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September 30, 2007 7:08 AM   Subscribe

Be difficult. Be compelling. But above all—be contrary. A brand new debating site. Not a lot of content yet, but it seems to have potential.
posted by signal (18 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
No it isn't.
posted by hal9k at 7:23 AM on September 30, 2007 [2 favorites]


But why? There's Metafilter already.
posted by 3.2.3 at 7:23 AM on September 30, 2007


See below
posted by patricio at 7:50 AM on September 30, 2007


Isn't this what USENET is for?

(is informed of porn) Oh! Nevermind then.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 7:56 AM on September 30, 2007


Holy shit. An entire site of people talking like Comic Book Guy.
posted by KokuRyu at 8:18 AM on September 30, 2007


A debating site that's open to everybody? For the masses, so to speak?

You see where I'm going with this one?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:37 AM on September 30, 2007


Maths Debate?

That's it - right? ;)
posted by dash_slot- at 8:44 AM on September 30, 2007


1=.9999999 obviously. :)
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:09 AM on September 30, 2007


30 September 2007: The day I finally accepted that the Internet is going to be the downfall of society. Nice knowing you all.
posted by thecaddy at 9:46 AM on September 30, 2007


?????
posted by zouhair at 10:04 AM on September 30, 2007


Isn't this just the classical definition of "sophistry"?

1.) Yes, of course. It's the reason that people despise lawyers. Truth means nothing. It's all about the mercenary win -- truth be damned!

2.) No, of course not. That was an unfair characterization proffered by their enemies, elitists like Plato, who had a vested interest in keeping debating skills out of the hands of the hoi polloi.

2a.) Shouldn't the just be "hoi polloi"?

2b.) Die in a fire.
posted by RavinDave at 10:13 AM on September 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


This isn't an argument, it's just contradiction.
posted by Potsy at 11:39 AM on September 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


So I guess they (he) deleted all the comments people left there?

There's nothing interesting at the "debate" about 1 = 0.999999 anymore, just one argument that says it's true.

It's amazing how no matter how stupid something is, there's always someone on the internet that will take an idea and make it worse.
posted by blacklite at 5:10 PM on September 30, 2007


Isn't this just the classical definition of "sophistry"?

I told you once.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:53 PM on September 30, 2007


No you didn't.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:44 PM on September 30, 2007


Be strong. Be wrong.
posted by oats at 11:47 AM on October 1, 2007


The making of becontrary.com.
posted by 3.2.3 at 5:14 PM on October 6, 2007


Let's try this again.

The making of becontrary.com.
posted by 3.2.3 at 5:16 PM on October 6, 2007


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