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1/29/2016 8:18:26 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
How many people here do you think actually tell the truth about their age? How many do you think are below the age of 10 and just joined to spam?

I'm 13 and tbh I've never met any adults as dumb as some of the noob debaters that I see here. I understand that they're noobs but if they're 57 and supposedly are earning quite a large sum of money then I'd expect that they'd be able to beat a 13 year old kid in a debate.
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1/29/2016 8:53:06 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/29/2016 8:18:26 PM, famousdebater wrote:
How many people here do you think actually tell the truth about their age? How many do you think are below the age of 10 and just joined to spam?

I'm 13 and tbh I've never met any adults as dumb as some of the noob debaters that I see here. I understand that they're noobs but if they're 57 and supposedly are earning quite a large sum of money then I'd expect that they'd be able to beat a 13 year old kid in a debate.

I'm sure some feel there's a reason to mislead on age. Most people would expect a 13 year old to lose in debate by someone significantly older. That said, age does not always equate to higher intelligence or knowledge. There are several individuals on this site much younger than I, that possess greater knowledge or expertise on specific topics. No matter what age a person is, there will always be someone else out the there who's smarter.
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1/29/2016 8:55:33 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/29/2016 8:53:06 PM, Peepette wrote:
At 1/29/2016 8:18:26 PM, famousdebater wrote:
How many people here do you think actually tell the truth about their age? How many do you think are below the age of 10 and just joined to spam?

I'm 13 and tbh I've never met any adults as dumb as some of the noob debaters that I see here. I understand that they're noobs but if they're 57 and supposedly are earning quite a large sum of money then I'd expect that they'd be able to beat a 13 year old kid in a debate.


I'm sure some feel there's a reason to mislead on age. Most people would expect a 13 year old to lose in debate by someone significantly older. That said, age does not always equate to higher intelligence or knowledge. There are several individuals on this site much younger than I, that possess greater knowledge or expertise on specific topics. No matter what age a person is, there will always be someone else out the there who's smarter.

But literally all of my 32 victories have been against people 18+. I get that some people might not be as smart as a 13 year old despite being older but that many people? Doesn't seem likely to me.
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1/29/2016 10:08:28 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/29/2016 8:55:33 PM, famousdebater wrote:
At 1/29/2016 8:53:06 PM, Peepette wrote:
At 1/29/2016 8:18:26 PM, famousdebater wrote:
How many people here do you think actually tell the truth about their age? How many do you think are below the age of 10 and just joined to spam?

I'm 13 and tbh I've never met any adults as dumb as some of the noob debaters that I see here. I understand that they're noobs but if they're 57 and supposedly are earning quite a large sum of money then I'd expect that they'd be able to beat a 13 year old kid in a debate.


I'm sure some feel there's a reason to mislead on age. Most people would expect a 13 year old to lose in debate by someone significantly older. That said, age does not always equate to higher intelligence or knowledge. There are several individuals on this site much younger than I, that possess greater knowledge or expertise on specific topics. No matter what age a person is, there will always be someone else out the there who's smarter.

But literally all of my 32 victories have been against people 18+. I get that some people might not be as smart as a 13 year old despite being older but that many people? Doesn't seem likely to me.

Famous, I don't know have an answer for you; though you do have a point. The only assumption that can be made is there are lot of people not telling the truth about their age. I personally don't see the need for such a ruse, only a guess can be made to why individuals choose to do so. Maybe it's nothing more than a need to be taken seriously. It's easy for some more mature individuals to dismiss what young teens have to say. Telling an age fib might head this problem off at the pass.
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1/29/2016 11:41:41 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/29/2016 8:18:26 PM, famousdebater wrote:
How many people here do you think actually tell the truth about their age? How many do you think are below the age of 10 and just joined to spam?

I'm 13 and tbh I've never met any adults as dumb as some of the noob debaters that I see here. I understand that they're noobs but if they're 57 and supposedly are earning quite a large sum of money then I'd expect that they'd be able to beat a 13 year old kid in a debate.

