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lannan13
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5/6/2016 11:49:57 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2016 11:37:02 PM, fire_wings wrote:
Guys, talk about presidency later. There's about 2 months left.

That's not how that works.
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EvanescentEfflorescence
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5/6/2016 11:57:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
People have way too much time on their hands. They create pseudo-drama in order to give themselves something to do. As far as I can tell, the presidency doesn't matter all that much -- it's just an ego accolade. All you have are egotists, who are too scared to pursue anything of real value, pursuing a silly contest for no real gain.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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fire_wings
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5/7/2016 12:08:39 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2016 11:49:57 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/6/2016 11:37:02 PM, fire_wings wrote:
Guys, talk about presidency later. There's about 2 months left.

That's not how that works.

then how does it work?
Sam7411
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5/7/2016 12:46:24 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/7/2016 12:08:39 AM, fire_wings wrote:
At 5/6/2016 11:49:57 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/6/2016 11:37:02 PM, fire_wings wrote:
Guys, talk about presidency later. There's about 2 months left.

That's not how that works.

then how does it work?

That's not how anything works
fire_wings
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5/7/2016 12:50:44 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/7/2016 12:46:24 AM, Sam7411 wrote:
At 5/7/2016 12:08:39 AM, fire_wings wrote:
At 5/6/2016 11:49:57 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/6/2016 11:37:02 PM, fire_wings wrote:
Guys, talk about presidency later. There's about 2 months left.

That's not how that works.

then how does it work?

That's not how anything works

then how
Sam7411
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5/7/2016 12:55:30 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/7/2016 12:50:44 AM, fire_wings wrote:
At 5/7/2016 12:46:24 AM, Sam7411 wrote:
At 5/7/2016 12:08:39 AM, fire_wings wrote:
At 5/6/2016 11:49:57 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/6/2016 11:37:02 PM, fire_wings wrote:
Guys, talk about presidency later. There's about 2 months left.

That's not how that works.

then how does it work?

That's not how anything works

then how

People want to get a head start on their campaigns, then the other people don't want to be left behind, then those that are left will be put at a disadvantage then they join in and then everyone starts campaigning halfway through the presidency
TBR
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5/7/2016 12:55:37 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/7/2016 12:08:39 AM, fire_wings wrote:
At 5/6/2016 11:49:57 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/6/2016 11:37:02 PM, fire_wings wrote:
Guys, talk about presidency later. There's about 2 months left.

That's not how that works.

then how does it work?

Well... It works the way it is working. People bickering, blowing time, sniping. All good fun.
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5/7/2016 12:57:46 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/7/2016 12:55:30 AM, Sam7411 wrote:
At 5/7/2016 12:50:44 AM, fire_wings wrote:
At 5/7/2016 12:46:24 AM, Sam7411 wrote:
At 5/7/2016 12:08:39 AM, fire_wings wrote:
At 5/6/2016 11:49:57 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/6/2016 11:37:02 PM, fire_wings wrote:
Guys, talk about presidency later. There's about 2 months left.

That's not how that works.

then how does it work?

That's not how anything works

then how

People want to get a head start on their campaigns, then the other people don't want to be left behind, then those that are left will be put at a disadvantage then they join in and then everyone starts campaigning halfway through the presidency

that's why I hate debate.org forums.
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5/7/2016 12:59:54 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/7/2016 12:57:46 AM, fire_wings wrote:
At 5/7/2016 12:55:30 AM, Sam7411 wrote:
At 5/7/2016 12:50:44 AM, fire_wings wrote:
At 5/7/2016 12:46:24 AM, Sam7411 wrote:
At 5/7/2016 12:08:39 AM, fire_wings wrote:
At 5/6/2016 11:49:57 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/6/2016 11:37:02 PM, fire_wings wrote:
Guys, talk about presidency later. There's about 2 months left.

That's not how that works.

then how does it work?

