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Freeman
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6/15/2011 11:10:44 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
This thread is for people to post their best work on the site so that their debates can get more votes. Unlike the other threads in which people have been posting debates, please don't fill this thread with debates that have been forfeited. Let this thread be purely for the best debates on the site. Now, best is obviously a subjective term, so allow me to qualify it. A debate that would qualify for this thread should ideally:

1. Have five or more "likes."

2. Be between two people who are in the 99th percentile. Or it should be between two people who know what they're doing.

3. Be worthy of a college audience. What do I mean by that? If you were being judged on your performance in the debate by a university audience, would you be proud of your work? If the answer is "NO" or "Maybe," then you might want to reconsider posting the debate here.

Any debate posted here should at least qualify under one of the above criteria. There are so many good debates on this site that no one pays any attention to, which is really sad. If you post a debate here that you think is good, then I will gladly try to give you a fair and unbiased vote. And hopefully other people will do the same.
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BlackVoid
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6/15/2011 11:19:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/15/2011 11:10:44 PM, Freeman wrote:
This thread is for people to post their best work on the site so that their debates can get more votes.

Most excellent debates ended long ago. If they get more votes it could change the outcome of a debate that has been set for months or years. Any one of us could wake up tomorrow to find that we are suddenly losing a debate that we had been winning for the last 6 months. So I'd much rather the purpose be for entertainment rather than to get more votes. I'd rather voting be discouraged actually.
askbob
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6/15/2011 11:22:25 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
http://www.debate.org...

only three likes but i was always pretty fond of this one i did with korashk, though he seemed to get offended i personally think the way i debated it was quite clever.
Me -Phil left the site in my charge. I have a recorded phone conversation to prove it.
kohai -If you're the owner, then do something useful like ip block him and get us away from juggle and on a dofferent host!
Me -haha you apparently don't know my history
Kohai - Maybe not, but that doesn't matter! You shoukd still listen to your community and quit being a tyrrant!
Me - i was being completely sarcastic
Kohai - then u misrepresented yourself by impersonating the owner—a violation of the tos
Freeman
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6/15/2011 11:23:12 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/15/2011 11:19:18 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
At 6/15/2011 11:10:44 PM, Freeman wrote:
This thread is for people to post their best work on the site so that their debates can get more votes.


Most excellent debates ended long ago. If they get more votes it could change the outcome of a debate that has been set for months or years. Any one of us could wake up tomorrow to find that we are suddenly losing a debate that we had been winning for the last 6 months. So I'd much rather the purpose be for entertainment rather than to get more votes. I'd rather voting be discouraged actually.

Good point. What if it wasn't too retroactive?
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askbob
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6/15/2011 11:39:43 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
http://www.debate.org...

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

two other good ones i've done
Me -Phil left the site in my charge. I have a recorded phone conversation to prove it.
kohai -If you're the owner, then do something useful like ip block him and get us away from juggle and on a dofferent host!
Me -haha you apparently don't know my history
Kohai - Maybe not, but that doesn't matter! You shoukd still listen to your community and quit being a tyrrant!
Me - i was being completely sarcastic
Kohai - then u misrepresented yourself by impersonating the owner—a violation of the tos
BlackVoid
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6/15/2011 11:40:05 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I'll just post some that have expired voting period for now.

I enjoyed Mongoose and Danielle's debate on Sweatshops quite a bit. Mongoose is very underrated, I dont see why his winning % isn't higher.

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

Your animal rights debate with bluesteel was awesome too. I wish you would have defended vegetarianism, but I learned a ton reading it.

http://www.debate.org...
LaissezFaire
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6/16/2011 12:53:19 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
A recent good debate I've done that could use more votes: http://www.debate.org...

Probably the best of my past debates: http://www.debate.org...
Should we subsidize education?
http://www.debate.org...

http://mises.org...

http://lewrockwell.com...

http://antiwar.com...

: At 6/22/2011 6:57:23 PM, el-badgero wrote:
: i didn't like [Obama]. he was the only black dude in moneygall yet he claimed to be home. obvious liar is obvious liar. i bet him and bin laden are bumfvcking right now.