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inferno
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11/11/2014 8:53:46 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Greetings. Who do you believe is DDO's most powerful member. This can mean the person here who has the strongest edge, influence, and is just plain indomitable overall. May your choice very carefully. Good luck. =)
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11/11/2014 11:06:19 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Interesting Question.

In terms of raw power, Airmax has the most. He is the main mod, empowering him to ban members, interpret the TOS, and delete posts/polls/debates, etc. Ore_Ele also has power in this sense, though I would say that Airmax, as the most active mod, carries the most influence. Airmax and Ore_Ele have a monopoly on DDO's "hard power," so to speak. Almost all other users can only claim access to soft power.

YYW, just through his near omnipresence in the forums, and the way in which he goes about doing things, as show that he is influential, and able to effect actions. The same is true of Bladerunner.

There are some members who gain access to power via a charm offensive--i.e. by making friends with people. Thett3 is one of those people.

Finally, there are some members, particularly those who have been here longer, who's debating prowess lends them a certain gravitas that accords their opinions commensurate weight.

Most of the people I mentioned gain power via a combination of these factors (activity, charm, intellectual ability). I don't really think though that there is a single most powerful member on the site as power can be assessed in a multiplicity of ways.
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11/11/2014 4:28:42 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/11/2014 11:06:19 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Interesting Question.

In terms of raw power, Airmax has the most. He is the main mod, empowering him to ban members, interpret the TOS, and delete posts/polls/debates, etc. Ore_Ele also has power in this sense, though I would say that Airmax, as the most active mod, carries the most influence. Airmax and Ore_Ele have a monopoly on DDO's "hard power," so to speak. Almost all other users can only claim access to soft power.

YYW, just through his near omnipresence in the forums, and the way in which he goes about doing things, as show that he is influential, and able to effect actions. The same is true of Bladerunner.

There are some members who gain access to power via a charm offensive--i.e. by making friends with people. Thett3 is one of those people.

Bsh- His kind nature, makes it almost impossible to do him wrong, or violate rules.

Bluesteel- Has a way of speaking in such a convincing tone...

Finally, there are some members, particularly those who have been here longer, who's debating prowess lends them a certain gravitas that accords their opinions commensurate weight.

Most of the people I mentioned gain power via a combination of these factors (activity, charm, intellectual ability). I don't really think though that there is a single most powerful member on the site as power can be assessed in a multiplicity of ways.
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11/12/2014 8:23:47 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/11/2014 11:06:19 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Interesting Question.

In terms of raw power, Airmax has the most. He is the main mod, empowering him to ban members, interpret the TOS, and delete posts/polls/debates, etc. Ore_Ele also has power in this sense, though I would say that Airmax, as the most active mod, carries the most influence. Airmax and Ore_Ele have a monopoly on DDO's "hard power," so to speak. Almost all other users can only claim access to soft power.

YYW, just through his near omnipresence in the forums, and the way in which he goes about doing things, as show that he is influential, and able to effect actions. The same is true of Bladerunner.

There are some members who gain access to power via a charm offensive--i.e. by making friends with people. Thett3 is one of those people.

Finally, there are some members, particularly those who have been here longer, who's debating prowess lends them a certain gravitas that accords their opinions commensurate weight.

Most of the people I mentioned gain power via a combination of these factors (activity, charm, intellectual ability). I don't really think though that there is a single most powerful member on the site as power can be assessed in a multiplicity of ways.

Yup, that just about sums it up.
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11/12/2014 2:04:36 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/11/2014 11:06:19 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Interesting Question.

In terms of raw power, Airmax has the most. He is the main mod, empowering him to ban members, interpret the TOS, and delete posts/polls/debates, etc. Ore_Ele also has power in this sense, though I would say that Airmax, as the most active mod, carries the most influence. Airmax and Ore_Ele have a monopoly on DDO's "hard power," so to speak. Almost all other users can only claim access to soft power.

