Mass Debating - is it just a US thing (in Debates)


Phrede October 20 2011 7:17 AM EDT

I noticed that the majority of debates seem to concern subjects that are US-based (economy/politics/other legal).

Is this because there are just many more US-based people actively playing the game, the US players playing the game are more vocal in there likes/dislikes, or that non US-based people care slightly less about injustices in their own areas.

Discuss.

Mikel October 20 2011 9:12 AM EDT

Answer: Yes, Yes, NO.

Quyen October 20 2011 9:16 AM EDT

i think my answers are like yes yes yes, but its that im a kid and dont really care about my country XD

Admiralkiller October 20 2011 9:23 AM EDT

Pun intended within the title?...ha ha..

Adios Muchachos October 20 2011 9:45 AM EDT

not masturbating AK, head out the clouds bro...


all in all i think Americans like arguing more than other countries... its just the way we are, ask any politician

Lochnivar October 20 2011 10:55 AM EDT

Combination of a couple of things:

1) Population.
The US has a similar population to the EU and 10 times the population of Canada... more people means more debate.

2) Info-tainment... the presentation of the 'news' in the US (politics at least) leads to an adversarial dynamic, which leads to argument.

3) It's easy!
You don't have to learn about specifics to debate US policy :-)
Just remember, if you want to punish the rich for being rich you're a democrat (or liberal), and if you want to punish the poor for being poor then you're a republican (or conservative).
Who doesn't like game with simple rules like that?

In answer to the original questions: Yes, Yes, No

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 20 2011 12:02 PM EDT

I noticed that the majority of debates seem to concern subjects that are US-based (economy/politics/other legal).

on cb or in general?

Lord Bob October 20 2011 12:21 PM EDT

its that im a kid and dont really care about my country
Well that's just sad.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 20 2011 12:34 PM EDT

from reading all of your questions it does seem you are speaking of the game.

do you want to run a poll and see where we are all from? i do suspect we are mostly either u.s. players but we do have a pretty diverse population here considering our small active player base.

what regions of the world do we choose for a poll if one is desired?

DERPA [Red Permanent Assurance] October 20 2011 1:34 PM EDT

Yes,Yes,No.
American politics is currently the fraternal twin of our reality TV. Millions watch The Bachelorette/Teen Mom/The Hills/Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and don't see actors. Ditto for our 24hr news cycle and when the sheeple do consider it's all fake they will still watch with shameless fascination as if that passing thought never happened. Simon, Rove, Dr.Phil, Gore, Bear Grylls, Huckabee, Kardashians, Palin, etc. All interchangeable media darlings with their own shows or as weekly guest stars. Observing more are of Red team was not my intention. Our only pure reality tv has been COPS and Jackass which are the two most liberal shows ever. lol ;)
To link the two slightly more. One can often contend that the winners on Dancing with the Stars or American Idol are picked before each round if not for the season.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 20 2011 2:28 PM EDT

Yes, Yes, Yes. ;)

AdminNightStrike October 20 2011 8:18 PM EDT

What other countries are there?



:)

Sickone October 20 2011 9:53 PM EDT

How would you debate issues about your country if you were the only one from your country on this site ? :P
On the other hand, all debates about the stuff happening in the USA are hilarious to an outsider like me for too many reasons to count.

Phrede October 21 2011 4:32 AM EDT

I think Loch has got it right - it is more difficult for me (from UK) to debate a political decision about, say, health policy taken in Romania as I probably wont hear about it.

Even some EU policies, are hidden in beaurocracy and dont really surface until one of the local country politicians brings it up in government. Whereas any US-wide decisions affect every one of the population.

There is also the language barrier - even though we standardise on English in chat (arguable) it is more difficult for a non-english speaker to understand some of the nuances of a debate.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] October 21 2011 7:41 AM EDT

There is also the language barrier - even though we standardise on English in chat (arguable) it is more difficult for a non-English speaker to understand some of the nuances of a debate.

Plenty of English speakers here who couldn't take nuance if it was chocolate-dipped, but that doesn't keep them quiet. Perhaps that's an American thing, too!

Lochnivar October 21 2011 9:43 AM EDT

I never would have pegged Bast for a cynic...

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 21 2011 11:03 AM EDT

I never would have pegged Bast for a cynic...

for a klondike bar?

Duke October 21 2011 4:20 PM EDT

yes/yes/no

You can just look at CB related debate and you notice that non us base players get involve.

Fishead October 21 2011 4:23 PM EDT

for a klondike bar?

I thought they put ice cream in a Klondike Bar, not nuance.
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