The Instigator
BangBang-Coconut
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Losing
10 Points
The Contender
larztheloser
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Winning
11 Points

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/16/2011 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 3,232 times Debate No: 17077
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larztheloser

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On a completely different note, youtube just spent 4 hours uploading this 14mb video. I hope this doesn't happen every round! The video link I posted in the comments ended up deleting itself for no apparent reason.
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BangBang-Coconut

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This video is a bit rushed, sorry.
larztheloser

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Sorry about the lighting.
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Posted by larztheloser 5 years ago
larztheloser
Sure, I'll try to teach myself to do that.
Posted by Cliff.Stamp 5 years ago
Cliff.Stamp
Just basic argument tags. For future debates a playlist in the final would be appreciated.
Posted by larztheloser 5 years ago
larztheloser
I'll create a playlist. I already put a link to each round in my description of the videos. What would you like annotated?
Posted by Cliff.Stamp 5 years ago
Cliff.Stamp
I enjoy these debates but they are difficult to vote on. It would help if the participants would create YouTube playlists and it would be awesome of the video's were annotated with tags.
Posted by larztheloser 5 years ago
larztheloser
I do have a slight accent (Kiwi plus German, which annoyingly sounds odd in both languages), but this is the first time anybody has ever said they didn't understand ANY of it. I think the camera exaggerated my accent so that might be why, my voice doesn't usually have a high-pitched ring to it that makes me sound like a Disney character. Anyway, I'm still angry that this was used as grounds for a vote-bomb.
Posted by BlackVoid 5 years ago
BlackVoid
It wasnt his voice, it was the poor quality camera imo.
Posted by Cliff.Stamp 5 years ago
Cliff.Stamp
There was no issue in understanding him, especially in context. I spent two years in India awhile back and everyone kept asking me to speak English (I am from Newfoundland).
Posted by larztheloser 5 years ago
larztheloser
Yeah, sorry about speaking fast. I do that when I get excited, but isn't that great when I'm talking faster than I can come up with counter-arguments. Thanks for the support everyone!
Posted by phantom 5 years ago
phantom
The only problem with larz's voice was he talked a bit too fast sometimes. I could understand him pretty well most of the time. And I actually think his accent is pretty cool.

I would counter it if I could vote.
Posted by BangBang-Coconut 5 years ago
BangBang-Coconut
Some-one please counter the vote bomb :(
Larz can't help his accent and he said that at the very beginning of the round.

He did an excellent job, and really displayed a firm grasp of debate in general.
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Vote Placed by 1Devilsadvocate 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Counter Dimmitri. C Vote bomb. If you don't understand a debate, don't vote.
Vote Placed by Cliff.Stamp 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: This was well argued, I would give 4:3 for Larz for BoP/Instigator handicap and BangBang made a few confusions such as arguing first for example that private labs could do research but then later saying private universities could which muddled the argument. I wanted Larz to bring up the non-bias issue of non-private institutions but did not hear it.
Vote Placed by Dimmitri.C 5 years ago
Dimmitri.C
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Reasons for voting decision: I could not understand a word Larz said.