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10/15/2015 6:31:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Who is the greatest debater on the site?

Basically, in your opinion who do you think that you are least likely to win a debate against? Post here on this topic. This debate includes inactive users and users who are no longer on the site.

I think that this thread has probably been created at some point in the past however this can be an updated version of it.
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10/15/2015 7:35:09 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Who is the greatest debater on the site?

This is a broad question, there are far too many facets which are imperative to consider. For example, one debate could be good in philosophy whereas another may be good in economics.

Basically, in your opinion who do you think that you are least likely to win a debate against?

I'm not entirely sure, but I'd say either RoyLatham or Bluesteel, both of which could easily defeat me. Again, however, this whole "who's better" discussion is entirely subjective to the topic (e.g. there are topics in which I may be more well-versed, and vice versa).

Post here on this topic. This debate includes inactive users and users who are no longer on the site.

I think that this thread has probably been created at some point in the past however this can be an updated version of it.

It has been done a plethora of times in the past, but it's good to consider incrementally. :)
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10/15/2015 7:37:21 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 7:35:09 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
Who is the greatest debater on the site?

This is a broad question, there are far too many facets which are imperative to consider. For example, one debate could be good in philosophy whereas another may be good in economics.

Basically, in your opinion who do you think that you are least likely to win a debate against?

I'm not entirely sure, but I'd say either RoyLatham or Bluesteel, both of which could easily defeat me. Again, however, this whole "who's better" discussion is entirely subjective to the topic (e.g. there are topics in which I may be more well-versed, and vice versa).

Post here on this topic. This debate includes inactive users and users who are no longer on the site.

I think that this thread has probably been created at some point in the past however this can be an updated version of it.

It has been done a plethora of times in the past, but it's good to consider incrementally. :)

Thanks for the post. Do you know any more active (in terms of debate) users?
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10/15/2015 7:43:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 7:37:21 PM, famousdebater wrote:
Thanks for the post. Do you know any more active (in terms of debate) users?

Yes! In no particular order, here is a list of fantastic debaters that are more/less active:
- bsh1
- whiteflame
- thett3
- YYW
- mikal (if he'd quit trolling)
- tejretics
- zaradi
- 16kadams
- FourTrouble

There's more, but that's all I can think at the moment. From what I've seen, you're pretty good yourself. Keep at it and you'll be on this list. :)
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
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10/15/2015 7:49:23 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 7:43:26 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 10/15/2015 7:37:21 PM, famousdebater wrote:
Thanks for the post. Do you know any more active (in terms of debate) users?

Yes! In no particular order, here is a list of fantastic debaters that are more/less active:
- bsh1
- whiteflame
- thett3
- YYW
- mikal (if he'd quit trolling)
- tejretics
- zaradi
- 16kadams
- FourTrouble

There's more, but that's all I can think at the moment. From what I've seen, you're pretty good yourself. Keep at it and you'll be on this list. :)

Thanks for the list and for the compliment. You are also a great debater on the site, looking at some of your debates you are an extremely good debater too.
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10/15/2015 7:53:04 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 7:49:23 PM, famousdebater wrote:
Thanks for the list and for the compliment.

You're very welcome.

You are also a great debater on the site, looking at some of your debates you are an extremely good debater too.

I disagree, but thanks regardless. :)
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
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10/15/2015 8:00:15 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 7:53:04 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 10/15/2015 7:49:23 PM, famousdebater wrote:
Thanks for the list and for the compliment.

You're very welcome.

You are also a great debater on the site, looking at some of your debates you are an extremely good debater too.

I disagree, but thanks regardless. :)

You've never lost a debate. Whilst this can be said for other users, it cannot be said for many others with the amount of wins that you have.
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10/15/2015 8:04:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Danielle
FT
Thett3
YYW
Whiteflame
Bluesteel
RoyLatham
Subutai
Zaradi
Phantom
BV
Airmax
Bladerunner
DK
Raisor
F16
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10/15/2015 8:09:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 8:00:15 PM, famousdebater wrote:
At 10/15/2015 7:53:04 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 10/15/2015 7:49:23 PM, famousdebater wrote:
Thanks for the list and for the compliment.

