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tejretics
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3/24/2015 6:47:22 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'm still a noob on DDO and I need some guidance to become a better debater. Anyone wants to?
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass
Wylted
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3/24/2015 6:59:33 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/24/2015 6:47:22 AM, tejretics wrote:
I'm still a noob on DDO and I need some guidance to become a better debater. Anyone wants to?

Glad you asked. I wrote a guide.

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

It is more about gaining ELO, than being good, but maybe everybody thinking you're good since you have a big ELO, will motivate you to be good.

Other than that, just pay attention to the judges' RFDs. You can start seeing why people vote in certain ways and can manipulate your style to adhere to different biases in voting.
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3/24/2015 7:12:23 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Seems awfully satirical to me XD. Anyway, I'm finding it hard to get any good challenges in the "Challenge Period" section. All my debates I created except a few.
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass
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3/24/2015 7:18:11 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/24/2015 7:12:23 AM, tejretics wrote:
Seems awfully satirical to me XD. Anyway, I'm finding it hard to get any good challenges in the "Challenge Period" section. All my debates I created except a few.

Try restricting your debates to people with a minimum of 10 debates, or by ELO. It also wouldn't hurt to get involved in the forums, so your personal ideas will clash more and you can challenge somebody who disagrees with you on stuff and is more likely to give you a better fight.

It might also help to just PM good debaters and see if you can work out a topic to debate. Just don't mass PM them, or you'll be ignored.
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3/24/2015 7:20:08 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Yes, I thought of that.
Also, could you please vote on the debate I've linked under "Voting Period" in my signature?
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass
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3/24/2015 7:23:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Can anyone point out any errors I'm making in my debates (in the debating skill) and how to improve my debating skills?
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3/24/2015 7:27:25 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/24/2015 7:20:08 AM, tejretics wrote:
Yes, I thought of that.
Also, could you please vote on the debate I've linked under "Voting Period" in my signature?

Just ask me if it gets down to 24 hours and has no votes or if you are getting a disproportionate amount of horrible votes.
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3/24/2015 7:28:18 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
The debate has NO VOTES, and it's been like 6 days. :(
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3/24/2015 7:28:30 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/24/2015 7:23:41 AM, tejretics wrote:
Can anyone point out any errors I'm making in my debates (in the debating skill) and how to improve my debating skills?

Who is your coach for the beginner tournament? You should PM them for help, they'll be willing to go into detail with you.
tejretics
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3/24/2015 7:29:15 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/24/2015 7:28:30 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 3/24/2015 7:23:41 AM, tejretics wrote:
Can anyone point out any errors I'm making in my debates (in the debating skill) and how to improve my debating skills?

Who is your coach for the beginner tournament? You should PM them for help, they'll be willing to go into detail with you.

My coach is @debatability, and she seems to be pretty busy.
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass
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3/24/2015 7:31:17 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/24/2015 7:28:18 AM, tejretics wrote:
The debate has NO VOTES, and it's been like 6 days. :(

Fine
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3/24/2015 7:31:57 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/24/2015 7:31:17 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 3/24/2015 7:28:18 AM, tejretics wrote:
The debate has NO VOTES, and it's been like 6 days. :(

Fine

Thanks a LOT. I'm SO RELIEVED.
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass
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3/24/2015 7:32:42 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/24/2015 7:31:57 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 3/24/2015 7:31:17 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 3/24/2015 7:28:18 AM, tejretics wrote:
The debate has NO VOTES, and it's been like 6 days. :(

Fine

Thanks a LOT. I'm SO RELIEVED.

Great, thanks a lot, @Wylted. :D
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass
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3/24/2015 7:38:44 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/24/2015 7:31:57 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 3/24/2015 7:31:17 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 3/24/2015 7:28:18 AM, tejretics wrote:
The debate has NO VOTES, and it's been like 6 days. :(

Fine

Thanks a LOT. I'm SO RELIEVED.

Actually I just read it and would prefer not to vote. Please just contact me and let me know when it is down to 24 hours. It is one of those debates, O just prefer refraining from voting.
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3/24/2015 7:39:26 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/24/2015 7:38:44 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 3/24/2015 7:31:57 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 3/24/2015 7:31:17 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 3/24/2015 7:28:18 AM, tejretics wrote:
The debate has NO VOTES, and it's been like 6 days. :(

Fine

Thanks a LOT. I'm SO RELIEVED.

Actually I just read it and would prefer not to vote. Please just contact me and let me know when it is down to 24 hours. It is one of those debates, O just prefer refraining from voting.

OK.
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass