The Instigator
jm_notguilty
Pro (for)
Winning
4 Points
The Contender
Stephen_Hawkins
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

I will not break a rule.

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after 1 vote the winner is...
jm_notguilty
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/19/2011 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,297 times Debate No: 19257
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (18)
Votes (1)

 

jm_notguilty

Pro

0. By accepting this debate, my opponent agrees to all the rules already posted.

1. Rules created hold power over all rules posted later, and no later rule can contradict an earlier rule.

2. Both players should still have the ability to post rules in their turn.

3. A violation of a rule that is not null and void will result in the rule-breaker losing this debate. If both players break a rule, the player that breaks a rule first loses.

4. With the exception of the Instigator's first round, a player may only do something besides make rules to discuss whether one has broken a rule, or whether a rule is null, unless a future rule requires otherwise.

5. Not counting these foundation rules, each player can only create 3 rules per turn.

6. Each player must produce 3 rules per round or they forfeit.

7. Rules cannot result in an auto-win. Breaking a rule cannot result in the victory of the rule-breaker. Each player should have an opportunity to not break each rule, and an opportunity to discuss rule-breakage. Rules may not require players to do anything within specific time periods, nor may they require players to do anything outside of this debate.

8. A voter must default all categories to the victor of the debate.

9. All rules are assumed to only apply to future actions and rules.

10. Each player must document his or her rules using the numbers 11-25 for PRO and 26-40 for CON.

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11. CON must use an exclamation point instead of a period at the end of every sentence.

12. CON must include one palindrome, one simile and one pun in each round.

13. Both debaters must not use any words not in the dictionary, according to this website:
http://www.merriam-webster.com...

Stephen_Hawkins

Con

26. One cannot have words which are
Never odd or even
or longer than a single syllable! (effective Round 2)

27. Like He who ate so much over the holidays that he decided to quit cold turkey, One must stop using the letters that appear in the word "turkey"; that is, the letters T, U, R, K, E, Y! (effective Round 2)

28. All rules that are applied must apply to both players. (effective Round 2)
Debate Round No. 1
jm_notguilty

Pro


Rules Broken:


Rule #1 was broken when CON made rule #28, which states that, “All rules that are applied must apply to both players.”


This rule contradicts my previous rules, which were bound only to CON, and applying said rules to both rules is a violation of rule #1 which state that, Rules created hold power over all rules posted later, and no later rule can contradict an earlier rule.”


In addition and relation to the Rule #1 violation, rule #7 was broken next when CON posted rules #25 and #27, those rules instructed that both players must not use more than one syllable in their post and not include the words T, U, R, K, E, Y in their posts. This contradicts Rule #7, which states that, “Each player should have an opportunity to not break each rule, and an opportunity to discuss rule-breakage”


Seriously, how can I have the opportunity to discuss rule-breakage when I can’t use most words in the English language?


Next, rule #11 was broken since CON’s sentence previously when posting his last rule had a period instead of an exclamation point.


And finally, rule #12 was broken, since I did not see a pun, a palindrome and a simile in CON’s previous post.


Further Rules:


14) CON must post a video of a funny cat per round.


15) CON must mention any of the US presidents who were present when the Philippines was under US jurisdiction per round.


16) CON must refer to PRO as Mr. Mister.


Stephen_Hawkins

Con

Stephen_Hawkins forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
jm_notguilty

Pro

Rules Broken:

Aside from the rules broken by CON in R1, he has once again broken them in R2 by forfeiting, which affects Rules 1-10. Rules 11 onwards were also broken.

Further Rules:

17) CON must respond in R3.

18) CON must greet PRO an advanced Merry Christmas.

19) CON must apologize to PRO and the readers for his forfeit.
Stephen_Hawkins

Con

Stephen_Hawkins forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
jm_notguilty

Pro

Rules Broken:

Extend the broken rules I stated in R3, and add rules 17-19 and 26-28.

Further Rules:

20) Vote PRO.
21) Vote PRO.
22) Vote PRO.
Stephen_Hawkins

Con

Stephen_Hawkins forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Stephen_Hawkins

Con

Stephen_Hawkins forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
18 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 10 records.
Posted by jm_notguilty 5 years ago
jm_notguilty
*unethical if someone voted against me for a rule violation the contender didn't argue in the debate.
Posted by jm_notguilty 5 years ago
jm_notguilty
I did?! lol. Do tell in PM.

But it would technically be considered a rule violation if Stephen can see it and argue next round, otherwise it would be unethical if someone voted.
Posted by Maikuru 5 years ago
Maikuru
Real nail-biter here.
Posted by Lickdafoot 5 years ago
Lickdafoot
Jm, you broke a rule in your first post. I won't explain until after the debate is over, unless you want pm me about it :P
Posted by jm_notguilty 5 years ago
jm_notguilty
Stephen, if you're gonna forfeit, can we please just hasten it up and end this? :)
Posted by jm_notguilty 5 years ago
jm_notguilty
Oh wait, that is a palindrome. Sorry.

Nevertheless, I didn't see a pun/simile.
Posted by jm_notguilty 5 years ago
jm_notguilty
Wrong lol.

A palindrome is like this: racecar, hannah, anna, lol.

If you spell them backwards, they have the same spelling as the original word.
Posted by Stephen_Hawkins 5 years ago
Stephen_Hawkins
Never odd or even = palindrome.
Posted by Molzahn 5 years ago
Molzahn
I do not see a palindrome in Con's response. Does he lose?
Posted by jm_notguilty 5 years ago
jm_notguilty
What do you mean 'odd and even' ???
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by Mr.Infidel 5 years ago
Mr.Infidel
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeit