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airmax1227
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10/8/2011 10:26:44 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
60% of my debates have now ended with my opponent forfeiting. I am certainly partly to blame for this, as, among other reasons, I never check my opponent's debate history or investigate if they are more likely to forfeit, before accepting a debate challenge.

That being said, I was wondering if there has been any discussion regarding increasing the consequence of forfeits. Maybe preventing someone from accepting or challenging a debate for a week, or revoking their right to breed, would lower the chances of debates being forfeited. I don't think it's a big enough problem to implement those suggestions, I'm just curious if anyone has any thoughts.

Perhaps an additional 2 lines to the stats on the side of the profile would be helpful, one number for a debaters 'total rounds debated' and another for 'total rounds forfeited', i think this would be most helpful, and add some additional stats to be amused by.

Also, vote on this debate... http://www.debate.org...

Thanks in advance. Go Brewers.
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10/8/2011 10:35:44 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/8/2011 10:26:44 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
60% of my debates have now ended with my opponent forfeiting. I am certainly partly to blame for this, as, among other reasons, I never check my opponent's debate history or investigate if they are more likely to forfeit, before accepting a debate challenge.

That being said, I was wondering if there has been any discussion regarding increasing the consequence of forfeits. Maybe preventing someone from accepting or challenging a debate for a week, or revoking their right to breed, would lower the chances of debates being forfeited. I don't think it's a big enough problem to implement those suggestions, I'm just curious if anyone has any thoughts.

Perhaps an additional 2 lines to the stats on the side of the profile would be helpful, one number for a debaters 'total rounds debated' and another for 'total rounds forfeited', i think this would be most helpful, and add some additional stats to be amused by.

Also, vote on this debate... http://www.debate.org...

Thanks in advance. Go Brewers.

I agree with that part, but not the other part. People often can't help forfeiting.
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Lordknukle
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10/9/2011 12:04:35 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
People don't usually go into a debate saying "Yippee! Ima forfeit!". It usually happens because of too much work or issues outside of DDO (OMG! Outside of DDO? Impossible). Like the previous poster said, sometimes its not their fault. As a result, they shouldn't be punished.
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feverish
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10/9/2011 12:23:35 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/8/2011 10:26:44 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
Maybe preventing someone from accepting or challenging a debate for a week, or revoking their right to breed, would lower the chances of debates being forfeited. I don't think it's a big enough problem to implement those suggestions, I'm just curious if anyone has any thoughts.

I think eugenics is probably a step too far lol.

Perhaps an additional 2 lines to the stats on the side of the profile would be helpful, one number for a debaters 'total rounds debated' and another for 'total rounds forfeited', i think this would be most helpful, and add some additional stats to be amused by.

Quite like this last idea as a way of shaming forfeiters.
Double_R
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10/9/2011 1:10:21 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/8/2011 10:26:44 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
Perhaps an additional 2 lines to the stats on the side of the profile would be helpful, one number for a debaters 'total rounds debated' and another for 'total rounds forfeited', i think this would be most helpful, and add some additional stats to be amused by.

I do like this idea. My only concern is having too many stats on the profile, but overall I think this would be a welcome addition. I know this has come up before, if we keep bringing it up and mostly agree I am sure someone will listen.
DanT
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10/9/2011 1:44:34 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/9/2011 12:23:35 PM, feverish wrote:
At 10/8/2011 10:26:44 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
Maybe preventing someone from accepting or challenging a debate for a week, or revoking their right to breed, would lower the chances of debates being forfeited. I don't think it's a big enough problem to implement those suggestions, I'm just curious if anyone has any thoughts.

I think eugenics is probably a step too far lol.

Either that or capital punishment....


Perhaps an additional 2 lines to the stats on the side of the profile would be helpful, one number for a debaters 'total rounds debated' and another for 'total rounds forfeited', i think this would be most helpful, and add some additional stats to be amused by.

Quite like this last idea as a way of shaming forfeiters.

Guess that works too.
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