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Re-instating Topics of the Week

Zaradi
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6/19/2015 6:33:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Hey DDO!

A while back, debatability came up with a forum Topic of the Week system that she was using to revitalize discussion in the forums overall (you can read the original thread here http://www.debate.org... ). She did a fantastic job running it throughout her tenure as president.

Originally, bsh1 and I's plan upon election was to let her continue running it -- she's done a great job so far, so why not let her keep doing a great job? Unfortunately, due to outside circumstances involving her job, she's had a long streak of inactivity, and the Topic of the Week program has suffered as a result of it.

So, in her absense, I'm temporarily taking control of this program and will be running it in her stead. I've compiled the list of OPs that have been written and posted, as well as those still waiting to be posted. The list can be found here: https://docs.google.com...

Over the next day or two, I will be doing my best to refresh the currently expired topics of the week and sticky up some new ones. If you are interested in writing a topic of the week, message me with the topic you intend to write about as well as the forum it will go in. Write as much as you can conceivably write, but make sure that you do your best to keep the OP to, well, an OP's length -- don't go over the 8k post limit and stretch it out over multiple posts. Try to leave a little wiggle room (250-300 characters) for a tag advertising to members who may not visit the main forums where they can go to learn more about the Topics of the Week.

Once I have your OP, I'll look over it to ensure that it's actually something that can be posted (no trolling, explicit content, etc. etc.) before giving you the ok to post the thread.

If you have any questions/comments/concerns about the Topics of the Week, feel free to ask me here or in my profile/in PMs and I will do the best I can to answer them!
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ResponsiblyIrresponsible
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6/19/2015 6:38:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Just posting to make sure that my (upcoming) topic is on the list. You may want to make the google doc link shareable; right now, I need to request permission to view it.

Glad to see this is resurfacing, though.
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Zaradi
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6/19/2015 6:38:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/19/2015 6:38:01 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 6/19/2015 6:33:18 PM, Zaradi wrote:
The list can be found here: https://docs.google.com...
Do you have one without login needed?

You should be able to view the list without any kind of login required. What are you having problems with?
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Zaradi
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6/19/2015 6:39:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Oops, went a little too fast on this.

It should be viewable now. Sorry about that!
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Mirza
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6/19/2015 6:40:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/19/2015 6:39:32 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Oops, went a little too fast on this.

It should be viewable now. Sorry about that!
Thank you, Sir.
Zaradi
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6/19/2015 6:42:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/19/2015 6:40:25 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 6/19/2015 6:39:32 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Oops, went a little too fast on this.

It should be viewable now. Sorry about that!
Thank you, Sir.

Not a problem!

On a side note, would you be interested in writing one? Considering your interested in European affairs, a topic on European politics/history could be an interesting read.
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Mirza
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6/19/2015 6:47:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/19/2015 6:42:38 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Not a problem!

On a side note, would you be interested in writing one? Considering your interested in European affairs, a topic on European politics/history could be an interesting read.
I definitely would, but I cannot yet give a specific time for when I will submit one. I will surely tell you when I do know, though.
Zaradi
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6/19/2015 6:48:20 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/19/2015 6:47:28 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 6/19/2015 6:42:38 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Not a problem!

On a side note, would you be interested in writing one? Considering your interested in European affairs, a topic on European politics/history could be an interesting read.
I definitely would, but I cannot yet give a specific time for when I will submit one. I will surely tell you when I do know, though.

Not a problem! If you have a topic in mind, at the least, feel free to message me the topic and I can add you to the list.
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Mirza
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6/19/2015 6:49:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/19/2015 6:48:20 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Not a problem! If you have a topic in mind, at the least, feel free to message me the topic and I can add you to the list.
Sadly not any specific one yet. But, I'll think about it for sure.
RevNge
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6/19/2015 6:49:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/19/2015 6:47:28 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 6/19/2015 6:42:38 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Not a problem!

On a side note, would you be interested in writing one? Considering your interested in European affairs, a topic on European politics/history could be an interesting read.
I definitely would, but I cannot yet give a specific time for when I will submit one. I will surely tell you when I do know, though.

Do try to refrain from ragging on America, though. Not everyone finds it as amusing as I do.
Mirza
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6/19/2015 6:51:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/19/2015 6:49:43 PM, RevNge wrote:
Do try to refrain from ragging on America, though. Not everyone finds it as amusing as I do.
Sorry, I definitely wouldn't do that in a TotW-thread; that would be very disrespectful.
Diqiucun_Cunmin
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6/19/2015 8:39:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I wonder why more people aren't into this. We have enough teachers and scientists on DDO to keep the Education and Science forums running for weeks...
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