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quarterexchange
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5/31/2011 10:28:41 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I agree, I suppose one could argue that it takes up space for legitimate debates, but there are only 1 or 2 legitimate debates every day or so. Forfeited debates often go by unvoted resulting in ties for debaters who simply forfeited every round leaving their opponent waiting.
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BennyW
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5/31/2011 10:45:04 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
There should be a process by which forfeited debates are automatically grante to the one who didn't forfeit, yet the win would not be wieghted as heavily as a legitimate debate.
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5/31/2011 11:55:43 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/31/2011 10:45:04 PM, BennyW wrote:
There should be a process by which forfeited debates are automatically grante to the one who didn't forfeit, yet the win would not be wieghted as heavily as a legitimate debate.

At that point, you're penalizing the winner for something out of his control. If I put a lot of effort into making an elaborate case, I shouldn't have it not count as a full win just because it scared my opponent away.
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6/1/2011 12:54:56 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I agree but meanwhile you can post them here.

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codemeister13
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3/10/2014 3:24:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Eh. I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, as previously mentioned, it would end up taking more room on the front page from legitimate debates that were completed all the way through.

However, on the other hand, it would allow those that tried to complete a full debate to earn the ELO/votes that they deserve from debates that may result in a tie otherwise since it may go unviewed.
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