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Rockylightning
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6/19/2011 1:22:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen to DDO's second ever video debate tournament! (The first one failed).

Rules:

1. You DO NOT have to show yourself in the videos, it can be only your voice.
2. You can distort your voice, although I wouldn't recommend it.
3. Speeches must be a minimum of three minutes and a maximum of five minutes. Voters can dock you points for exceeding or being below the time limit.
4. Topics will be chosen by me.
5. Single Elimination
6. For each debate there will be three rounds: The first round is for constructive speeches, the second for a bit of rebuttal and more construction, and the third for solely rebuttal.
7. IMPORTANT: Third round speeches CANNOT
EXCEED
4 minutes.

Any Questions? Comments? Leave your name below and we'll get started as soon as we are filled. If we run out of spaces I will make more available.

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Please make your names in bold.
Brainmaster
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6/19/2011 1:23:46 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/19/2011 1:22:36 PM, Rockylightning wrote:
Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen to DDO's second ever video debate tournament! (The first one failed).

Rules:

1. You DO NOT have to show yourself in the videos, it can be only your voice.
2. You can distort your voice, although I wouldn't recommend it.
3. Speeches must be a minimum of three minutes and a maximum of five minutes. Voters can dock you points for exceeding or being below the time limit.
4. Topics will be chosen by me.
5. Single Elimination
6. For each debate there will be three rounds: The first round is for constructive speeches, the second for a bit of rebuttal and more construction, and the third for solely rebuttal.
7. IMPORTANT: Third round speeches CANNOT
EXCEED
4 minutes.

Any Questions? Comments? Leave your name below and we'll get started as soon as we are filled. If we run out of spaces I will make more available.

1. Brainmaster
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Please make your names in bold.

What topics are there?

And thanks for not making me show my face- that might mean my collection of illegal things.
Kfc.
Rockylightning
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6/19/2011 1:28:45 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/19/2011 1:23:46 PM, Brainmaster wrote:


What topics are there?

And thanks for not making me show my face- that might mean my collection of illegal things.

Topics will range. But I assure you they will not be hard:
Examples that will not be used but are similar:

Viruses are technically living creatures
The United States Should Remove All Military Presence From Afghanistan
The US should fight communism if it means starting a war.
Brainmaster
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6/19/2011 1:29:41 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/19/2011 1:28:45 PM, Rockylightning wrote:
At 6/19/2011 1:23:46 PM, Brainmaster wrote:


What topics are there?

And thanks for not making me show my face- that might mean my collection of illegal things.

Topics will range. But I assure you they will not be hard:
Examples that will not be used but are similar:

Viruses are technically living creatures
The United States Should Remove All Military Presence From Afghanistan
The US should fight communism if it means starting a war.

Errr... this seems a bit tough... can I have a full 3 days to write and voice by round?
Kfc.
Rockylightning
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6/19/2011 1:31:56 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/19/2011 1:29:41 PM, Brainmaster wrote:
At 6/19/2011 1:28:45 PM, Rockylightning wrote:
At 6/19/2011 1:23:46 PM, Brainmaster wrote:


What topics are there?

And thanks for not making me show my face- that might mean my collection of illegal things.

Topics will range. But I assure you they will not be hard:
Examples that will not be used but are similar:

Viruses are technically living creatures
The United States Should Remove All Military Presence From Afghanistan
The US should fight communism if it means starting a war.

Errr... this seems a bit tough... can I have a full 3 days to write and voice by round?

Sorry forgot to mention. Debates have to have 72 hours between rounds. No exceptions. Once the topics are announced, the debaters have an extra day before they have to initiate the debate.
Merda
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6/19/2011 1:32:44 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/19/2011 1:28:45 PM, Rockylightning wrote:
At 6/19/2011 1:23:46 PM, Brainmaster wrote:


What topics are there?

And thanks for not making me show my face- that might mean my collection of illegal things.

Topics will range. But I assure you they will not be hard:
Examples that will not be used but are similar:

Viruses are technically living creatures
The United States Should Remove All Military Presence From Afghanistan
The US should fight communism if it means starting a war.

Could we do like Cliff's ELO debate where we can submit our own topics and then you pick one at random? I don't really like Policy debates. LD would be preferable.
My manwich!
Rockylightning
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6/19/2011 1:34:15 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/19/2011 1:32:44 PM, Merda wrote:
At 6/19/2011 1:28:45 PM, Rockylightning wrote:
At 6/19/2011 1:23:46 PM, Brainmaster wrote:


What topics are there?

And thanks for not making me show my face- that might mean my collection of illegal things.

Topics will range. But I assure you they will not be hard:
Examples that will not be used but are similar:

Viruses are technically living creatures
The United States Should Remove All Military Presence From Afghanistan
The US should fight communism if it means starting a war.

Could we do like Cliff's ELO debate where we can submit our own topics and then you pick one at random? I don't really like Policy debates. LD would be preferable.

If you have topic suggestions send them to me in a PM and I will consider them. But I do want to make some of my own.
Rockylightning
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6/20/2011 1:39:32 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
This tournament went to sh1t. I only get one person after you guys make a whole thread about how you would do video debates. Its like ordering a large pizza for a group and only one guy eats it. Jesus Christ...
Johnicle
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6/20/2011 12:20:50 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Bit of a suggestion...

If you are doing single elimination I would cap the sign ups at 8...

Also, having a minimum speech time is a bit odd. Even if someone goes under it... what then?