogicalLunatic wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:10:10 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:07:12 PM, LogicalLunatic wrote:
At 10/19/2014 6:18:16 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
There seems to be a large number of the Old Guard leaving gradually.

A new era appears to be beginning with newer fresher faces taking over the place of the Old Guard and with that maybe a new culture will enter the community.

This is simply speculation but one predicts a new culture will take place in DDO.

This is challenging to predict and define what the next culture will bring but I will base this on what one speculates the new culture will be like.

One predicts the following on what influence the new membership will have on the DDO community but only time will tell.

1.The newer membership seem a lot more hostile to religion then the Old Guard, there seems to be a growing prominence of a type of New Atheism.

2. One also predicts a growing socially liberal presence among the new membership and one predicts the conservative ratio of the site will begin to become less of the mainstream over time.

3. This is a hard one to predict but there will be a higher number of trolls among the community then there currently is.

so in summary I predict the following.

In a years time the DDO community will be ....

1) More Hostile to Religion.
2) More socially Liberal.
3) More populated with Trolls.

So what you're saying is that this Site will become what it's already been for just about forever?

Actually there used to be a VERY strong right libertarian bent here and a significant socially conservative group. The site has been going liberal but it's been going liberal since about 2012...I don't see why thehumanistpreacher or anyone thinks this is a new thing.

This Site is a spawning ground for atheists.

No it isn't. There's a significant religious population. I don't know why so many people want to make themselves out to be minorities/victims
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10/19/2014 8:17:51 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 7:40:15 PM, LogicalLunatic wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:10:10 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 10/19/2014 7:07:12 PM, LogicalLunatic wrote:
At 10/19/2014 6:18:16 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
There seems to be a large number of the Old Guard leaving gradually.

A new era appears to be beginning with newer fresher faces taking over the place of the Old Guard and with that maybe a new culture will enter the community.

This is simply speculation but one predicts a new culture will take place in DDO.

This is challenging to predict and define what the next culture will bring but I will base this on what one speculates the new culture will be like.

One predicts the following on what influence the new membership will have on the DDO community but only time will tell.

1.The newer membership seem a lot more hostile to religion then the Old Guard, there seems to be a growing prominence of a type of New Atheism.

2. One also predicts a growing socially liberal presence among the new membership and one predicts the conservative ratio of the site will begin to become less of the mainstream over time.

3. This is a hard one to predict but there will be a higher number of trolls among the community then there currently is.

so in summary I predict the following.

In a years time the DDO community will be ....

1) More Hostile to Religion.
2) More socially Liberal.
3) More populated with Trolls.

So what you're saying is that this Site will become what it's already been for just about forever?

Actually there used to be a VERY strong right libertarian bent here and a significant socially conservative group. The site has been going liberal but it's been going liberal since about 2012...I don't see why thehumanistpreacher or anyone thinks this is a new thing.

This Site is a spawning ground for atheists.

Goddamn it. You're back.
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10/19/2014 9:46:12 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I can't help but be amused when you speak of the "old gaurd" from a year ago. To be honest DDO has always been more left than right, among active members anyway.

Earliest days I remember had members like beemor, Puck and Tatarize.

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

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

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

And then the gaurd changed to members like Kleptin, Britt, Poe and LM. This was during the wild west days of DDC when voting blocs fought each other.

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

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

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

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

After that the site began leaning towards ancap ideas with members like cody, j.kenyon and Sieben. At this point juggle had acquired DDO and the president was able to have juggles "ear" and sway the site in the direction his/her party desired, this layed the grounds for political parties to form and they fought it out in the elections.

Not sure what the site membership demographics looks like for actual user stats but the prominent/active majority has almost always been liberal/atheist leaning.
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10/19/2014 10:53:26 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 6:39:15 PM, SNP1 wrote:
At 10/19/2014 6:18:16 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
There seems to be a large number of the Old Guard leaving gradually.

Sadly... It makes me want to leave, but I doubt I will.

A new era appears to be beginning with newer fresher faces taking over the place of the Old Guard and with that maybe a new culture will enter the community.

This "new culture" does not look good right now.

This is simply speculation but one predicts a new culture will take place in DDO.

This is challenging to predict and define what the next culture will bring but I will base this on what one speculates the new culture will be like.

One predicts the following on what influence the new membership will have on the DDO community but only time will tell.

1.The newer membership seem a lot more hostile to religion then the Old Guard, there seems to be a growing prominence of a type of New Atheism.

I actually see it differently. I see a lot more theists that do not wish to debate joining DDO. While not debating is fine, these theists tend to try and "preach" on here. This causes some issues, and causes some atheists to seem more hostile.

Those preaching are generally in broadcast mode. Any debate to their views are unwelcome. This would make anyone with a different view "hostile" out of frustation. Dogma in any subject wihout valid reasons is inherently bad for debate. These views happen to involve religion, and atheists are the ones directly affected by it.

I haven't been here long enough to know if this is a new trend, but I assumed this was common to religion and the religion forum. Has it been different in the past?!

2. One also predicts a growing socially liberal presence among the new membership and one predicts the conservative ratio of the site will begin to become less of the mainstream over time.

