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This website is so damn addicting!
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rebirth
Aug 05, 2009
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tricitymerchants11
Aug 06, 2009
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Rebuttal to: accipiter Show

It doesn't come close? Explain how you can be so sure. I'd like to know. Because we're not all lined up at a podium ready to debate in front of an audience?

Because there is not a pot of gold, a cure for cancer, or a treasure chest at the end, means we're not making any difference to anything?

I've met/debated many intelligent people all over the world on here. Shared ideas, views, perspectives on pretty much every single topic.

You are wrong, my friend. We are making a difference to each other. Unless you log in each day and are of the mindset that each debater on here is a cookie-cutter duplicate with different names and avatars.

There is much to be said about this website. Sorry, I learn a lot more on here than facebook, myspace, space invaders 64 (bad attempt at making up a video game name!), etc.

 
tricitymerchants11
Aug 05, 2009
2 convinced
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It's definitely addicting. Many reasons would lead people to come back..

Are you winning your debate? More votes?
Any more convinces? Rebuttals?
New debates and topics?
New features?
New debaters?
Learn more knowledge. Read different sides to all topics.

Just like people always say that lower class people join gangs to feel part of something, I like this community and feel part of something, to be among possibly some of the best debaters in the world!

 
tricitymerchants11
Aug 05, 2009
2 convinced
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How can you be so sure that I'm out of my mind by stating we could be among the best debaters in the world? Many of these people on here are very intelligent. I'm not talking about debating as in in person like I'm going to recruit our top debaters to join a debate team, I'm just talking about the intelligence combined with the experience, etc. I am sure many of the people on here are professionals. This is most likely one of the top debating sites out there. I've been to a few and this one is definitely the best I've seen.

I'm just trying to give credit where it's due. If I have negative words exchanged with other debaters, I get crap for it, and when I make a positive statement, I'm told I'm crazy and overreacting!

Tough crowd.

 
rebirth
Aug 05, 2009
0 convinced
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It's true.

 
tricitymerchants11
Aug 06, 2009
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: accipiter Show

I don't follow the "having discussions with my family" thing. Can you elaborate on that? Are you implying that I may be crazy?

"Nobody really cares about the score" Really? Cause I do and I'm not afraid to say it. And I am quite sure others do too. I'm sure no one would just randomly log in each day and debate their heads off just to have it mean absolutely nothing. There is quite an incentive on this site, and that is to win and go higher in the rankings. I am very competitive. That's my cup of tea.

 
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teachme
Aug 05, 2009
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Rebuttal to: tricitymerchants11 Show

Tri posted: "...to be among possibly some of the best debaters in the world!'

....What???!!! Come on, Tri...can you at least "tri" to get a grip!? I mean...forget it! You have the whole thing blown waaayyy out of proportion. Yeah, it can be fun. Yesss...we learn from each other. Definitely...you are a Convinceme addict!

I've been on quite often lately because I am on vacation, and trying to save money right now. If you let it...it does pull you in. However, I'm never on here when I'm working. I do have ethics and priorites.

I can even go away for a few days...not be on here at all...and not suffer withdrawal. Yes, folks...I have a life! :)

 
teachme
Aug 05, 2009
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You're right...my bad! ;) You've convinced me that you deserve a convince...for my negative attitude. ...You're addicted...but you are good, Tri! ;) ....lol

 
accipiter
Aug 06, 2009
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Rebuttal to: tricitymerchants11 Show

It probably has to do with some sort of middle ground. At best this site is a mild diversion. Taking it any more seriously than that is a problem. Maybe have a few of these discussions with your family. Quite honestly, nobody really cares about the score in here.

 
accipiter
Aug 06, 2009
0 convinced
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The best debaters in the world? This site doesn't even come close. While I enjoy the diversion from time to time, we are not making any difference to anything and any real terms.

 
accipiter
Aug 06, 2009
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: tricitymerchants11 Show

It was not intended as a personal attack in any way and if that is how you took it please accept my apology. My intent was to mention that there are other places to have these discussions. Among them is at the dinner table.
As far as the score is concerned; some of the best arguments in battles are in the comment section at the bottom. Many are well thought out, clear and concise. For those people there is no hope of gaining either a point or a convince. So I have to conclude for them that the points and rankings mean less than the debate.
As to your point about "debating your head off and have it mean nothing". That is exactly what it means. If the webmaster pulls the plug on this site tomorrow, it still means nothing. Finally, if the points really mean that much to you then I will throw in a vote on any battle you are in to help you win. In a day or two nobody will know because this thread will disappear. If that is what you want just send me a private message and I will not reveal it to anyone and just vote for you.
Do the points really matter that much?

 
accipiter
Aug 06, 2009
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There are a great many good and compelling arguments being made in here and I love to read them. Many have given me pause for thought in things I believe.
You are also sending mixed signals in what you are saying because you seem more interested in the points than you do in the debates.

 
accipiter
Aug 06, 2009
0 convinced
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The argument I made about the best arguments being in the comment section was a quote from Processing in another section and I couldn't remember where I read it. I just wanted to be sure proper credit was given.

 


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