The Instigator
MASTERY
Pro (for)
Losing
0 Points
The Contender
Wylted
Con (against)
Winning
21 Points

My opponent picks the potential topic.

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Post Voting Period
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after 3 votes the winner is...
Wylted
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/22/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 610 times Debate No: 49669
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (18)
Votes (3)

 

MASTERY

Pro





Welcome to the debate.





This is a special debate, with special formats as follows.

FORMAT

1st round-Pro Introduce the parameters
Self-explanatory
1st round-Con Provide the possible arguments
Provide ten possible topics for me to choose from. Do NOT try to define or explain the arguments, as I can interpret the arguments any way I wish. Anything here should only be greetings or topics. I decide which side I wish to be, IGNORE the fact that debate.org says that I'm pro. The debate topics have to be somewhat different, to prevent ten rewording of a single topic. I can change the topic you provide slightly as well for the debate to be a fun experience. A good example of a topic is 'bottled water should be banned' while the topic 'books' should At the start of round 2 I will underline and bold the confirmed topic.
2nd round-Pro Argument & selection of topic.
I will provide a confirmed topic here, define the topic and supply my arguments as necessary. My side (pro/con) will also be clearly stated here. Please cite all research and arguments. Please provide evidence for all arguments.
2nd round-Con Argument & Rebuttal.
Provide your arguments and rebuttal in this round. Again, please cite research provide evidence for arguments.
3rd round-Pro Argument & Rebuttal.
Provide your arguments and rebuttal in this round. Again, please cite research provide evidence for arguments.
3rd round-Con Argument & Rebuttal.
Provide your arguments and rebuttal in this round. Again, please cite research provide evidence for arguments.
4th round-Pro Argument & Rebuttal.
Provide your arguments and rebuttal in this round. Again, please cite research provide evidence for arguments.
4th round-Con Argument & Rebuttal.
Provide your arguments and rebuttal in this round. Again, please cite research provide evidence for arguments.
5th round-Pro Conclusion & Rebuttal.
Rebut arguments and provide a conclusion in this round. No new arguments.
5th round-Con Conclusion & Rebuttal.
Rebut arguments and provide a conclusion in this round. No new arguments.

No abusive language please. The topics that con picks should not be abusive. The topic has to be debatable worldwide. "My opponent picks the topic." is only a placeholder for real topic, so you may NOT post "I am not posting any topics, therefore I win" or something along those lines. Also, please post topics that are easy to debate on both sides.

Failure to follow the rules and format stated above results in a full 7-point forfeit to the opposing team.

PLEASE READ THE FORMAT AND RULES.

I hope we have a good debate.

Time limit for each argument: 1 day.
Character limit: 3000

Thank you.
Wylted

Con

Thank you pro for creating this debate. Here are the ten topics.

1. Being immortal is beneficial.

2. Industrial Age technology should be banned.

3. Animals shouldn't be exposed to cruelty.

4. Cats are evil.

5. Women should be allowed to expose their breasts in public.

6. Year round education.

7. Spanking your own children.

8. Affirmative action.

9. Porn should be illegal.

10. Slavery should be illegal.
Debate Round No. 1
MASTERY

Pro

MASTERY forfeited this round.
Wylted

Con

"2nd round-Pro Argument & selection of topic.
I will provide a confirmed topic here, define the topic and supply my arguments as necessary. My side (pro/con) will also be clearly stated here. Please cite all research and arguments. Please provide evidence for all arguments."

"Failure to follow the rules and format stated above results in a full 7-point forfeit to the opposing team."


My opponent has failed to follow his own structure and should be docked 7 points a consequence of doing do as he stated he should.

However, I wish to show my opponent mercy and let the debate proceed if he takes on the following resolution. My opponent will be con for this resolution.

Involuntary Slavery Should be Illegal.

Definitions

Slave:

noun
A person who is the property of and wholly subject to another; a bond servant.

http://m.dictionary.com...

Slavery:

The keeping of slaves as a practice or institution.

http://m.dictionary.com...

Involuntary:

Not voluntary; independent of one's will; not by one's own choice: an involuntary listener; involuntary servitude.

http://m.dictionary.com...

Illegal:

Forbidden by law or statute.

http://m.dictionary.com...

I wish my opponent good luck in arguing why involuntary slavery should be legal.
Debate Round No. 2
MASTERY

Pro

Sorry for the inconvenience caused, I forfeit this debate because I do not want to take the stance my opponent has created.
Wylted

Con

I ask my opponent to reconsider and argue in favor of slavery.
Debate Round No. 3
MASTERY

Pro

MASTERY forfeited this round.
Wylted

Con

Opponent forfeited.
Debate Round No. 4
MASTERY

Pro

MASTERY forfeited this round.
Wylted

Con

Opponent has forfeited.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
No you failed to stick to the structure of the debate, which according to your rules is a 7 point loss. I decided to be merciful and allow the debate to continue, if you take this new position. Also you said you had a right to slightly alter the resolution. I merely slightly altered it. Feel free to forfeit if you don't wish to defend it.
Posted by MASTERY 2 years ago
MASTERY
Sorry but wasn't it slavery should be illegal and I'm pro?
Posted by MASTERY 2 years ago
MASTERY
I know, can't post on other one either.
Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
Apparently it's been happening to a lot if people's debates lately when a round is forfeited.
Posted by MASTERY 2 years ago
MASTERY
Yeah, my first time accidentally forfeiting. And why isn't the system letting you post your argument? It says check back in a few minutes, but its been quite a few hours.
Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
Lol, I had a feeling you would.

Ok sounds fun. I'll argue in favor of slavery when the system allows me to.
Posted by MASTERY 2 years ago
MASTERY
Also, I'm pro for it.
Posted by MASTERY 2 years ago
MASTERY
Sorry for the forfeit. I wrote half of it; but when I came back it said I forfeited. I chose the tenth topic.
Posted by MASTERY 2 years ago
MASTERY
Sorry I meant anything after that is okay.
Posted by MASTERY 2 years ago
MASTERY
Well, please not stuff that is hard to debate such as this celebrity is better than that, or religions. Something that is easy to debate like 'science in space should continue'. No thing other than that, since you will be posting ten topics, I should be able to choose one I like.
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Vote Placed by The_Scapegoat_bleats 2 years ago
The_Scapegoat_bleats
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Reasons for voting decision: Hate to do this, but the rules set up by Pro clearly state that break of conduct has to be responded to with a 7-point-loss.
Vote Placed by 9spaceking 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: ff
Vote Placed by Relativist 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: A conduct point would do, but I'll comply with the rules of awarding 7 points upon forfeiting. Pro would have noted his topics of which he doesn't want to debate about in R1, so this is what happens when the two of you failed to reach a proper agreement. I believe it was pro's fault, as I assumed he was comfortable with any topics given his rules in R1 and that Con was trying to pursuade Pro to return back. Points should be on Con, as he states pro invaded the rules of forfeiting. Points to Con.