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UtherPenguin
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6/2/2015 6:00:32 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I've heard that alot in the debates section, what does it mean?
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bsh1
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6/2/2015 6:07:50 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/2/2015 6:00:32 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I've heard that alot in the debates section, what does it mean?

It is when experienced debaters specifically target new or inexperienced debaters in order to easily gain ELO points.
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6/2/2015 6:20:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/2/2015 6:07:50 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 6/2/2015 6:00:32 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I've heard that alot in the debates section, what does it mean?

It is when experienced debaters specifically target new or inexperienced debaters in order to easily gain ELO points.

Used to be there were a ton of noob-swiped debates. Now they're almost non-existent. Is it bad that I usually found the first argument of inexperienced debaters funny since they would usually forfeit afterwards?
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6/2/2015 6:21:08 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/2/2015 6:20:13 PM, birdlandmemories wrote:
At 6/2/2015 6:07:50 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 6/2/2015 6:00:32 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I've heard that alot in the debates section, what does it mean?

It is when experienced debaters specifically target new or inexperienced debaters in order to easily gain ELO points.

Used to be there were a ton of noob-swiped debates. Now they're almost non-existent. Is it bad that I usually found the first argument of inexperienced debaters funny since they would usually forfeit afterwards?

No, that's no weird.
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