VOTE REQUESTS

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Please use this thread to solicit votes for your finished debate. While mentioning the theme, length, forfeitures, etc. related to the debate are fair game, do not make extra arguments or otherwise try to unduly influence the vote outcomes.

As debates in this thread leave the voting period, please report them and a moderator will clean things up to keep relevant posts on the first page.
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You thought this was a voting request, but it was I, DIO.

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Even without a vote, an opinion on the arguments, would be nice.
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Not overly concerned but why do you use this site to advertise your debates, instead of the site to which you chose to host said debates?
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Because nearly all the old guard of DDO has left it, and I'm 'pretty sure that new users to the site DDO, are not able to acquire voting privilege's.

I am aware that a number of former DDO users left to 'this site, and thus I'd suppose still have ability to vote.
Also might presumably have 'some attachment to the old site.

If this was Debateforfun.com, I doubt I would have joined.
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I suppose I might still ask people's opinion on some debates of mine on DDO,
I wouldn't say I flood this site with requests on every single debate of mine on DDO,
Just debates where I have an interest, and am unsure if my logic stands up or not.

Personally I like the color scheme and width of debates on DDO more than DART, (I mean the width for how far words stretch across debate page. DART debates visual width of how far words goes, annoys me a bit.)
I also find I meet more lowbrow people on DDO, which is my preferred level of debate, rather than DARTs lengthy debates, full of high talking, just feels too. . . Cold, to 'me. Robotic, formal.

DDO was the first social media site I ever joined in life, sunk cost fallacy maybe.

But I'm rambling, I don't use DDO to ask for opinions or votes, because the community is small, the forums are polluted by ads, anyone new 'can't vote I think.
If I put my debate vote request in the forum for DDO, no one's going to see it, or not enough will care.

I 'do try to vote on debates on this site, and I 'do participate in the forums.
Perhaps I could vote 'more, to justify my asking people look at a debate on another site,
But it's 'still a debate, even if it's on another site.
This is a debate site, doesn't seem unreasonable to me, if I participate in this site, to ask for someone's opinion of a debate of mine on DDO.
Additionally, I 'have told a number of people on DDO about DART.
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bump
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bump
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Short debate. 
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let's have votes, already! I refuse to entertain yet another no-vote tie. I lead the top 10 in that category. Why is everybody so shy?