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12/12/2014 7:57:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
In a few moments I am going to be posting a new thread called "NEW MEMBERS READ THIS!"

This thread is going to be an 'under construction thread', and I am asking for everyone to refrain from posting in it (I'll include that request in the OP for the duration of the work).

This thread, upon completion, will be a new sticky in this forum and it will consolidate the following current stickies:

Debate.org Orientation
DDO tutorial
Email Verification and Identity Confirmation
New Members Welcome Thread II

The thread not include certain posts from those threads that are obsolete or require updating, and the thread will add other information.

The intent is to remove some of the clutter from the stickies, while adding new information, and in a manner that allows for future customization. Ultimately, the goal is a thread that provides as much information to new users as possible.

I'll just add that while I finished most of this a couple weeks ago, I've been reluctant to do this in the past week because of the perception of some type of political motivation, (Bladerunner was directly involved in this project) but with the recent permission of both campaigns, and the fact that I have the time to do so currently, I find that consideration to be less significant and so I will go ahead and post the update.

Members are encouraged to offer their thoughts on this project. Keep in mind that even once the initial thread is posted (which will mostly just be the consolidation effort), it remains a work in progress intended to be edited, added to, and updated as the site evolves. There are certain sections that need to be rewritten and updated, but are being posted as placeholders in the meantime, so please keep this in mind.
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12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(
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12/12/2014 8:00:51 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Mikal hasn't even officially taken his seat and the stickies are already getting reorganized.

Yay!!!!
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12/12/2014 8:02:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

This was already planned in Blades term... now just happens to be the time I can do this initial part of the reorganization

Whoever wins the election (and any member that wants to contribute) can certainly help with the continuing process of improving this thread and the stickies in general
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12/12/2014 8:16:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 8:00:51 PM, Wylted wrote:
Mikal hasn't even officially taken his seat and the stickies are already getting reorganized.

Yay!!!!

lmao XD
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12/12/2014 8:22:03 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

Tyrant!
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12/12/2014 8:35:50 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 8:22:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

Tyrant!

haha this will help whoever wins the elections so that they can add their own ideas (I know that both Blade and Mikal want to expand on these). The last thing I want is for a bunch of other stickies to be added that clutter up the already cluttered stickies section - so this is going to help the next prez, new members, and making the forum look more organized... Not that I'm any less of a tyrant I suppose
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12/12/2014 8:41:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 8:35:50 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:22:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

Tyrant!

haha this will help whoever wins the elections so that they can add their own ideas (I know that both Blade and Mikal want to expand on these). The last thing I want is for a bunch of other stickies to be added that clutter up the already cluttered stickies section - so this is going to help the next prez, new members, and making the forum look more organized... Not that I'm any less of a tyrant I suppose

No! You are the ultimate tyrant!

Which ones are to be removed, then?
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12/12/2014 8:44:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 8:41:28 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:35:50 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:22:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

Tyrant!

haha this will help whoever wins the elections so that they can add their own ideas (I know that both Blade and Mikal want to expand on these). The last thing I want is for a bunch of other stickies to be added that clutter up the already cluttered stickies section - so this is going to help the next prez, new members, and making the forum look more organized... Not that I'm any less of a tyrant I suppose

No! You are the ultimate tyrant!

BAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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12/12/2014 8:46:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 8:44:38 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:41:28 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:35:50 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:22:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

Tyrant!

haha this will help whoever wins the elections so that they can add their own ideas (I know that both Blade and Mikal want to expand on these). The last thing I want is for a bunch of other stickies to be added that clutter up the already cluttered stickies section - so this is going to help the next prez, new members, and making the forum look more organized... Not that I'm any less of a tyrant I suppose

No! You are the ultimate tyrant!

BAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Alrighty then.
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And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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12/12/2014 8:49:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 8:46:44 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:44:38 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:41:28 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:35:50 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:22:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

Tyrant!

haha this will help whoever wins the elections so that they can add their own ideas (I know that both Blade and Mikal want to expand on these). The last thing I want is for a bunch of other stickies to be added that clutter up the already cluttered stickies section - so this is going to help the next prez, new members, and making the forum look more organized... Not that I'm any less of a tyrant I suppose

No! You are the ultimate tyrant!

BAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Alrighty then.

You understood me, right? XD
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12/12/2014 8:53:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 8:46:44 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:44:38 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:41:28 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:35:50 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:22:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

Tyrant!

haha this will help whoever wins the elections so that they can add their own ideas (I know that both Blade and Mikal want to expand on these). The last thing I want is for a bunch of other stickies to be added that clutter up the already cluttered stickies section - so this is going to help the next prez, new members, and making the forum look more organized... Not that I'm any less of a tyrant I suppose

No! You are the ultimate tyrant!

BAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Alrighty then.

I honestly do not mean to be rude, but Ive only ever heard airmax speak fomally in forums and PMs and such. I never knew you had a sense of humor airmax.... really. Nice to know that even the site's most well-known moderator is able to speak informally and have a good laugh with the rest.
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12/12/2014 8:55:03 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 8:53:11 PM, kawaii_crazy wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:46:44 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:44:38 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:41:28 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:35:50 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:22:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

Tyrant!

haha this will help whoever wins the elections so that they can add their own ideas (I know that both Blade and Mikal want to expand on these). The last thing I want is for a bunch of other stickies to be added that clutter up the already cluttered stickies section - so this is going to help the next prez, new members, and making the forum look more organized... Not that I'm any less of a tyrant I suppose

No! You are the ultimate tyrant!

BAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Alrighty then.

I honestly do not mean to be rude, but Ive only ever heard airmax speak fomally in forums and PMs and such. I never knew you had a sense of humor airmax.... really. Nice to know that even the site's most well-known moderator is able to speak informally and have a good laugh with the rest.

Umm...was that supposed to go to me...?
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12/12/2014 8:56:05 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 8:55:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:53:11 PM, kawaii_crazy wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:46:44 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:44:38 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:41:28 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:35:50 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:22:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

Tyrant!

haha this will help whoever wins the elections so that they can add their own ideas (I know that both Blade and Mikal want to expand on these). The last thing I want is for a bunch of other stickies to be added that clutter up the already cluttered stickies section - so this is going to help the next prez, new members, and making the forum look more organized... Not that I'm any less of a tyrant I suppose

No! You are the ultimate tyrant!

BAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Alrighty then.

I honestly do not mean to be rude, but Ive only ever heard airmax speak fomally in forums and PMs and such. I never knew you had a sense of humor airmax.... really. Nice to know that even the site's most well-known moderator is able to speak informally and have a good laugh with the rest.

Umm...was that supposed to go to me...?

Nooo... airmax
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12/12/2014 8:58:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 8:56:05 PM, kawaii_crazy wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:55:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:53:11 PM, kawaii_crazy wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:46:44 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:44:38 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:41:28 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:35:50 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:22:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

Tyrant!

haha this will help whoever wins the elections so that they can add their own ideas (I know that both Blade and Mikal want to expand on these). The last thing I want is for a bunch of other stickies to be added that clutter up the already cluttered stickies section - so this is going to help the next prez, new members, and making the forum look more organized... Not that I'm any less of a tyrant I suppose

No! You are the ultimate tyrant!

BAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Alrighty then.

I honestly do not mean to be rude, but Ive only ever heard airmax speak fomally in forums and PMs and such. I never knew you had a sense of humor airmax.... really. Nice to know that even the site's most well-known moderator is able to speak informally and have a good laugh with the rest.

Umm...was that supposed to go to me...?

Nooo... airmax

Direct that post at Airmax...he might not see it and reply to it if he doesn't get a notification for it...
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12/12/2014 8:59:07 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 8:56:05 PM, kawaii_crazy wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:55:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:53:11 PM, kawaii_crazy wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:46:44 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:44:38 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:41:28 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:35:50 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:22:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

Tyrant!

haha this will help whoever wins the elections so that they can add their own ideas (I know that both Blade and Mikal want to expand on these). The last thing I want is for a bunch of other stickies to be added that clutter up the already cluttered stickies section - so this is going to help the next prez, new members, and making the forum look more organized... Not that I'm any less of a tyrant I suppose

No! You are the ultimate tyrant!

BAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Alrighty then.

