I miss the debate forum. I tried to tell them it would bomb as a private group. No one wants to debate in a house whose owner could kick them out due to personal biased. Debates should take place on neutral ground where everyone is free to express their opinion. The issue here at DU is that hardly anyone knows how to actually debate without hitting below the belt with personal insults rather than focusing on the topic. ~ Ahavati
Firstly, the group belongs to Viddax. The man is the only person who can boot someone. anyone who got booted deserved it ~ lepperochan
Viddax may now, but in the beginning you did too. And you know you had a habit of booting people not because of something they did in a group, but your personal biases. I do know that JB and I joined some group that you ran in good faith when groups were first created, and hadn't said one single word before receiving a message and a ban from the group by you.
I have no idea if anyone got booted or not from the debate group; I left the ghost town years ago. I see you did too? Or at least the moderator role. Viddax is a good one to run the group; I have no issue with him at all. But he's never here. only person taking shots at people is you. just can't help yourself
How did I take a shot at someone? If you're going to accuse me of something, please provide the proof. I'll be the first to apologize if I took a direct shot at anyone. Thirdly, you had a group and you ran it to the ground.
If you're speaking of the critique group, actually, no; I resigned due to a biased moderator ( who was later removed for that very biasedness ) being placed in it. your present group, the interest in it has halved . because the 'mind numbing" rules and regulations .....in a fun group, so don't go Patting yourself in the back too much. There were more people policing it than people outside "the team" who I absolutely appreciate the effort which they made
Interest in the group is not halved; we are very particular about who we allow on the team, and it was suggested by a director ( not myself ) that we stick to the core group to avoid unnecessary drama. I didn't realize I patted myself on the back at all. It's a TEAM effort, and I'm pretty certain I mentioned the TEAM and how appreciative we are.
Amid all the criticisms and suggestions, an appreciation post is certainly warranted. but, control freak so yeah there's that
Direct personal references such as these are an example of why DU cannot have a debate thread.
I don't need to be in control. I'm actually a B type personality. I just can't be controlled, intimidated, nor manipulated - and that drives some crazy.