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Mikal
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12/26/2014 1:52:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Just a few updates with the goings on of the site. The sticky threads are still in the process of being updated along with gathering mentors and finishing the mentor program. A member that shall remain unnamed has graciously volunteered to help with the religion forum behind the scenes. There will be a launch on a group of people that help report content and work with the religion forums and other forums to better the content. This is still a working project as well.

Basically we are aiming for some simple fixes that are in our power while working on tournaments and other things that can be done at our own discretion.

Plan of order thus far

1) Continue to rework the voting sticky and new user sticky guide
2) Add mentor program
3) Mentor Tournament Debate now in progress
4) Another tournament will begin either after or during this tournament
5) Group working on generating good content in the religion forums and other forums shall be established to help generate the content and report spam/harassment

Some other odd goals I think would be fun for the community. Bluesteel and myself are playing borderlands 2 when we find the time on steam. I want to get a group of steam users from DDO that like to play added to my list so we can start doing steam sessions and interact via that way. Since live mafia is not a nightly thing now, it would be a good way to get the community together to do some fun stuff that way.

My steam name is either Mikal, or Mekaiel. Some times you have to try and add both to find me. You will see my picture in black and white, feel free to add me and we can see if we can get some games going at some point.

The same goes for league of legends, I am always open to play and have some fun on there as well. Summoner name is simplyseiryuu. This is something Zaradi and I do on a regular basis (or use too). I'm sure zaradi would be more than willing to help with league of legends stuff within the community. He has recently started a ranked team, message him for details.

_______________________________________________________________________________

Good Debates this week

Subtai vs Tyler - Global Warming - http://www.debate.org...

16k vs Roy - Global Warming - http://www.debate.org...

Dk vs TBD - Story telling debate - http://www.debate.org...

Ima vs BOT - Racing Sim Debate - http://www.debate.org...

_______________________________________________________________________________

Notable Member

Whiteflame

After having a recent 5 hour talk with mark, I can say this is one of my new favorite people on the site. He has always been a good member, I just never got to interact with him on a personal level. He is without a doubt in the top 5 debaters on the site, arguably top 3. He is an amazing that sticks countless hours of time into writing RFDS. We were recently going to do a team debate on gun control where he did not hesitate to accept it. Sadly it was canceled because we could not find anyway to go against us. This is a future moderator in the making, and a great many of his efforts like many others go unnoticed. For his countless hours of devotion and amazing attitude, he is my member of the week.

Honorable Mentions

BOT - Even in spite of the recent outburst, he deserves acknowledgment. I gave him a shout out recently but i want to give him a shout on a official level. While I do not condone or approve of the recent actions, he is a voting machine and devotes hours of his time into voting with relentless pursuit. He is a net benefit to the site and its great to have him on it.

Annie and Malcoda - Both of these guys are frontiering movie watching on DDO. It is a great concept that can be expanded on and its great they are doing this for the community.

YYW - I wanted to give him a persona shout out as well. Most people consider him a rage machine when he gets called out, but with the recent blow up and how he was specifically addressed he handled it quite well and kept his calm and tried to mitigate site damage as much as possible. He has also been indispensable and supported me even in spite of my recent blunders. Granted I am sure quite a few people are ticked at me about my debates that I have did recently, granted I can't please everyone but I toning it down as time progresses.

_______________________________________________________________________

Win of the Week

Annie and Malcoda movie watching parties. I love the idea and I love what it has done for the community. Thanks guys for the support.

_______________________________________________________________________________

With that being said, I hope we can all move past all the drama as of late and focus on improvement, myself included. I love doing controversial topics and that probably will never change. I like breaking the status quo, it has been a part of who i am forever. I will try to mitigate harm as much as possible and at least tone down the number of crazy debates I do to please the people that hate me and for the net benefit of the site.

Granted I still believe that certain topics should be discussed because of how they challenge the status quo and some of the discussions that come from them. As I am learning, there is a balance in between it though. When you get those type of discussions, rage and flame wars come with it. I am going to have to find that balance in between doing some controversial topics while mitigating the fall out that occurs because I'm doing it.

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With that I leave you guys with this. Let's back past all the drama in the past week. Forgive each other for the accusations that came out, and just aim to move forward. In the words of Ima

https://www.youtube.com...

There has never been a more appropriate time for this vid
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12/26/2014 2:46:03 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Much obliged for the kind words.

I echo Mikal's sentiments here, as well as those of YYW in his forum post. We need to move past all of this drama, and that takes people forgiving each other and moving on.
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12/26/2014 3:18:58 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Good job on that first week Mikal.
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12/26/2014 3:19:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I have been recording a bunch of videos lately with my hauppage gaming PVR, if anyone wants to jump in a game with me sometime we can record youtube videos, or live stream to twitch. I am going to set up a youtube channel soon when I decide on a good name. If you want to be a part of creating this, let me know, and I'll also take ideas on a name. I've got a friend I live stream with who already has quite a few viewers. Though ultimately, I think this would be more for fun than getting a bunch of viewers.

If you are interested let me know what times you are generally on. I have a bunch of games like, Borderlands 2, insurgency, payday 2, Garry's mod, and recently have been playing a bunch of "Don't starve together". I would like to get some DDO peeps to help do a video on don't starve, the game is incredibly fun. I've got extra copies of don't starve if you want to live stream it with me.
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12/26/2014 3:20:58 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Steam name is "Lunatic", if that doesn't work try "lunatic0855". I have a picture of a skull with a mohawk that says 'bone crusher muay thai'.
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12/26/2014 3:22:17 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 3:20:58 PM, TUF wrote:
Steam name is "Lunatic", if that doesn't work try "lunatic0855". I have a picture of a skull with a mohawk that says 'bone crusher muay thai'.

