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More seriously, makes sense.
plz dun talk lyk dis, especially in srs discusion!!!!!!
but i lyk 2 tak lyk taht!!1
More seriously, I understand some people can't avoid talking like that, but otherwise okay.
When making claims where there are doubts to credibility, be sure to include sources.
Atlantis! Illuminati! Flying saucers! Bermuda Triangle! Area 51!
More seriously, I don't know how much sense this makes. It's possible to cite online sources for just about any opinion under the Sun, and some others as well. In the meantime, there are perfectly logical and valid arguments which simply aren't very common on the Internet and might be hard to find.
While debate is encouraged, expect topics to be locked if debate isn't going anywhere. If neither side is ever going to change, the argument becomes useless and will be closed.
God has to exist, with 100% certainty, because the Bible is a better source than things like our own senses! I'm going to believe this for the rest of my life and you must believe it too or else you'll go to Hell!
More seriously, I don't know how useful this is. If nobody's bringing up anything new, fine. But simply on the basis that someone is never going to change their beliefs, that I disagree with. The whole point of debate is to find out who's right and who's wrong, so anyone who's never going to change their beliefs no matter how much evidence is against them doesn't have a place in debates.
This is not a place for slander. Feel free to attack ideas, but not people. (ie, don't post things such as "X is a liberal/conservative/moderate and will never agree no matter how I logical we are.")
All communists and liberals and anti-lifers and evolutionists are wrong and bad and should go kill themselves!
More seriously, in most cases I agree with this. It's viewpoints that can be right or wrong, people are only right or wrong depending on what viewpoints they hold. Basically the only time I turn to outright insults is when it's clear the person presenting the opposing argument has completely abandoned logic and is therefore unconvincible, and so rather than winning them over the point turns to winning over other people who might be watching the argument. Sorry if this isn't very clear, but it's not an easy concept to sum up in one sentence.