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fire_wings
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5/9/2016 5:29:06 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
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16k:

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

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

lannan:

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

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

tej

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

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

The difference. :) Improved tons.
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5/9/2016 5:43:46 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 5:29:06 PM, fire_wings wrote:
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16k:

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

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

lannan:

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

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

tej

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

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

The difference. :) Improved tons.

XD

Great stuff.

I'll post mine.
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5/9/2016 6:03:15 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
It's so cool to see improvements like this. This is what it's all about :)
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5/9/2016 6:08:33 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 6:03:15 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
It's so cool to see improvements like this. This is what it's all about :)

I know! I agree. I've come a long ways, too.
First: [http://www.debate.org...]
More recent: [http://www.debate.org...]

This assumes stat spamming qualifies as improvement... ;P
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5/9/2016 6:08:39 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
16k has run out of f*cks to give
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5/9/2016 6:08:49 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 6:08:04 PM, ResponsiblyIrresponsible wrote:
Lol, 16k turned into such a savage.

+100
"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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5/9/2016 6:15:47 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 6:08:33 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 5/9/2016 6:03:15 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
It's so cool to see improvements like this. This is what it's all about :)

I know! I agree. I've come a long ways, too.
First: [http://www.debate.org...]
More recent: [http://www.debate.org...]

This assumes stat spamming qualifies as improvement... ;P

Lol, it's certainly a good strategy, so I'd say it's an improvement! Props too for improving as well.

When I look at my first debate I'm surprised I was that good in terms of formatting and argument structure. My only history with debate was 'Student Congress' in highschool, so idk why or how I knew to present it the way I did. It just sorta happened that way.
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5/9/2016 6:18:33 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 6:03:15 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
It's so cool to see improvements like this. This is what it's all about :)

Definately, the longer you're on DDO the more it will rub off on you.
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5/9/2016 6:18:58 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 6:15:47 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 5/9/2016 6:08:33 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 5/9/2016 6:03:15 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
It's so cool to see improvements like this. This is what it's all about :)

I know! I agree. I've come a long ways, too.
First: [http://www.debate.org...]
More recent: [http://www.debate.org...]

This assumes stat spamming qualifies as improvement... ;P

Lol, it's certainly a good strategy, so I'd say it's an improvement! Props too for improving as well.

Haha, thanks. :)

When I look at my first debate I'm surprised I was that good in terms of formatting and argument structure. My only history with debate was 'Student Congress' in highschool, so idk why or how I knew to present it the way I did. It just sorta happened that way.

Lol, yeah, that's odd. You're great now, though, so that's what counts ;)
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"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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5/9/2016 6:19:53 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 5:29:06 PM, fire_wings wrote:
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16k:

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

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

lannan:

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

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

tej

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

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

The difference. :) Improved tons.

The best thing is that now 16kadams and myself are squaring off.
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5/9/2016 6:22:34 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 6:18:33 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/9/2016 6:03:15 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
It's so cool to see improvements like this. This is what it's all about :)

Definately, the longer you're on DDO the more it will rub off on you.

This is soooo true. It's funny because this site has really rubbed off on me in real life application as well. My lexicon has grown deeper, my approach to conflicting positions during conversations, all of it.

I've even told people on Facebook that I disagree with to make an account on here so we can debate it, lol. Not once has anyone done so, but it's certainly a tactic of mine these days.
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5/9/2016 6:24:16 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 6:22:34 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 5/9/2016 6:18:33 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/9/2016 6:03:15 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
It's so cool to see improvements like this. This is what it's all about :)

Definately, the longer you're on DDO the more it will rub off on you.

This is soooo true. It's funny because this site has really rubbed off on me in real life application as well. My lexicon has grown deeper, my approach to conflicting positions during conversations, all of it.

I've even told people on Facebook that I disagree with to make an account on here so we can debate it, lol. Not once has anyone done so, but it's certainly a tactic of mine these days.

I've done that as well. A few of my friends came on here and there's one that still is on this site and occasionally debates.
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5/9/2016 6:27:22 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 6:18:58 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 5/9/2016 6:15:47 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
When I look at my first debate I'm surprised I was that good in terms of formatting and argument structure. My only history with debate was 'Student Congress' in highschool, so idk why or how I knew to present it the way I did. It just sorta happened that way.

Lol, yeah, that's odd. You're great now, though, so that's what counts ;)

Thanks :) Although I feel like I should really get back into debating again. I've slowed down alot lately and really want to get above Bluesteel's ratio of 156 wins/3 losses.

I've got about 53 debates to go, and as long as I don't lose more than 2 of those I'll be able to accomplish this goal of mine, lol.
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5/9/2016 6:36:21 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 6:27:22 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 5/9/2016 6:18:58 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 5/9/2016 6:15:47 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
When I look at my first debate I'm surprised I was that good in terms of formatting and argument structure. My only history with debate was 'Student Congress' in highschool, so idk why or how I knew to present it the way I did. It just sorta happened that way.

Lol, yeah, that's odd. You're great now, though, so that's what counts ;)

Thanks :) Although I feel like I should really get back into debating again. I've slowed down alot lately and really want to get above Bluesteel's ratio of 156 wins/3 losses.

I've got about 53 debates to go, and as long as I don't lose more than 2 of those I'll be able to accomplish this goal of mine, lol.

Haha, sweet. Good luck! :)
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"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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5/9/2016 7:09:14 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
I only had some slight improvement when the user Rross kicked my buttocks in a political debate, although she did use very lawyer-like, sleazy tactics. I sensed that she was debating a foreign topic and trying her best to bring forth counterarguments in a forceful manner, much like a poet forcing out talent or imagery, and so I mistakenly thought that her approach would give me an edge in the debate. I still remember reading each round she provided with sweat trickling down my forehead. It was a nerve-wrecking experience as I knew that I was overly-confident and broadly assumptive in the opening statement. I also lacked experience in formal debating, organization and lawyering. But I challenged her for another debate which gave her a taste of her own medicine, to say the least.

I came to the realization that I simply do not enjoy formal debating afterwards. I cannot imagine myself talking like a professional debater such as W.L Craig, but more like a puzzled grandpa drifting off to many tangents. But that I should debate, regardless, as it keeps me thinking and trying to learn more things.
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5/9/2016 7:16:08 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
I apparently have not improved much from my first to last debate XD

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

http://www.debate.org...
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5/9/2016 8:37:38 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 7:15:02 PM, famousdebater wrote:
I was pretty bad on my first debate.

Old debate: http://www.debate.org...
Recent Debate: http://www.debate.org...

that is good, but you improved
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So to start off, I never committed suicide- Vaarka
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5/10/2016 12:33:54 AM
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My first debate (I was AtomicJedi back then):
http://www.debate.org...

Recent debate (was also experimenting around with a few styles here, but definitely proud of it):
http://www.debate.org...
Debate me: Economic decision theory should be adjusted to include higher-order preferences for non-normative purposes http://www.debate.org...

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5/10/2016 3:46:15 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 6:08:39 PM, imabench wrote:
16k has run out of f*cks to give

lol, and you were around when I was retarded. Like, you were so involved you tried to ban me :P
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5/10/2016 3:47:24 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/9/2016 6:08:04 PM, ResponsiblyIrresponsible wrote:
Lol, 16k turned into such a savage.

I will become Scott Sumner's disciple
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5/10/2016 3:49:57 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/10/2016 3:47:24 AM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/9/2016 6:08:04 PM, ResponsiblyIrresponsible wrote:
Lol, 16k turned into such a savage.

I will become Scott Sumner's disciple

lmfao, do it!
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5/10/2016 3:50:18 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
There are a lot of debaters who've improved massively. I am not going to name anyone else, because I don't know if they'd be flattered being termed "most-improved," but, really, DDO does hone debating skills. I think that DDO has help me improve massively too...
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5/10/2016 3:51:31 AM
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At 5/10/2016 12:33:54 AM, ClassicRobert wrote:
My first debate (I was AtomicJedi back then):
http://www.debate.org...

Recent debate (was also experimenting around with a few styles here, but definitely proud of it):
http://www.debate.org...

Lol that brutal turn on the feminism argument
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5/10/2016 3:52:24 AM
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Can we have a list of most deteriorated debaters? I think I've gotten dumber
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5/10/2016 3:53:49 AM
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My First: http://www.debate.org...

A Recent One: http://www.debate.org...
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5/10/2016 4:09:26 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
Someone start some drama and start a 'least improved debaters' thread. Id do it myself but ive already hit my quota for the entire month apparently
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5/10/2016 12:37:48 PM
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At 5/10/2016 3:51:31 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 5/10/2016 12:33:54 AM, ClassicRobert wrote:
My first debate (I was AtomicJedi back then):
http://www.debate.org...

Recent debate (was also experimenting around with a few styles here, but definitely proud of it):
http://www.debate.org...

Lol that brutal turn on the feminism argument

Yeah I kind of forced her into an argument against everything she believes in there lol good times
Debate me: Economic decision theory should be adjusted to include higher-order preferences for non-normative purposes http://www.debate.org...

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5/10/2016 12:43:37 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/10/2016 12:37:48 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 5/10/2016 3:51:31 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 5/10/2016 12:33:54 AM, ClassicRobert wrote:
My first debate (I was AtomicJedi back then):
http://www.debate.org...

Recent debate (was also experimenting around with a few styles here, but definitely proud of it):
http://www.debate.org...

Lol that brutal turn on the feminism argument

Yeah I kind of forced her into an argument against everything she believes in there lol good times

Or are you referring to the whole bit about if the prostitutes are victims, why would you punish the victims thing?
Debate me: Economic decision theory should be adjusted to include higher-order preferences for non-normative purposes http://www.debate.org...

Do you really believe that? Or not? If you believe it, you should man up and defend it in a debate. -RoyLatham

My Pet Fish is such a Douche- NiamC

It's an app to meet friends and stuff, sort of like an adult club penguin- Thett3, describing Tinder