The Instigator
liam13661
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The Contender
xXCryptoXx
Con (against)
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40 Points

debate.org is retarded and so are the debates on this retarded website

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/7/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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liam13661

Pro

One of the debates on this site was "kids should be paid to go to school". Someone said video games are bad for the environment. Case closed.
xXCryptoXx

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
liam13661

Pro

This format is dumb as well. What do I do now? Continue arguing? So I get two chances to get offense as opposed to one? This is stupid. Vote for me.
xXCryptoXx

Con

I accepted the debate as simple debate etiquette, allowing you to expand on your opening argument why allowing us both the same number of rounds to argue.

I’ll let my opponent’s resolution error slide seeing that his use of the word “retarded” is inappropriate for the resolution.

Retarded - less advanced in mental, physical, or social development than is usual for one's age. [1]

This renders my opponent’s resolution incoherent giving him a burden of proof which would be impossible to fill, therefore giving me the win.

Instead, I will accept that he used the “urban” use of the word retarded, meaning stupid. This should cost my opponent grammar/spelling points .

Now, by the wording of the resolution, my opponent must argue that every aspect of Debate.org, in concept, and in debates is stupid.

In order to fulfill such a burden of proof my opponent needs to offer an argument that can entail the stupidity of every single debate on this website including the website itself.

My opponent has ever so obviously failed to do so, seeing that he neatly cherry picks two debates then concludes the entire website and all of its debates are retarded.

My opponent must give proper reasoning for why a website that allows people from all over the world to come together in debate in order to further our intellectual knowledge is stupid. After all, knowledge is a universal common good, and my opponent must argue that something that supports this good is stupid.

My opponent must also argue that every debate on this site is also stupid, including but certainly not limited to:

http://www.debate.org...

http://www.debate.org...

http://www.debate.org...

http://www.debate.org...

My opponent simply has a burden of proof that cannot be filled, and therefore cannot win this debate.

[1] https://www.google.com...

Debate Round No. 2
liam13661

Pro

liam13661 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by xXCryptoXx 3 years ago
xXCryptoXx
Wow I've never seen so many votes in so little time.
Posted by Cheetah 3 years ago
Cheetah
Seriously?
Posted by liam13661 3 years ago
liam13661
this debate (and this website) continues to be retarded
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Vote Placed by Kc1999 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Agreed with Con and still continue to do so; there are some cyberbullies, but if you keep to Debating, it isn't retarded. Pro FF (loss of conduct). Con used sources and had better arguments.
Vote Placed by iamanatheistandthisiswhy 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro don't be a cry baby. :) Forfeit so points to Con,
Vote Placed by Cheetah 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con did not make any arguments at all. He attacked several debates on this site and exhibited blatant hate.
Vote Placed by SeventhProfessor 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro insulted several debates on the site, included no sources, and had an all around awful argument.
Vote Placed by bladerunner060 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct for the forfeits and, frankly, the entire debate. S&G should be obvious. Sourcing for Con, who actually provided some. As to arguments, Pro made almost no argument in support of his resolution. Con addressed the resolution issues, and explained what Pro's burden was going to be...Pro proceeded to ignore it. A clean sweep for Con. As always, happy to clarify this RFD.
Vote Placed by Wylted 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro put up no argument and also forfeited. Con offered the only sources as well.