You're very welcome.

You are also a great debater on the site, looking at some of your debates you are an extremely good debater too.

I disagree, but thanks regardless. :)

You've never lost a debate. Whilst this can be said for other users, it cannot be said for many others with the amount of wins that you have.

Wins don't calculate skill, it's the opponent. Regardless, I appreciate your comments. :)
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
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10/15/2015 8:10:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 8:04:36 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Danielle
FT
Thett3
YYW
Whiteflame
Bluesteel
RoyLatham
Subutai
Zaradi
Phantom
BV
Airmax
Bladerunner
DK
Raisor
F16

I think this list is quite accurate, though you should be included.
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
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10/15/2015 8:17:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 8:10:30 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 10/15/2015 8:04:36 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Danielle
FT
Thett3
YYW
Whiteflame
Bluesteel
RoyLatham
Subutai
Zaradi
Phantom
BV
Airmax
Bladerunner
DK
Raisor
F16

I think this list is quite accurate, though you should be included.

Nah. Romanii owes me a debate on that: "Bsh1 is one of the top 10 debaters on DDO." Romanii's gonna lose.
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10/15/2015 8:26:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 8:17:26 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 10/15/2015 8:10:30 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 10/15/2015 8:04:36 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Danielle
FT
Thett3
YYW
Whiteflame
Bluesteel
RoyLatham
Subutai
Zaradi
Phantom
BV
Airmax
Bladerunner
DK
Raisor
F16

I think this list is quite accurate, though you should be included.

Nah. Romanii owes me a debate on that: "Bsh1 is one of the top 10 debaters on DDO." Romanii's gonna lose.

TURN: Winning the debate only proves your prowess at debating and advocating for uncommon positions such as why you suck. This means that if you're winning on the flow of things then you affirm rather than negate the resolution.

And, this doesn't mean that if I'm winning he wins. If I'm proving the resolution true then you affirm, but him winning the debate doesn't prove the resolution false, but rather reaffirms why he's such a skilled debater.

This puts Bsh in a double bind because either a) I'm winning on the flow and you affirm, or b) brian is winning which only shows how good of a debater he is which affirms. So regardless of who you like more, you affirm the resolution.

There. Just wrote romanii's arguments for him
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10/15/2015 8:28:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Bluesteel is by far the best debater. He'd therefore be the toughest.

As a matter of fact, I think there's a big gap between the top 5 and the rest.
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10/15/2015 8:33:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 8:31:10 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 10/15/2015 8:04:36 PM, bsh1 wrote:
DK
DarkKermit?

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10/15/2015 8:37:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 8:28:08 PM, Mirza wrote:
Bluesteel is by far the best debater. He'd therefore be the toughest.

As a matter of fact, I think there's a big gap between the top 5 and the rest.

Did you ever finish that list of top 20 debaters? I couldn't find it...
Also, do you REALLY consider me to be top ten, as you mentioned earlier?
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
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10/15/2015 8:42:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 8:37:08 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
Did you ever finish that list of top 20 debaters? I couldn't find it...
Also, do you REALLY consider me to be top ten, as you mentioned earlier?
I was put off when my commentary was deleted, and thought if people were going to come and whine, it's probably not worth it. I prefer making a list by debate style and category, rather than those simple rankings.

I think you have potential for top 20 as I said, and perhaps better. But there's good competition, so it's not easy.
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10/15/2015 8:45:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 8:42:52 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 10/15/2015 8:37:08 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
Did you ever finish that list of top 20 debaters? I couldn't find it...
Also, do you REALLY consider me to be top ten, as you mentioned earlier?
I was put off when my commentary was deleted, and thought if people were going to come and whine, it's probably not worth it. I prefer making a list by debate style and category, rather than those simple rankings.

