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AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] October 20 2009 6:02 PM EDT

That's what I want you to do if you like controversial topics.

Thanks :)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 20 2009 6:07 PM EDT

No! You can want it all you like! :P

/controversy

;)

Lord Bob October 20 2009 6:41 PM EDT

Some people would rather have a discussion than a debate.

The Debate forum, in my opinion, is useless because it forces posters into a specific format. I do not like it.

Therefore, I will continue to post all DISCUSSIONS, not DEBATES about controversial topics here in OT.

Godpanda October 20 2009 6:45 PM EDT

^ Fine him! :P

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 20 2009 7:13 PM EDT

"Some people would rather have a discussion than a debate.

The Debate forum, in my opinion, is useless because it forces posters into a specific format. I do not like it.

Therefore, I will continue to post all DISCUSSIONS, not DEBATES about controversial topics here in OT."

if i understand the rules, discussions really have no rules. resistance is futile!

Lord Bob October 20 2009 7:27 PM EDT

"if i understand the rules, discussions really have no rules."

Exactly. The Debates forum does. We can do things here like:
(3) Not commit wholly to tone side of the issue or another.
(5) Simply provide relevant information or ask questions.
(6) Switch sides during the discussion.
(7) Make two posts consecutively.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 20 2009 7:28 PM EDT

I agree!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 20 2009 7:28 PM EDT

Wait, no I don't! ;)

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] October 20 2009 7:31 PM EDT

Oh GL you rebel you.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] October 20 2009 7:51 PM EDT

Lord Bob does have a point...

...Maybe that sub-forum (debates) could be called Debates/Controversy

Or something similar? I'm nitpicking. Yes, I agree about that. Yes, I'll shut up. Yes.

I gotta hang up now, see you. Yes.

Ciao.

kevlar October 20 2009 7:55 PM EDT

wow that was my fault posting in Off-Topic, totally forgot about the debate forum. I honestly haven't read the rules in the debates forum *has homework*

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] October 20 2009 7:58 PM EDT


And some people would rather rant than have either a debate or discussion. This is frequently referred to as "Annoying the Informed".

[RX3]Cotillion October 20 2009 10:01 PM EDT

Lord Bob 7:27 PM EDT

" Exactly. The Debates forum does. We can do things here like:
(3) Not commit wholly to tone side of the issue or another.
(6) Switch sides during the discussion. "

Be decisive!

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 20 2009 11:17 PM EDT

"Exactly. The Debates forum does. We can do things here like:
(3) Not commit wholly to tone side of the issue or another.
(5) Simply provide relevant information or ask questions.
(6) Switch sides during the discussion.
(7) Make two posts consecutively."

that is if you tag it as a debate, if you tag it as a discussion then those rules do not apply. when i said discussions have no rules, i meant within the debate forum itself if i am reading the guidelines correctly.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] October 20 2009 11:22 PM EDT

The Debate forum is really the Debate/discussion forum. If you make a debate then you have to follow all the rules like that. If its just a discussion then you don't. They both fall under the Debate forum though.
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