TUF = LogicalLunatic
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12/26/2014 3:22:23 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 3:19:14 PM, TUF wrote:
I have been recording a bunch of videos lately with my hauppage gaming PVR, if anyone wants to jump in a game with me sometime we can record youtube videos, or live stream to twitch. I am going to set up a youtube channel soon when I decide on a good name. If you want to be a part of creating this, let me know, and I'll also take ideas on a name. I've got a friend I live stream with who already has quite a few viewers. Though ultimately, I think this would be more for fun than getting a bunch of viewers.

If you are interested let me know what times you are generally on. I have a bunch of games like, Borderlands 2, insurgency, payday 2, Garry's mod, and recently have been playing a bunch of "Don't starve together". I would like to get some DDO peeps to help do a video on don't starve, the game is incredibly fun. I've got extra copies of don't starve if you want to live stream it with me.

^
That I might try.
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12/26/2014 3:24:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 3:22:17 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 12/26/2014 3:20:58 PM, TUF wrote:
Steam name is "Lunatic", if that doesn't work try "lunatic0855". I have a picture of a skull with a mohawk that says 'bone crusher muay thai'.

TUF = LogicalLunatic

lol no. Lunatic has been my gaming persona forever. When I was young, I listened to a band called "The Used" all the time, and my favorite song from them was called "Lunacy fringe". I listened to that song so much, that I wanted to make all my user names related to it. But the song titled itself sounded wierd to me as a username, so I shortened it to lunatic and the last four digits of my phone number at the time.

tl;dr, not him. lol
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12/26/2014 3:25:12 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 3:22:23 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 12/26/2014 3:19:14 PM, TUF wrote:
I have been recording a bunch of videos lately with my hauppage gaming PVR, if anyone wants to jump in a game with me sometime we can record youtube videos, or live stream to twitch. I am going to set up a youtube channel soon when I decide on a good name. If you want to be a part of creating this, let me know, and I'll also take ideas on a name. I've got a friend I live stream with who already has quite a few viewers. Though ultimately, I think this would be more for fun than getting a bunch of viewers.

If you are interested let me know what times you are generally on. I have a bunch of games like, Borderlands 2, insurgency, payday 2, Garry's mod, and recently have been playing a bunch of "Don't starve together". I would like to get some DDO peeps to help do a video on don't starve, the game is incredibly fun. I've got extra copies of don't starve if you want to live stream it with me.

^
That I might try.

What's your steam name mate?
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12/26/2014 4:17:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Thank you for that shout-out Mikal! I needed something like that to boost my spirits. I'm honored you'd share my debate. I'm making it a personal goal to rightfully earn my place on the leader-board by challenging debaters I view as more skillful than myself. Imabench is a great challenge and a perfect start to this quest of mine. I'm honestly tempted to try my hand at Tylers gauntlet tournament, but definitely want a little more practice before facing people like Whiteflame, Wylted, Zaradi, etc.,

Whiteflame really is one of the top 5 debaters here, and he's definitely someone I'd vote for as a 3rd Moderator (even though they aren't something that is voted in).

I appreciate the kind words about my voting habit as well. Shameless plug: SEND ME UNVOTED DEBATES (nac). In all seriousness, I think everyone can agree that having an unvoted debate is really really frustrating, especially if you've invested a good amount of time and energy into researching and formatting your arguments. While I'm not working in an official capacity anymore, please feel free to send me any and all unvoted debates y'all. It's a personal ambition of mine and one that I'd be both honored and grateful to do.
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12/26/2014 4:18:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 3:25:12 PM, TUF wrote:
At 12/26/2014 3:22:23 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 12/26/2014 3:19:14 PM, TUF wrote:
I have been recording a bunch of videos lately with my hauppage gaming PVR, if anyone wants to jump in a game with me sometime we can record youtube videos, or live stream to twitch. I am going to set up a youtube channel soon when I decide on a good name. If you want to be a part of creating this, let me know, and I'll also take ideas on a name. I've got a friend I live stream with who already has quite a few viewers. Though ultimately, I think this would be more for fun than getting a bunch of viewers.

If you are interested let me know what times you are generally on. I have a bunch of games like, Borderlands 2, insurgency, payday 2, Garry's mod, and recently have been playing a bunch of "Don't starve together". I would like to get some DDO peeps to help do a video on don't starve, the game is incredibly fun. I've got extra copies of don't starve if you want to live stream it with me.

^
That I might try.

What's your steam name mate?

Pretty sure it's the same as my name here.
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12/26/2014 4:20:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I appreciate the kind words about my voting habit as well. Shameless plug: SEND ME UNVOTED DEBATES (nac).

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

In all seriousness, I think everyone can agree that having an unvoted debate is really really frustrating, especially if you've invested a good amount of time and energy into researching and formatting your arguments. While I'm not working in an official capacity anymore, please feel free to send me any and all unvoted debates y'all. It's a personal ambition of mine and one that I'd be both honored and grateful to do.
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12/26/2014 4:21:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
UHHH... O.O
Kitty and Malacoda are in charge of movie-watching. 0.0
They started, and continued the concept. I only did it once.
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12/26/2014 4:22:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 4:20:40 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
I appreciate the kind words about my voting habit as well. Shameless plug: SEND ME UNVOTED DEBATES (nac).

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

Oh nice, a story debate! Thanks for sharing, will read and vote now.


