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this site SHOULD be more popular

Wayne
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10/3/2008 9:29:46 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
i just found out this site a couple of days ago,
and i have to say this is a really awesome site.

I am perplexed as to why this site isnt more popular,
because it really should!! C'mon people, invite all your friends!!

and I think the debate.org staff needs to promote the site more,
advertising on sparknotes.com would be wonderful.
To be or not to be... what kind of question is that?
Robert_Santurri
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10/3/2008 9:42:43 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 10/3/2008 9:29:46 PM, Wayne wrote:
i just found out this site a couple of days ago,
and i have to say this is a really awesome site.

I am perplexed as to why this site isnt more popular,
because it really should!! C'mon people, invite all your friends!!

and I think the debate.org staff needs to promote the site more,
advertising on sparknotes.com would be wonderful.

Totally agreed Wayne, it's a great site.

And I must say welcome to debate.org
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10/3/2008 10:15:32 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
I've wondered about this site's un-popularity a lot.

I've come to the conclusion that the site defeats itself; when most people go on the Internet, they do so to be entertained. We are the minority audience; we come to get informed and to think hard about the world.

Although it means that debate.org will never be as popular as other sites, it also means that this site will forever have a generally high grade of quality content. I think it's a good trade off.
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Wayne
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10/3/2008 10:17:40 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 10/3/2008 10:15:32 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
I've wondered about this site's un-popularity a lot.

I've come to the conclusion that the site defeats itself; when most people go on the Internet, they do so to be entertained. We are the minority audience; we come to get informed and to think hard about the world.

Although it means that debate.org will never be as popular as other sites, it also means that this site will forever have a generally high grade of quality content. I think it's a good trade off.

Hmmm I do think there are tons of people who, if they know about this site,
would join debate.org. The problem is just that though, debate.org does
not have much publicity. I think there's something wrong with the way this
site is being advertised...
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PoeJoe
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10/3/2008 11:03:29 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 10/3/2008 10:36:58 PM, brittwaller wrote:
Wayne, are you an employee of debate.org?

He wrote, "i just found out this site a couple of days ago..." I doubt it.

I think (I'm not sure) the ad campaign has stopped. But when it was going, we had an influx of very (pardon me) stupid debaters. I dunno the fate of debate.org.
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10/3/2008 11:23:28 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
I too recently joined this site and must say that I love it! I think the main problem is that there aren't enough debates being started. Based on what I can tell the site is getting about 30-50 new members a day but people just aren't creating debates. That being said, I think I'll go start a new one.
Robert_Santurri
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10/3/2008 11:26:34 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 10/3/2008 11:23:28 PM, Freshiequest wrote:
I too recently joined this site and must say that I love it! I think the main problem is that there aren't enough debates being started. Based on what I can tell the site is getting about 30-50 new members a day but people just aren't creating debates. That being said, I think I'll go start a new one.

The lack of debates and then the lack of voting after are the two biggest problems. Some people debate but then their debate will get 2-3 votes at the most despite going to the 8,000 character limit each round on each side.
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10/3/2008 11:45:14 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
I think (I'm not sure) the ad campaign has stopped. But when it was going, we had an influx of very (pardon me) stupid debaters. I dunno the fate of debate.org.

Hey now. I was one of those among the influx of debaters. Should I count myself as among the 'stupid' as well?
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10/4/2008 12:41:47 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 10/3/2008 11:45:14 PM, JBlake wrote:
I think (I'm not sure) the ad campaign has stopped. But when it was going, we had an influx of very (pardon me) stupid debaters. I dunno the fate of debate.org.

Hey now. I was one of those among the influx of debaters. Should I count myself as among the 'stupid' as well?

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Wayne
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10/4/2008 1:09:46 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
how was the ad campaign done? anyone know the details/specifics?

I think stupid debaters is better than only few debaters.
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s0m31john
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10/4/2008 8:37:26 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
Especially with a one word domain like we have, that itself probably brings in users.

I don't know anything about the ad campaign, I block all ads, and rely on my friends to tell me about good sites. DucoNihilum was the one that invited me here.
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10/4/2008 11:19:59 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 10/4/2008 1:09:46 AM, Wayne wrote:
how was the ad campaign done? anyone know the details/specifics?

I know they did heavy facebook advertising. They might have done other things (maybe google adwords?), but I can't confirm anything.

I think stupid debaters is better than only few debaters.

I would strongly disagree with that sentiment.
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Wayne
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10/5/2008 1:12:45 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
I think stupid debaters is better than only few debaters.

