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gahbage
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mynameisjonas
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1-Round debates should not be allowed.

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Started: 6/22/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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gahbage

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I am advocating that the minimum number of rounds allowed to a debate be 2. One-round "debates" defeat the actual purpose of a debate, because all that is done is the establishment of both sides. Nobody has a real chance to refute each other (except the contender, but then his arguments cannot be refuted). One-round "debates" are not really debates, they are just rounds.

As you can see, this "debate" is one round. So you may see the evils of a one-round "debate" (See above if you didn't catch them).
mynameisjonas

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Pshhhhhhhhhhhhh. You've got no shot at beating me, gahbage. One round debates are da bomb. I believe they should be allowed.

I would elaborate, but I believe the horrid shrieking coming from the galley kitchen is my estranged wife sending an open invitation for pasta. I shall elaborate on my position in the next argument.

Your turn.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by LR4N6FTW4EVA 8 years ago
LR4N6FTW4EVA
believer, that was three reasons
Posted by gahbage 8 years ago
gahbage
Oh. I see...

25 characters. (Damn you grammar check.)
Posted by Ragnar_Rahl 8 years ago
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""What if the purpose is not to have an actual debate at all?"

That would be best achieved by not starting a debate =P"

I think you misread the ambiguity in that sentence in replyingto it... he was not saying that the purpose as such was to not have a debate merely that to have an actual debate was not the purpose. At least that's my judgment from context.
Posted by gahbage 8 years ago
gahbage
"What if you're in a debate that only needs one round?"

What would that be?

"What if one person is unable to give more than one side of the debate?"

If you mean unable to attend future rounds, then they should not accept/begin the debate.

"What if the purpose is not to have an actual debate at all?"

That would be best achieved by not starting a debate =P
Posted by believer_720 8 years ago
believer_720
I disagree, only for one reason. What if you're in a debate that only needs one round? What if one person is unable to give more than one side of the debate? What if the purpose is not to have an actual debate at all?
Posted by gahbage 8 years ago
gahbage
Um...how does this disprove me?
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