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Metaright
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12/21/2010 11:15:53 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Is there anything unclear, optional, etc. that a new user should know about? Any traditions, unspoken laws, things I'll get flames for?

Thanks, and I hope to have some great debates here.
ChristianM
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12/21/2010 11:21:49 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/21/2010 11:15:53 PM, Metaright wrote:
Is there anything unclear, optional, etc. that a new user should know about? Any traditions, unspoken laws, things I'll get flames for?

Thanks, and I hope to have some great debates here.
Rule 1: Do NOT talk about debate.org

Rule 2: Do NOT talk about the user insertnamehere. If you give her attention, shell want more, then cause a scene. We already got rid of her. Dont ruin our hard work.

Rule 3: Do NOT listen to FREEDO.

Rule 4: Do NOT troll.

Rule 5: Forfeit = Death

Have fun!
Chrysippus
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12/21/2010 11:24:26 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Above all, do NOT listen to that USAF kid. He's a notorious troll who likes to take advantage of n00bs.

Basically, agree with everything that GeoLaurate says, and you'll be fine.

Welcome to DDO.
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popculturepooka
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12/21/2010 11:27:23 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/21/2010 11:24:26 PM, Chrysippus wrote:

Basically, agree with everything that GeoLaurate says, and you'll be fine.


This.
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Ren
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12/21/2010 11:29:35 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
What is with all of these strange affinities?

Anyway.

1. There are no rules, but you can't curse, for some reason. You can, however, mask it with strange spellings or symbols.

2. Even if you're sensitive, pretend that you're not. This place loves witch burnings.

3. Do not expect these people to be geniuses. However, there will be some rather insightful and intriguing discussion.

4. The forums are more interesting than the debates.

5. Try to keep your base beliefs (religion, political perspectives, etc.) as oblique as possible, if you really prefer to avoid confrontation.

6. The younger ones bite.
mattrodstrom
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12/21/2010 11:42:13 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/21/2010 11:29:35 PM, Ren wrote:

ren's a dummy..

Remember this.
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."
Chrysippus
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12/22/2010 12:09:52 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/21/2010 11:29:35 PM, Ren wrote:

3. Do not expect these people to be geniuses. However, there will be some rather insightful and intriguing discussion.

4. The forums are more interesting than the debates.

Than your debates, maybe :P


5. Try to keep your base beliefs (religion, political perspectives, etc.) as oblique as possible, if you really prefer to avoid confrontation.


Note the language: "witchburnings," "weird affiliations;" yeah, if you want to avoid conflict, better to tip-toe your way off the site quietly.

We LOVE conflict here.

6. The younger ones bite.

Yup.

You don't really have anything to worry about; you'll soon pick up on the different philosophical leanings of themembers here. It's fairly simple, really; just assume that anyone you talk to is a libertarian/anarchist white male living in his parents basement, and 75% of the time you'll be fine. Make a few mistakes, check people's profile page, never forget which ones are female (it WILL haunt you if you mess up there!), and don't worry. We're all strange here.
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Chrysippus
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12/22/2010 12:13:00 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Just noticed this, and had to smile.

At 12/21/2010 11:21:49 PM, usafkid1121 wrote:

Rule 4: Do NOT troll. Do as I say, not as I do.
Cavete mea inexorabilis legiones mimus!
wamba
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12/22/2010 12:17:23 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/21/2010 11:15:53 PM, Metaright wrote:
Is there anything unclear, optional, etc. that a new user should know about? Any traditions, unspoken laws, things I'll get flames for?

Thanks, and I hope to have some great debates here.

Well most new members generally say the word "woof" at the end of their posts for the first. Week sorta like an unspoken law amongst the users.
J.Kenyon
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12/22/2010 12:18:24 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/21/2010 11:42:13 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 12/21/2010 11:29:35 PM, Ren wrote:

ren's a dummy..

Remember this.

Agreed. Also, there are certain members whom it would be wise not to p!ss off. I suspect you'll figure out who they are pretty quickly.
mongeese
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12/22/2010 12:29:22 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Welcome to DDO. Here are a few tips:

1. Try as hard as you can not to forfeit rounds.
2. Always make sure that your vote is justified. Leaving a comment on a debate explaining your vote never hurts.
3. Don't freak out too much if your debates end up vote-bombed. It's practically the norm for debates to be vote-bombed. The leaderboard is full of bombs.
4. Don't ever sink to the level of vote-bombers.
5. Be prepared to back up pretty much anything you say.
6. Have fun!
popculturepooka
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12/22/2010 12:32:31 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/21/2010 11:15:53 PM, Metaright wrote:
Is there anything unclear, optional, etc. that a new user should know about? Any traditions, unspoken laws, things I'll get flames for?

Thanks, and I hope to have some great debates here.

Also, if you stay on this site there WILL be an obligatory hazing. Just sayin'.
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mongeese
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12/22/2010 12:32:32 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/22/2010 12:18:24 AM, J.Kenyon wrote:

Also, there are certain members whom it would be wise not to p!ss off. I suspect you'll figure out who they are pretty quickly.

