DDO Win/Loss Record is Detrimental
Firstly, some participants will accept a debate challenge because they spot a technicality in the wording of the instigator, and then exploit that in order to add another victory to their record, thus, defeating the entire point of the debate for the instigator.
Secondly, this will discourage such participants from accepting a debate because they don't want to risk losing, when in reality, they would engage in order to better their understanding or test their position on the issue at hand.
If there was no record of a participant's Wins/Losses, then participants will be more likely to engage in a debate for the sake of debating, rather than aiming to improve their record.
Again, this is not against anyone in particular, these are just some observations I have made in my short time here. (I also have an ulterior motive here; this will be my third debate, and thus, I can acquire voting privileges.)
I accept. Since he started arguing in the first round, I'll follow suit.
The resolution is talking about having a publicly viewable win/loss record and how it affects the site overall. If I show that the site overall isn't harmed by having a publicly viewable win/loss record, then you negate the resolution.
Moreover, the burden of proof for this debate is on the Pro debater because:
Firstly, I disagree with the premise that the detrimental effects of a win/loss record is isolated to the debate section of the site. The definition of the word "overall" is "Taking everything into account".  This would infer the inclusion of every component of the site, including the debate section. If one wall of a house is in disrepair, does that not contribute to the overall condition of the house? If a new user first experiences the debate section and finds it distasteful (in the way I originally described), it is very much a possibility that the user may abandon the site before exploring the other aspects of it, or just assume that the rest of the site would be as well.
As for my counter-arguments...
1.1 & 1.2 (to your responses to my first argument)
I agree with you in that bringing a debater's technical flaws to light is a positive thing. How that is accomplished in another issue. If a debater is driven by the competitive feel granted by the Win/Loss record, his intentions can become skewed between being courteous about it and just exploiting it for another victory. For instance, a debater who spots a flaw in an instigator's opening argument could instead leave advice as a Comment (which I've see done, too) rather than accept the challenge and open by exploiting a mistake or oversight.
Although both methods will prove to increase the erring debater's skill, those who find themselves on the receiving end may very well be deterred, rather than encouraged, by an opponent showing no motive other than to win. The concept of "Tough Love" doesn't work without the "Love" part. Users who leave DDO with a negative experience or impression of it is detrimental.
2.1, 2.2 (to your responses to my second argument)
The Win/Loss record appeals to the competitive nature of people, and its presence can greatly affect their motives. Someone who is more competitive will be more reluctant to take the risk of losing because if he does, that loss will stay with him as long as he has that account. So, regardless of the benefit that one is certain to reap in the way of improving their debate skills, the mere awareness of the Win/Loss record can affect the decisions of the competitive, and shift their focus away from the debate issue and towards building up their record.
I think the voting system works better for determining and recognizing the strength of the argument. Why should that fear of losing be bolstered by the fact that their loss will always be with them? I will concede that this will lead to higher quality debates, though, but I believe the voting system is more responsible for this than the Win/Loss record
I meant this issue to be taken generally, and I don't see how anyone couldn't or hasn't seen a competitive debater show his colors. If the few instances I have seen are something that rarely occurs on DDO, then my point has less meaning. As I stated in the beginning of this argument, I would rather suffer the loss than accuse specific users of this behavior.
Indeed. I have not claimed that the detriment to DDO is substantial; just that it simply is detrimental.
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Thank you, again!
Extend out my argument that a public win/loss debate record doesn't actually have an overall detrimental effect to the site. A debate record of any kind has no effect on the polls, opinions, and forums sections of the site, meaning 3/4ths of the site is unaffected by the record at the very least.
His response is that the harms aren't isolated to the debate section and that I'm not taking "everything into account".
With that settled, my argument stands clear and unrefuted. I'm definitively showing how the win/loss record doesn't actually negatively affect the site overall by his own definition of overall. This is the easiest place for you to vote con.
Now to go to the responses to the aff case. Group both arguments.
Neither of his arguments have the slightest bit of an impact to them. Not only has he still provided zero warrant for these arguments other than "it's something he's noticed", not only has he provided no warrant for why these harms are coming from the existence of the win/loss record rather than alternative, outside circumstances, but he's provided no weighing analysis for why these negatives represent an overall harm to the site. I'm the only one making this analysis on my argument, so my argument is outweighing his in scope and impact. You're negating even if you buy his arguments.
So this debate breaks down really simply:
1. Pro had BoP to prove an overall harm to having a public win/loss record on the entirety of the site. He failed to do this.
2. My argument showing how a public win/loss record cannot possibly have an overall harm to the entirety of the site stands, and I'm giving you clear weighing analysis as for why this argument should matter more than his arguments.
3. His arguments lack the necessary warrants to show how they're not only true, but unique to a public win/loss record, and he's made no effort to rectify this situation. Hold this against him and drop his arguments.