In all seriousness, I think everyone can agree that having an unvoted debate is really really frustrating, especially if you've invested a good amount of time and energy into researching and formatting your arguments. While I'm not working in an official capacity anymore, please feel free to send me any and all unvoted debates y'all. It's a personal ambition of mine and one that I'd be both honored and grateful to do.
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12/26/2014 4:40:10 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
On steam, I am Bullish, or Bu11ish, and my pic always has something to do with socialism or authoritarianism.
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12/26/2014 6:22:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 4:17:56 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
Thank you for that shout-out Mikal! I needed something like that to boost my spirits. I'm honored you'd share my debate. I'm making it a personal goal to rightfully earn my place on the leader-board by challenging debaters I view as more skillful than myself. Imabench is a great challenge and a perfect start to this quest of mine. I'm honestly tempted to try my hand at Tylers gauntlet tournament, but definitely want a little more practice before facing people like Whiteflame, Wylted, Zaradi, etc.,

Whiteflame really is one of the top 5 debaters here, and he's definitely someone I'd vote for as a 3rd Moderator (even though they aren't something that is voted in).

Thanks, man. If I end up as a moderator, I'll make sure your ban will be quick and painless.

I appreciate the kind words about my voting habit as well. Shameless plug: SEND ME UNVOTED DEBATES (nac). In all seriousness, I think everyone can agree that having an unvoted debate is really really frustrating, especially if you've invested a good amount of time and energy into researching and formatting your arguments. While I'm not working in an official capacity anymore, please feel free to send me any and all unvoted debates y'all. It's a personal ambition of mine and one that I'd be both honored and grateful to do.
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12/26/2014 6:30:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 1:52:31 PM, Mikal wrote:
Just a few updates with the goings on of the site. The sticky threads are still in the process of being updated along with gathering mentors and finishing the mentor program. A member that shall remain unnamed has graciously volunteered to help with the religion forum behind the scenes. There will be a launch on a group of people that help report content and work with the religion forums and other forums to better the content. This is still a working project as well.

Basically we are aiming for some simple fixes that are in our power while working on tournaments and other things that can be done at our own discretion.

Plan of order thus far


1) Continue to rework the voting sticky and new user sticky guide
2) Add mentor program
3) Mentor Tournament Debate now in progress
4) Another tournament will begin either after or during this tournament
5) Group working on generating good content in the religion forums and other forums shall be established to help generate the content and report spam/harassment



Some other odd goals I think would be fun for the community. Bluesteel and myself are playing borderlands 2 when we find the time on steam. I want to get a group of steam users from DDO that like to play added to my list so we can start doing steam sessions and interact via that way. Since live mafia is not a nightly thing now, it would be a good way to get the community together to do some fun stuff that way.

My steam name is either Mikal, or Mekaiel. Some times you have to try and add both to find me. You will see my picture in black and white, feel free to add me and we can see if we can get some games going at some point.

The same goes for league of legends, I am always open to play and have some fun on there as well. Summoner name is simplyseiryuu. This is something Zaradi and I do on a regular basis (or use too). I'm sure zaradi would be more than willing to help with league of legends stuff within the community. He has recently started a ranked team, message him for details.


_______________________________________________________________________________


Good Debates this week

Subtai vs Tyler - Global Warming - http://www.debate.org...

16k vs Roy - Global Warming - http://www.debate.org...

Dk vs TBD - Story telling debate - http://www.debate.org...

Ima vs BOT - Racing Sim Debate - http://www.debate.org...



_______________________________________________________________________________


Notable Member

Whiteflame

After having a recent 5 hour talk with mark, I can say this is one of my new favorite people on the site. He has always been a good member, I just never got to interact with him on a personal level. He is without a doubt in the top 5 debaters on the site, arguably top 3. He is an amazing that sticks countless hours of time into writing RFDS. We were recently going to do a team debate on gun control where he did not hesitate to accept it. Sadly it was canceled because we could not find anyway to go against us. This is a future moderator in the making, and a great many of his efforts like many others go unnoticed. For his countless hours of devotion and amazing attitude, he is my member of the week.


Honorable Mentions

BOT - Even in spite of the recent outburst, he deserves acknowledgment. I gave him a shout out recently but i want to give him a shout on a official level. While I do not condone or approve of the recent actions, he is a voting machine and devotes hours of his time into voting with relentless pursuit. He is a net benefit to the site and its great to have him on it.

Annie and Malcoda - Both of these guys are frontiering movie watching on DDO. It is a great concept that can be expanded on and its great they are doing this for the community.

YYW - I wanted to give him a persona shout out as well. Most people consider him a rage machine when he gets called out, but with the recent blow up and how he was specifically addressed he handled it quite well and kept his calm and tried to mitigate site damage as much as possible. He has also been indispensable and supported me even in spite of my recent blunders. Granted I am sure quite a few people are ticked at me about my debates that I have did recently, granted I can't please everyone but I toning it down as time progresses.

_______________________________________________________________________

Win of the Week

Annie and Malcoda movie watching parties. I love the idea and I love what it has done for the community. Thanks guys for the support.


_______________________________________________________________________________

With that being said, I hope we can all move past all the drama as of late and focus on improvement, myself included. I love doing controversial topics and that probably will never change. I like breaking the status quo, it has been a part of who i am forever. I will try to mitigate harm as much as possible and at least tone down the number of crazy debates I do to please the people that hate me and for the net benefit of the site.

