The Instigator
s0m31john
Pro (for)
Losing
46 Points
The Contender
DucoNihilum
Con (against)
Winning
52 Points

Video Debates should be allowed on debate.org

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after 16 votes the winner is...
DucoNihilum
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/2/2008 Category: Technology
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 10,164 times Debate No: 5242
Debate Rounds (2)
Comments (71)
Votes (16)

 

s0m31john

Pro

Video Response Round 1
DucoNihilum

Con

TO WATCH OTHERWISE, SEE youtube.com/watch?v=qTxjZnQXSjI&fmt=18
Debate Round No. 1
s0m31john

Pro

Sources:
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DucoNihilum

Con

I must apologize to voters in advance, as my roommates were busy, and I did not want to distract them, be distracted, or have the voters distracted by my roommates, I was forced to do this outside. Unfortunately, it was raining. This is one of the many faults of video debating. The quotes I used are avail on the youtube page, this is yet another inconvenience.

For higher quality youtube.com/watch?v=LvJcRZYp6o8&fmt=18
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by skookie5 7 years ago
skookie5
These people need their own show. I dunno, "The Ginger and Blackhead".
Posted by MTGandP 8 years ago
MTGandP
I like how in round one you talk about facial expressions, and yet your face does not change at all while you're reading.
Posted by philosphical 8 years ago
philosphical
haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa thats hilarious! video debate....
Posted by Labrat228 8 years ago
Labrat228
No kidding!
Posted by s0m31john 8 years ago
s0m31john
You gotta hit that Duco.
Posted by DucoNihilum 8 years ago
DucoNihilum
... Oh my
Posted by Danielle 8 years ago
Danielle
Duco reminds me of my Art History T.A. whom I had a huge crush on. Haha.
Posted by Rodriguez47 8 years ago
Rodriguez47
i think its cool for the people who want see videos instead like if some one is cleaning their room they can put there speakers and listen instead of waiting and reading people have impatiens in reading sometimes too.
Posted by pawletoe 8 years ago
pawletoe
lol that is dumb... i agree on allowing video debates but you can totally see how we suck more in real life debating then online text responses... notice how both debators read out a pre-arranged script and mess up a couple times...
Posted by josh_42 8 years ago
josh_42
to cut down on time, just watch all video responses simultaneously :)
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