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Itsallovernow
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8/5/2010 10:43:32 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Okay, first of all, I'm not asking anyone to vote on this debate, because I know that's annoying. However, I'd like to ask, how the ***k can someone fofiet a round and STILL be winning?! It makes no sense! My arguement didn't suck, and he posted his last round in the Comments section.

HOW IS HE WINNING?!

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burningpuppies101
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8/5/2010 10:53:18 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
i didn't read everything, but the reasons he might be winning might be:

he had much better sources, as in he actually had sources. you didn't until your last speech. ALWAYS use sources, and link to them, otherwise you have no weight behind your argument.

also, it seems like most of your first and second speech consisted of arguing against his points, and not providing points of your own that would serve as offense to vote for you..

so for example, here's how i would see the voting break down:

conduct: you, since he forfeited,
s/g: i don't know, i didn't read enough, but probably neutral
arguments: probably him, since you didn't provide enough from your own side, and just attacked his side
sources: him

so you conduct, but he gets arguments and sources, which give more points.

which is why the voting 13:9. you got points, but he got more points...

make sense?
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poeticrealism
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8/5/2010 11:25:46 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
maybe he is winning because he has more friends than you, its a conspiracy against you man, fight the power, or do another debate whichever is easier
I-am-a-panda
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8/5/2010 11:37:50 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/5/2010 10:43:32 AM, Itsallovernow wrote:
Okay, first of all, I'm not asking anyone to vote on this debate, because I know that's annoying. However, I'd like to ask, how the ***k can someone fofiet a round and STILL be winning?! It makes no sense! My arguement didn't suck, and he posted his last round in the Comments section.

HOW IS HE WINNING?!

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What burningpuppies said. Stop being a whiny b*tch.
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8/5/2010 11:39:33 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/5/2010 11:38:28 AM, burningpuppies101 wrote:
panda, do you really have 11k posts??? how the.... you must have had a very busy summer....

Yeah. The 10,000 mark was not so long ago.
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8/5/2010 11:40:17 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
wow.... i remember when getting 1k posts was a big deal.. did you spend your entire summer posting on the forums or something?
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8/5/2010 11:40:32 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/5/2010 11:40:17 AM, burningpuppies101 wrote:
wow.... i remember when getting 1k posts was a big deal.. did you spend your entire summer posting on the forums or something?

....Sorta.
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8/5/2010 11:45:21 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/5/2010 11:41:54 AM, burningpuppies101 wrote:
... surely you are the one with the mosts posts on DDO then... wow... lol

Yup. The next closest is Ragnar at ~10,500

I was the first poster with OVER 9000 too.
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8/5/2010 6:31:53 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I've won debates that I thought I was going to lose and lost debates that I was sure I was going to win. There is an element of luck, because the people who may have voted for you might not see your debate.
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8/8/2010 12:36:30 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Didn't really read the debate, but your opponent only forfeieted one round, and you didn't respond in the third round either, so basically its just a conduct point off on your opponent's part.
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