Actually, there are some debaters who are hilarious when mad. There are a few out there that produce funny, laughable five-paragraph rants if I even mention them in a post.
wamba
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12/22/2010 12:34:18 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Also Ren wtf is up with your profile picture

1. I think Ren is sort of a girls name

2. I think I see female tits

3. When I see its a man I feel upset for not seeing a pleasurable view

4. It's in black in white (seriously bro?)

5. You have your shirt off.
Ren
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12/22/2010 12:35:42 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/22/2010 12:31:10 AM, wamba wrote:
At 12/21/2010 11:29:35 PM, Ren wrote:
I think I'm superior to other people

OH RLY?

Oh, is that how I come off?

Hahahaha!

I'm just me.
Ren
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12/22/2010 12:38:52 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/22/2010 12:34:18 AM, wamba wrote:
Also Ren wtf is up with your profile picture

1. I think Ren is sort of a girls name

Hahahahahahaha, yeah? Like Jesse or Ashleigh? HEHEHE, that's actually pretty effing funny.

2. I think I see female tits

HAHAHAHAHA, f*cking, what?!

3. When I see its a man I feel upset for not seeing a pleasurable view

^^^^^

4. It's in black in white (seriously bro?)

Technically, it's not.

5. You have your shirt off.

Keen observation, bro.

Here's the thing. I guess I'm a little flattered, but altogether too weirded out to really acknowledge it.

You probably should have just kept your little anecdote to yourself. XD
Mirza
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12/22/2010 12:39:26 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/21/2010 11:15:53 PM, Metaright wrote:
Is there anything unclear, optional, etc. that a new user should know about? Any traditions, unspoken laws, things I'll get flames for?

Thanks, and I hope to have some great debates here.
Don't be befooled by other people trying to come off as tough. Toughen up against them because they are more frightened by others than you might think. Remember, it's the Internet, and people like to pretend to be what they are not.
wamba
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12/22/2010 12:42:19 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/22/2010 12:39:26 AM, Mirza wrote:
At 12/21/2010 11:15:53 PM, Metaright wrote:
Is there anything unclear, optional, etc. that a new user should know about? Any traditions, unspoken laws, things I'll get flames for?

Thanks, and I hope to have some great debates here.
Askbob drove away my friend
tvellalott
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12/22/2010 12:43:00 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/21/2010 11:15:53 PM, Metaright wrote:
Is there anything unclear, optional, etc. that a new user should know about? Any traditions, unspoken laws, things I'll get flames for?

Thanks, and I hope to have some great debates here.

1) Play mafia. http://www.debate.org...
2) People here can be bastards. Don't take it personally, it's just the interwebz. You WILL be trolled, for the lulz.
3) Cody is the current president, not Obama.

That is all.
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Chrysippus
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12/22/2010 12:43:16 AM
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At 12/22/2010 12:39:26 AM, Mirza wrote:
At 12/21/2010 11:15:53 PM, Metaright wrote:
Is there anything unclear, optional, etc. that a new user should know about? Any traditions, unspoken laws, things I'll get flames for?

Thanks, and I hope to have some great debates here.
Don't be befooled by other people trying to come off as tough. Toughen up against them because they are more frightened by others than you might think. Remember, it's the Internet, and people like to pretend to be what they are not.

This.

Or, you could just not care what they think of you, and be nice to them anyway. Up to you.
Cavete mea inexorabilis legiones mimus!
Chrysippus
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12/22/2010 12:44:58 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/22/2010 12:43:00 AM, tvellalott wrote:
At 12/21/2010 11:15:53 PM, Metaright wrote:
Is there anything unclear, optional, etc. that a new user should know about? Any traditions, unspoken laws, things I'll get flames for?

Thanks, and I hope to have some great debates here.

1) Play mafia. http://www.debate.org...
2) People here can be bastards. Don't take it personally, it's just the interwebz. You are being trolled, for the lulz.
3) Cody is the current president, not Obama.

That is all.

Fixed.
Cavete mea inexorabilis legiones mimus!
mongeese
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12/22/2010 12:48:24 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I'm trying to remember something. Why is it that we want Askbob/wamba here to stay? It certainly isn't for his forum ettiquette.
mongeese
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12/22/2010 12:49:00 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/22/2010 12:46:26 AM, Mirza wrote:
Also beware of one who makes Harry Potter look real, and uses misquotes to try to be funny.

Fix'd.
wamba
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12/22/2010 12:51:09 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/22/2010 12:48:24 AM, mongeese wrote:
I'm from Texas and believe we that we should lynch those who curse or are rude.

Oh ok.
Chrysippus
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12/22/2010 12:52:08 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/22/2010 12:46:26 AM, Mirza wrote:
Also beware of one who makes Harry Potter look real, and uses misquotes to be funny.

I don't understand the Harry Potter reference.
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tvellalott
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12/22/2010 12:52:38 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/22/2010 12:51:09 AM, wamba wrote:
At 12/22/2010 12:48:24 AM, mongeese wrote:
I'm from Texas and believe we that we should lynch those who curse or are rude.

Oh ok.

VOTE TO LYNCH wamba
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