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Idea: Strategic Debates

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7/16/2012 6:23:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I came up with an idea to spice up debates a little if people so chose. A strategic debate would be a debate where each side has a condition upon which they must debate under which isn't traditional to debates to make things more interesting.

For example:

Con gets to throw out one of Pro's points but Pro doesn't have to use sources.

Something like that. Add a condition to the debate.

Pro has to use 5 government sources. Con has to use 5 blog sources.

It was just a thought. The idea could have a lot of possibilities and could be a fun way to challenge yourself or just have a new way to debate.

Thoughts? Comments? Ideas?

You could label the debate Strategic: Resolution Here and name the conditions you come up with in the first round.
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7/16/2012 6:28:14 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Why . . .?
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7/16/2012 6:44:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/16/2012 6:28:14 PM, 16kadams wrote:
Why . . .?

Because, it'd be interesting. There are a lot of people on here who are bored of debating. It was just an idea you know.
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7/16/2012 6:48:39 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I like it, especially the idea of each party throwing out one of their opponent's arguments or some such. The possibilities are endless.
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7/16/2012 6:49:57 PM
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It seems like it might be fun for the debaters, but a turnoff for voters. I wouldn't gain anything from a debate where one side needed no sources, or arguments were legally ignored. So, I personally wouldn't be motivated to vote on one.
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7/16/2012 6:54:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/16/2012 6:49:57 PM, 000ike wrote:
It seems like it might be fun for the debaters, but a turnoff for voters. I wouldn't gain anything from a debate where one side needed no sources, or arguments were legally ignored. So, I personally wouldn't be motivated to vote on one.

You only have 98 votes anyway. Let's do this thing.
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7/16/2012 8:15:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/16/2012 6:48:39 PM, Maikuru wrote:
I like it, especially the idea of each party throwing out one of their opponent's arguments or some such. The possibilities are endless.

Exactly.

And in response to Ike: These debates necessarily wouldn't be for a win or a serious vote. Hence why it would be labeled "Strategic". If you see a debate with that in the title don't read/vote on it.
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7/16/2012 8:39:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I feel like this would add a twist to debates.
I'm willing to try out the system with someone...
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7/16/2012 8:54:43 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/16/2012 8:39:52 PM, Cobo wrote:
I feel like this would add a twist to debates.
I'm willing to try out the system with someone...

I'll try my own idea out but I'm currently in a handful of debates. I need to resolve a few first.