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Debates are informal on Debate.org

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Started: 7/13/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 742 times Debate No: 77637
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asdf1231

Pro

Acceptance Round

For Convenience, Debate.org can be Referred to as DDO. Please read the following very carefully:

Definitions (To avoid confusion)
Debate.org: This very Site
Debate: As in Debate.org Debates (one member challenges another to discuss a topic, pointing out facts and arguing points to support their side of the argument. Each debate is made up of 1-5 rounds in which each member can post their arguments and rebut the arguments made by their opponent. Once both sides have posted their arguments, the members of the community vote for the winner. [1])

Informal: Not following a format like Opening-Argument-Rebuttal-Conclusion, and/or Throwing a paragraph instead of very clear points
Source:
[1] http://www.debate.org... What's an Online Debate?

Details
Currently, the title says it all. If you have any more questions, either post in the comments, or in Round 1. I will answer your questions in the comment section or Round 2.

Rounds
1. Acceptance Round, Do not start your arguments! Simply Say “I Accept” and ask additional questions that you might have
2. Original Arguments ONLY
3. Rebuttals for Round 2’s Arguments, And NO MORE than 2 new arguments
4. Rebuttals for Round 3, And NO MORE than 2 new arguments
5. Rebuttals for Round 4, NO NEW ARGUMENTS, Closing Statements

Rules
1. To make this a fair debate, The Contender should not rebut the points the instigator made in the same round. They should only rebut points made by their opponents in the last round.
2. If either side forfeits, The Instigator/Contender should not bring up new arguments, add to them, add any additional references, or Rebut arguments made by the other side.
3. Do not personally harass your opponents, or make offensive statements or jokes.
4. Remember to use Common sense.
5. If either side Makes arguments in Round 1 or 5, they will and have to be ignored.
Preston

Con

I accept, here are my questions:

Are you Fatihah? Fatihah said the same thing and refuses to debate because he loses and then blames the informativeness of DDO, so it would make sense that he would make a new account to be able to debate.

Are you hoping for any specific set of rules outside of what was stated? such as PF rules and limitations or LD?

Just confirming, you stated in comments that Debates means All DDO Debates, Correct?

Can I wish you Good luck here?
Debate Round No. 1
asdf1231

Pro

After doing Actual research, I found out I was wrong. I'd like to clarify that I am not Fatihah Though. Please Vote Con.

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Preston

Con

I turn down my opponents concession, He did actual work in this debate and thus I would request that no one vote. If he had conceded without doing research then he would not learn and understand our community as he does now. Thus I would like to request that any and all votes be left as 0pts to Pro, 0Pts to Con, and instead leave a tag to a place for new debaters!

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@Pro, even if you had made your case and not conceded my response would look like this:

Contentions:

Debates encompasses all Debates on DDO:
Because the resolution draws ties to all debates on DDO my opponent must show that all debates are informal, that means any debate provided by me below would require justification showing it is actually informal:
[1]http://www.debate.org...
Very formal, points made and displayed while still retaining a fun topic.

[2]http://www.debate.org...
Formal and fun to read, Covers points and is organized.
[3]http://www.debate.org...
Formal and thought provoking.
[4]http://www.debate.org...
Formal, point clear and concise.
[5]http://www.debate.org...-
Australias./1/
Formal and organized
[6]http://www.debate.org...
great topic, formal, clear, concise and fun!
[7]http://www.debate.org...
Very formal, points made and displayed.

[8]http://www.debate.org...
Interesting altogether, very formal, and much more serious then voldemort and dumbledore...
[9]http://www.debate.org...
Interesting, formal, and organized.
[10]http://www.debate.org...
Organized, formal, and very thought provoking.
[11]http://www.debate.org...
Interesting topic, formal, and clear.

[12]http://www.debate.org...
Not my favorite topic, But still clear and concise!
[13]http://www.debate.org...
Points are clear and formal.
[14]http://www.debate.org...
Very formal, one of my FAV debates!
[15]http://www.debate.org...
Love this debate, clear, concise and formal.
[16]http://www.debate.org...
Good debate, formal, points are clear.

Burden Of Proof:
My opponent must show that all debates on DDO are informal, if they fail to do so then they lose today's debate. Today's debate is evidence that debates can be formal, rules and functionality supports this consensus.

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Im glad however that you looked into it and found that the site is formal in nature and thus I hope to see you contribute to other debates! PLEASE DONT VOTE IN MY FAVOR, VOTE NULL AND LIKE INFORMATION FOR NEW DEBATERS!!!

here is my link:
http://www.debate.org...
Debate Round No. 2
asdf1231

Pro

asdf1231 forfeited this round.
Preston

Con

This debate has been canceled. No refutations were made on any part.
Debate Round No. 3
asdf1231

Pro

asdf1231 forfeited this round.
Preston

Con

This debate has been canceled. No refutations were made on any part.
Debate Round No. 4
asdf1231

Pro

asdf1231 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
16 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 10 records.
Posted by asdf1231 1 year ago
asdf1231
Anyways... Take a look at my list.
Posted by asdf1231 1 year ago
asdf1231
I swear that this isn't a trick at all. I originally wanted to use this list to prove my point, and It turns out I'm wrong. Therefore I gave up (besides, I am too lazy anyways)
Posted by Preston 1 year ago
Preston
somewhere in me a little red flag has been thrown into the air, part of me thinks this is a trick...
Posted by asdf1231 1 year ago
asdf1231
It was just my assumption that it is informal. However, after doing research, it isn't.
Posted by earthlybeing 1 year ago
earthlybeing
@9spaceking if this was facebook I would "Like" your comment, hella funny
Posted by earthlybeing 1 year ago
earthlybeing
@Preston, well I am short and the first book I ever read was the Hobbit, but if I have time I plan to participate in some debates here. I plan to start my first debate myself. I will pose the question, under religious section, Was Adam the first human created?
Posted by Preston 1 year ago
Preston
@earthly, you are a troll account arent u :/
Posted by Preston 1 year ago
Preston
@earthly, you are a troll account arent u :/
Posted by Preston 1 year ago
Preston
@earthlybeing Yea its a fact that Debates, Encoumpassing all debates on DDO, are informal. My opponent must show all debates are informal, every one to win.
Posted by earthlybeing 1 year ago
earthlybeing
I just signed up and no where does it say that this is a formal setting or that there are rules of debate. Just take a side and "commentary to clarify your stance". Debates are informal on Debate.org is a true statement unless the participants decides that between the two of them to adopt some formality agreement for that particular debate.
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