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stars201 wrote:

I enjoy watching/listening to debates

The insulting part is unnecessary though, if you have to insult, I'm going to assume you have nothing better to say

Insults add flavor.
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1. Do you like having a debate with others? (Why/Why not?)

Of course! I love debating about all sorts of things, especially arguments that I can bring some historic references. I consider myself to be good at writing in online debates. Also good at saying opinions in real life scenarios. I'm known to have a very good voice for speaking arguments/perspective


2. What's the point of a debate? Shouldn't you be enjoying it?

It's fun, especially if the other subject has some facts wrong. You also learn about more things if you're otherwise wrong. But it's always good to authenticate the given information the other debater is trying to force upon you

3. Does insulting others on their viewpoint feel good?

No, I don't insult the other person. But it gives some sort of fun to add some curses in your own written debate (of course if it's not an official matter).
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1. Do you like having a debate with others?

I don't mind debating with others. As long the debate is healthy. I try to avoid debates which pertain to race, religion or politics. No one ever wins. If someone passionately believes in something it is impossible to convince them otherwise. Even if you provide data, and statistics to cover your debate -- debating race, religion or politics is a waste of time.

2. What's the point of a debate? Shouldn't you be enjoying it?

Everyone has their own respective opinions, and others are blinded by hate or rage in CR. It is highly apparent. Debating should be enjoyable if both parties can support facts, and provide solid data. There is a cause and effect to everything and people mostly complain about effects of a situation. If someone isn't a good debater, when losing they post memes or gang up on someone with their cliques to attempt shut someone down.

3. Does insulting others on their viewpoint feel good?

To the evil, disgruntled, and sociopaths insulting feels good to them, and to those who aren't good debaters tend to do this a lot. When backed into the corner people post insults, find a typo, ignore the entire debate and focus on one sentence, or throw the debate off entirely. Or allow your friends to flood the debate with memes or post how tragic their lives are to try to make the debate null in void.

If someone seems to be negative and angry at the world all the time. You might as well avoid debating them. They will do everything in their power to make you stop posting. I've seen quite a few people vanish after a debate after being insulted. A good debate requires a thick skin in these parts and the ability to control ones emotions. Some people here know how to get people upset quickly, they cause those individuals to start typing in all CAPS. Instant checkmate.
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Posted 2/7/16

VividDreamZ wrote:

1. Do you like having a debate with others?

I don't mind debating with others. As long the debate is healthy. I try to avoid debates which pertain to race, religion or politics. No one ever wins. If someone passionately believes in something it is impossible to convince them otherwise. Even if you provide data, and statistics to cover your debate -- debating race, religion or politics is a waste of time.

2. What's the point of a debate? Shouldn't you be enjoying it?

Everyone has their own respective opinions, and others are blinded by hate or rage in CR. It is highly apparent. Debating should be enjoyable if both parties can support facts, and provide solid data. There is a cause and effect to everything and people mostly complain about effects of a situation. If someone isn't a good debater, when losing they post memes or gang up on someone with their cliques to attempt shut someone down.

3. Does insulting others on their viewpoint feel good?

To the evil, disgruntled, and sociopaths insulting feels good to them, and to those who aren't good debaters tend to do this a lot. When backed into the corner people post insults, find a typo, ignore the entire debate and focus on one sentence, or throw the debate off entirely. Or allow your friends to flood the debate with memes or post how tragic their lives are to try to make the debate null in void.

If someone seems to be negative and angry at the world all the time. You might as well avoid debating them. They will do everything in their power to make you stop posting. I've seen quite a few people vanish after a debate after being insulted. A good debate requires a thick skin in these parts and the ability to control ones emotions. Some people here know how to get people upset quickly, they cause those individuals to start typing in all CAPS. Instant checkmate.


Hahaha, good point about insulting. I don't insult anyone just it's fun to put curses in a non-oficial online discussion to point out specific words, for instance "f*cked politicians that only want money.... etc, etc." But it's occasional and I don't certainly enjoy saying bad words out loud, it's just an expression.
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Posted 2/7/16

XxDarkSasuxX wrote:


stars201 wrote:

I enjoy watching/listening to debates

The insulting part is unnecessary though, if you have to insult, I'm going to assume you have nothing better to say

Insults add flavor.


Oh good. I find it to have a special spice, but not to directly insult your "adversary" but maybe your own words.
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It takes a master debater to not resort to ad hominem attacks.
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I spent my early teens returning from school and just logging onto debate chat-rooms. I don't like debating people nowadays, everything becomes personal and the intentions of the person I'm debating turn bitter. I can't argue with someone without them jabbing at me personally or belittling my intelligence in one sharp or form for holding an opinion that is different to their own.

Debating someone isn't about winning, it's about bettering yourself.
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Posted 4/15/16 , edited 4/15/16
I hate debating.
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Human debates are terrible. Cats are the best debaters.

Seriously though, yes it is possible to have a civil debate. What happens on these forums is not debate though. At best they are discussions.

More often it is just random people spitting out half-formed ideas and opinions, unsupported by research or legitimate sources. Eventually two opinions contrast strongly enough that they begin arguing. These arguments are typically either extremely repetitive or hopelessly scattered. There is no format, no rules, and hardly a thought is given to the other side beyond how it can be proven wrong. Fallacy is common and personal attacks are to be expected. It's rare that anyone learns anything, and even more rare that anyone actually changes their mind. And nobody ever wins.

A real debate has rules, structure, moderators, integrity, etc. They are not spontaneous and they are not found on internet forums.
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I don't like debating, I'm not very good at it. Although I do like listening to others debate occasionally.
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