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Raisor
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12/1/2011 9:25:21 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I was thinking it would be neat to have a running thread where you can post debates you see that are exceptionally unique, thought provoking, well executed, or whatever. The goal here is to make high quality debates more visible and easier to find without institutionalizing them.

Please do not post your own debates, for the sake of modesty.
Chrysippus
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12/1/2011 9:35:31 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/1/2011 9:25:21 PM, Raisor wrote:

Please do not post your own debates, for the sake of modesty.

What if my debates truly are exceptional and unappreciated?
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Raisor
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12/1/2011 9:41:10 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/1/2011 9:35:31 PM, Chrysippus wrote:
At 12/1/2011 9:25:21 PM, Raisor wrote:

Please do not post your own debates, for the sake of modesty.

What if my debates truly are exceptional and unappreciated?

Well that is an interesting hypothetical. Maybe if such a scenario actually occurs we will need to address it.
Chrysippus
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12/1/2011 9:51:27 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
In a more serious vein, I think this is a good idea. I'm not willing to do the digging involved, though.

There are 14,802 debates on here; a bit impractical to find that one really cool debate I saw once but do not quite remember the name of.

My suggestion is that the older members (at least a year) be allowed to submit one of their favorite debates they did. Most of us are able to discern which of our debates are actually worth looking at, and which were just us going through the motions.

And for all that, I don't actually have something worth posting here. I'm just pointing out that perhaps we are best able to remember our own debates, and that modesty probably isn't a real concern here.
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Illegalcombatant
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12/1/2011 9:59:34 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/1/2011 9:25:21 PM, Raisor wrote:
I was thinking it would be neat to have a running thread where you can post debates you see that are exceptionally unique, thought provoking, well executed, or whatever. The goal here is to make high quality debates more visible and easier to find without institutionalizing them.

Please do not post your own debates, for the sake of modesty.

This be a good idea. Come to think of it why don't he have like a hall of fame for debates or something. A section of DDO where people can instantly look at good debates.
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Raisor
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12/1/2011 11:47:35 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/1/2011 11:11:45 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
My fav debate on the site.

http://www.debate.org... - War in Afghanistan.

CiRrK is/was really good. This debate is pretty much a straight policy-style debate.
Maikuru
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12/1/2011 11:50:08 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Two top debaters + off the wall topic = Absolute gold

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http://www.debate.org...
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Chrysippus
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12/1/2011 11:53:17 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/1/2011 11:50:08 PM, Maikuru wrote:
Two top debaters + off the wall topic = Absolute gold

"With 30 minutes of preparation, the user known as Kleptin could feasibly vanquish a grizzly bear"

http://www.debate.org...

^ This.
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Logic_on_rails
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12/2/2011 1:39:23 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
There was a similar thread quite a while back (I had to do a lot of searching to find it; no blazing search function!) - http://www.debate.org... . Check out the debate links in there and hopefully you'll find something decent.
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