The debate "You should have to post an argument in your own topic before it can be posted" was started by
July 22, 2015, 3:53 am.
40 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 10 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
Sosocratese posted 1 argument, I_Voyager posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 1 argument, pajrc1234 posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
Sosocratese, skyfrancois_97, I_Voyager, historybuff, maroof, desght, PsychDave, Turtle, thatdebatingchick, Trance, musejay1, dgw23, nicalow, theQueenofdebate, Bailz, pajrc1234, Alex, steady_current, Yuki_Amayane, carrot, ailasorecarg, madhusudhan, wmd, Socrates, Freyja, jjrocks1738, Zuhayr and 13 visitors agree.
thelogos, AstroSpace, Bodaciouslady16, AngryBlogger and 6 visitors disagree.
Shouldn't we make it accessible in the computer now? That way it would be easier to type, you can easily copy links, etc. If it already is, tell me how to get it.
I would absolutely agree.
I believe in order to post a topic, you should have to prepare an argument in support of your claim. I see far too many positions posted without an argument by the OP. Making a claim and then not defending it is intellectually lazy. Especially when you see people simply posting controversial or offensive statements which are either indefensible, or are simply there in order to get a rise out of people. Often times the OP will never comment on the intent of his argument, nor address the criticisms posted by other members. If people were at least forced to present an initial argument, we could see the spirit of the argument itself and then ignore that poster/topic or engage in an intellectually honest conversation. All too often we have to sit and guess what the OP meant by the terms/structure of his initial claim rather than being able to read a more elaborate argument in the body.