I would strongly disagree with that sentiment.

well, bad debaters would hopefully improve themselves as they debate more =]
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PoeJoe
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6/9/2010 9:22:03 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/5/2008 1:12:45 AM, Wayne wrote:
I think stupid debaters is better than only few debaters.

I would strongly disagree with that sentiment.

well, bad debaters would hopefully improve themselves as they debate more =]

I guess I could agree to that. ;D
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6/9/2010 9:24:38 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/9/2010 9:22:03 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
At 10/5/2008 1:12:45 AM, Wayne wrote:
I think stupid debaters is better than only few debaters.

I would strongly disagree with that sentiment.

well, bad debaters would hopefully improve themselves as they debate more =]

I guess I could agree to that. ;D

Just ignore the 20 month gap.
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4/1/2015 10:28:52 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/9/2010 9:24:38 PM, mongoose wrote:
At 6/9/2010 9:22:03 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
At 10/5/2008 1:12:45 AM, Wayne wrote:
I think stupid debaters is better than only few debaters.

I would strongly disagree with that sentiment.

well, bad debaters would hopefully improve themselves as they debate more =]

I guess I could agree to that. ;D

Just ignore the 20 month gap.

Yep
Wylted
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4/1/2015 10:32:01 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/9/2010 9:22:03 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
At 10/5/2008 1:12:45 AM, Wayne wrote:
I think stupid debaters is better than only few debaters.

I would strongly disagree with that sentiment.

well, bad debaters would hopefully improve themselves as they debate more =]

I guess I could agree to that. ;D

Dude, don't bump old threads. It is annoying
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3/10/2016 7:12:55 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2015 10:32:01 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 6/9/2010 9:22:03 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
At 10/5/2008 1:12:45 AM, Wayne wrote:
I think stupid debaters is better than only few debaters.

I would strongly disagree with that sentiment.

well, bad debaters would hopefully improve themselves as they debate more =]

I guess I could agree to that. ;D

Dude, don't bump old threads. It is annoying

forreal.
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3/10/2016 7:21:01 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/10/2016 7:12:55 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 4/1/2015 10:32:01 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 6/9/2010 9:22:03 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
At 10/5/2008 1:12:45 AM, Wayne wrote:
I think stupid debaters is better than only few debaters.

I would strongly disagree with that sentiment.

well, bad debaters would hopefully improve themselves as they debate more =]

I guess I could agree to that. ;D

Dude, don't bump old threads. It is annoying

forreal.

Don't bump another thread.
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3/10/2016 7:29:17 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/10/2016 7:21:01 AM, Jeholopterus wrote:
At 3/10/2016 7:12:55 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 4/1/2015 10:32:01 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 6/9/2010 9:22:03 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
At 10/5/2008 1:12:45 AM, Wayne wrote:
I think stupid debaters is better than only few debaters.

I would strongly disagree with that sentiment.

well, bad debaters would hopefully improve themselves as they debate more =]

I guess I could agree to that. ;D

Dude, don't bump old threads. It is annoying

forreal.

Don't bump another thread.

Bump.
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Jeholopterus
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3/10/2016 7:38:25 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/10/2016 7:29:17 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 3/10/2016 7:21:01 AM, Jeholopterus wrote:
At 3/10/2016 7:12:55 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 4/1/2015 10:32:01 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 6/9/2010 9:22:03 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
At 10/5/2008 1:12:45 AM, Wayne wrote:
I think stupid debaters is better than only few debaters.

I would strongly disagree with that sentiment.

well, bad debaters would hopefully improve themselves as they debate more =]

I guess I could agree to that. ;D

Dude, don't bump old threads. It is annoying

forreal.

Don't bump another thread.

Bump.

Same thread. Lol.
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3/10/2016 7:42:11 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/10/2016 7:38:25 AM, Jeholopterus wrote:
At 3/10/2016 7:29:17 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 3/10/2016 7:21:01 AM, Jeholopterus wrote:
At 3/10/2016 7:12:55 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 4/1/2015 10:32:01 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 6/9/2010 9:22:03 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
At 10/5/2008 1:12:45 AM, Wayne wrote:
I think stupid debaters is better than only few debaters.

I would strongly disagree with that sentiment.

well, bad debaters would hopefully improve themselves as they debate more =]

I guess I could agree to that. ;D

Dude, don't bump old threads. It is annoying

forreal.

Don't bump another thread.

Bump.

Same thread. Lol.

I did a new one, just for you <3
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