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Romanii
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11/17/2015 6:53:34 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
This is a question I ask pretty much everyone in their AMAs.
If you had to select 1-5 debates to represent the best debating you've done on this site, which ones would they be?
bsh1
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11/17/2015 11:03:17 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'd be more interested in hearing what other people thought my 5 best debates were, since I am often too close to judge. It's also nice to get an outside perspective.

To answer the OP, though, I think my debates with whiteflame, FT, and themohawkninja (my first solid debate) were the best. I include the last one because it convinced me I could be competitive on the site. My debates with 16k, DK, thett, and You (before you forfeited) were also good.
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11/17/2015 2:38:33 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 11:03:17 AM, bsh1 wrote:
I'd be more interested in hearing what other people thought my 5 best debates were, since I am often too close to judge. It's also nice to get an outside perspective.


I agree. It's hard to know what your best debates are.. because you wrote it after all. You don't have the experience of reading it for the first time and finding it convincing or not.

To answer the OP, though, I think my debates with whiteflame, FT, and themohawkninja (my first solid debate) were the best. I include the last one because it convinced me I could be competitive on the site. My debates with 16k, DK, thett, and You (before you forfeited) were also good.
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11/17/2015 3:18:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
- Islam is a Religion of Terror (with Zarroette)
- Gun Control (with Uchiha)
- Europe is superior to the US (with Emilrose)
- Abortion is a VIolation of Human Rights (with Pozessed)
- Drug Legalization (with FT)

The only change might be replacing Gun Control with the Story Tellers Debate (with JustinAMoffatt)
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11/17/2015 5:38:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 6:53:34 AM, Romanii wrote:
This is a question I ask pretty much everyone in their AMAs.
If you had to select 1-5 debates to represent the best debating you've done on this site, which ones would they be?

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

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

Both times I lost, but I think these two debates demonstrate the ceiling of my debating prowess haha.
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11/17/2015 5:42:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 6:53:34 AM, Romanii wrote:
This is a question I ask pretty much everyone in their AMAs.
If you had to select 1-5 debates to represent the best debating you've done on this site, which ones would they be?

This one wasnt bad either...

http://www.debate.org...
"Liberalism Defined" http://www.debate.org...
"The Social Contract" http://www.debate.org...
"Intro to IR An Open Discussion" http://www.debate.org...

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11/17/2015 5:43:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 11:03:17 AM, bsh1 wrote:
I'd be more interested in hearing what other people thought my 5 best debates were, since I am often too close to judge. It's also nice to get an outside perspective.

I thought your best debates were the ones with Oromagi, Such, and DK.
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11/17/2015 5:44:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 2:38:33 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
At 11/17/2015 11:03:17 AM, bsh1 wrote:
I'd be more interested in hearing what other people thought my 5 best debates were, since I am often too close to judge. It's also nice to get an outside perspective.


I agree. It's hard to know what your best debates are.. because you wrote it after all. You don't have the experience of reading it for the first time and finding it convincing or not.

I think yours were
- the pornography one w/ Bennett
- the abortion one w/ Zarroette
- the 1st god one with Envisage
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11/17/2015 5:47:55 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 3:18:28 PM, donald.keller wrote:
- Islam is a Religion of Terror (with Zarroette)
I would agree
- Gun Control (with Uchiha)
RE-MATCH ME, DAMMIT
- Europe is superior to the US (with Emilrose)
ehhh
- Abortion is a VIolation of Human Rights (with Pozessed)
ehhhhhh
- Drug Legalization (with FT)
Definitely

I also thought you did really well in your minimum wage debate with me.
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11/17/2015 5:54:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 5:42:19 PM, kasmic wrote:
At 11/17/2015 6:53:34 AM, Romanii wrote:
This is a question I ask pretty much everyone in their AMAs.
If you had to select 1-5 debates to represent the best debating you've done on this site, which ones would they be?

This one wasnt bad either...

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

That would probably be on my list lol
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11/17/2015 5:57:13 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 6:53:34 AM, Romanii wrote:
This is a question I ask pretty much everyone in their AMAs.
If you had to select 1-5 debates to represent the best debating you've done on this site, which ones would they be?

My two best won debates:

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

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

My two best lost debates:

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

http://www.debate.org...
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11/17/2015 6:18:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 5:43:30 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 11/17/2015 11:03:17 AM, bsh1 wrote:
I'd be more interested in hearing what other people thought my 5 best debates were, since I am often too close to judge. It's also nice to get an outside perspective.

I thought your best debates were the ones with Oromagi, Such, and DK.

Interesting. Why?
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11/17/2015 6:37:58 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 5:47:55 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 11/17/2015 3:18:28 PM, donald.keller wrote:
- Islam is a Religion of Terror (with Zarroette)
I would agree

Yea. I enjoyed it. She needs to return.

- Gun Control (with Uchiha)
RE-MATCH ME, DAMMIT

Idk. Rematches don't seem as fun to me as they do to everyone else.

- Europe is superior to the US (with Emilrose)
ehhh

Well I ended her 40 debate win streak, got 700+ comment, and a lot of votes and likes. So it's important to me.

