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Xerdex
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1/29/2016 3:28:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
One-on-one debates with voting and some feedback! I think I've found my dream forum to develop my poisoned critical thinking faculties.

I'd like to hear DDO's take on DDO as a learning utility
TBR
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1/29/2016 3:31:13 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2016 3:28:09 AM, Xerdex wrote:
One-on-one debates with voting and some feedback! I think I've found my dream forum to develop my poisoned critical thinking faculties.

I'd like to hear DDO's take on DDO as a learning utility

Welcome.
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1/29/2016 3:34:04 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2016 3:28:09 AM, Xerdex wrote:
One-on-one debates with voting and some feedback! I think I've found my dream forum to develop my poisoned critical thinking faculties.

I'd like to hear DDO's take on DDO as a learning utility

Welcome to the site!

In answer to your inquiry, it honestly depends on how you use the site. DDO has a lot of opportunities for learning quite a bit, both about how to debate well and about a wide variety of topics. I'd suggest looking at some examples to start, and you pretty much can't go wrong with anyone on top of the debate leaderboard.

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

If you have some topics that you're interested in debating, you can engage in informal debates in the forums, or go for a more formalized version by starting a debate of your own. If you don't have topics in mind, feel free to peruse the debate challenges that are currently posted and see what interests you. There's a wide disparity in the level of various debaters on the site, and you might run into a few new people who just won't be committed to a full debate and as such will forfeit. Try not to be discouraged by that, and seek out new opportunities where you can.
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1/29/2016 3:35:17 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2016 3:34:44 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
God havery mercy on your sou-I meant...welcome.

God *have*

Damm autocorrect >:(
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Xerdex
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1/29/2016 3:44:32 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2016 3:34:04 AM, whiteflame wrote:
At 1/29/2016 3:28:09 AM, Xerdex wrote:
One-on-one debates with voting and some feedback! I think I've found my dream forum to develop my poisoned critical thinking faculties.

I'd like to hear DDO's take on DDO as a learning utility

Welcome to the site!

In answer to your inquiry, it honestly depends on how you use the site. DDO has a lot of opportunities for learning quite a bit, both about how to debate well and about a wide variety of topics. I'd suggest looking at some examples to start, and you pretty much can't go wrong with anyone on top of the debate leaderboard.

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

If you have some topics that you're interested in debating, you can engage in informal debates in the forums, or go for a more formalized version by starting a debate of your own. If you don't have topics in mind, feel free to peruse the debate challenges that are currently posted and see what interests you. There's a wide disparity in the level of various debaters on the site, and you might run into a few new people who just won't be committed to a full debate and as such will forfeit. Try not to be discouraged by that, and seek out new opportunities where you can.

Ah, there are the rankings. Finally, I can study their past debates! :D

Thanks everyone for the welcome. Engaging in debates is so thought-provoking, intellectually satisfying and allows me to find errors in my understanding.
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1/29/2016 4:08:29 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
You're wrong. One of our most respected members has proclaimed that the site is crumbling: http://www.debate.org...
Call me King Pootie Tang.
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1/29/2016 4:10:53 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2016 3:49:41 AM, Raisor wrote:


I... the... what...?
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1/29/2016 4:27:14 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2016 4:08:29 AM, spacetime wrote:
You're wrong. One of our most respected members has proclaimed that the site is crumbling: http://www.debate.org...

How is this site still not beautiful?
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1/29/2016 4:27:52 AM
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At 1/29/2016 4:08:29 AM, spacetime wrote:
You're wrong. One of our most respected members has proclaimed that the site is crumbling: http://www.debate.org...

Respected... why thank you!
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1/29/2016 4:37:27 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2016 4:27:14 AM, Xerdex wrote:
At 1/29/2016 4:08:29 AM, spacetime wrote:
You're wrong. One of our most respected members has proclaimed that the site is crumbling: http://www.debate.org...

How is this site still not beautiful?