YYW, just through his near omnipresence in the forums, and the way in which he goes about doing things, as show that he is influential, and able to effect actions. The same is true of Bladerunner.

There are some members who gain access to power via a charm offensive--i.e. by making friends with people. Thett3 is one of those people.

Finally, there are some members, particularly those who have been here longer, who's debating prowess lends them a certain gravitas that accords their opinions commensurate weight.

Most of the people I mentioned gain power via a combination of these factors (activity, charm, intellectual ability). I don't really think though that there is a single most powerful member on the site as power can be assessed in a multiplicity of ways.

I agree, yeah. Although technically Juggle has potential infinite power over the site, in terms of active power Airmax is the top dog, followed by Ore Ele. I agree about the YYW; he even "took over DDO" once XD. Bladey does indeed hold much power too, I think he held more real power ever since he became Prez. And of course the top debaters symbolize power themselves: Blue, Raisor, Mikal, Classic, Roy, Danielle, Whiteflame...etc, etc. Although IMO Larz has potentiality to beat even the Elite four. At his best, he beat out two of those mentioned above, and they were unbeaten before he came along...
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11/12/2014 2:11:14 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/11/2014 8:53:46 AM, inferno wrote:
Greetings. Who do you believe is DDO's most powerful member. This can mean the person here who has the strongest edge, influence, and is just plain indomitable overall. May your choice very carefully. Good luck. =)

When you say "Most Powerful" what exactly do you mean? despite of what you posted here as well...

Who in your opinion is the Most Powerful?
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11/12/2014 2:17:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 2:11:14 PM, ElCorazonAma wrote:
At 11/11/2014 8:53:46 AM, inferno wrote:
Greetings. Who do you believe is DDO's most powerful member. This can mean the person here who has the strongest edge, influence, and is just plain indomitable overall. May your choice very carefully. Good luck. =)

When you say "Most Powerful" what exactly do you mean? despite of what you posted here as well...

Who in your opinion is the Most Powerful?
^^^^^

This person right here looks normal from her profile pic and a new player in this place, but her looks are deceiving. It is exactly that her kindness and innocence in addition to her knowledge that spreads her peace. She's pretty much the only user capable of stopping a flame war other than Airmax and Ore.
Equestrian election
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This House would impose democracy
http://www.debate.org...

Reign of Terror is unjustified
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Raise min. wage to $10.10
http://www.debate.org...
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11/12/2014 2:20:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 2:17:48 PM, 9spaceking wrote:
At 11/12/2014 2:11:14 PM, ElCorazonAma wrote:
At 11/11/2014 8:53:46 AM, inferno wrote:
Greetings. Who do you believe is DDO's most powerful member. This can mean the person here who has the strongest edge, influence, and is just plain indomitable overall. May your choice very carefully. Good luck. =)

When you say "Most Powerful" what exactly do you mean? despite of what you posted here as well...

Who in your opinion is the Most Powerful?
^^^^^

This person right here looks normal from her profile pic and a new player in this place, but her looks are deceiving. It is exactly that her kindness and innocence in addition to her knowledge that spreads her peace. She's pretty much the only user capable of stopping a flame war other than Airmax and Ore.

NO tiendo! pero gracias usted! ;)
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11/12/2014 2:29:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 2:17:48 PM, 9spaceking wrote:
At 11/12/2014 2:11:14 PM, ElCorazonAma wrote:
At 11/11/2014 8:53:46 AM, inferno wrote:
Greetings. Who do you believe is DDO's most powerful member. This can mean the person here who has the strongest edge, influence, and is just plain indomitable overall. May your choice very carefully. Good luck. =)

When you say "Most Powerful" what exactly do you mean? despite of what you posted here as well...

Who in your opinion is the Most Powerful?
^^^^^

This person right here looks normal from her profile pic and a new player in this place, but her looks are deceiving. It is exactly that her kindness and innocence in addition to her knowledge that spreads her peace. She's pretty much the only user capable of stopping a flame war other than Airmax and Ore.

que estas hablando ? :P
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