The Instigator
MasterLD
Pro (for)
Losing
1 Points
The Contender
fever1996
Con (against)
Winning
30 Points

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after 7 votes the winner is...
fever1996
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/28/2011 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 963 times Debate No: 20090
Debate Rounds (1)
Comments (3)
Votes (7)

 

MasterLD

Pro

The rule abolishing the ability to vote unless you have participated in 3 Debates is a bad one. As much as I hate bad judges, this is ridiculous.

If you agree and want to be able to vote on debates, simply type an agreement below. Instant Debate Over!

fever1996

Con

I'm actually going to debate this, so sorry for whats next.

giving a person a restriction on the voting is a reliable way of ensuring that no accounts of

a) vote bombing
b)unreliability
c) preference votes

are made

A) preventing people from voting until 3 arguments later means that no one can vote bomb. To see this, lets put this into a situation like some before.

a user starts a debate with another user. After the debate, the user sees that many of the people voted for his opponent, leaving cruel and malicious comments behind. This person, enraged by his mocking, will attempt to the same to others, crumbling the user-friendly claim this site has tried to build up. People like Izbo10 (1) (thank god he is gone) and other users make up the backbone of this legion of malicious users, who insult the people behind a user name and a computer screen.

B) A new user may be unreliable because he is new to the concept of debating. Now say this person enters a debate called 'Black-ops and Minecraft', if the user prefers the Black Ops side at the beginning, he may skip the entire series of arguments and go straight to vote bombing minecraft, further proving my first argument and my 3rd argument of preference voting.

Sources

http://www.debate.org...

I now leave it up to the users to decide whether or not new and unexperienced users should be allowed to vote on Debate.org
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by MasterLD 5 years ago
MasterLD
By Accepting the debate, you have proven my point. I dont even need to debate anymore, I can vote :D!
Posted by fever1996 5 years ago
fever1996
Funny thing, there was no way to be better in conduct, and i used messy grammer to try and give him a leg up.
Posted by wierdman 5 years ago
wierdman
How about carrying out an actual debate rather than one that will result in your loss for being so ridiculous.

If I accept, will I be arguing against the 3 debate limit or for?
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Vote Placed by imabench 5 years ago
imabench
MasterLDfever1996Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro had the burden of proof and didnt prove anything at all, con gave actual arguments as to why it is necessary. Conduct to con for pro making a one round debate
Vote Placed by Stephen_Hawkins 5 years ago
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MasterLDfever1996Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: He provided an argument.
Vote Placed by RoyLatham 5 years ago
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MasterLDfever1996Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro had the burden of proof and did not give any reason to support the resolution, other than that he liked it. Con would have won regardless, but he gave some good reasons for opposing the resolution.
Vote Placed by vmpire321 5 years ago
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MasterLDfever1996Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: CON made better arguments...
Vote Placed by renji_abarai 5 years ago
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MasterLDfever1996Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Con is the only one who actually put anything that counted as debating
Vote Placed by MasterKage 5 years ago
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MasterLDfever1996Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct: Tied. S/G: Of the small portion Pro wrote he had far better spelling and grammar. Arguments: Con is the only one who made arguments. Sources: Even as Con used a source, it was linked to Izbo's trial, so it is not counted.
Vote Placed by wierdman 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: For the same reason stated in my comment. Con made the only argument in this round.