The Instigator
sdcharger
Pro (for)
Winning
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The Contender
solo
Con (against)
Losing
103 Points

This debate will not result in a tie

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/24/2008 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 3,552 times Debate No: 5516
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sdcharger

Pro

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am for the motion that this debate will not end in a tie. As a matter of fact, this debate will not end at all, assuming the the voting period is indefinite.

Let us take an example. Say at a certain time there is a tie. However, the opposition is arguing that there will be a tie, so he is right. If he is right, then there is no tie. ARGUE THAT!!!

thank you
solo

Con

Thanks for creating this debate, sdcharger. I appreciate your take on this topic and look forward to arguing Con.

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This is where I believe you have made an error. At the conclusion of this debate, the result will be a tie, as the voting period begins.

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If I'm looking at the sky, and I see clear blue skies to the east, but you are looking to the west and see storm clouds moving in, we can both be right. If I can convince some to look to the east and convince them that the sky is blue and you convince others to look west and convince them that the sky is gray that would make us both right. If I can convince more folks to see things as I see them, it doesn't mean that you're wrong, it just means I've convinced more people to see things my way, thus I can be right while maintaining the tie.

If .9999999(repeating) can equal one on this site, I'm certain this debate can and will result in a tie at the conclusion of Round Three, as the voting period begins.
Debate Round No. 1
sdcharger

Pro

yes, my opponent is right to stating that both people could be right. However, I did not say that this debate will never have a tie at a certain period of time. I am saying that this debate will not END in a tie. If the voting period never ends, then this debate cannot result in anything. If this debate cannot result in anything, it cannot result in a tie. This is why i win.
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solo

Con

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Then you defeated yourself in your opening of Round One. At the conclusion of this debate is a result of 0 votes to 0 votes. The voting period is completely separate from the debating period. If it were all one period, I'd be able to vote right now, but I cannot because the debate is not over yet.

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If the voting period never ends, that simply means that people can continue to vote and change their votes indefinitely or until the format for the site changes, which brings me to my next point. The format of the site has changed since it has launched, so to use words such as "never" is ridiculous. You cannot made such claims because you are not the webmaster; nor do you own the server that houses this site. Your claims are based on assumptions that do not have a constants supported by reality.

<< If this debate cannot result in anything, it cannot result in a tie.>>

How so? This statement does not make any sense. The debate immediately results in a tie at the conclusion of Round Three.

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No, because you do not get one point after I submit my argument for Round Three. We will both have ZERO. This is why I win... because this debate will result in a tie. This is why I win.
Debate Round No. 2
sdcharger

Pro

My opponent is insisting on saying that the end of the debate is at the conclusion of round 3. However, it is not a tie at the end of round 3. It is undecided. The only way to tell who wins is by voting, which is what the voting period is for. The only time when we can tell if there is a winner, or a tie, is at the end of the VOTING period. Seeing that the voting period does not end, I win.
Thank you.
solo

Con

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"It is undecided," is another way of saying 'a tie'.

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This also weighs heavily on your biased opinion. What if I come back in a week and see the votes are tied, then I die. Guess what? The voting period would be over as far as I was concerned and I would have been right yet again.

But this might not satisfy you, so to give one final point, I will give you a vote and myself a vote, which will make me right, as I am the only one who can now make a fair and informed decision about this debate having seen it all in it's entirety. I, officially, cast one vote for you and one vote for myself, even though the debate is not officially over, while the voting period has yet to officially begin. You see? A tie.

Thank you for the debate.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by 9spaceking 2 years ago
9spaceking
boop! now it's not a tie.
Posted by sdcharger 8 years ago
sdcharger
exactly!!!
Posted by wjmelements 8 years ago
wjmelements
How can this debate result in a tie if it does not result?
Posted by solo 8 years ago
solo
I thought you did well. :D You stuck to your guns and argued your point. Keep at it!
Posted by sdcharger 8 years ago
sdcharger
nice job, solo. I'm not very good at debating
Posted by Derek.Gunn 8 years ago
Derek.Gunn
Right at the moment at least, the debate has resulted in a tie.
Ahhh the things we do to amuse ourselves...
Posted by scissorhands7 8 years ago
scissorhands7
But my reguards to the Con in this debate, solo.

Solo is really the true winner in this debate for her/his excellent uses of logic, good points, and good ettiquite and grammar.

Therefore I suggest future voters to vote CON!
Posted by scissorhands7 8 years ago
scissorhands7
Since this debate does not technically "end"

This debate will never end period let alone end in a tie.
Posted by burningpuppies101 8 years ago
burningpuppies101
as good of a job that solo has done, i think that the pro definitely won this debate.
Posted by solo 8 years ago
solo
Thanks Kleptin! I'm easing my way back into the site and sticking to what is familiar, but I do agree with you. The variations of this debate have been argued in just about every way.
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Reasons for voting decision: pro trolled and solo's final round was confusing, making a false assumption with his "I am the only one who can now make a fair and informed decision about this debate having seen it all in it's entirety. " Good try countering, though.
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