The Instigator
Bazinga
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points
The Contender
vmpire321
Pro (for)
Winning
2 Points

Should contenders always win?

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vmpire321
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/27/2011 Category: Economics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Bazinga

Con

A free win will be given to pro if they can refute the following argument:

Contenders should not always win because sometimes they fail to post even remotely logical arguments that can challenge that of the instigator. While the instigator has the advantage, most topics on DDO are balanced and researchable for both sides, making it a toss up between the two sides, leaving the contender as the One who may not post better arguments, like me.
vmpire321

Pro





Con firsts says that there is a chance that contenders post useless stuff.


1) What's stopping Instigators from being stupid? Sometimes, people who start a debate, start with bad wording, horrible, if not no definitions, and a poorly worded argument.




“While the instigator has the advantage...like me.”
Starting off with ‘while the instigator has the advantage’ makes no sense at all. Con, all of a sudden, jumps to the conclusion that the contender is the one who posts inferior arguments.




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1)7d 2 accept





Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by vmpire321 5 years ago
vmpire321
lol me too
Posted by wiploc 5 years ago
wiploc
What I want to know is how Con is going to give Pro a free win for having earned this one.
Posted by vmpire321 5 years ago
vmpire321
Lawl..... -.-' Look at that...

P.S. @ Voters.. IGNORE THAT!
Posted by vmpire321 5 years ago
vmpire321
==Rebuttal==

Let's take a look at Con's logic.
"Contenders should not always win because sometimes they fail to post even remotely logical arguments that can challenge that of the instigator." I don't see why the instigator cannot fail to make a successful topic/resolution, let alone make a logical argument to that topic. What's stopping Instigators from being stupid? Sometimes, people who start a debate, start with bad wording, horrible, if not no definitions, and a poorly worded argument.

"While the instigator has the advantage, most topics on DDO are balanced and researchable for both sides, making it a toss up between the two sides, leaving the contender as the One who may not post better arguments, like me."
1) Starting off with ‘while the instigator has the advantage' makes no sense at all....
2) Con, all of a sudden, jumps to the conclusion that the contender is the one who posts inferior arguments.

==Arguments==
Well...

Here are some points to keep in your mind!

1) The Instigator sometimes posts up their arguments ahead of time, within the first round. The contender, now having free access to these arguments, can use up the 7 days limit before he has to accept to prepare agaisnt the instigator's case, and furthermore, whatever time period there is between arguments. This gives the contender a maximum of 10 days to form a rebuttal agaisnt the Instigator, while the Instigator only has, at the max, 3 days to defend it.

2) The reason why contenders accept the challenge, is that they are confident that they will beat their opponent. Instigators, on the other hand, have absolutely no clue who they are debating against, if it is an open challenge.

3) Measuring Your Opponents Abilities. This is an important factor in winning debates - you have to be able to judge if you can beat the opponent. Contenders have a better chance of winning, since they have a better chance at being able to judge their opponents abilities.

4) The Last Word. Th
Posted by vmpire321 5 years ago
vmpire321
Wow..... Only 500 words -.-'

I type out an entire argument, only to find out that i need to shrink it until its ****.....
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by Stephen_Hawkins 5 years ago
Stephen_Hawkins
Bazingavmpire321Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Ridiculous topic, no arguments posted for/against the motion that I can see being prima facie.