How to win an online Debate (Even when you are clearly in the wrong)

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    Want to win an online debate, even when you have no insight are are clearly in the wrong? Follow these 9 simple rules and you too can be an Internet champion.

    http://thesatedire.com/features/how-...clearly-wrong/
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    Never argue with an idiot.

    They bring you down to their level, then beat you with experience.
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    (Original post by XMaramena)
    Never argue with an idiot.

    They bring you down to their level, then beat you with experience.
    I love that quote. It sounds like a flippant play on words but actually is profoundly true.
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    Missed out some very common TSR ones-

    "source?"
    "Ad hominem"
    And the buzzfeed buzzwords - "I've shut you down" "I've destroyed your argument"
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    (Original post by PrinceHarrys)
    I don't know who this is, what this is or why, but I'm a little bit unsettled.
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    (Original post by Damien96)
    I don't know who this is, what this is or why, but I'm a little bit unsettled.
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    Missed out some very common TSR ones-

    "source?"
    "Ad hominem"
    And the buzzfeed buzzwords - "I've shut you down" "I've destroyed your argument"
    Nothing wrong in asking for the source if someone if putting forward facts and statements which they sat are true. In reality many people just make things up.
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    (Original post by UWS)
    was gonna post this instead.. legendary
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    Missed out some very common TSR ones-

    "source?"
    "Ad hominem"
    And the buzzfeed buzzwords - "I've shut you down" "I've destroyed your argument"
    Oh the "Destroyed" one is the worst. It's a conversation, not a competitive sport. It reeks of impotence when someone applies violent imagery to debate.

    bit.ly/1Mw2CBt
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    (Original post by UWS)
    Hahaha. That is perfect.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Nothing wrong in asking for the source if someone if putting forward facts and statements which they sat are true. In reality many people just make things up.
    Yeah. I think asking for evidence when someone makes a spurious claim is allowed, but it is an Internet cliche along with the others listed.
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    (Original post by PrinceHarrys)
    Ah, now it's entirely clear.
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    (Original post by Damien96)
    Ah, now it's entirely clear.
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    Missed out some very common TSR ones-

    "source?"
    "Ad hominem"
    And the buzzfeed buzzwords - "I've shut you down" "I've destroyed your argument"
    ''Logic'', ''My argument is logical'', ''I logict u so hard'', ''it's simple logic''
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    (Original post by MagnetoWasRight)
    ''Logic'', ''My argument is logical'', ''I logict u so hard'', ''it's simple logic''
    Bent over and logict til sore. Not that there is any sexual frustration in this but you were destroyed, punk'd and owned biatch. Feel free to add your own rape imagery.
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    (Original post by Damien96)
    Bent over and logict til sore. Not that there is any sexual frustration in this but you were destroyed, punk'd and owned biatch. Feel free to add your own rape imagery.
    I hope the hole in your logic is ready for my reason rod :sexface:
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    (Original post by MagnetoWasRight)
    I hope the hole in your logic is ready for my reason rod :sexface:
    Hahaha! I'm in public and genuionely laughed out loud.

    I emptied my sack of facts in your lying mouth.
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    (Original post by Damien96)
    Hahaha! I'm in public and genuionely laughed out loud.

    I emptied my sack of facts in your lying mouth.
    I will make you swallow my logical fallacy
 
 
 
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