Don't listen to them, Lol. And yes, the site is beautiful, and filled with wonderful people. :)
Omg. Just shut up. -Me
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1/29/2016 4:55:54 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2016 4:08:29 AM, spacetime wrote:
You're wrong. One of our most respected members has proclaimed that the site is crumbling: http://www.debate.org...

I say this with absolutely zero disrespect in any way, shape, or form for Forever23.

But....she's seriously "one of our most respected members"? She ranks up there with people like Airmax and bluesteel and bsh1?
Want to debate? Pick a topic and hit me up! - http://www.debate.org...
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1/29/2016 5:02:45 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2016 4:55:54 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 1/29/2016 4:08:29 AM, spacetime wrote:
You're wrong. One of our most respected members has proclaimed that the site is crumbling: http://www.debate.org...

I say this with absolutely zero disrespect in any way, shape, or form for Forever23.

But....she's seriously "one of our most respected members"? She ranks up there with people like Airmax and bluesteel and bsh1?

http://i93.photobucket.com...
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ColeTrain
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1/29/2016 5:13:40 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2016 3:28:09 AM, Xerdex wrote:
One-on-one debates with voting and some feedback! I think I've found my dream forum to develop my poisoned critical thinking faculties.

Definitely! I would suggest, however, to generally avoid the DDO forum and the Personal forum. Things get a little touchy there. ;P

Nah, I'm kidding. Just be prepared for drama if you dare enter there.

I'd like to hear DDO's take on DDO as a learning utility

It's great! I've learned a lot. If you really want to get good, talk with some good debaters. Off the top of my head, here's a list of individuals you should speak with:

donald.keller
whiteflame (I noticed he already responded to you)
bsh1 (he's the site president)
Zaradi (he's running [I think] a mentorship program, which could help you greatly early on)
airmax1227 (he's the site mod)
Blade-of-Truth
tejretics

Each of these should be able to help you with any questions you have about the site. Also, don't forget to read the New Members Read me thread. It's stickied at the top of the debate.org forum. :)
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1/29/2016 5:14:10 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2016 5:02:45 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 1/29/2016 4:55:54 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 1/29/2016 4:08:29 AM, spacetime wrote:
You're wrong. One of our most respected members has proclaimed that the site is crumbling: http://www.debate.org...

I say this with absolutely zero disrespect in any way, shape, or form for Forever23.

But....she's seriously "one of our most respected members"? She ranks up there with people like Airmax and bluesteel and bsh1?

http://i93.photobucket.com...

Lol xD
"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
Zaradi
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1/29/2016 5:31:20 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2016 5:02:45 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 1/29/2016 4:55:54 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 1/29/2016 4:08:29 AM, spacetime wrote:
You're wrong. One of our most respected members has proclaimed that the site is crumbling: http://www.debate.org...

I say this with absolutely zero disrespect in any way, shape, or form for Forever23.

But....she's seriously "one of our most respected members"? She ranks up there with people like Airmax and bluesteel and bsh1?

http://i93.photobucket.com...

lol xD
Want to debate? Pick a topic and hit me up! - http://www.debate.org...
spacetime
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1/29/2016 5:57:53 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2016 4:55:54 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 1/29/2016 4:08:29 AM, spacetime wrote:
You're wrong. One of our most respected members has proclaimed that the site is crumbling: http://www.debate.org...

I say this with absolutely zero disrespect in any way, shape, or form for Forever23.

But....she's seriously "one of our most respected members"? She ranks up there with people like Airmax and bluesteel and bsh1?

. . . . .
Call me King Pootie Tang.
tejretics
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1/29/2016 5:26:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2016 4:55:54 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 1/29/2016 4:08:29 AM, spacetime wrote:
You're wrong. One of our most respected members has proclaimed that the site is crumbling: http://www.debate.org...

I say this with absolutely zero disrespect in any way, shape, or form for Forever23.

But....she's seriously "one of our most respected members"? She ranks up there with people like Airmax and bluesteel and bsh1?

he was trolling
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