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vintprox3796300dArguments are better maintained in text. If people need body language to support verbal communication, then sure, they may go talk in person. I don't find it useful in distant topics.
stackodev11377300dI just suck so bad trying to articulate my arguments and thoughts in a verbal debate. I am 1,000% better in writing. But I agree that online debates devolve fast. In the BeforeTimes, when blogs and social media didn’t yet exist, online forums ruled the day and debates were a lot better. Those days are gone, particularly when social media and traditional media collude to gin up fights for clicks and ratings.
IntrusionCM10319300dThe medium is less important I think.
More the general interest to have an actual debate.
The difference between reality and internet is that it's hard(er) to escape an conversation / debate in reality.
Would be fun if you could just teleport away or go on radio silence like some people do in the Internet. Violence (mention this as it comes up in nearly any discussion related to this topic) is in my opinion in both worlds present... Be it the toxic troll or the nice backstabber who talks behind ya back...
So. Reality - unavoidable. Internet - avoidable.
If you've played good old Pen and Paper / RPG or did similar stuff... You realize that it doesn't take much to imagine things and bring a seemingly boring text alive, if you just invest enough interest and care to detail.
A good storyteller is always amazing.
TLDR: a debate requires interest and in the internet interest and presence isn't what most people want. Don't like, just ignore.
ostream3123258dI DISAGREE THIS IS AN OUTRAGE, YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY BEING MANIPULATED BY THE OTHER SIDE!!!