- Abortion is a VIolation of Human Rights (with Pozessed)
ehhhhhh

Abortions a major issue for me lol. But ithink you know that.

- Drug Legalization (with FT)
Definitely

Gotta give the DDO Census a legit start.

I also thought you did really well in your minimum wage debate with me.

Ya. But I feel I missed some good oppertunities in that debate.
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Romanii
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11/17/2015 11:50:58 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 6:37:58 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 11/17/2015 5:47:55 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 11/17/2015 3:18:28 PM, donald.keller wrote:

- Gun Control (with Uchiha)
RE-MATCH ME, DAMMIT

Idk. Rematches don't seem as fun to me as they do to everyone else.

We should still do it :D
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11/17/2015 11:53:13 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
My best debate by far: http://www.debate.org...

Btw, thanks again bsh1 for all of the help, even though I think I thanked you about 5 times.
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11/18/2015 12:02:47 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 11:59:41 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 11/17/2015 11:53:13 PM, TheProphett wrote:
My best debate by far: http://www.debate.org...

I agree. You should debate FourTrouble.

He's asked me to, but I don't have the time right now for such a tough debate. XD
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11/18/2015 12:24:55 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
tbh, the ones I lost
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11/18/2015 12:32:54 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
http://www.debate.org...

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

Needless to say, going up against thett3 and bsh1 made for some of the most difficult debates I've ever had the pleasure of engaging in.

thett3 schooled me pretty good, and I learned quite a bit from that debate. I certainly don't feel like I won it, but I did put up what I would consider a generally good argument, even if my rebuttal wasn't up to snuff. It's certainly one of my better cases.

My debate with bsh1 was easily the closest debate I've had on the site. Before I did this debate, I disparaged fact debate, though this really made me change my mind. It expanded my knowledge of a complex subject, and made me think about debate as a whole differently.
Romanii
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11/18/2015 1:18:39 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/18/2015 12:24:55 AM, 16kadams wrote:
tbh, the ones I lost

You don't think your debates with Roy and Danielle were your best?
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11/18/2015 1:19:25 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 6:53:34 AM, Romanii wrote:
This is a question I ask pretty much everyone in their AMAs.
If you had to select 1-5 debates to represent the best debating you've done on this site, which ones would they be?

Ours, obvs. ;-p
Romanii
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11/18/2015 1:21:24 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/18/2015 12:32:54 AM, whiteflame wrote:

thett3 schooled me pretty good, and I learned quite a bit from that debate. I certainly don't feel like I won it, but I did put up what I would consider a generally good argument, even if my rebuttal wasn't up to snuff. It's certainly one of my better cases.

Your rebuttals were pretty great too. It was just some of the concessions you made that sucked.

I didn't know it was possible to rationally oppose jury nullification before reading that debate.
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11/18/2015 1:23:35 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/18/2015 1:19:25 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 11/17/2015 6:53:34 AM, Romanii wrote:
This is a question I ask pretty much everyone in their AMAs.
If you had to select 1-5 debates to represent the best debating you've done on this site, which ones would they be?

Ours, obvs. ;-p

No. Noooo. NO.
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11/18/2015 1:38:50 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/18/2015 1:27:18 AM, Romanii wrote:
Whelp, I just got involved in multiple debates. Time to de-activate.

I WILL END YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY IF YOU LEAVE ME AGAIN
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11/18/2015 1:57:22 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/18/2015 1:18:39 AM, Romanii wrote:
At 11/18/2015 12:24:55 AM, 16kadams wrote:
tbh, the ones I lost

You don't think your debates with Roy and Danielle were your best?

No, not really. I would say the one with bsh was my best because I suck at philosophy, and the fact I was only mediocre in that debate was pretty good.
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11/18/2015 1:57:53 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/18/2015 1:38:50 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 11/18/2015 1:27:18 AM, Romanii wrote:
Whelp, I just got involved in multiple debates. Time to de-activate.

I WILL END YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY IF YOU LEAVE ME AGAIN

jk bro jk
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11/18/2015 2:01:52 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/18/2015 1:57:53 AM, Romanii wrote:
At 11/18/2015 1:38:50 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 11/18/2015 1:27:18 AM, Romanii wrote:
Whelp, I just got involved in multiple debates. Time to de-activate.

I WILL END YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY IF YOU LEAVE ME AGAIN

jk bro jk

I would have posted a yandere face here, but my iPad won't let me post links from Google Images anymore...
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11/18/2015 9:59:34 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 6:53:34 AM, Romanii wrote:
This is a question I ask pretty much everyone in their AMAs.
If you had to select 1-5 debates to represent the best debating you've done on this site, which ones would they be?

Define 'best'?

Strongest performance?
Probably vs n7 on God's existence, vs EmilRose on 9/11 or vs. ChristusExemplar on explanatory power.

Most interesting?
Any of Wylted's, vs zmike or Jellon

Most WTF?
Vs. Wylted, you know which one.
ANy of the debates vs Wylted