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Another way to fix "debates"

Dnick94
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10/18/2008 9:27:25 AM
Posted: 9 years ago
"It is obvious that many debaters don't wish to be the instigator in debates. This is simply because the instigator has the harder job when it comes to winning the debate given that the debate always ends with the contender rebutting all of the instigator's arguments. Thus, I have somewhat of a solution that can help deter this problem."
- Logical-Master

I suggest that debate should have unlimited rounds so that the debate would end only if one person concedes. Therefore, the instigator doesn't have to complain that he lost the debate if he had conceded. Even with 5 rounds, the contender can rebutte all of the instigator's arguments leading to the easy win of the debate. Logically, anyone can lose a debate if their opponent convinces them that they are wrong. Then both of them can agree to a statement which they both agree on such as " Resolved: In a fight without prior preparation, Batman would not certainly defeat Spider-Man.
"Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them."
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Logical-Master
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10/18/2008 9:58:42 AM
Posted: 9 years ago
Whereas that idea sounds good in theory, there is only one problem: People like me: http://redwing.hutman.net...

I'd keep the debate going for eternity if such a system were implemented.

In addition, the longer the debate goes on, the less likely voters are to read. So the voting system would simply be more screwed up than it currently it is. Thus, like communism, your idea only works ideally.
Robert_Santurri
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10/18/2008 11:41:09 AM
Posted: 9 years ago
At 10/18/2008 9:58:42 AM, Logical-Master wrote:
Whereas that idea sounds good in theory, there is only one problem: People like me: http://redwing.hutman.net...

I'd keep the debate going for eternity if such a system were implemented.

In addition, the longer the debate goes on, the less likely voters are to read. So the voting system would simply be more screwed up than it currently it is. Thus, like communism, your idea only works ideally.

Agreed, it's funny that our debate was brought up LM. I'm pretty sure we would still be debating that today if it were unlimited rounds. Haha
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Dnick94
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10/21/2008 7:45:34 PM
Posted: 9 years ago
Do you reckon that you can debate for eternity without conceding to your opponent? How is that possible? Won't one of you give up after being convinced of the other person?
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scissorhands7
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10/21/2008 7:54:04 PM
Posted: 9 years ago
If you know LM, you'd understand.
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10/21/2008 7:54:17 PM
Posted: 9 years ago
knew not know
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Smithereens
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4/9/2013 2:44:25 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
bump.
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wiploc
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4/9/2013 1:55:46 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
One-on-one threads are wonderful. Two people (or possibly more) have a discussion on a given topic, without rules as to whose turn it is or how long they have to post. Nobody else can post in that thread. There's a linked Peanut Gallery thread for other people's comments. This leads to great productive discussions.

They just can't be "debates" for voting on.
Smithereens
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4/12/2013 7:39:42 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
bump
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Smithereens
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4/13/2013 10:21:41 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
bump.
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sadolite
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4/14/2013 10:03:59 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/21/2008 7:45:34 PM, Dnick94 wrote:
Do you reckon that you can debate for eternity without conceding to your opponent? How is that possible? Won't one of you give up after being convinced of the other person?

Sheer boardom would make me concede. (Eternity?)
Beware of the people who are in your circle but are not in your corner.

And with the stroke of a pen people 18 to 21 who own a gun became criminals and public enemy #1 having committed no crime and having said nothing. Just like the Jews in Germany during WW2. Must be a weird feeling.

When I hear people crying and whining about their first world problems I think about the universe with everything in it and people in wheelchairs and all of their problems go away.