I'm 51 no lie
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1/30/2016 3:13:30 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/29/2016 11:41:41 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 1/29/2016 8:18:26 PM, famousdebater wrote:
How many people here do you think actually tell the truth about their age? How many do you think are below the age of 10 and just joined to spam?

I'm 13 and tbh I've never met any adults as dumb as some of the noob debaters that I see here. I understand that they're noobs but if they're 57 and supposedly are earning quite a large sum of money then I'd expect that they'd be able to beat a 13 year old kid in a debate.

I'm 51 no lie

There was no reference to any particular people. The point is that they are most likely not all telling the truth about their age.
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1/30/2016 3:30:15 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
I am 15 years of age. I wont lie about that but their are repercussions of saying your young

I've been called a brat and that I don't know what I'm talking about

Thankfully most of the people that say that lose to me in a debate. So its satisfying

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1/30/2016 3:38:21 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/30/2016 3:30:15 PM, Reformist wrote:
I am 15 years of age. I wont lie about that but their are repercussions of saying your young

I've been called a brat and that I don't know what I'm talking about


Thankfully most of the people that say that lose to me in a debate. So its satisfying

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And It should be satisfying.
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1/30/2016 3:58:09 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/29/2016 8:18:26 PM, famousdebater wrote:
How many people here do you think actually tell the truth about their age? How many do you think are below the age of 10 and just joined to spam?

I'm 13 and tbh I've never met any adults as dumb as some of the noob debaters that I see here. I understand that they're noobs but if they're 57 and supposedly are earning quite a large sum of money then I'd expect that they'd be able to beat a 13 year old kid in a debate.

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1/30/2016 3:58:50 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/30/2016 3:58:09 PM, TheProphett wrote:
At 1/29/2016 8:18:26 PM, famousdebater wrote:
How many people here do you think actually tell the truth about their age? How many do you think are below the age of 10 and just joined to spam?

I'm 13 and tbh I've never met any adults as dumb as some of the noob debaters that I see here. I understand that they're noobs but if they're 57 and supposedly are earning quite a large sum of money then I'd expect that they'd be able to beat a 13 year old kid in a debate.

"He's very stupid... for a 57 year old man." Google Doc conversation

Yeah, I remember that. I doubt that he was 57 tho.
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1/30/2016 3:59:33 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/30/2016 3:58:50 PM, famousdebater wrote:
At 1/30/2016 3:58:09 PM, TheProphett wrote:
At 1/29/2016 8:18:26 PM, famousdebater wrote:
How many people here do you think actually tell the truth about their age? How many do you think are below the age of 10 and just joined to spam?

I'm 13 and tbh I've never met any adults as dumb as some of the noob debaters that I see here. I understand that they're noobs but if they're 57 and supposedly are earning quite a large sum of money then I'd expect that they'd be able to beat a 13 year old kid in a debate.

"He's very stupid... for a 57 year old man." Google Doc conversation

Yeah, I remember that. I doubt that he was 57 tho.

It was funny to think about if in fact the age was true.
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1/30/2016 4:01:26 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/30/2016 3:59:33 PM, TheProphett wrote:
At 1/30/2016 3:58:50 PM, famousdebater wrote:
At 1/30/2016 3:58:09 PM, TheProphett wrote:
At 1/29/2016 8:18:26 PM, famousdebater wrote:
How many people here do you think actually tell the truth about their age? How many do you think are below the age of 10 and just joined to spam?

I'm 13 and tbh I've never met any adults as dumb as some of the noob debaters that I see here. I understand that they're noobs but if they're 57 and supposedly are earning quite a large sum of money then I'd expect that they'd be able to beat a 13 year old kid in a debate.

"He's very stupid... for a 57 year old man." Google Doc conversation

Yeah, I remember that. I doubt that he was 57 tho.

It was funny to think about if in fact the age was true.