Granted I still believe that certain topics should be discussed because of how they challenge the status quo and some of the discussions that come from them. As I am learning, there is a balance in between it though. When you get those type of discussions, rage and flame wars come with it. I am going to have to find that balance in between doing some controversial topics while mitigating the fall out that occurs because I'm doing it.


___________________________________________________________________

With that I leave you guys with this. Let's back past all the drama in the past week. Forgive each other for the accusations that came out, and just aim to move forward. In the words of Ima

https://www.youtube.com...

There has never been a more appropriate time for this vid

I don't see any "fix poll section eventually" in the "plan of order".
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12/26/2014 6:36:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 6:30:59 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 12/26/2014 1:52:31 PM, Mikal wrote:
Just a few updates with the goings on of the site. The sticky threads are still in the process of being updated along with gathering mentors and finishing the mentor program. A member that shall remain unnamed has graciously volunteered to help with the religion forum behind the scenes. There will be a launch on a group of people that help report content and work with the religion forums and other forums to better the content. This is still a working project as well.

Basically we are aiming for some simple fixes that are in our power while working on tournaments and other things that can be done at our own discretion.

Plan of order thus far


1) Continue to rework the voting sticky and new user sticky guide
2) Add mentor program
3) Mentor Tournament Debate now in progress
4) Another tournament will begin either after or during this tournament
5) Group working on generating good content in the religion forums and other forums shall be established to help generate the content and report spam/harassment



Some other odd goals I think would be fun for the community. Bluesteel and myself are playing borderlands 2 when we find the time on steam. I want to get a group of steam users from DDO that like to play added to my list so we can start doing steam sessions and interact via that way. Since live mafia is not a nightly thing now, it would be a good way to get the community together to do some fun stuff that way.

My steam name is either Mikal, or Mekaiel. Some times you have to try and add both to find me. You will see my picture in black and white, feel free to add me and we can see if we can get some games going at some point.

The same goes for league of legends, I am always open to play and have some fun on there as well. Summoner name is simplyseiryuu. This is something Zaradi and I do on a regular basis (or use too). I'm sure zaradi would be more than willing to help with league of legends stuff within the community. He has recently started a ranked team, message him for details.


_______________________________________________________________________________


Good Debates this week

Subtai vs Tyler - Global Warming - http://www.debate.org...

16k vs Roy - Global Warming - http://www.debate.org...

Dk vs TBD - Story telling debate - http://www.debate.org...

Ima vs BOT - Racing Sim Debate - http://www.debate.org...



_______________________________________________________________________________


Notable Member

Whiteflame

After having a recent 5 hour talk with mark, I can say this is one of my new favorite people on the site. He has always been a good member, I just never got to interact with him on a personal level. He is without a doubt in the top 5 debaters on the site, arguably top 3. He is an amazing that sticks countless hours of time into writing RFDS. We were recently going to do a team debate on gun control where he did not hesitate to accept it. Sadly it was canceled because we could not find anyway to go against us. This is a future moderator in the making, and a great many of his efforts like many others go unnoticed. For his countless hours of devotion and amazing attitude, he is my member of the week.


Honorable Mentions

BOT - Even in spite of the recent outburst, he deserves acknowledgment. I gave him a shout out recently but i want to give him a shout on a official level. While I do not condone or approve of the recent actions, he is a voting machine and devotes hours of his time into voting with relentless pursuit. He is a net benefit to the site and its great to have him on it.

Annie and Malcoda - Both of these guys are frontiering movie watching on DDO. It is a great concept that can be expanded on and its great they are doing this for the community.

YYW - I wanted to give him a persona shout out as well. Most people consider him a rage machine when he gets called out, but with the recent blow up and how he was specifically addressed he handled it quite well and kept his calm and tried to mitigate site damage as much as possible. He has also been indispensable and supported me even in spite of my recent blunders. Granted I am sure quite a few people are ticked at me about my debates that I have did recently, granted I can't please everyone but I toning it down as time progresses.

_______________________________________________________________________

Win of the Week

Annie and Malcoda movie watching parties. I love the idea and I love what it has done for the community. Thanks guys for the support.


_______________________________________________________________________________

With that being said, I hope we can all move past all the drama as of late and focus on improvement, myself included. I love doing controversial topics and that probably will never change. I like breaking the status quo, it has been a part of who i am forever. I will try to mitigate harm as much as possible and at least tone down the number of crazy debates I do to please the people that hate me and for the net benefit of the site.

Granted I still believe that certain topics should be discussed because of how they challenge the status quo and some of the discussions that come from them. As I am learning, there is a balance in between it though. When you get those type of discussions, rage and flame wars come with it. I am going to have to find that balance in between doing some controversial topics while mitigating the fall out that occurs because I'm doing it.


___________________________________________________________________

With that I leave you guys with this. Let's back past all the drama in the past week. Forgive each other for the accusations that came out, and just aim to move forward. In the words of Ima

https://www.youtube.com...

There has never been a more appropriate time for this vid

I don't see any "fix poll section eventually" in the "plan of order".

Out of what is reasonable, and what is viable, that is not the best thing to focus on until a later point in time. That requires stuff that is out of anyone's power at this present point
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12/26/2014 6:38:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 6:36:28 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 12/26/2014 6:30:59 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 12/26/2014 1:52:31 PM, Mikal wrote:
Just a few updates with the goings on of the site. The sticky threads are still in the process of being updated along with gathering mentors and finishing the mentor program. A member that shall remain unnamed has graciously volunteered to help with the religion forum behind the scenes. There will be a launch on a group of people that help report content and work with the religion forums and other forums to better the content. This is still a working project as well.

Basically we are aiming for some simple fixes that are in our power while working on tournaments and other things that can be done at our own discretion.

