The Instigator
CoronerPerry
Pro (for)
Losing
0 Points
The Contender
Sweatingjojo
Con (against)
Winning
40 Points

The voting system on this site is screwed up

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Sweatingjojo
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/14/2008 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 999 times Debate No: 5394
Debate Rounds (2)
Comments (5)
Votes (7)

 

CoronerPerry

Pro

this is a simple debate. I just want to hear somebody say something against this.
the voting system gives points for the most pointless thing (no pun intended)
Debate.org should have it set up so that when voting for somebody, it only gives one option.
AFF or NEG

that should be how it's set up, instead you can give up to 6 points to one person. it is completely screwed up.

thankyou
Sweatingjojo

Con

Holy crap 500 chars and 10 minutes!

On the old system, you could do just that. Now, each person can award up to 7 points to either side, not all of them having to go to one. Say that in this debate, I start being extremely rude, however I still make better points.

You would get the conduct point, but I could still get other points because I did better in other areas.

No more space due to character limit bug.
Debate Round No. 1
CoronerPerry

Pro

my point in making this so short is because there isn't much information needed for this debate.

that defeats the fun of it though, and it makes a lot more people rude. if you can be rude, and still win the debate, who wouldn't want to be rude.

I am saying it should be just like a real debate. you either win or you lose to each of the judges. the voters are the judges, and each point is a win. that is how it should be.
Sweatingjojo

Con

People still won before while being rude in the old system, it just felt less proper fully voting for a jerk thats smarter. Other functions include rewarding better spelling/grammar/syntax and citing better sources.

One can also use it simply as a way to divide 7 points between 2 debaters, regardless of what they're intended for.

I could give 3 to one guy and 4 to the other, because thats how close I thought the debate was. The new system is better.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Miserlou 9 years ago
Miserlou
The character limit didn't allow for very in depth arguments

That being said, I like the new voting system; I'd debate you on this if you feel like it and will allow for more space
Posted by CoronerPerry 9 years ago
CoronerPerry
It would be much simpler if it was two links, pro or con
Posted by Sweatingjojo 9 years ago
Sweatingjojo
Well then if both sides are reciving 7 point votes, then its the same as before with getting 1 vote per person.
Posted by CoronerPerry 9 years ago
CoronerPerry
the point of this site is to debate fairly. 7 points per win is not fair, because most people will go all for one or the other
Posted by Rezzealaux 9 years ago
Rezzealaux
"People still won before while being rude in the old system, it just felt less proper fully voting for a jerk thats smarter."

That would explain why I'm not winning by as much anymore.
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