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dylancatlow
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1/5/2015 7:19:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
This is a question for people who've been members of this site for a long time:

Has there ever been a worse time to have an intellectual discussion on DDO than now?
Zaradi
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1/5/2015 7:20:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 7:19:59 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
This is a question for people who've been members of this site for a long time:

Has there ever been a worse time to have an intellectual discussion on DDO than now?

Yes
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1/5/2015 7:21:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 7:20:47 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 1/5/2015 7:19:59 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
This is a question for people who've been members of this site for a long time:

Has there ever been a worse time to have an intellectual discussion on DDO than now?

Yes

Wait, yes to "Is this rock bottom" or yes to "Has there ever been a worse time to have an intellectual discussion on DDO than now?"
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1/5/2015 7:21:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 7:19:59 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
This is a question for people who've been members of this site for a long time:

Has there ever been a worse time to have an intellectual discussion on DDO than now?

Nope.
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1/5/2015 7:22:17 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 7:21:39 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 1/5/2015 7:20:47 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 1/5/2015 7:19:59 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
This is a question for people who've been members of this site for a long time:

Has there ever been a worse time to have an intellectual discussion on DDO than now?

Yes

Wait, yes to "Is this rock bottom" or yes to "Has there ever been a worse time to have an intellectual discussion on DDO than now?"

The second. Where the sight is now isn't anywhere close to rock bottom.
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1/5/2015 7:33:12 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 7:19:59 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
This is a question for people who've been members of this site for a long time:

Has there ever been a worse time to have an intellectual discussion on DDO than now?

The feminist extremist raid of 014'...
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1/5/2015 7:37:34 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 7:19:59 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
This is a question for people who've been members of this site for a long time:

Has there ever been a worse time to have an intellectual discussion on DDO than now?

Sorry. Wrong incident..

The freaking "revolutions" of 2014... And all the crap from afterwards.

And the time Airmax enacted that policy about how direct personal insults and calling people names was against site rules... People didn't like being told they had to be intellectual...
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1/5/2015 7:50:49 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Video describes DDO right now.

Meme describes DDO when it is at rock bottom:

http://www.memecenter.com...

We're not even close to the rock bottom, but there are headless morons trying to bite their own penis off.
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1/5/2015 7:56:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 7:19:59 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
This is a question for people who've been members of this site for a long time:

Has there ever been a worse time to have an intellectual discussion on DDO than now?

This thread is why I roll my eyes at people who cry because someone on DDO called them 'stupid':

http://www.debate.org...
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1/5/2015 8:02:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 7:19:59 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
This is a question for people who've been members of this site for a long time:

Has there ever been a worse time to have an intellectual discussion on DDO than now?

Yes.
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1/5/2015 8:13:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 7:19:59 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
This is a question for people who've been members of this site for a long time:

Has there ever been a worse time to have an intellectual discussion on DDO than now?

There have been worse.

The times of Izbo ...
dylancatlow
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1/5/2015 8:14:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 8:13:28 PM, PeacefulChaos wrote:
At 1/5/2015 7:19:59 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
This is a question for people who've been members of this site for a long time:

Has there ever been a worse time to have an intellectual discussion on DDO than now?

There have been worse.

The times of Izbo ...

I've heard many stories about him. None of them positive.
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1/5/2015 8:15:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 8:14:27 PM, dylancatlow wrote:

I've heard many stories about him. None of them positive.

He kept the place lively, to say the least.
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1/5/2015 8:16:21 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 7:50:49 PM, dtaylor971 wrote:


Video describes DDO right now.

Fixed
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1/5/2015 8:16:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
No. This site used to be built on intellectual discussion. Now it's g+ and ridiculous politics.
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1/5/2015 8:22:46 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 7:19:59 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Define 'for a long time'
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1/5/2015 8:23:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 8:18:39 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
The trial of Izbo was probably the beginning of his current ridiculousness.

He was an excellent contributor.

The fact that his arguments were serious and well-organized during the trial is indicative of how good of a member he was and how he has contributed to the decrease in amounts of trolling.

We should laud the man.
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1/5/2015 8:23:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 8:22:46 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 1/5/2015 7:19:59 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Define 'for a long time'

Idk. Over a year
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1/5/2015 8:24:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 8:23:30 PM, PeacefulChaos wrote:
At 1/5/2015 8:18:39 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
The trial of Izbo was probably the beginning of his current ridiculousness.

He was an excellent contributor.

The fact that his arguments were serious and well-organized during the trial is indicative of how good of a member he was and how he has contributed to the decrease in amounts of trolling.

We should laud the man.

I paid exactly zero attention to him and anything surrounding him.
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1/5/2015 8:26:04 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
It should be obvious that DDO has fallen apart. The only boards that get any real activity are this one and Religion.
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1/5/2015 8:31:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 8:29:19 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
The Debate.org board has 70k more posts than the actual Politics board, lol.

The real crime is that the philosophy section (board) has become an intellectual wasteland.
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1/5/2015 8:33:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 8:31:30 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 1/5/2015 8:29:19 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
The Debate.org board has 70k more posts than the actual Politics board, lol.

The real crime is that the philosophy section (board) has become an intellectual wasteland.

Meh. That never really got off the ground. Politics used be the interesting one, with members like Volkov, Ragnar, Cody, the Mongeese bros, etc., etc.
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1/5/2015 8:37:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 8:33:30 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
At 1/5/2015 8:31:30 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 1/5/2015 8:29:19 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
The Debate.org board has 70k more posts than the actual Politics board, lol.

The real crime is that the philosophy section (board) has become an intellectual wasteland.

Meh. That never really got off the ground. Politics used be the interesting one, with members like Volkov, Ragnar, Cody, the Mongeese bros, etc., etc.

I still think it used to be better.
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1/5/2015 8:39:13 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 8:37:22 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 1/5/2015 8:33:30 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
At 1/5/2015 8:31:30 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 1/5/2015 8:29:19 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
The Debate.org board has 70k more posts than the actual Politics board, lol.

The real crime is that the philosophy section (board) has become an intellectual wasteland.

Meh. That never really got off the ground. Politics used be the interesting one, with members like Volkov, Ragnar, Cody, the Mongeese bros, etc., etc.

I still think it used to be better.

No doubt. But because there were other boards to give it a leg-up.