Plan of order thus far


1) Continue to rework the voting sticky and new user sticky guide
2) Add mentor program
3) Mentor Tournament Debate now in progress
4) Another tournament will begin either after or during this tournament
5) Group working on generating good content in the religion forums and other forums shall be established to help generate the content and report spam/harassment



Some other odd goals I think would be fun for the community. Bluesteel and myself are playing borderlands 2 when we find the time on steam. I want to get a group of steam users from DDO that like to play added to my list so we can start doing steam sessions and interact via that way. Since live mafia is not a nightly thing now, it would be a good way to get the community together to do some fun stuff that way.

My steam name is either Mikal, or Mekaiel. Some times you have to try and add both to find me. You will see my picture in black and white, feel free to add me and we can see if we can get some games going at some point.

The same goes for league of legends, I am always open to play and have some fun on there as well. Summoner name is simplyseiryuu. This is something Zaradi and I do on a regular basis (or use too). I'm sure zaradi would be more than willing to help with league of legends stuff within the community. He has recently started a ranked team, message him for details.


_______________________________________________________________________________


Good Debates this week

Subtai vs Tyler - Global Warming - http://www.debate.org...

16k vs Roy - Global Warming - http://www.debate.org...

Dk vs TBD - Story telling debate - http://www.debate.org...

Ima vs BOT - Racing Sim Debate - http://www.debate.org...



_______________________________________________________________________________


Notable Member

Whiteflame

After having a recent 5 hour talk with mark, I can say this is one of my new favorite people on the site. He has always been a good member, I just never got to interact with him on a personal level. He is without a doubt in the top 5 debaters on the site, arguably top 3. He is an amazing that sticks countless hours of time into writing RFDS. We were recently going to do a team debate on gun control where he did not hesitate to accept it. Sadly it was canceled because we could not find anyway to go against us. This is a future moderator in the making, and a great many of his efforts like many others go unnoticed. For his countless hours of devotion and amazing attitude, he is my member of the week.


Honorable Mentions

BOT - Even in spite of the recent outburst, he deserves acknowledgment. I gave him a shout out recently but i want to give him a shout on a official level. While I do not condone or approve of the recent actions, he is a voting machine and devotes hours of his time into voting with relentless pursuit. He is a net benefit to the site and its great to have him on it.

Annie and Malcoda - Both of these guys are frontiering movie watching on DDO. It is a great concept that can be expanded on and its great they are doing this for the community.

YYW - I wanted to give him a persona shout out as well. Most people consider him a rage machine when he gets called out, but with the recent blow up and how he was specifically addressed he handled it quite well and kept his calm and tried to mitigate site damage as much as possible. He has also been indispensable and supported me even in spite of my recent blunders. Granted I am sure quite a few people are ticked at me about my debates that I have did recently, granted I can't please everyone but I toning it down as time progresses.

_______________________________________________________________________

Win of the Week

Annie and Malcoda movie watching parties. I love the idea and I love what it has done for the community. Thanks guys for the support.


_______________________________________________________________________________

With that being said, I hope we can all move past all the drama as of late and focus on improvement, myself included. I love doing controversial topics and that probably will never change. I like breaking the status quo, it has been a part of who i am forever. I will try to mitigate harm as much as possible and at least tone down the number of crazy debates I do to please the people that hate me and for the net benefit of the site.

Granted I still believe that certain topics should be discussed because of how they challenge the status quo and some of the discussions that come from them. As I am learning, there is a balance in between it though. When you get those type of discussions, rage and flame wars come with it. I am going to have to find that balance in between doing some controversial topics while mitigating the fall out that occurs because I'm doing it.


___________________________________________________________________

With that I leave you guys with this. Let's back past all the drama in the past week. Forgive each other for the accusations that came out, and just aim to move forward. In the words of Ima

https://www.youtube.com...

There has never been a more appropriate time for this vid

I don't see any "fix poll section eventually" in the "plan of order".

Out of what is reasonable, and what is viable, that is not the best thing to focus on until a later point in time. That requires stuff that is out of anyone's power at this present point

Understandable... no one cares about lil' old polls section :'(
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12/26/2014 6:39:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 6:38:19 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 12/26/2014 6:36:28 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 12/26/2014 6:30:59 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 12/26/2014 1:52:31 PM, Mikal wrote:
Just a few updates with the goings on of the site. The sticky threads are still in the process of being updated along with gathering mentors and finishing the mentor program. A member that shall remain unnamed has graciously volunteered to help with the religion forum behind the scenes. There will be a launch on a group of people that help report content and work with the religion forums and other forums to better the content. This is still a working project as well.

Basically we are aiming for some simple fixes that are in our power while working on tournaments and other things that can be done at our own discretion.

Plan of order thus far


1) Continue to rework the voting sticky and new user sticky guide
2) Add mentor program
3) Mentor Tournament Debate now in progress
4) Another tournament will begin either after or during this tournament
5) Group working on generating good content in the religion forums and other forums shall be established to help generate the content and report spam/harassment



Some other odd goals I think would be fun for the community. Bluesteel and myself are playing borderlands 2 when we find the time on steam. I want to get a group of steam users from DDO that like to play added to my list so we can start doing steam sessions and interact via that way. Since live mafia is not a nightly thing now, it would be a good way to get the community together to do some fun stuff that way.

My steam name is either Mikal, or Mekaiel. Some times you have to try and add both to find me. You will see my picture in black and white, feel free to add me and we can see if we can get some games going at some point.

