Who will I vote for?
Debate Rounds (2)
My opponent states the name of someone who is running for DDO president in the first round. I must vote for that person and then in my second round I must post a link to where I voted for that person. If I successfully do this, or my opponent doesn't post someone for me to vote for in round 1, then I win. Otherwise my opponent wins.
This is unethical.
My opponent will cast their ballot for me, thett the mighty.
I am running for president as of now.
Vote my opponent down for three reasons:
My opponent voted for thett3, not thett the mighty. While he mentioned my nickname in the post, he did not *vote* for the nickname of my alterante warrior personality as requested. I referred to myself as "thett the mighty" *not* thett3. My opponent thus failed to fufill his obligation to vote for who I told him to vote for. It doesn't matter that we are functionally the same because in a context where usernames are the only definitions of personhood like an online forum, voting correctly matters. There is precedent for this. When a bunch of people played a prank on Airmax and voted for "Airmaxx" instead, they were forced to stop because had they succeeded, Airmaxx would've been elected president even if it was a joke. No vote for thett the mighty has been cast.
Second, the resolution is unethical. My opponent crafted the resolution in an attempt to make it impossible for Con to win--people who attempt to create truisms deserve to lose because the purpose of debate is the exchange of ideas, not gamesmanship. Pro is harming the nature of debate.
Third, Pro is attempting to harm democracy. Clearly Pro has no idea about the candidates or why he should vote either way, and attempted to use the closeness of the election to his advantage. Such conduct is worthy of an auto-loss.
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Vote Placed by Ore_Ele 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro has changed his vote and so loses. Con original arguments do not matter, since he stipulated that his opponent votes for him. Regardless of what name his opponent uses, if he votes for him, he fulfills his burden. But by changing his vote, he loses.
Vote Placed by TN05 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro voted for the wrong user.
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