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fameONE
I've seen a few posts scattered about complaining about where the debate forum is located. What if, even for just a trial period, it was its own subforum again (instead of being hidden in another subforum)?

Perhaps it would see some more activity if that was done. New topics aren't hard to come up with. As it stands, the thread about the Obama/McCain debate is becoming a debate all its own. That could be lifting productivity of the debate forum.

Alright, I'm done. I'll shut up now.
sixfive
Idno broski. I loved the debate forum (sorta) when it was it's own entity, but there were also more people willing to post there. The main people who would have participated there have just started to post in the lounge about matters. For instance, I posted an "@economy" thread last week and forgot about it 10 minutes later, came back yesterday and saw people had responded. I think we should just have debate oriented topics left in the lounge for more exposure.
superstitious
^ That is along the lines of where I was going (sort of) with this, regarding news.

(Except, I don't think that we should really get rid of The Debate forum)

fameONE
QUOTE(kryogenix @ Sep 30 2008, 07:46 AM) *
Idno broski. I loved the debate forum (sorta) when it was it's own entity, but there were also more people willing to post there. The main people who would have participated there have just started to post in the lounge about matters. For instance, I posted an "@economy" thread last week and forgot about it 10 minutes later, came back yesterday and saw people had responded. I think we should just have debate oriented topics left in the lounge for more exposure.

I like that idea as well, but then there are the shitty topics in the lounge that happen to get bumped because of the nonsense within. The threads that are actually worth a shit will just get pushed a few pages back.

Hmmm. We need more input.
DoubleJ
I think that it should be given it's own subforum. I feel as though it has definitely started to pick up again, and maybe we should add it back, with the lack of quality in the lounge.
sixfive
IMO, make the debate worthy topics in the lounge stick out some how. Can there be some way to make topics deemed debate worthy bolded so they stick out amongst all the other threads in the lounge? Bold will definitely bring more attention to them. I'm bold. And daring.
DoubleJ
QUOTE(kryogenix @ Sep 30 2008, 11:16 AM) *
IMO, make the debate worthy topics in the lounge stick out some how. Can there be some way to make topics deemed debate worthy bolded so they stick out amongst all the other threads in the lounge? Bold will definitely bring more attention to them. I'm bold. And daring.

That is actually not a bad idea as well. I also think that it is time to get rid of a few subforums as it is. This place is in need of an overhaul, and discussions like this can only help. I totally dig your idea though Steven.
superstitious
QUOTE(kryogenix @ Sep 30 2008, 10:16 AM) *
IMO, make the debate worthy topics in the lounge stick out some how. Can there be some way to make topics deemed debate worthy bolded so they stick out amongst all the other threads in the lounge? Bold will definitely bring more attention to them. I'm bold. And daring.

Why yes, you are.

I do not see a way to bold the topic titles. Putting asterics next them maybe? I'll keep researching possiblities.

Another possiblity is making Debate a subforum of the Lounge?
NoSex
debate thread doesn't need to be plastered on the front page it needs people who can actually intelligently contribute... oops, intellignt discourseeeeeee, nt for this place, damn.

honestlym though, since it's sort of impossible to demand quality discourse, especially in the case of serious debate... maybe we should just plaster it on the front page; at least then it would get some traffffficcccccc.
sixfive
Nate, not all of us are as smart and informed as yourself, you'll have to pardon us simpletons.
Tung
Sorry I don't use wikipedia enough, or put up this masochist "I'm Intelligent, and you gaiz r all inferiorzzz zomggg!!" attitude, when really I'm just a 20 year old who just graduated from highschool after countless years in a school full of adolescent and prepubescents!!!
technicolour
I think that if the Debate forum and the lounge became more, idk, related?, it would bring a lot more hostility into the Lounge. The Lounge is supposed to be a fun, off-beat, 'anything else', type of place.






But, that's just me.
brooklyneast05
i'm in favor of whatever, i mean obviously what we're doing now isn't working. we were better of when we gave it it's own forum in my opinion, but for some unknown reason jusun tried to tell the members of a site he doesn't frequent what people here want. i don't see why we can't just move it back, who cares about jusun's opinion when he didn't care about ours? even if a less active forum is at the front i don't see how that matters or hurts anyone.

anyway

we should make it more visible, even though i don't think it's going to be a booming place either way. cb has a bunch of people who couldn't care less about debate and also a lot of people who are too young to have a grasp of the issues in the first place. (not like i'm that i'm old, i'm just saying it's hard at 14 to know what's going on when you haven't even had classes on it in school.)

we need new people to get interested becuase i can already give answers for steven, brandon, nate and whoever else cause we've been there and done that.