That's not how anything works

then how

People want to get a head start on their campaigns, then the other people don't want to be left behind, then those that are left will be put at a disadvantage then they join in and then everyone starts campaigning halfway through the presidency

that's why I hate debate.org forums.
Ever the reason to love them even more though!
imabench
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5/7/2016 1:18:46 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/7/2016 12:50:44 AM, fire_wings wrote:
At 5/7/2016 12:46:24 AM, Sam7411 wrote:
At 5/7/2016 12:08:39 AM, fire_wings wrote:
At 5/6/2016 11:49:57 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/6/2016 11:37:02 PM, fire_wings wrote:
Guys, talk about presidency later. There's about 2 months left.

That's not how that works.

then how does it work?

That's not how anything works

then how

I'll give you the long version and then the short version

Long version:

- Dingbat named Wylted first to declare he is running even though election isnt for another 3 months
- No one cares since Wylted is incompetent
- Sitting president Bsh stuns everyone by trying to sign-on with Wylted as his Co-VP
- Attempted alliance universally panned by pro-presidency voters and abolitionists alike
- I declare as an abolitionist after coming up with revolutionary DDO Convention system to end presidency
- Donald.keller declares shortly after as a pro-presidency candidate wanting to preserve presidency
- DDO voterbase immediately groups behind either Me or DK, adding to drama
- Bsh leaves Wylteds campaign after seeing what a bad move it was, Wylted doesnt recover, spams threads to try to recover, fails and adds drama
- Wylted campaign flounders harder than Jeb Bush's, dingbat VP candidate Rosalie and brainwashed child-soldier Famousdebater dont seem to notice
- Drama with Wylted continues until self destructs. Wylted drops out
- Peace and quiet
- Peace ruined within minutes after Wylted dropping out by former dingbat VP Rosalie taking over campaign, naming brainwashed child soldier as new VP, creating sh*tload of drama
- Meanwhile, revolutionary polling app run by TBR gives credit to any person declaring they are running, even if they are a troll campaign
- Troll candidates announce left and right, some drop out and endorse others, creating recurring drama
- Surprising insurrection campaign by 1harderthanyou pops up and challenges DK for chief campaign of the pro-presidency crowd, adding to drama
- Drama surrounding lack of platform from Rosalie and Famousdabeter, aka Blind/Stupid, unfolds as platform takes almost a month to be revealed
- Platform is revealed and is shown to be complete garbage. Blind and Stupid fail to notice and only succeed in causing more damage

Short version:

- The presidency keeps being talked about because people either like to go out and create drama, or are too stupid to realize they dont have a chance in hell of winning, only adding to the drama in the process by trying to strengthen their campaign and doing so horrendously
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5/7/2016 4:00:15 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2016 11:37:02 PM, fire_wings wrote:
Guys, talk about presidency later. There's about 2 months left.

Candidates need to try to ring people in.
tejretics
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5/7/2016 4:46:05 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2016 11:57:48 PM, EvanescentEfflorescence wrote:
People have way too much time on their hands. They create pseudo-drama in order to give themselves something to do. As far as I can tell, the presidency doesn't matter all that much -- it's just an ego accolade. All you have are egotists, who are too scared to pursue anything of real value, pursuing a silly contest for no real gain.

Yep.
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5/7/2016 4:47:59 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I don't appreciate the series of "naysaying" and "rebuttals" given to Fire, since Fire is absolutely correct -- and, more importantly, all of us know it. Like Evanescent points out, arguing in favor of campaigning is a desperate attempt to justify drama. The "campaigning" and political maneuvering over such a worthless position is, at best, amusing.
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5/7/2016 10:07:31 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/7/2016 1:18:46 AM, imabench wrote:
- Drama surrounding lack of platform from Rosalie and Famousdabeter, aka Blind/Stupid, unfolds as platform takes almost a month to be revealed

It was released 2 days after we announced we were running.
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