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Kefka
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6/29/2009 11:02:28 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
Does anyone agree with me that having a limited voting period on a debate, sort of interferes with the point of the debate? Are people just so worried about a lose/win record, that they want voting to be done with in a certain period of time, even if it is, a long time? Having an unlimited voting period allows the greatest evaluation of a debate, since voters can have ample time to read the debate with the utmost care and see comments that ensue to further understand each debater's standpoint.

P.S. If this is in the wrong thread, sorry. If this has already been discussed, sorry. :D
Volkov
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6/29/2009 11:07:35 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
I personally like definite voting periods just because I'm the kind of person that likes things to be done with. No uncertainty about it, etc. But, that being said, indefinite voting periods allows for greater evaluation and representation of votes. So if you're going to structure a debate on votes, I would choose the latter.
Rezzealaux
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6/29/2009 11:15:16 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
indefinite periods piss me off. people will just keep voting against me on those god damned YEC debates.
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Kefka
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6/29/2009 12:09:55 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 6/29/2009 11:07:35 AM, Volkov wrote:
I personally like definite voting periods just because I'm the kind of person that likes things to be done with. No uncertainty about it, etc. But, that being said, indefinite voting periods allows for greater evaluation and representation of votes. So if you're going to structure a debate on votes, I would choose the latter.

Well I'm not so much worried about votes as in the "I have more points than you, I win" idea. It's just seeing how people vote, WITH an RFD of course, or else the vote is useless, allows you to learn how to develop rhetoric and debating skillzzzz. Like I said, some people are just too worried about the win/loss record, in my opinion.
Chuckles
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6/29/2009 1:30:28 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
well, i'm not really important enough to worry much about getting vote-bombed, but i like indefinite voting periods.
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