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Should mass-debating in class be allowed

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Started: 5/29/2014 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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I_found_Timmys_legs

Pro

I love mass-debating, especially in class! Its just sooo much fun :D It should be allowed i say!
Dishoungh

Con


As Con in this debate, I will be disputing that "Mass-Debating" should not be allowed in class unless if it's a debate class.


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Before I begin, I would like to point out that Pro's resolution is amorphous and extremely ill-defined. Pro does not give enough detail to the resolution whatsoever. So, if Pro says that my definition doesn't match his intentional resolution, that won't be in my accountability because Pro, the Instigator, is supposed to provide details of what we're debating about to keep the Contender from getting confused at the first round.


Pro started off his initial assertions by saying, "I love mass-debating, especially in class! Its just sooo much fun :D It should be allowed i say!"


("I love mass-debating, especially in class!")


Pro doesn't give out a definite connotation to mass-debating.


Okay, that's the end of my little rant. Okay, I'll begin my initial arguments now.


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Argument #1: Mass-Debating will likely distract the class including nearby classes.


To start off, a mass debate is when "lot's of people (discuss) an issue."


[http://www.urbandictionary.com...]


Unless if it's a debate class, mass debating in class will likely distract a class because, since there are tons of people debating, it will create a lot of chatter and it will distract the class itself and distract nearby classes. Since Pro, again, didn't provide enough details, I'll assume that mass-debate is an informal debate because usually formal debates usually consist of 4 people if it's a Team Policy Debate. In a Lincoln-Douglas Debate, 2 people debate as Affirmative and Negative.


[http://www.csun.edu...]


[http://en.wikipedia.org...]


[http://en.wikipedia.org...]


Those are forms of FORMAL debate. Informal debates are a different story because they are spontaneous.


Even if we were to assume this is a debate class, mass debate still shouldn't be allowed because:


1. It would be disorderly - Having tons of people talking at once will not be such a great idea. Let's say there were more than 15 people debating since mass-debate is defined as "a lot of people debating." To strengthen that definition, I'll say that "a lot of people" will be more than 15 people or, at least, a large group of people, and those groups of people must be debating at the same time, meaning anyone can blurt out an argument since mass means large. Anyway, more than 15 people are debating about Gun Laws and they are debating all at the same time. That kind of debate is too disrupting because they are blurting out random arguments, causing a disturbance in a class.


2. A debate class is supposed be formal as far as I'm aware of - There can't be a bunch of people blurting out arguments. That's not what a formal debate is since a debate is a "a formal discussion on a particular topic." In a debate class, you won't have much time to debate. So, having a lot of people in one debate will not be feasible.


[https://www.google.com...]


If there's a class or anywhere for that matter where there are more than 15 people arguing, that would surely cause some attention.



A recommendable setting to place a mass-debate would be somewhere besides a classroom. A place where people won't be distracted.


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That argument is basically all I can be able to develop. I'll probably be able to make more arguments if Pro gives a more distinct explantion of what we're debating about. I'm sorry if the definition I incited was a bit vague because, for some odd reason, there is no explicit definition of the word, "mass-debate." The only definition I found was from the UrbanDictionary. So, I had to make a more firm definition. But, since Pro's resolution was unclear, I think I will be fine.


Debate Round No. 1
I_found_Timmys_legs

Pro

I_found_Timmys_legs forfeited this round.
Dishoungh

Con

Pro has forfeited Round 2, leaving my points unchallenged. I have nothing to rebut over and I'm having a feeling that Pro will not participate in Round 3 as well.


*Sigh* Another quitter I suppose. How disappointing.

Debate Round No. 2
I_found_Timmys_legs

Pro

I_found_Timmys_legs forfeited this round.
Dishoungh

Con

Dishoungh forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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