The same goes for league of legends, I am always open to play and have some fun on there as well. Summoner name is simplyseiryuu. This is something Zaradi and I do on a regular basis (or use too). I'm sure zaradi would be more than willing to help with league of legends stuff within the community. He has recently started a ranked team, message him for details.


_______________________________________________________________________________


Good Debates this week

Subtai vs Tyler - Global Warming - http://www.debate.org...

16k vs Roy - Global Warming - http://www.debate.org...

Dk vs TBD - Story telling debate - http://www.debate.org...

Ima vs BOT - Racing Sim Debate - http://www.debate.org...



_______________________________________________________________________________


Notable Member

Whiteflame

After having a recent 5 hour talk with mark, I can say this is one of my new favorite people on the site. He has always been a good member, I just never got to interact with him on a personal level. He is without a doubt in the top 5 debaters on the site, arguably top 3. He is an amazing that sticks countless hours of time into writing RFDS. We were recently going to do a team debate on gun control where he did not hesitate to accept it. Sadly it was canceled because we could not find anyway to go against us. This is a future moderator in the making, and a great many of his efforts like many others go unnoticed. For his countless hours of devotion and amazing attitude, he is my member of the week.


Honorable Mentions

BOT - Even in spite of the recent outburst, he deserves acknowledgment. I gave him a shout out recently but i want to give him a shout on a official level. While I do not condone or approve of the recent actions, he is a voting machine and devotes hours of his time into voting with relentless pursuit. He is a net benefit to the site and its great to have him on it.

Annie and Malcoda - Both of these guys are frontiering movie watching on DDO. It is a great concept that can be expanded on and its great they are doing this for the community.

YYW - I wanted to give him a persona shout out as well. Most people consider him a rage machine when he gets called out, but with the recent blow up and how he was specifically addressed he handled it quite well and kept his calm and tried to mitigate site damage as much as possible. He has also been indispensable and supported me even in spite of my recent blunders. Granted I am sure quite a few people are ticked at me about my debates that I have did recently, granted I can't please everyone but I toning it down as time progresses.

_______________________________________________________________________

Win of the Week

Annie and Malcoda movie watching parties. I love the idea and I love what it has done for the community. Thanks guys for the support.


_______________________________________________________________________________

With that being said, I hope we can all move past all the drama as of late and focus on improvement, myself included. I love doing controversial topics and that probably will never change. I like breaking the status quo, it has been a part of who i am forever. I will try to mitigate harm as much as possible and at least tone down the number of crazy debates I do to please the people that hate me and for the net benefit of the site.

Granted I still believe that certain topics should be discussed because of how they challenge the status quo and some of the discussions that come from them. As I am learning, there is a balance in between it though. When you get those type of discussions, rage and flame wars come with it. I am going to have to find that balance in between doing some controversial topics while mitigating the fall out that occurs because I'm doing it.


___________________________________________________________________

With that I leave you guys with this. Let's back past all the drama in the past week. Forgive each other for the accusations that came out, and just aim to move forward. In the words of Ima

https://www.youtube.com...

There has never been a more appropriate time for this vid

I don't see any "fix poll section eventually" in the "plan of order".

Out of what is reasonable, and what is viable, that is not the best thing to focus on until a later point in time. That requires stuff that is out of anyone's power at this present point

Understandable... no one cares about lil' old polls section :'(

not that no one cares, I would love to fix it. That requires juggle, which is not viable right now because they are still a wall
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12/26/2014 6:40:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 6:39:30 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 12/26/2014 6:38:19 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 12/26/2014 6:36:28 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 12/26/2014 6:30:59 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 12/26/2014 1:52:31 PM, Mikal wrote:
Just a few updates with the goings on of the site. The sticky threads are still in the process of being updated along with gathering mentors and finishing the mentor program. A member that shall remain unnamed has graciously volunteered to help with the religion forum behind the scenes. There will be a launch on a group of people that help report content and work with the religion forums and other forums to better the content. This is still a working project as well.

Basically we are aiming for some simple fixes that are in our power while working on tournaments and other things that can be done at our own discretion.

Plan of order thus far


1) Continue to rework the voting sticky and new user sticky guide
2) Add mentor program
3) Mentor Tournament Debate now in progress
4) Another tournament will begin either after or during this tournament
5) Group working on generating good content in the religion forums and other forums shall be established to help generate the content and report spam/harassment



Some other odd goals I think would be fun for the community. Bluesteel and myself are playing borderlands 2 when we find the time on steam. I want to get a group of steam users from DDO that like to play added to my list so we can start doing steam sessions and interact via that way. Since live mafia is not a nightly thing now, it would be a good way to get the community together to do some fun stuff that way.

My steam name is either Mikal, or Mekaiel. Some times you have to try and add both to find me. You will see my picture in black and white, feel free to add me and we can see if we can get some games going at some point.

The same goes for league of legends, I am always open to play and have some fun on there as well. Summoner name is simplyseiryuu. This is something Zaradi and I do on a regular basis (or use too). I'm sure zaradi would be more than willing to help with league of legends stuff within the community. He has recently started a ranked team, message him for details.


_______________________________________________________________________________


Good Debates this week

Subtai vs Tyler - Global Warming - http://www.debate.org...

16k vs Roy - Global Warming - http://www.debate.org...

Dk vs TBD - Story telling debate - http://www.debate.org...

Ima vs BOT - Racing Sim Debate - http://www.debate.org...



