The Instigator
dan1
Pro (for)
Losing
1 Points
The Contender
BellumQuodPacis
Con (against)
Winning
42 Points

I am a bad debate

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BellumQuodPacis
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/23/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,557 times Debate No: 10221
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (2)
Votes (7)

 

dan1

Pro

I affirm the resolution that I am bad debater. I will let con go first
BellumQuodPacis

Con

I appreciate my opponent for starting this debate. As the negation, I will prove that you are NOT a bad debater while defending why you ARE at the same time.

Definitions:
Bad-failing to reach an acceptable standard : poor {1}

Debate(r)-one who engages in the art of debate or argumentation

Contention 1- The track record of the subject at hand (dan1) is more extensive than that of others.

By looking at my opponents win/loss record in the middle of his profile page (http://www.debate.org...), his record is as follows:
Debate Statistics
Debates:17
Lost:8
Tied:6
Won:3
Win Ratio:27.27%
Percentile:83.75%

The sad fact of the matter is, he is better than 83.75% of those on debate.org (http://www.debate.org...). I myself am not even at that level of intergrity. He's even in the top 500 debaters on said website.

So as we can see, dan1 is clearly a "good" debater, because hes not bad which by definiton is below the standard, and the below standard on said website is ranks 1,500 through 1,581, and my opponent is above the top 500.

Therefore, it is evident that my opponent is not bad at debating, and thus urge a con vote.

Thank you for your time.
Debate Round No. 1
dan1

Pro

dan1 forfeited this round.
BellumQuodPacis

Con

Extend all arguments please vote CON
Debate Round No. 2
dan1

Pro

Sorry for the forfeit. My opponent has claimed that I am a good debater. I agree with him, that I am a good debate. But the readers should look at the resolution, is says, "I am a bad debate." Since I am not a debate, if I tried to be one, I would be quite bad. Therefore I am a bad debate, and my opponent essentially foreited his round, because he was just talking gibberish, on how I was a good debater, I never talked about that. So the readers should disregard my forfeit because my opponent essentially forfeited as well.

For all these reasons I urge a pro ballot
BellumQuodPacis

Con

I must disagree to my opponents claims that I was just using gibberish about how he was a good "DebatER". HE says that if he were a debate, he would be bad, however I turn to my opponents first argument when he states "I affirm the resolution that I am bad debater. I will let con go first" The sad fact of the matter is Mr. Dan1, you said debatER. Therefore the argument was merely based off your preliminary remarks. Furthermore, If my argument about you being a good debatER was to be considered a forfeit, then your first argument should be considered one as well, due to the fact that you also stated that you were a bad debatER.

Furthermore I must point out, even if you yourself were a debate, it would be good. As a real life debater myself, I have a habit of loving all debates, so in some opinions you may be bad, but in others, you might be awesome. So therefore, because you have forfeited 2 arguments to my 1 (according to your standards), you have failed to prove you would be a bad debatE or debatER, that I urge the CON ballot on this resolution.

Thank you all for your time. Spay and Neuter your pets.

Please Vote CON
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by dan1 7 years ago
dan1
lol, i forfeited and just tried to sneak one out.
Posted by leet4A1 7 years ago
leet4A1
"Spay and Neuter your pets."

Lol. If I could vote, all points BQP. Was a lame attempt by PRO.
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