I honestly do not mean to be rude, but Ive only ever heard airmax speak fomally in forums and PMs and such. I never knew you had a sense of humor airmax.... really. Nice to know that even the site's most well-known moderator is able to speak informally and have a good laugh with the rest.

Umm...was that supposed to go to me...?

Nooo... airmax

XD

18Karl wants to throw Max down the well. ;D
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12/12/2014 9:00:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 8:59:07 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:56:05 PM, kawaii_crazy wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:55:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:53:11 PM, kawaii_crazy wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:46:44 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:44:38 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:41:28 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:35:50 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:22:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

Tyrant!

haha this will help whoever wins the elections so that they can add their own ideas (I know that both Blade and Mikal want to expand on these). The last thing I want is for a bunch of other stickies to be added that clutter up the already cluttered stickies section - so this is going to help the next prez, new members, and making the forum look more organized... Not that I'm any less of a tyrant I suppose

No! You are the ultimate tyrant!

BAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Alrighty then.

I honestly do not mean to be rude, but Ive only ever heard airmax speak fomally in forums and PMs and such. I never knew you had a sense of humor airmax.... really. Nice to know that even the site's most well-known moderator is able to speak informally and have a good laugh with the rest.

Umm...was that supposed to go to me...?

Nooo... airmax

XD

18Karl wants to throw Max down the well. ;D

18Karl...? Should I know him?
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12/12/2014 9:01:20 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 8:53:11 PM, kawaii_crazy wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:46:44 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:44:38 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:41:28 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:35:50 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:22:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

Tyrant!

haha this will help whoever wins the elections so that they can add their own ideas (I know that both Blade and Mikal want to expand on these). The last thing I want is for a bunch of other stickies to be added that clutter up the already cluttered stickies section - so this is going to help the next prez, new members, and making the forum look more organized... Not that I'm any less of a tyrant I suppose

No! You are the ultimate tyrant!

BAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Alrighty then.

I honestly do not mean to be rude, but Ive only ever heard airmax speak fomally in forums and PMs and such. I never knew you had a sense of humor airmax.... really. Nice to know that even the site's most well-known moderator is able to speak informally and have a good laugh with the rest.

I think you replied to the wrong guy, though everyone knows that I don't have a sense of humor. Juggle is considering updating my OS to include humor in the Airmax1228 program. ;)
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12/12/2014 9:04:34 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 8:53:11 PM, kawaii_crazy wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:46:44 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:44:38 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:41:28 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:35:50 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:22:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

Tyrant!

haha this will help whoever wins the elections so that they can add their own ideas (I know that both Blade and Mikal want to expand on these). The last thing I want is for a bunch of other stickies to be added that clutter up the already cluttered stickies section - so this is going to help the next prez, new members, and making the forum look more organized... Not that I'm any less of a tyrant I suppose

No! You are the ultimate tyrant!

BAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Alrighty then.

I honestly do not mean to be rude, but Ive only ever heard airmax speak fomally in forums and PMs and such. I never knew you had a sense of humor airmax.... really. Nice to know that even the site's most well-known moderator is able to speak informally and have a good laugh with the rest.

You need to join Google Hangouts then whenever Airmax is on. You get to hear classics like "If you want to get me a Christmas gift, think of a foursome with Japanese chicks" and "Don't quote me, ever." all from the one and only moderator.
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12/12/2014 9:29:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

Actually, I think this is Max's way of saying that this is a project that's needed to be accomplished for some time... and it's working out.

Personally, I hope to be one of the members who he selects to have new members reach out too...
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12/12/2014 10:29:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 7:57:28 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
In a few moments I am going to be posting a new thread called "NEW MEMBERS READ THIS!"

This thread is going to be an 'under construction thread', and I am asking for everyone to refrain from posting in it (I'll include that request in the OP for the duration of the work).

This thread, upon completion, will be a new sticky in this forum and it will consolidate the following current stickies:

Debate.org Orientation
DDO tutorial
Email Verification and Identity Confirmation
New Members Welcome Thread II

The thread not include certain posts from those threads that are obsolete or require updating, and the thread will add other information.

The intent is to remove some of the clutter from the stickies, while adding new information, and in a manner that allows for future customization. Ultimately, the goal is a thread that provides as much information to new users as possible.