I actually do see this happening, which I have mixed feelings about. I agree with social liberalism, so it is a good thing, but it ruins possible debates.

3. This is a hard one to predict but there will be a higher number of trolls among the community then there currently is.

Just to let everyone know, this point was being sarcastic.

There was trolls when I got here, it may be marginally worse now, but I have noticed what seems to be more malicious trolling.

so in summary I predict the following.

In a years time the DDO community will be ....

1) More Hostile to Religion.
2) More socially Liberal.
3) More populated with Trolls.

I agree with #3... sadly...
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10/19/2014 10:55:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Outside of the religious forum, how many atheists have you really found here? Envisage, maybe. Possibly Wylted, if he's an atheist. See? I can't even tell.
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10/19/2014 10:57:03 PM
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At 10/19/2014 6:18:16 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
There seems to be a large number of the Old Guard leaving gradually.

A new era appears to be beginning with newer fresher faces taking over the place of the Old Guard and with that maybe a new culture will enter the community.

This has got to be the dumbest thing I've seen posted on DDO since... well, your last thread.
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10/19/2014 11:00:24 PM
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At 10/19/2014 10:55:35 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Outside of the religious forum, how many atheists have you really found here? Envisage, maybe. Possibly Wylted, if he's an atheist. See? I can't even tell.

I'm definitely an atheist. I'm jut not preaching to people about it.
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10/19/2014 11:03:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 10:55:35 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Outside of the religious forum, how many atheists have you really found here? Envisage, maybe. Possibly Wylted, if he's an atheist. See? I can't even tell.

I think the OP is just a nutter...
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10/19/2014 11:04:01 PM
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At 10/19/2014 11:03:13 PM, YYW wrote:
At 10/19/2014 10:55:35 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Outside of the religious forum, how many atheists have you really found here? Envisage, maybe. Possibly Wylted, if he's an atheist. See? I can't even tell.

I think the OP is just a nutter...

I've seen crazier.
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10/19/2014 11:04:33 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 11:00:24 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 10/19/2014 10:55:35 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Outside of the religious forum, how many atheists have you really found here? Envisage, maybe. Possibly Wylted, if he's an atheist. See? I can't even tell.

I'm definitely an atheist. I'm jut not preaching to people about it.

Yeah, I thought you were. I just didn't want to assert it in case I was mistaken.
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10/19/2014 11:05:00 PM
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At 10/19/2014 11:03:13 PM, YYW wrote:
At 10/19/2014 10:55:35 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Outside of the religious forum, how many atheists have you really found here? Envisage, maybe. Possibly Wylted, if he's an atheist. See? I can't even tell.

I think the OP is just a nutter...

I thought we knew that already...
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10/19/2014 11:05:59 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 11:05:00 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 10/19/2014 11:03:13 PM, YYW wrote:
At 10/19/2014 10:55:35 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Outside of the religious forum, how many atheists have you really found here? Envisage, maybe. Possibly Wylted, if he's an atheist. See? I can't even tell.

I think the OP is just a nutter...

I thought we knew that already...

haha I think we do.
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10/19/2014 11:06:57 PM
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Everytime I see a thread about the new guard coming in and ruining DDO, I just assume I'm the new guard and honestly it doesn't feel good. Me and Whiteflame joined on the exact same day and I saw that crap 2 months in. Honestly it hurt my feelings a little and I thought it was silly. I think the site has improved with the presence of a lot of the new faces BOT, machuri or however you spell his name DDD puts effort into providing quality debates, debatability always doe quality debates.

There are a ton of people I'm leaving out and quite honestly these people have got to be super offended seeing how they are having the finger pointed at them and implying they're hurting the site.
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10/19/2014 11:06:59 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 11:04:01 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 10/19/2014 11:03:13 PM, YYW wrote:
At 10/19/2014 10:55:35 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Outside of the religious forum, how many atheists have you really found here? Envisage, maybe. Possibly Wylted, if he's an atheist. See? I can't even tell.

I think the OP is just a nutter...

I've seen crazier.

Oh sure... I can think of a few who are members of the edeb8 community who would fit that description lol
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10/19/2014 11:10:28 PM
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At 10/19/2014 6:18:16 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
There seems to be a large number of the Old Guard leaving gradually.

A new era appears to be beginning with newer fresher faces taking over the place of the Old Guard and with that maybe a new culture will enter the community.

This is simply speculation but one predicts a new culture will take place in DDO.

This is challenging to predict and define what the next culture will bring but I will base this on what one speculates the new culture will be like.

One predicts the following on what influence the new membership will have on the DDO community but only time will tell.

1.The newer membership seem a lot more hostile to religion then the Old Guard, there seems to be a growing prominence of a type of New Atheism.

2. One also predicts a growing socially liberal presence among the new membership and one predicts the conservative ratio of the site will begin to become less of the mainstream over time.

3. This is a hard one to predict but there will be a higher number of trolls among the community then there currently is.

so in summary I predict the following.

In a years time the DDO community will be ....

1) More Hostile to Religion.
2) More socially Liberal.
3) More populated with Trolls.

You joined two months ago. What do you know about the 'old guard' and shifts in DDO culture?
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