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How can DDO be revitalized?

xvyz
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10/9/2016 8:47:34 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I have recently decided to rejoin the debate community, my former user was KhalifV. Debates used to be quite rigorous, and many people debated on this platform, however it appears that the quality and quantity of debates have decreased. Is there anyway to revitalize this site?
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10/9/2016 8:51:58 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I would start with just doing some debate yourself. Look at those in the challenge period for instance.
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10/9/2016 9:05:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/9/2016 8:51:58 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I would start with just doing some debate yourself. Look at those in the challenge period for instance.

What if you already do debates?

BTW, is there some sort of group that hosts and votes on debates, is active in the forums, etc?
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10/9/2016 10:05:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/9/2016 9:05:48 PM, Tree_of_Death wrote:
At 10/9/2016 8:51:58 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I would start with just doing some debate yourself. Look at those in the challenge period for instance.

What if you already do debates?

Just keep trying to generate the best content you can...that's all we can do, really.

BTW, is there some sort of group that hosts and votes on debates, is active in the forums, etc?

Not anymore, to my knowledge.
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10/9/2016 10:40:34 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/9/2016 10:05:27 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 10/9/2016 9:05:48 PM, Tree_of_Death wrote:
At 10/9/2016 8:51:58 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I would start with just doing some debate yourself. Look at those in the challenge period for instance.

What if you already do debates?

Just keep trying to generate the best content you can...that's all we can do, really.

BTW, is there some sort of group that hosts and votes on debates, is active in the forums, etc?

Not anymore, to my knowledge.

What was the name of the previous one?
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10/9/2016 10:47:17 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/9/2016 10:40:34 PM, Tree_of_Death wrote:
At 10/9/2016 10:05:27 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Not anymore, to my knowledge.

What was the name of the previous one?

Well, there was the voter's union to organize voting.
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10/9/2016 10:48:02 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/9/2016 10:47:17 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Well, there was the voter's union to organize voting.

What happened to it?
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10/9/2016 10:48:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/9/2016 10:48:02 PM, Tree_of_Death wrote:
At 10/9/2016 10:47:17 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Well, there was the voter's union to organize voting.

What happened to it?

Once DK and TUF left...it just kind of withered away...
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10/9/2016 10:51:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/9/2016 10:48:30 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 10/9/2016 10:48:02 PM, Tree_of_Death wrote:
At 10/9/2016 10:47:17 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Well, there was the voter's union to organize voting.

What happened to it?

Once DK and TUF left...it just kind of withered away...

Nobody else has tried to bring it back?
"The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed."--Mahatma Gandhi
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10/9/2016 10:51:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/9/2016 10:51:14 PM, Tree_of_Death wrote:
At 10/9/2016 10:48:30 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 10/9/2016 10:48:02 PM, Tree_of_Death wrote:
At 10/9/2016 10:47:17 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Well, there was the voter's union to organize voting.

What happened to it?

Once DK and TUF left...it just kind of withered away...

Nobody else has tried to bring it back?

I think Lannan still tries, and maybe Think too. I'd reach out to them and ask.
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10/9/2016 10:52:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
It will never be.
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10/10/2016 12:15:40 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/9/2016 8:47:34 PM, xvyz wrote:
I have recently decided to rejoin the debate community, my former user was KhalifV. Debates used to be quite rigorous, and many people debated on this platform, however it appears that the quality and quantity of debates have decreased. Is there anyway to revitalize this site?

Rigorous. rigorous.
What a great word.
( rig-er-uh s ) by rigor
Say it with me . 1,2,3 rigorous.
Today's mission is to use the word rigorous in chat with 3 unsuspecting people.
1 of these people have to say why did you say rigorous.
How good is it ? . Rigorous,
Good game , Good game.
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10/10/2016 12:55:25 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/9/2016 8:47:34 PM, xvyz wrote:
I have recently decided to rejoin the debate community, my former user was KhalifV. Debates used to be quite rigorous, and many people debated on this platform, however it appears that the quality and quantity of debates have decreased. Is there anyway to revitalize this site?

You should take some time away from the site , then when you come back make a new account and name.
And start fresh.
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10/10/2016 3:02:12 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/9/2016 8:47:34 PM, xvyz wrote:
I have recently decided to rejoin the debate community, my former user was KhalifV. Debates used to be quite rigorous, and many people debated on this platform, however it appears that the quality and quantity of debates have decreased. Is there anyway to revitalize this site?