Well both of us have beaten him and if his age was true then I'm sure that he was quite embarrassed to lose against two under 16 year olds when he's 57.
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1/30/2016 6:17:59 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
most of the debate.org members in the forums are saying the truth about the ir ages i would think so
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1/30/2016 7:12:09 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
I think people may do it because people would assume that with age comes wisdom. Since you have to vote on debates in order to win, people may lie about their age in order to get more votes (based on the logic). I don't think it works, especially looking at your case where you've won many debates against supposedly older people. Another reason people may lie is just because of privacy, or because there may be an awkwardness that comes with talking to an older audience. Sorry that this keeps happening to you. I honestly just ignore age and look at how the person behaves because it's impossible to tell if they're lying or not. There are some really ignorant 50 year old people.
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1/30/2016 9:47:47 PM
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Age has nothing to do with intelligence. learning from your mistakes and gaining wisdom does. I am 51 and have known people all my life since grade school and they are as dumb as the day I met them. Haven't learned a single new thing. There are far more people like this in the world than not.
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%
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1/30/2016 9:54:32 PM
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At 1/30/2016 9:47:47 PM, sadolite wrote:
Age has nothing to do with intelligence. learning from your mistakes and gaining wisdom does. I am 51 and have known people all my life since grade school and they are as dumb as the day I met them. Haven't learned a single new thing. There are far more people like this in the world than not.

Half of the people on this site will be like that. Seems impossible but it is true. Some people just stop learning and do the same thing day in and day out the rest of their lives. And stick to the same beliefs no matter how much evidence shows them they are wrong. They essentially live their life the way they think the world should be and not how it really is thus rendering them incapable of learning anything new. I was like this until my mid thirties.
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%
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1/30/2016 10:31:47 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/30/2016 9:54:32 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 1/30/2016 9:47:47 PM, sadolite wrote:
Age has nothing to do with intelligence. learning from your mistakes and gaining wisdom does. I am 51 and have known people all my life since grade school and they are as dumb as the day I met them. Haven't learned a single new thing. There are far more people like this in the world than not.

Half of the people on this site will be like that. Seems impossible but it is true. Some people just stop learning and do the same thing day in and day out the rest of their lives. And stick to the same beliefs no matter how much evidence shows them they are wrong. They essentially live their life the way they think the world should be and not how it really is thus rendering them incapable of learning anything new. I was like this until my mid thirties.

Fvcking liberals!
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1/31/2016 8:14:15 PM
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You're 13? You aren't allowed on this site.

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1/31/2016 8:22:40 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/29/2016 8:53:06 PM, Peepette wrote:
I'm sure some feel there's a reason to mislead on age. Most people would expect a 13 year old to lose in debate by someone significantly older. That said, age does not always equate to higher intelligence or knowledge. There are several individuals on this site much younger than I, that possess greater knowledge or expertise on specific topics. No matter what age a person is, there will always be someone else out the there who's smarter.

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1/31/2016 8:36:58 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/31/2016 8:14:15 PM, thett3 wrote:
You're 13? You aren't allowed on this site.

People who were born after the 90's are officially forbidden from DDO: http://www.debate.org...

Much lol.
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1/31/2016 9:05:07 PM
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People tend to think I'm older than I actually am, but the age on my profile would be correct.
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1/31/2016 9:55:43 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/29/2016 8:18:26 PM, famousdebater wrote:
How many people here do you think actually tell the truth about their age? How many do you think are below the age of 10 and just joined to spam?

I'm 13 and tbh I've never met any adults as dumb as some of the noob debaters that I see here. I understand that they're noobs but if they're 57 and supposedly are earning quite a large sum of money then I'd expect that they'd be able to beat a 13 year old kid in a debate.

I'm 16 but my profile says I'm 10 years older so people don't get on my nerves/classmates can't find me.

Trust me, if my liberal classmates found my profile and read some of the things I say... lynchings would ensue.
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1/31/2016 10:32:10 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
My age is almost completely honest, except my birthday is off by a few days. Given that I don't use my actual name on here, it's seems fine for my real age to be there then/
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1/31/2016 10:33:12 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/31/2016 8:14:15 PM, thett3 wrote:
You're 13? You aren't allowed on this site.

People who were born after the 90's are officially forbidden from DDO: http://www.debate.org...

I missed your ban by 1 year :P
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