The hashtag #bbcindyref has been trending on Twitter since Monday night's fierce debate on Scottish independence, with many social media users uniting over what has been described as "a shouting match."
Alex Salmond's victory in last night's debate will "raise the hearts" of Yes campaigners but it "remains to be seen" whether it will inject momentum into the campaign, an expert has said.
Research by ICM for the Guardian newspaper showed 71% of people questioned thought Salmond had been the better performer in the BBC clash, compared to 29% for Better Together head Alistair Darling.
While thousands took to Twitter to give their thoughts on the heated head-to-head debate, many - regardless of their 'Yes' or 'No' stance - agreed on one thing; too much shouting, not enough action.
In a world first, the actual real world debate was more shouty than Twitter. #bbcindyref— Jamie Bartlett (@JamieJBartlett) August 25, 2014
"Oh yes we can", "Oh no you can't", "Oh no you can't", "Oh yes we can"...Panto season has started early this year... #bbcindyref— patrick mccafferty (@mccaffepj) August 25, 2014
Speaking on post-debate analysis on BBC Scotland, Prof John Curtice, from Strathclyde University, said it was "remarkable" how little time was actually spent on the issues "we know are likely to switch voters minds and that is what are the prospects for Scotland's economy, either independence or in the union."
From despairing to defensive, here's how viewers of last night's debate reacted to two Scottish men in suits shouting at each other:
Oh Donald, how wrong you were.
STOP SHOUTING. #bbcindyref— John McDermott (@johnpmcdermott) August 25, 2014
Can everybody stop shouting please. #bbcindyref— Ross Teddy Craig (@RossTeddyCraig) August 25, 2014
Well if you like borin shoutin then you must huv loved that. SEEEEEEEEEEEEE YIS LATTTTTTEEEEER!!!! #bbcindyref— GARY MCLINTOCH (@GARYTANK) August 25, 2014
Turned on #bbcindyref. Immediately met by OLD WHITE MEN SHOUTING— BornUnderPunches (@Under_Punches) August 25, 2014
The #bbcindyref is exactly why formal politics is alienating. Two middle aged straight white men in suits shouting at each other. Great.— Michael Segalov (@MikeSegalov) August 25, 2014
Two middle aged, middle class, white men in suits shouting at each other is no good viewing. And even worse politics. #bbcindyref— Jim Slaven (@JimSlaven) August 25, 2014
Before the debate I was an undecided voter. After watchin those two shouting at each other I've now decided, I'm not voting! #bbcindyref— James Montgomery (@jaimsiem) August 25, 2014
From what I saw of that debate it was just 2 men just shouting at each other. Nothing learned at all. Just a waste of time. #bbcindyref— Christopher Hills (@hillsey_92) August 25, 2014
Two senior politicians there. Shouting over each other. Appalling. Ignorant. #bbcindyref— Katrina Brown (@KatrinaBrown) August 25, 2014
Current debate more hysteric than historic #bbcindyref We need more policy discussed less shouting.— Lorna Gibb (@LornaGibb) August 25, 2014
The daytime TV summary:
Mum just summed up this debate "it's become a bit shouty hasn't it"
It's like a boring ep of Jeremy Kyle. #bbcindyref— Andi Osho (@andiosho) August 25, 2014
This debate could have been chaired by Jeremy Kyle, that's the level it reached.August 25, 2014
I think these guys need an Irn Bru chew. Keep things cool.August 25, 2014
Baffled by idea that the #bbcindyref was a shouting match. It's a debate about Scotland's future, what do you want, sunshine and rainbows?— Martin Domin (@martin_domin) August 25, 2014
The SNP leader outlined the three options should Westminster reject a currency union - using sterling outside of the Union, the Euro and a Scottish currency.
However, Salmond insisted he was seeking an mandate from the Scottish people to call for a formal currency union with the rest of the UK. Meanwhile, Darling repeated his calls for the First Minister to come up with a Plan B.