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Aug 06, 2019 12:27:41

Idea: 200 WAD Debates?

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Jack Lyons

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When I started on 200 words a day there used to be a 'topic' of the day or week to help give you something to write about. I liked that. It's no longer around but I would love to see it back. On top of that, I have an idea: how about a debatable topic?

Now, I know this could go awry if done wrong (by that  I mean, people could get aggressive based on their "passion" for a subject). So I don't really know how this should look. But I feel  as though I could say with certainty that it could be kept cordial based on the respectful nature of the 200 wad audience. Everyone on here is so friendly, open and generous.

I think having a topic of the day that is debatable might lead to more engagement, feedback and threaded posts where everyone can participate. It might help us all connect with each other on a deeper level.

Just a thought for now. At a minimum, I say we bring back the topic of the day for starters. It certainly helps me write more with less "blank page" frustration. Having a topic of the day/week is a great kick start.

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    @jacklyons Great idea! I also loved the topic of the week.

    Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | Aug 06, 2019 13:23:52
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    @jacklyons

    hell yeah I would love for us all to debate. :)

    Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Aug 06, 2019 20:29:44
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      @jacklyons @abrahamKim --

      I'll start:

      Debate is for intelligent people.

      Discuss.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Aug 06, 2019 14:15:08
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      @jacklyons @brianball

      unintelligent people debate all the time.

      check out youtube comments.

      Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Aug 06, 2019 23:20:49
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      @jacklyons @abrahamKim - do you mean at all times?

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Aug 06, 2019 14:37:06
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      @jacklyons @brianball

      All the time there are unintelligent people have unintelligent debates. YouTube comments section is a rich source of examplars

      Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Aug 06, 2019 23:40:08
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      @abrahamKim @brianball 3 year olds can have debates. I don't believe it needs to be based on intelligence but merely an opinion. I think this, you think that ...Don't you think?

      Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | Aug 06, 2019 20:48:27
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      @jacklyons @abrahamKim -- that reply just made me realize the point of a debate is informational in nature. Here's my opinion and the information I have that supports it. You hold a different opinion, so please share the information you have that supports the difference.

      Just having a different opinion doesn't, for me, constitute a debate.

      My wife uses the word debate when she's juggling two or more options. "I'm just debating whether to get my hair cut on Thursday or Friday" -- which means she's probably mentally reviewing her responsibilities, her other calendar items, etc. ( information )

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Aug 07, 2019 06:55:15
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