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Belcher

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Belcher last won the day on April 18 2011

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  1. Belcher

    Freud

    Also, Freud LOVED cocaine. A lot. Seriously.
  2. I was elected to my first mod position right as this transition happened. So, I never moderated with the power to ban. However, I'm not really in favor of a switch back to the old system. I remember the power to ban being rampantly abused, especially in the regional forums. Elections had already devolved into the situation where the candidate with the most multiple accounts, or friends with multiple accounts, winning all regional elections. As a result, a lot of the "moderating" that occurred was banning posters that mods didn't like. As I recall the community forums (more complain than misc) were similarly abused. If there was a return of banning powers, I'd like to see it constrained to forums where discussion should be more tightly controlled, like in the Debate, Specific Argument and Evidence forums. The Community and Regional forums don't really need the power of ban, just the editing of posts and a supermod that can be counted on to ban as necessary. Also, why is banning needed? Doesn't editing/deleting posts solve any real problem anyway? I also kind of take exception to the way we (No fingers pointed at anyone in particular) talk about trolling as if a person can't be be both a productive member of the website and someone who enjoys posting garbage in the appropriate forums. A 'good' poster does both, but also knows in which forums such things belong.
  3. Other things: The Mat/Justin bromance gone bad. Vince (RIP ) Fight Club Frank lessthanthree All the AIPing
  4. Oh, that happened. No one really cared. I remember it came up when Krebs and Wiley were running against him in the supermod race several years ago. Mat has always had massive support from the troll population who all have more accounts than everyone else. Plus, kerpen didn't really care.
  5. No, it's a school. I'm pretty sure their church is their church. Many catholic schools also teach theology classes that include Buddhism. Many also employ non-catholic teachers/staff. Because, get this, it's a school.
  6. Belcher

    Oregon....

    Lack of legit in-state tournaments.
  7. Oh god, please don't confuse Worlds-style debate with NPDA/NPTE parli. You have 4 teams debating in the same round... Edit: Also, I forgot how terribly misinformed Miller's posts were on this subject. Full of lulz.
  8. Belcher

    Hey, admins!

    Wait, who's Matt?
  9. Well of course debaters who are currently debating feel that that speed doesn't alienate debaters... You're not the one who was alienated...
  10. I'm pretty sure there are other reasons why the basketball metaphor is a failure. Maybe it has something to do with basketball being a spectator sport. And there being a professional circuit that pays billions to its players. Maybe that's why high school and college basketball are doing fine despite cuts in educational spending and debate is starting to circle the drain...
  11. Back on the peacekeeping topic I read a nonviolence K that prominently featured evidence from a Mr. Gay. "Extend the Gay evidence."
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