Chess should be recognized as a sport!
Debate Rounds (4)
That said, I offer the following options:
1. We use Round 3/4 to make this a 2 round debate regarding your thesis "Chess should be recognized as a sport"
2. We mutually agree this "debate" will be a draw. And maybe next time don't instigate a debate then complain because someone accepted it. If you want to debate something but don't have the details worked out don't instigate the debate yet. Or at least make it so you have to approve an acceptance. You can't blame me for simply accepting a challenge.
I'm being nice BTW by offering that second option. This seems to me to be the debate equivalent of
1. e4 e5
2. Bc4 Nc6
3. Qh5 Nf6...o darn!!
4. Too late, you took your hand off it.
If you want to have a 'draw' which is the same thing then that's fine with me, either way I have no time to debate right now and no interest in debating someone with poor sportsmanship. however, If con wants to play a game of chess, sure, I'd whip you in a game for shittles and giggles.
And "I have no time to debate right now"? THEN DON'T POST THE DEBATE IN THE FIRST PLACE!!
And not to nitpick, but I never suggested you "blundered a checkmate". I suggested you blundered into a checkmate. The person actually executing the checkmate in my hypothetical did so flawlessly.
I hope Con will exercise his right to read, and utilize some common sense while debating on this website in the future.
And I again encourage any prospective voters to ignore this debate, as we shouldn't reward behavior that promotes trolling and rudeness. I wish con luck in his future debates.
"..hostile you really are". That one I'll cop to. I am hostile. For the reason, see previous paragraph.
"I hope Con will exercise his right to read". I hope Pro will exercise his right to think before he posts.
" utilize some common sense while debating on this website in the future." Don't be the Instigator for a debate you don't want!! There's some common sense!!
"shouldn't reward behavior that promotes trolling and rudeness". Let's start with rudeness. I have not fired a single insult at you, despite you calling me a troll and "a dick". And somehow you suggest I'VE been the rude one?! As for trolling, let's see. You posted something online to provoke a response, had no intent of actually carrying an honest discussion of the topic you originally posted about, and when simple logic was pointed out you responded with sophomoric insults and STILL refuse to discuss your own original premise. That's right down the checklist for Hall of Fame Internet Troll, First Ballot Inductee.
"And I again encourage any prospective voters to ignore this debate". At least there's one thing we agree on. To be honest I'm embarrassed to be a part of this debacle. And quite honestly highly disappointed. I was looking forward to a fun discussion of a game I suspect we both love. Why you had to send it so insanely off the track is beyond me.
"I wish con luck in his future debates." And I you. Perhaps you should stick to being the Contender rather than the Instigator however, just so this situation isn't repeated with someone else. Just looking out for everyone's well-being.
If you ever want to have an actual debate on this topic let me know.
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Vote Placed by Bored_Debater 6 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: This was a terrible embarrassment... Pro didn't say "I'm not finished yet, don't join until I've finished the details" in round one. He proceeded with insults in the following rounds. I'm pretty tempted to reward con with points. 1. Insulting continuously 2. Making no arguments Since BOP is on pro, you failed to convince me why it should be a sport, therefore, I'd reward con arguments. Since you were being pretty rude, I'd reward con conduct point. If there was no agreement to a draw, con would be the winner right now.
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