The "who did you agree with after the debate?" in the 7-point system on DDO should be worth points
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The current criteria is adequate
The main reason on why points should not be provided on who you agree with is prevention of bias. When voters do select who they're in final agreement with, it isn't necessarily because the debater has truly "convinced" them. In many examples it's because they share the same opinion as that person and agree on the resolution, which is entirely different to the debate itself. "Who made more convincing arguments" is sufficient.
Vern99 forfeited this round.
Forfeit by Pro so just a brief summarization:
Pro claims that in selecting who you agree with after the debate establishes who you think is the decisive winner, while again one would contend that personal bias is a large factor, and that the "more convincing arguments" is necessary in awarding points and is what actually counts when deciding the winner. Who you're in agreement with is generally a matter of opinion and depends heavily on resolution topic, rather than the actual arguments.
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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