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phantom
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9/21/2011 1:03:44 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I'm not one of those people who can write debates super fast, and I have a ton of school, plus quite allot of soccer atm, plus my job. I propose the option that a 4day debate round time limit should be installed. I don't have much time to debate with a three day limit unless I stay up later than I do (which is already fairly late) or sacrifice my free time (which isn't that much and I'm not all that crazy about debating so that's not going to happen). I'm sure it's the same way for allot of other people as well.
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brian_eggleston
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9/21/2011 1:13:14 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/21/2011 1:03:44 PM, phantom wrote:
I'm not one of those people who can write debates super fast, and I have a ton of school, plus quite allot of soccer atm, plus my job. I propose the option that a 4day debate round time limit should be installed. I don't have much time to debate with a three day limit unless I stay up later than I do (which is already fairly late) or sacrifice my free time (which isn't that much and I'm not all that crazy about debating so that's not going to happen). I'm sure it's the same way for allot of other people as well.

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F-16_Fighting_Falcon
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9/21/2011 1:18:15 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I think 3 days are good enough. A four day debate will go on for way too long. But I think you have a point. Nearly every debate has a 3 day limit so it is obvious that people want as much time as possible.
Illegalcombatant
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9/22/2011 6:14:12 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Guess it can't hurt to have a 4 day option. But the question is, if you can't or won't get to a round within 3 days, are you really going to get to it if you have 4 ?

What I am thinking is that the vast majority of the time if some one has not posted in 3 days time, then adding a fourth won't make a difference and just makes the debate unnecessarily longer.
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phantom
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9/22/2011 6:51:45 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/22/2011 6:14:12 AM, Illegalcombatant wrote:
Guess it can't hurt to have a 4 day option. But the question is, if you can't or won't get to a round within 3 days, are you really going to get to it if you have 4 ?

What I am thinking is that the vast majority of the time if some one has not posted in 3 days time, then adding a fourth won't make a difference and just makes the debate unnecessarily longer.

I can finish a round within 3 days, I'm just pretty busy so I would prefer to have more time.
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