The Instigator
Blank
Pro (for)
Winning
24 Points
The Contender
gelie96
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

A debater on Debate.org should not be allowed to vote for themselves after a debate

Do you like this debate?NoYes+0
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Post Voting Period
The voting period for this debate has ended.
after 4 votes the winner is...
Blank
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/27/2010 Category: Arts
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,589 times Debate No: 13229
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (11)
Votes (4)

 

Blank

Pro

The members on Debate.org that start debates, at the end of the debate should not be allowed to vote for themselves.

Voting for yourself is just unsportsmanlike. If the other person cannot vote for themselves or refuses to vote out of principle, out of sportsmanship the other debater should let the people decide who won and not their biased opinions. A lot of the debates on this site are won by a person voting for themselves which is wrong.

Some people cannot vote at all, so when going up against someone who does not have access to a cell phone or lives in a foreign country and does not have the ability to get the verification code sent to them, it gives the other person with these items and advantages of living in America the luxury of getting a free 7 points.

A person who votes for themselves have a biased opinion on their debates and will vote for themselves even if they know they don't deserve to win. Like a person who votes all 7 points for themselves when they have forfeited every round. Forfeiting a round means a supposed loss in conduct and spelling and grammar.

The ability to vote for yourself is also unrealistic. In a actual debate a person would not be able to vote for themselves or their teams or even be judges for that matter in the debate. Being able to vote for yourself just makes Debate.org unrealistic compared to actual debating experience.
gelie96

Con

You should be able to vote for yourself. Its your debate so you should be allowed to do whatever you want to do on your debate.
Debate Round No. 1
Blank

Pro

You as a debater should not have a single say in the outcome of your debates. Real debates are not done in this way, at least not the competitive ones. It is unfair for the person you are going against if they do not have the ability to vote as well. Debates winners should be decided by judges or in this case the general public of the site to decide who truly had the better argument.

Voting for yourself is again unsportsmanlike, unfair to people who do not have cell phones or live in foreign areas, and gives a unrealistic voting experience. Winning by 1 point because you voted for yourself, giving yourself 7 points should be seen as a cheap win and does not give any real sense of achievement or fulfillment knowing that you basically had to cheat to win.
gelie96

Con

umm... i quit
Debate Round No. 2
gelie96

Con

gelie96 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
11 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 10 records.
Posted by Koopin 6 years ago
Koopin
KFC

Blank should vote for himself.
Posted by Mirza 6 years ago
Mirza
Politicians do it too!
Posted by Kinesis 6 years ago
Kinesis
lol, well that sucked.
Posted by m93samman 6 years ago
m93samman
What a waste of a debate
Posted by InsertNameHere 6 years ago
InsertNameHere
Yep.
Posted by Blank 6 years ago
Blank
So he just randomly says KFC?
Posted by InsertNameHere 6 years ago
InsertNameHere
Blank, this is Koopin. He needs no reasoning for speaking about KFC. ;)
Posted by Blank 6 years ago
Blank
That would be disgusting...
Posted by Marauder 6 years ago
Marauder
KFC is will one day achieve the dream of not just replacing the buns that covered your fried chicken with fried chicken, but also your hands.

that is what about KFC
Posted by Blank 6 years ago
Blank
what about kfc?
4 votes have been placed for this debate. Showing 1 through 4 records.
Vote Placed by bluesteel 6 years ago
bluesteel
Blankgelie96Tied
Agreed with before the debate:Vote Checkmark--0 points
Agreed with after the debate:Vote Checkmark--0 points
Who had better conduct:Vote Checkmark--1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:Vote Checkmark--1 point
Made more convincing arguments:Vote Checkmark--3 points
Used the most reliable sources:--Vote Checkmark2 points
Total points awarded:50 
Vote Placed by KodyHarris 6 years ago
KodyHarris
Blankgelie96Tied
Agreed with before the debate:Vote Checkmark--0 points
Agreed with after the debate:Vote Checkmark--0 points
Who had better conduct:Vote Checkmark--1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:Vote Checkmark--1 point
Made more convincing arguments:Vote Checkmark--3 points
Used the most reliable sources:Vote Checkmark--2 points
Total points awarded:70 
Vote Placed by J.Kenyon 6 years ago
J.Kenyon
Blankgelie96Tied
Agreed with before the debate:-Vote Checkmark-0 points
Agreed with after the debate:-Vote Checkmark-0 points
Who had better conduct:Vote Checkmark--1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:Vote Checkmark--1 point
Made more convincing arguments:Vote Checkmark--3 points
Used the most reliable sources:--Vote Checkmark2 points
Total points awarded:50 
Vote Placed by m93samman 6 years ago
m93samman
Blankgelie96Tied
Agreed with before the debate:Vote Checkmark--0 points
Agreed with after the debate:Vote Checkmark--0 points
Who had better conduct:Vote Checkmark--1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:Vote Checkmark--1 point
Made more convincing arguments:Vote Checkmark--3 points
Used the most reliable sources:Vote Checkmark--2 points
Total points awarded:70