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10/10/2016 3:08:54 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
We should recruit the best minds from around the internet
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10/11/2016 12:36:57 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
We need to recruit more pretty girls.
There is this stereotype that pretty girls are not intelligent. This is, of course not true. You may find examples of pretty girls that are dumb, but not all pretty girls are dumb. The percentage of pretty girls who are smart is about the same as the percentage of unattractive girls who are smart, But an intelligent pretty girl knows when she is in a situation when she would do better to act dumb a little.
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10/11/2016 1:43:16 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'm not just goofing around here.
In nature many male animals defend their territory. If they are successful the females in that territory mate with this alpha male, not the losers he chased out.
So, If a male member defeats other males in debates, and there are girls here who see him do this, maybe they will feel attracted to this guy, one thing leads to another, and eventually she and the Master Debater will hook up.
I don't know if this will work, but I don't know that it won't work either. So it's worth a try.
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10/11/2016 1:46:19 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/9/2016 8:47:34 PM, xvyz wrote:
I have recently decided to rejoin the debate community, my former user was KhalifV. Debates used to be quite rigorous, and many people debated on this platform, however it appears that the quality and quantity of debates have decreased. Is there anyway to revitalize this site?

Bring Juggle back
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10/11/2016 1:52:59 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/11/2016 12:36:57 AM, xus00HAY wrote:
We need to recruit more pretty girls.
There is this stereotype that pretty girls are not intelligent. This is, of course not true. You may find examples of pretty girls that are dumb, but not all pretty girls are dumb. The percentage of pretty girls who are smart is about the same as the percentage of unattractive girls who are smart, But an intelligent pretty girl knows when she is in a situation when she would do better to act dumb a little.

pretty girls on average are smarter than ugly girls https://www.psychologytoday.com...

scientifically proven
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10/11/2016 1:54:35 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Just look at the debate leaderboard and girls near the top. Both Danielle and Thett are extremely attractive.
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10/14/2016 10:37:25 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/9/2016 10:05:27 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 10/9/2016 9:05:48 PM, Tree_of_Death wrote:
At 10/9/2016 8:51:58 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I would start with just doing some debate yourself. Look at those in the challenge period for instance.

Amen
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10/14/2016 1:05:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/9/2016 8:47:34 PM, xvyz wrote:
I have recently decided to rejoin the debate community, my former user was KhalifV. Debates used to be quite rigorous, and many people debated on this platform, however it appears that the quality and quantity of debates have decreased. Is there anyway to revitalize this site?

People used to want to debate anything it feels like the site shifted to only wanting to debate the popular opinion. Or the easily winnable debate. And have stopped debating current affairs or issues with teeth.
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10/14/2016 1:46:38 PM
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Step 1) stop the forfeit glitch so it's worth debating as I can farm wins

Step 2) once there's reason to debate alot, i'll visit the site more.
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10/21/2016 6:53:35 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/9/2016 8:47:34 PM, xvyz wrote:
I have recently decided to rejoin the debate community, my former user was KhalifV. Debates used to be quite rigorous, and many people debated on this platform, however it appears that the quality and quantity of debates have decreased. Is there anyway to revitalize this site?

Voting seems to be the biggest problem. I like the idea of a voter's union or a sign up to commit to X number of rigorous votes on substantive debates in a week/month that are not clustered.

lower investment debates, say 5000 characters with 3 rounds of arguments would likely encourage voters. Unique/uncommon topics are a great draw and that may be a great thread or tournament.
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10/21/2016 7:00:11 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/14/2016 1:05:27 PM, headphonegut wrote:
At 10/9/2016 8:47:34 PM, xvyz wrote:
I have recently decided to rejoin the debate community, my former user was KhalifV. Debates used to be quite rigorous, and many people debated on this platform, however it appears that the quality and quantity of debates have decreased. Is there anyway to revitalize this site?

People used to want to debate anything it feels like the site shifted to only wanting to debate the popular opinion. Or the easily winnable debate. And have stopped debating current affairs or issues with teeth.

Agreed, I'd like to avoid easy wins or snipes at least half the time.