_______________________________________________________________________________


Notable Member

Whiteflame

After having a recent 5 hour talk with mark, I can say this is one of my new favorite people on the site. He has always been a good member, I just never got to interact with him on a personal level. He is without a doubt in the top 5 debaters on the site, arguably top 3. He is an amazing that sticks countless hours of time into writing RFDS. We were recently going to do a team debate on gun control where he did not hesitate to accept it. Sadly it was canceled because we could not find anyway to go against us. This is a future moderator in the making, and a great many of his efforts like many others go unnoticed. For his countless hours of devotion and amazing attitude, he is my member of the week.


Honorable Mentions

BOT - Even in spite of the recent outburst, he deserves acknowledgment. I gave him a shout out recently but i want to give him a shout on a official level. While I do not condone or approve of the recent actions, he is a voting machine and devotes hours of his time into voting with relentless pursuit. He is a net benefit to the site and its great to have him on it.

Annie and Malcoda - Both of these guys are frontiering movie watching on DDO. It is a great concept that can be expanded on and its great they are doing this for the community.

YYW - I wanted to give him a persona shout out as well. Most people consider him a rage machine when he gets called out, but with the recent blow up and how he was specifically addressed he handled it quite well and kept his calm and tried to mitigate site damage as much as possible. He has also been indispensable and supported me even in spite of my recent blunders. Granted I am sure quite a few people are ticked at me about my debates that I have did recently, granted I can't please everyone but I toning it down as time progresses.

_______________________________________________________________________

Win of the Week

Annie and Malcoda movie watching parties. I love the idea and I love what it has done for the community. Thanks guys for the support.


_______________________________________________________________________________

With that being said, I hope we can all move past all the drama as of late and focus on improvement, myself included. I love doing controversial topics and that probably will never change. I like breaking the status quo, it has been a part of who i am forever. I will try to mitigate harm as much as possible and at least tone down the number of crazy debates I do to please the people that hate me and for the net benefit of the site.

Granted I still believe that certain topics should be discussed because of how they challenge the status quo and some of the discussions that come from them. As I am learning, there is a balance in between it though. When you get those type of discussions, rage and flame wars come with it. I am going to have to find that balance in between doing some controversial topics while mitigating the fall out that occurs because I'm doing it.


___________________________________________________________________

With that I leave you guys with this. Let's back past all the drama in the past week. Forgive each other for the accusations that came out, and just aim to move forward. In the words of Ima

https://www.youtube.com...

There has never been a more appropriate time for this vid

I don't see any "fix poll section eventually" in the "plan of order".

Out of what is reasonable, and what is viable, that is not the best thing to focus on until a later point in time. That requires stuff that is out of anyone's power at this present point

Understandable... no one cares about lil' old polls section :'(

not that no one cares, I would love to fix it. That requires juggle, which is not viable right now because they are still a wall

I'm just teasing you lol
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12/26/2014 7:34:21 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 6:22:32 PM, whiteflame wrote:
At 12/26/2014 4:17:56 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
Thank you for that shout-out Mikal! I needed something like that to boost my spirits. I'm honored you'd share my debate. I'm making it a personal goal to rightfully earn my place on the leader-board by challenging debaters I view as more skillful than myself. Imabench is a great challenge and a perfect start to this quest of mine. I'm honestly tempted to try my hand at Tylers gauntlet tournament, but definitely want a little more practice before facing people like Whiteflame, Wylted, Zaradi, etc.,

Whiteflame really is one of the top 5 debaters here, and he's definitely someone I'd vote for as a 3rd Moderator (even though they aren't something that is voted in).

Thanks, man. If I end up as a moderator, I'll make sure your ban will be quick and painless.

I realized this wasn't obvious, so I'll say it clearly - I am completely joking here. No ill will intended.

I appreciate the kind words about my voting habit as well. Shameless plug: SEND ME UNVOTED DEBATES (nac). In all seriousness, I think everyone can agree that having an unvoted debate is really really frustrating, especially if you've invested a good amount of time and energy into researching and formatting your arguments. While I'm not working in an official capacity anymore, please feel free to send me any and all unvoted debates y'all. It's a personal ambition of mine and one that I'd be both honored and grateful to do.
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12/27/2014 1:33:21 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 4:18:56 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 12/26/2014 3:25:12 PM, TUF wrote:
At 12/26/2014 3:22:23 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 12/26/2014 3:19:14 PM, TUF wrote:
I have been recording a bunch of videos lately with my hauppage gaming PVR, if anyone wants to jump in a game with me sometime we can record youtube videos, or live stream to twitch. I am going to set up a youtube channel soon when I decide on a good name. If you want to be a part of creating this, let me know, and I'll also take ideas on a name. I've got a friend I live stream with who already has quite a few viewers. Though ultimately, I think this would be more for fun than getting a bunch of viewers.

If you are interested let me know what times you are generally on. I have a bunch of games like, Borderlands 2, insurgency, payday 2, Garry's mod, and recently have been playing a bunch of "Don't starve together". I would like to get some DDO peeps to help do a video on don't starve, the game is incredibly fun. I've got extra copies of don't starve if you want to live stream it with me.

^
That I might try.

What's your steam name mate?

Pretty sure it's the same as my name here.

I found bullish. I friend requested like three people that could potentially be you though lol
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12/27/2014 1:55:11 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 7:34:21 PM, whiteflame wrote:
At 12/26/2014 6:22:32 PM, whiteflame wrote:
At 12/26/2014 4:17:56 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
Thank you for that shout-out Mikal! I needed something like that to boost my spirits. I'm honored you'd share my debate. I'm making it a personal goal to rightfully earn my place on the leader-board by challenging debaters I view as more skillful than myself. Imabench is a great challenge and a perfect start to this quest of mine. I'm honestly tempted to try my hand at Tylers gauntlet tournament, but definitely want a little more practice before facing people like Whiteflame, Wylted, Zaradi, etc.,

Whiteflame really is one of the top 5 debaters here, and he's definitely someone I'd vote for as a 3rd Moderator (even though they aren't something that is voted in).