I think you have potential for top 20 as I said, and perhaps better. But there's good competition, so it's not easy.

Okay, that sounds much better. I was becoming worried that you'd be entirely discredited for placing me among the greats. Lol. Potential, maybe. But it's definitely not sure-fire.
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
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10/15/2015 9:37:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 8:04:36 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Danielle
FT
Thett3
YYW
Whiteflame
Bluesteel
RoyLatham
Subutai
Zaradi
Phantom
BV
Airmax
Bladerunner
DK
Raisor
F16

You forgot Vi_Spex.
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10/15/2015 9:54:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 9:37:41 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 10/15/2015 8:04:36 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Danielle
FT
Thett3
YYW
Whiteflame
Bluesteel
RoyLatham
Subutai
Zaradi
Phantom
BV
Airmax
Bladerunner
DK
Raisor
F16

You forgot Vi_Spex.

Lol
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10/15/2015 9:57:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 9:37:41 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
You forgot Vi_Spex.

I don't think vi_spex's absence was caused by forgetfulness
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
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10/15/2015 10:29:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 8:04:36 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Danielle
FT
Thett3
YYW
Whiteflame
Bluesteel
RoyLatham
Subutai
Zaradi
Phantom
BV
Airmax
Bladerunner
DK
Raisor
F16

I don't like it when good debaters post lists, and refuse to put themselves on there. Don't be modest, be proud of your debating skill.
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10/15/2015 10:38:21 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 9:57:42 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 10/15/2015 9:37:41 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
You forgot Vi_Spex.

I don't think vi_spex's absence was caused by forgetfulness

Maybe he just transcends that list into godhood of debating.
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10/15/2015 10:40:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 6:31:37 PM, famousdebater wrote:
Who is the greatest debater on the site?

Basically, in your opinion who do you think that you are least likely to win a debate against? Post here on this topic. This debate includes inactive users and users who are no longer on the site.

I think that this thread has probably been created at some point in the past however this can be an updated version of it.

I am unbeatable
The Troll Queen.

I'm also the Troll Goddess of Reason. Sacrifices are appreciated but not necessary.

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Go vote on one of my debates. I'm not that smart, so it'll probably be an easy decision.

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10/15/2015 10:45:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 9:37:41 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 10/15/2015 8:04:36 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Danielle
FT
Thett3
YYW
Whiteflame
Bluesteel
RoyLatham
Subutai
Zaradi
Phantom
BV
Airmax
Bladerunner
DK
Raisor
F16

You forgot Vi_Spex.

True.

I really wanna know what he's like in real life. He just seems so personless when he writes using math
The Troll Queen.

I'm also the Troll Goddess of Reason. Sacrifices are appreciated but not necessary.

"I'm a vivacious sex fiend," SolonKR.

Go vote on one of my debates. I'm not that smart, so it'll probably be an easy decision.

Fite me m9

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10/16/2015 12:42:32 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Zaradi, bsh, YYW & FT.
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10/16/2015 1:10:38 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 9:37:41 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 10/15/2015 8:04:36 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Danielle
FT
Thett3
YYW
Whiteflame
Bluesteel
RoyLatham
Subutai
Zaradi
Phantom
BV
Airmax
Bladerunner
DK
Raisor
F16

You forgot Vi_Spex.

Omg, how could one forget the prodigious debater king? http://gifrific.com...
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"But I jest and digress (sick rhymes, yo); every boob is equal in the eyes of the Lord."- SolonKR

"Oh Hey, Seeing Artichokes Makes Me Want to Have Sex."- SolonKR

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10/16/2015 3:45:29 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/15/2015 7:43:26 PM, ColeTrain wrote:

- mikal (if he'd quit trolling)
- tejretics

How are these two anywhere near on par with the rest of them? lol