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EchoRosePhoenix
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7/24/2013 8:48:22 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Hey, I'm kinda new on the site and I'm hoping to connect with some people and get a feel for how things work on here and figure out what kind of people I can expect to be interacting with when I'm online.
the_croftmeister
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7/24/2013 9:14:02 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Welcome, it's a bit of a free for all for the most part. Just pick a topic that you are interested in, read the previous posts and jump in. I'm mostly over in Philosophy, Science or Society. Watch out for trolls and idiots, and remember, it's the internet. People say all sorts of stupid things, it doesn't mean they hate you.

Oh and I'd stay away from the same sex marriage, abortion and evolution/Intelligent design threads, at least to begin with, until you feel confident about dealing with aggressive argumentation styles.
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7/24/2013 10:11:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
You are going to deal with a lot of really argumentative people. Your posts likely won't get a lot of response until you have a lot of forum posts, and probably a couple of debates. Though this is a social site, none of us are really here to be social as much as to be argumentative, so if you really just want to get to know people, just PM them :)
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7/24/2013 10:18:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Prepare to be disagreed with.
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7/24/2013 10:24:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I thought love spam had evolved and spread to the forums for a second, lol.

But anyway, there isn't much that I'd say that hasn't already been said, so yeah. I'll just bow out now.
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EchoRosePhoenix
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7/24/2013 10:29:41 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Yea after I posted the thread I realized that people might think it was someone looking to hook up. However I can't do anything about it now except make it very clear that I am not under any sort of impression that this is eharmony or match.com.
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7/24/2013 10:37:02 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Also, always be sure you can support what you say. Your points are only intelligent if you can support them.
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

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It's an app to meet friends and stuff, sort of like an adult club penguin- Thett3, describing Tinder
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7/24/2013 10:39:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/24/2013 10:29:41 PM, EchoRosePhoenix wrote:
Yea after I posted the thread I realized that people might think it was someone looking to hook up.

22 friends in 6 hours. I'm inclined to agree with you.
EchoRosePhoenix
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7/24/2013 10:41:25 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/24/2013 10:37:02 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
Also, always be sure you can support what you say. Your points are only intelligent if you can support them.

What evidence do you have to support that claim? XD

Sorry, really bad debate humor. I just can't resist!
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7/24/2013 10:43:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Welcome to the site! If you enjoy intelligently discussing many of lifes philosophical, political, or really just about anything, issues, with people then this is the place for you.

Remember, people around here want intelligent discussion, and that means being able to back up your opinions with valid, and well-reasoned analysis. So essentially, support what you are saying, have thick skin, because like most conversations in which people are talking about opinions that we hold so dear, things will get heated.

Oh, and also, check out the games forum and the game that is played there called Mafia. Right now Drafterman is running a beginner's series of games, and if interested, I'm fairly certain he would have no problem slotting you into it, so you can test the waters and see how you like it.

Other than that, this site is really one of the better sites on the web you could have happened upon. We're all for the most part great people, and we definitely have a close-knit, tight community, even though at times we want to strangle each other, but really, who doesn't want to strangle someone they are friends with at times?

Best of luck on DDO, and may the debating be with you :)
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EchoRosePhoenix
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7/24/2013 10:45:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/24/2013 10:39:43 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 7/24/2013 10:29:41 PM, EchoRosePhoenix wrote:
Yea after I posted the thread I realized that people might think it was someone looking to hook up.

22 friends in 6 hours. I'm inclined to agree with you.

I'm not trying to fish for a date. Rather connect to people whom I can discuss topics and argue opinions with.
EchoRosePhoenix
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7/24/2013 10:49:56 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/24/2013 10:43:21 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
Welcome to the site! If you enjoy intelligently discussing many of lifes philosophical, political, or really just about anything, issues, with people then this is the place for you.

Remember, people around here want intelligent discussion, and that means being able to back up your opinions with valid, and well-reasoned analysis. So essentially, support what you are saying, have thick skin, because like most conversations in which people are talking about opinions that we hold so dear, things will get heated.

Oh, and also, check out the games forum and the game that is played there called Mafia. Right now Drafterman is running a beginner's series of games, and if interested, I'm fairly certain he would have no problem slotting you into it, so you can test the waters and see how you like it.

Other than that, this site is really one of the better sites on the web you could have happened upon. We're all for the most part great people, and we definitely have a close-knit, tight community, even though at times we want to strangle each other, but really, who doesn't want to strangle someone they are friends with at times?

