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truthseeker613
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8/11/2011 11:26:25 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
why are we limited to 5 rounds of debating?
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Ore_Ele
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8/11/2011 11:31:15 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/11/2011 11:26:25 AM, truthseeker613 wrote:
why are we limited to 5 rounds of debating?

Because the purpose of a debate is that it is limited in rounds and space, so debaters are required to only present relative information and address the resolution. Giving too much space (in either character space, or number or rounds) allows for people to go off on wild tangents, which lowers the quality of the debate, and the quantity of readers.

As for limiting rounds specifically, if you can't win in 5, then the only way you are going to win is by tiring out your opponent, rather than logic, and that is what the forums are for (says the guy with over 10,000 forum posts).
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seraine
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8/11/2011 8:20:21 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/11/2011 11:26:25 AM, truthseeker613 wrote:
why are we limited to 5 rounds of debating?

It is also kinda hard to vote after reading 80,000 characters.
BlackVoid
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8/11/2011 9:15:04 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/11/2011 8:20:21 PM, seraine wrote:
At 8/11/2011 11:26:25 AM, truthseeker613 wrote:
why are we limited to 5 rounds of debating?

It is also kinda hard to vote after reading 80,000 characters.

This.
wjmelements
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8/11/2011 10:09:27 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/11/2011 8:20:21 PM, seraine wrote:
At 8/11/2011 11:26:25 AM, truthseeker613 wrote:
why are we limited to 5 rounds of debating?

It is also kinda hard to vote after reading 80,000 characters.

It is also kinda daunting to read 80,000 characters.
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