Thanks, man. If I end up as a moderator, I'll make sure your ban will be quick and painless.

I realized this wasn't obvious, so I'll say it clearly - I am completely joking here. No ill will intended.

At first I was like: http://cdn.meme.am...

But now I'm like: http://www.quickmeme.com...

http://global3.memecdn.com...

I appreciate the kind words about my voting habit as well. Shameless plug: SEND ME UNVOTED DEBATES (nac). In all seriousness, I think everyone can agree that having an unvoted debate is really really frustrating, especially if you've invested a good amount of time and energy into researching and formatting your arguments. While I'm not working in an official capacity anymore, please feel free to send me any and all unvoted debates y'all. It's a personal ambition of mine and one that I'd be both honored and grateful to do.
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12/27/2014 1:56:48 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 1:52:31 PM, Mikal wrote:
Just a few updates with the goings on of the site. The sticky threads are still in the process of being updated along with gathering mentors and finishing the mentor program. A member that shall remain unnamed has graciously volunteered to help with the religion forum behind the scenes. There will be a launch on a group of people that help report content and work with the religion forums and other forums to better the content. This is still a working project as well.

Basically we are aiming for some simple fixes that are in our power while working on tournaments and other things that can be done at our own discretion.

Plan of order thus far


1) Continue to rework the voting sticky and new user sticky guide
2) Add mentor program
3) Mentor Tournament Debate now in progress
4) Another tournament will begin either after or during this tournament
5) Group working on generating good content in the religion forums and other forums shall be established to help generate the content and report spam/harassment



Some other odd goals I think would be fun for the community. Bluesteel and myself are playing borderlands 2 when we find the time on steam. I want to get a group of steam users from DDO that like to play added to my list so we can start doing steam sessions and interact via that way. Since live mafia is not a nightly thing now, it would be a good way to get the community together to do some fun stuff that way.

My steam name is either Mikal, or Mekaiel. Some times you have to try and add both to find me. You will see my picture in black and white, feel free to add me and we can see if we can get some games going at some point.

The same goes for league of legends, I am always open to play and have some fun on there as well. Summoner name is simplyseiryuu. This is something Zaradi and I do on a regular basis (or use too). I'm sure zaradi would be more than willing to help with league of legends stuff within the community. He has recently started a ranked team, message him for details.


_______________________________________________________________________________


Good Debates this week

Subtai vs Tyler - Global Warming - http://www.debate.org...

16k vs Roy - Global Warming - http://www.debate.org...

Dk vs TBD - Story telling debate - http://www.debate.org...

Ima vs BOT - Racing Sim Debate - http://www.debate.org...



_______________________________________________________________________________


Notable Member

Whiteflame

After having a recent 5 hour talk with mark, I can say this is one of my new favorite people on the site. He has always been a good member, I just never got to interact with him on a personal level. He is without a doubt in the top 5 debaters on the site, arguably top 3. He is an amazing that sticks countless hours of time into writing RFDS. We were recently going to do a team debate on gun control where he did not hesitate to accept it. Sadly it was canceled because we could not find anyway to go against us. This is a future moderator in the making, and a great many of his efforts like many others go unnoticed. For his countless hours of devotion and amazing attitude, he is my member of the week.


Honorable Mentions

BOT - Even in spite of the recent outburst, he deserves acknowledgment. I gave him a shout out recently but i want to give him a shout on a official level. While I do not condone or approve of the recent actions, he is a voting machine and devotes hours of his time into voting with relentless pursuit. He is a net benefit to the site and its great to have him on it.

Annie and Malcoda - Both of these guys are frontiering movie watching on DDO. It is a great concept that can be expanded on and its great they are doing this for the community.

YYW - I wanted to give him a persona shout out as well. Most people consider him a rage machine when he gets called out, but with the recent blow up and how he was specifically addressed he handled it quite well and kept his calm and tried to mitigate site damage as much as possible. He has also been indispensable and supported me even in spite of my recent blunders. Granted I am sure quite a few people are ticked at me about my debates that I have did recently, granted I can't please everyone but I toning it down as time progresses.

_______________________________________________________________________

Win of the Week

Annie and Malcoda movie watching parties. I love the idea and I love what it has done for the community. Thanks guys for the support.


_______________________________________________________________________________

With that being said, I hope we can all move past all the drama as of late and focus on improvement, myself included. I love doing controversial topics and that probably will never change. I like breaking the status quo, it has been a part of who i am forever. I will try to mitigate harm as much as possible and at least tone down the number of crazy debates I do to please the people that hate me and for the net benefit of the site.

Granted I still believe that certain topics should be discussed because of how they challenge the status quo and some of the discussions that come from them. As I am learning, there is a balance in between it though. When you get those type of discussions, rage and flame wars come with it. I am going to have to find that balance in between doing some controversial topics while mitigating the fall out that occurs because I'm doing it.


___________________________________________________________________

With that I leave you guys with this. Let's back past all the drama in the past week. Forgive each other for the accusations that came out, and just aim to move forward. In the words of Ima

https://www.youtube.com...

There has never been a more appropriate time for this vid

Question no.1: I do not know if you covered this topic, but will Debate.org's Elected Officials page[1] be updated?

[1]http://www.debate.org...
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