Best of luck on DDO, and may the debating be with you :)

Thanks for the heads up. I'll definitely go check out mafia.
dylancatlow
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7/24/2013 10:50:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/24/2013 10:45:14 PM, EchoRosePhoenix wrote:
At 7/24/2013 10:39:43 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 7/24/2013 10:29:41 PM, EchoRosePhoenix wrote:
Yea after I posted the thread I realized that people might think it was someone looking to hook up.

22 friends in 6 hours. I'm inclined to agree with you.

I'm not trying to fish for a date. Rather connect to people whom I can discuss topics and argue opinions with.

I wasn't trying to imply that you were... I meant they probably thought that. Anyway, welcome to DDO :)
EchoRosePhoenix
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7/24/2013 11:05:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/24/2013 10:50:24 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 7/24/2013 10:45:14 PM, EchoRosePhoenix wrote:
At 7/24/2013 10:39:43 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 7/24/2013 10:29:41 PM, EchoRosePhoenix wrote:
Yea after I posted the thread I realized that people might think it was someone looking to hook up.

22 friends in 6 hours. I'm inclined to agree with you.

I'm not trying to fish for a date. Rather connect to people whom I can discuss topics and argue opinions with.

I wasn't trying to imply that you were... I meant they probably thought that. Anyway, welcome to DDO :)

Thank You
ClassicRobert
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7/24/2013 11:19:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/24/2013 10:41:25 PM, EchoRosePhoenix wrote:
At 7/24/2013 10:37:02 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
Also, always be sure you can support what you say. Your points are only intelligent if you can support them.

What evidence do you have to support that claim? XD

Sorry, really bad debate humor. I just can't resist!

It's ok. I forgive you. Just don't let it happen again.
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

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It's an app to meet friends and stuff, sort of like an adult club penguin- Thett3, describing Tinder
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7/25/2013 12:04:04 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/24/2013 9:50:28 PM, EchoRosePhoenix wrote:
Thanks! That helps a lot, the Internet is a crazy place.

"DDO is a bastion of peace& harmony (except usually) in a cyber world of craziness"
- Me in a post on DDO July 25 2013

Welcome to DDO.
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7/25/2013 9:56:09 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/25/2013 12:06:25 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
Welcome!



The video will sum things up. It's our official national theme song :D

The official DDO welcome wagon :D
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EchoRosePhoenix
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7/26/2013 10:19:42 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/25/2013 9:56:09 AM, THE_OPINIONATOR wrote:
At 7/25/2013 12:06:25 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
Welcome!



The video will sum things up. It's our official national theme song :D

The official DDO welcome wagon :D

Okay... That's just brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! Who is that singing?
R0b1Billion
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7/26/2013 10:39:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Okay... That's just brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! Who is that singing?

He is the essence of pure evil. He will bleed into your senses through any entry he can find, and manifest himself behind your eyeballs without you ever getting to fire a shot. Turn away and run now, while you still have a chance...
Beliefs in a nutshell:
- The Ends never justify the Means.
- Objectivity is secondary to subjectivity.
- The War on Drugs is the worst policy in the U.S.
- Most people worship technology as a religion.
- Computers will never become sentient.
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7/27/2013 12:05:03 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/26/2013 10:53:35 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
Is this you? :D



That youtube account has the same profile picture as her DDO account and the same name. I think it's safe to say it's her.
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R0b1Billion
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7/28/2013 9:51:31 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I think we have scared her away. Another one bites the dust ;)
Beliefs in a nutshell:
- The Ends never justify the Means.
- Objectivity is secondary to subjectivity.
- The War on Drugs is the worst policy in the U.S.
- Most people worship technology as a religion.
- Computers will never become sentient.
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7/28/2013 11:26:18 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/24/2013 10:29:41 PM, EchoRosePhoenix wrote:
Yea after I posted the thread I realized that people might think it was someone looking to hook up. However I can't do anything about it now except make it very clear that I am not under any sort of impression that this is eharmony or match.com.

Pity
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7/28/2013 2:29:27 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/24/2013 10:39:43 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 7/24/2013 10:29:41 PM, EchoRosePhoenix wrote:
Yea after I posted the thread I realized that people might think it was someone looking to hook up.

22 friends in 6 hours. I'm inclined to agree with you.
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7/28/2013 3:07:52 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/28/2013 9:51:31 AM, R0b1Billion wrote:
I think we have scared her away. Another one bites the dust ;)

I can't imagine what would have scared her away...

At 7/27/2013 8:37:57 PM, Eitan_Zohar wrote:
How deep can you swallow?

Oh, wait...
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7/29/2013 12:43:17 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/29/2013 12:39:22 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/27/2013 8:37:57 PM, Eitan_Zohar wrote:
How deep can you swallow?

dude, seriously wtf?

right? In the name of almighty Cheese, that was WAYYYYYYYY overboard
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"Was he the sun?"

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