IDK HOW TO FIX IT, BUT MOVE THE DEBATE FORUM TO THE FRONT.
DoubleJ
who cares about jusun's opinion when he didn't care about ours?

I am sorry, but this is the attitude that we need to start taking. It is obvious to both mods and members alike, that he doesn't give a f**k about what's going on around here, so we need to make it our business to make it better for us. Move the debate forum!
superstitious
Guess what, guys? DONE. !
brooklyneast05
score
superstitious
Seriously, what the heck harm could it possibly do by being its own forum? So I thought instead of waiting and going back and forth, screw it. xD
DoubleJ
karmakiller
Way to wait for more opinions hammer.gif

Nah, I like it better this way, too. The Books and News is looking kinda lonely now.
superstitious
lol Sorry Dee.

I was thinking that too. I don't think Writing should be in interests. I never did. I always thought it was better in Academia but alas. haha

PS, it's not difficult to move back at all, if my hopping on it offends people.
brooklyneast05
there is some dude making topics in the art forum, he is so cool go reply to them so he'll stay around guys!!!!
superstitious
QUOTE(brooklyneast05 @ Sep 30 2008, 03:25 PM) *
there is some dude making topics in the art forum, he is so cool go reply to them so he'll stay around guys!!!!

You mean the loser posting about street art?

jk I love the art revival, JC. <3
karmakiller
Hmm... Maybe Writing (maybe Art, too?) could be moved to Academia. And then, in the future, if the News forum is done away with Books isn't stuck in with Interests... 'cause Interests already has 7 subforums.
superstitious
^ I'm totally cool with that.
sixfive
Dee your opinion is worthless. You'll probably say something insignificant then put yourself down in hopes that someone will counter your self degradation.
butre
I completely forgot about the debate forum until I saw this topic.
fameONE
BANZAI!!!
libertie
QUOTE(kryogenix @ Sep 30 2008, 08:08 PM) *
Dee your opinion is worthless. You'll probably say something insignificant then put yourself down in hopes that someone will counter your self degradation.

I'm confused as to what just happened here..
sixfive
What's to be confused about?
libertie
It just seemed like it came out of nowhere, I guess I just don't get it.
karmakiller
QUOTE(kryogenix @ Sep 30 2008, 08:08 PM) *
Dee your opinion is worthless. You'll probably say something insignificant then put yourself down in hopes that someone will counter your self degradation.

It was just an idea shrug.gif I posted that before we realized that the "School" subforum wasn't linked on the front page. If my opinion is worthless, then what's your opinion about the forum?
fameONE
QUOTE(libertie @ Oct 1 2008, 03:34 PM) *
It just seemed like it came out of nowhere, I guess I just don't get it.

It didn't come out of nowhere, albeit harsh, it was far from a random comment.
NoSex
QUOTE(kryogenix @ Sep 30 2008, 12:27 PM) *
Nate, not all of us are as smart and informed as yourself, you'll have to pardon us simpletons.


i'm glad we're both on the same page


QUOTE(pessimist @ Sep 30 2008, 12:56 PM) *
Sorry I don't use wikipedia enough, or put up this masochist "I'm Intelligent, and you gaiz r all inferiorzzz zomggg!!" attitude, when really I'm just a 20 year old who just graduated from highschool after countless years in a school full of adolescent and prepubescents!!!


i don't know who you are.
karmakiller
pessimist is Tung blink.gif
NoSex
QUOTE(karmakiller @ Oct 2 2008, 05:27 PM) *
pessimist is Tung blink.gif


in that case, lolz; what a moron.
fameONE
QUOTE(NoSex @ Oct 2 2008, 08:50 PM) *
in that case, lolz; what a moron.


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libertie
Alright guys, we have to meet each other halfway on this. Stop throwing out the random insults, thanks. sad.gif
Tung
QUOTE(NoSex @ Oct 2 2008, 07:50 PM) *
in that case, lolz; what a moron.

Oh the irony in this post. rolleyes.gif
Melissa
^ this is all getting a little old tbh

And anyways, the debate forum = it's own forum now, right? Does this mean the situation is resolved?
superstitious
Yeah, I sent a PM to Brandon asking if it was ok to close (I like to do that before closing/resolving) but I'll go ahead and do it and if he needs it to be reopened for some reason, he can PM.

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