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Is bullying totally bad?

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Started: 4/12/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TheResolvers

Con

We will begin as soon someone accepts the argument. Looking forward to a good argument!
-No trolling
-Clean and fair debate
-Express points in an orderly manner
MaestroEvans

Pro

Greetings TheRevolvers. Because the terms you set are somewhat vague, I will offer a set of rules.

I am assuming that the first round is for acceptance for the sake of maintaining a fair and orderly debate. As Pro, I will argue that bullying, the use of superior strength or influence in an act of intimidating someone, usually in an attempt to force him or her to do what one wants, is totally or inherently bad. TheRevolvers will argue that bullying is not inherently bad.

The second round will be used for opening statements while rounds 3 and 4 will be used for rebuttals. The 5th round will, of course, be used for closing statements, giving thanks for the debate, whining, "rage-quitting," or anything else of the sort.

Note that I am assuming that neither of us want a semantic debate. Therefore, the definition of bad in the context of this debate is as follows: evil, sinful; injurious in effect; detrimental [1]. For the purposes of this debate, we will not refer to the majority of the other definitions found in source 1, nor will neither of us refer to the typical behavior of animals. We will solely argue the badness of bullying in a society populated by a mixture of moral, amoral, and immoral human beings, not in a society solely populated by human beings with morals, immoral morals, or no morals whatsoever.

The first forfeit will count as a concession, an automatic defeat.

If the revolver disagrees with one or more of the suggested terms he may offer a set of new terms (we have 5 rounds, so another round dedicated to an establishment of new terms would not kill the debate). If he agrees, he may get this very long train started with his opening statement in round 2.

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1: http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
Debate Round No. 1
TheResolvers

Con

TheResolvers forfeited this round.
MaestroEvans

Pro

Very well. Most DDO debates span over the course of four rounds anyway. I will give TheRevolvers the opportunity to tell us why bullying isn't totally bad in round 3. If he does not, then this debate is mute.
Debate Round No. 2
TheResolvers

Con

TheResolvers forfeited this round.
MaestroEvans

Pro

MaestroEvans forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
TheResolvers

Con

TheResolvers forfeited this round.
MaestroEvans

Pro

MaestroEvans forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
TheResolvers

Con

TheResolvers forfeited this round.
MaestroEvans

Pro

MaestroEvans forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Diirez 4 years ago
Diirez
Are you arguing that bulling isn't bad?
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