I'll just add that while I finished most of this a couple weeks ago, I've been reluctant to do this in the past week because of the perception of some type of political motivation, (Bladerunner was directly involved in this project) but with the recent permission of both campaigns, and the fact that I have the time to do so currently, I find that consideration to be less significant and so I will go ahead and post the update.

Members are encouraged to offer their thoughts on this project. Keep in mind that even once the initial thread is posted (which will mostly just be the consolidation effort), it remains a work in progress intended to be edited, added to, and updated as the site evolves. There are certain sections that need to be rewritten and updated, but are being posted as placeholders in the meantime, so please keep this in mind.

There was a part that says "vote on fact, not opinion." However, that's a bit misleading. Unless there's an extreme example, people should vote on the debate, not on actual facts. For example, if someone says something counter-factual, but their opponent doesn't catch it, their point should be treated as fact.

I think saying "vote based on the debaters' arguments ONLY, and as much as possible try not to rely heavily on prior opinions or beliefs. Do NOT use arguments that did not happen in the debate to justify your vote. All votes are subjective to some degree, but please attempt to weigh each argument in the debate as fairly as possible."
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12/12/2014 11:29:16 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
The initial reorganization of the stickies has concluded.

here is the link:

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

The thread has been added to the stickies and the other threads removed.

Keep in mind this is still a work in progress. I still have several things to add and update, and the DDO president and whomever is willing to help I'm sure have many ideas for how to improve and add to the existing thread.

Some things to consider for editing:

[1] Post #5 - "Starting a debate"

Rockylightning did a really excellent job with this post, but I think it's time to update it since it hasn't been updated even after a few site updates. A new explanation and video (showing the current look of the site) would be nice to have.

[2] Post # 7 - "Voting"

This thread represent the basics of voting and some of the information might be outdated. We should probably add the new voting options and expand on the site conventions. This is a much broader project than just the explanation, but providing a more thorough explanation of voting is something worth doing.

[3] Post #8 - Debate.org Presidential Elections:

I plan on expanding on this to explain a lot of what this means, and adding the sites electoral history. If anyone has any other ideas, please share them.

Those are just my initial thoughts on edits, but there's plenty to be improved.

As for additions, there are several ways to add new and useful content so feel free to share your thoughts here or contact myself or the DDO President to work on ideas.

Having the G+ hangout link here might be a cool idea. Having a list for "debate topics of the week/month", and a competition and winners listed might be something worth considering... Anyways, those are just a couple things worth considering as we discuss how to make this a useful thread. I'm sure that the DDO president will have ideas and be enthusiastic to work on them.

For anyone who wants to help, please share your thoughts or contact the DDO president to offer your assistance.
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12/13/2014 11:09:20 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 8:59:07 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:56:05 PM, kawaii_crazy wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:55:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:53:11 PM, kawaii_crazy wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:46:44 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:44:38 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:41:28 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:35:50 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 12/12/2014 8:22:03 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

Tyrant!

haha this will help whoever wins the elections so that they can add their own ideas (I know that both Blade and Mikal want to expand on these). The last thing I want is for a bunch of other stickies to be added that clutter up the already cluttered stickies section - so this is going to help the next prez, new members, and making the forum look more organized... Not that I'm any less of a tyrant I suppose

No! You are the ultimate tyrant!

BAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

HAMMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Alrighty then.

I honestly do not mean to be rude, but Ive only ever heard airmax speak fomally in forums and PMs and such. I never knew you had a sense of humor airmax.... really. Nice to know that even the site's most well-known moderator is able to speak informally and have a good laugh with the rest.

Umm...was that supposed to go to me...?

Nooo... airmax

XD

18Karl wants to throw Max down the well. ;D

You reminded me of this song http://m.youtube.com...
I WILL DECIDE WHAT THIS DEBATE IS ABOUT. I AM SPIRITUAL, NOT RELIGIOYUS. YOU DONT HAVE TO BE RELIGIOUS TO BELIEVE IN GOD, AND YOU DO WORSHIP MONEY IF YOU CARE MORE ABOUT YOUR WALLET THAAN YOU DO THE POOR. YOU ARE A TROLL THAT IS OUT FOR ATTENTUION."- SitaraMusica
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12/13/2014 2:54:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
The new users thread should be read-only, with a separate new members welcome thread. Combining something that is semi-"official" with frivolous member-generated material is ill-suited.
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12/13/2014 3:20:05 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 7:57:28 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
In a few moments I am going to be posting a new thread called "NEW MEMBERS READ THIS!"

This thread is going to be an 'under construction thread', and I am asking for everyone to refrain from posting in it (I'll include that request in the OP for the duration of the work).

This thread, upon completion, will be a new sticky in this forum and it will consolidate the following current stickies:

Debate.org Orientation
DDO tutorial
Email Verification and Identity Confirmation
New Members Welcome Thread II

The thread not include certain posts from those threads that are obsolete or require updating, and the thread will add other information.

The intent is to remove some of the clutter from the stickies, while adding new information, and in a manner that allows for future customization. Ultimately, the goal is a thread that provides as much information to new users as possible.

I'll just add that while I finished most of this a couple weeks ago, I've been reluctant to do this in the past week because of the perception of some type of political motivation, (Bladerunner was directly involved in this project) but with the recent permission of both campaigns, and the fact that I have the time to do so currently, I find that consideration to be less significant and so I will go ahead and post the update.

Members are encouraged to offer their thoughts on this project. Keep in mind that even once the initial thread is posted (which will mostly just be the consolidation effort), it remains a work in progress intended to be edited, added to, and updated as the site evolves. There are certain sections that need to be rewritten and updated, but are being posted as placeholders in the meantime, so please keep this in mind.

I think we should reorder the topics a bit. Here's my suggested order, starting from Orientation:

Orientation:
[] Starting a debate
[] Voting on a debate*
[] Starting a forum topic
[] Mafia
[] Presidential elections
[] Basic Code of Conduct (brief)**

Tutorial
[] Jargon*
[] Writing a resolution, setting up a debate*
[] Adding pictures to your debate
[] Adding videos to your debate**
[] Resolutions, Burdens of Proof, Semantics, Picking topics*
[] Citing sources
[] Extended Code of Conduct
[] Extended Code of Conduct continued

Advanced:
[] Debate styles (advanced)**
[] Voting styles/flowing (advanced)**
[] Kritiks & Abuse (advanced)**
[] Burden of Proof Controversy (advanced)**

Other:
Note: I think the "cookbook" should be featured elsewhere
[] Sources

*sections that I think could use some edits
**sections that do not yet exist, but that I think should exist.

Am I willing to make these edits or new sections?... Maybe. Depends on time.
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12/13/2014 3:28:45 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 8:02:52 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 12/12/2014 7:58:46 PM, thett3 wrote:
This is Max's way of saying the election doesn't matter and he can do whatever he wants:(

This was already planned in Blades term... now just happens to be the time I can do this initial part of the reorganization

Whoever wins the election (and any member that wants to contribute) can certainly help with the continuing process of improving this thread and the stickies in general

All hail our glorious leader and overlord.
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12/13/2014 5:35:03 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
In you're new thread, you should add a sector for usable Debate Formats. Like mine and Ragnars.. It'd help new players see how older members organize their debate. Formatting is very important.
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12/13/2014 7:49:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/13/2014 2:54:36 PM, Bullish wrote:
The new users thread should be read-only, with a separate new members welcome thread. Combining something that is semi-"official" with frivolous member-generated material is ill-suited.
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4/9/2015 11:42:50 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Is it possible to add in the current voting guidelines in the new members read me thread? I'm talking about the ones bluesteel wrote up in a google doc outlining when votes will be removed and the criteria for voting - Probably replace post 7 with the those guidelines?
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4/10/2015 12:16:28 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/9/2015 11:42:50 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
Is it possible to add in the current voting guidelines in the new members read me thread? I'm talking about the ones bluesteel wrote up in a google doc outlining when votes will be removed and the criteria for voting - Probably replace post 7 with the those guidelines?

Yeah, that's the plan. I've always intended post #7 to be a basic outline and a thorough guideline for the voting criteria.

Let's work on the details in the next couple days and we can possibly post it by the end of the weekend.
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