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We originate from DDO, there's no question of that but both due to the religion-forum having equal say from the get-go to a series of events unfolding that led to a different ecology and thus social food-chain here, not only is RM no longer easy prey as he used to be but many who used to be powerful are now quite unlike what they were. The cliques are similar, sure, but to base this solely on DDO propagated cliques and to stop only at 'DDO-main' and 'religion' doesn't quite delve into it as well as the fact that you haven't taken into account that the types of user making duck-debates are the would-be-ones of a now extinct clique, the polls/opinions clique.
Without further ado, and with a hint of bias of course, I shall process to explore the cliques of DarC (DarC is correct, thank you for knowing that) that have evolved from the site's origin until now:
ALL VIDEOS AND SONGS HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY SELECTED TO MATCH THE CLIQUE IN AN UNIRONIC MANNER. When it displays emotions or seemingly hyperbole expression, it is not to mock but to express how they feel and are experiencing what is going on.
The Anti-Mod Forum Blasters: Sia - Bird Set Free
This clique is not inherently a clique (even to itself), it's a very wolf-like formation whereby the alpha is merely the one who's done the most damage and been the biggest in the direction the rest of the pack cling to in their own way. Drafterman has screamed a quietened agony perhaps felt for years on DDO but amazingly which, in contradiction, is screaming in support of Max's moderation style. It is unclear what exactly they stand for and there's little doubt in my mind that they'd pile on each other like a pack of (analogy-accurate) feral dogs if we were to let their band run things as the unfettered capacity to bully and taunt one another verbally would lead to brutal outcomes when one feels too hurt because not only are we not all built equally thick-skinned, but we're not all as difficult to abuse.
The Tryhard Debaters: Fall Out Boy - Centuries - weak epilepsy-warning HAS FREQUENT BLACK-FLASH TRANSITION not strobe or bright-flash type transitioning.
While strangely split in different ways, such as me being a highly efficient noobsniper, others wanting to create an entire elite-league on its own to stop the likes of me getting 'full respect' via a different rating system among them, we all have a lowkey unity in that we are here to debate and want some thrill and glory for being better, as good, or perhaps motivation to improve if we realise we truly are worse than the rest. We are here as a sport, to us it's less about the forums and worrying about blending in as such (although all mods are included in this clique as for now), this is the 'head down, work done' clique.
We want our name on that fucking wall, we want to be the coach other coaches recommend. We grind that elo each on our own way, some still failing as DarC is new but all fervently and never ever giving up their chance to go down as a legendary debater.
The Religious and Antitheist... Clique? Madchild - Black and White
This isn't as simple as the religious-forums populace because not only are there those that frequent it who are not in this clique but, less intuitively it's also addressing those that spread out their loyalties but nearly solely use the forums for the purpose of religious debate. Sometimes they stretch out into very right-wing politics if they're religious or into epistemology if the other end of the spectrum but this is very much about defeating the other group and it's unclear whether the joy is from the process of typing the angry rants or of reading the reactions to said posts and threads. They love to talk and to be talked to in a mean, repetitive manner it's almost as if they thrive more the less hospitable their forum(s) become. This clique spans from politics through to philosophy and society as well as the main one but undeniably their home is the Religion Forums.