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Frederick53
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8/5/2012 2:58:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
So a while ago I had a debate a while ago about US foreign policy, and it was a good debate until my opponent forfeited the last round. Anyways, CiRrK offered to debate me on the same topic, and I turned him down at first because I was busy. I feel bad that I've waited this long and I messaged him about it, but I want to know if it is acceptable to simply copy my opening argument from the previous debate or if I must come up with a new opening argument.
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Ron-Paul
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8/5/2012 3:06:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/5/2012 2:58:44 PM, Frederick53 wrote:
So a while ago I had a debate a while ago about US foreign policy, and it was a good debate until my opponent forfeited the last round. Anyways, CiRrK offered to debate me on the same topic, and I turned him down at first because I was busy. I feel bad that I've waited this long and I messaged him about it, but I want to know if it is acceptable to simply copy my opening argument from the previous debate or if I must come up with a new opening argument.

It's fine. A lot of people, including myself, do it.

If you really have doubts, try:

1. Changing the argument just a little
and
2. Ask CiRrK if you can do so.
Frederick53
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8/5/2012 4:09:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Thanks guys the debate is up. Now CiRrK just has to accept is and we're on our way. I'm really looking forward to this one (:
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Like no wonder that indian dude rejected you.- Darkkermit to royalpaladin

Social Darwinism is a justification- 1Historygenius

Equal opportunity exists, so there is no problem- EvanK
Ron-Paul
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8/5/2012 6:29:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/5/2012 4:09:48 PM, Frederick53 wrote:
Thanks guys the debate is up. Now CiRrK just has to accept is and we're on our way. I'm really looking forward to this one (:

You're welcome. CiRrK is an extremely formidable opponent, probably one of the best debaters on this site.
Frederick53
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8/5/2012 7:15:35 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/5/2012 6:29:01 PM, Ron-Paul wrote:
At 8/5/2012 4:09:48 PM, Frederick53 wrote:
Thanks guys the debate is up. Now CiRrK just has to accept is and we're on our way. I'm really looking forward to this one (:

You're welcome. CiRrK is an extremely formidable opponent, probably one of the best debaters on this site.

Yep, and I'm brand new.

But this is my area of expertise, so I'm feeling a little optimistic :D
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Like no wonder that indian dude rejected you.- Darkkermit to royalpaladin

Social Darwinism is a justification- 1Historygenius

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000ike
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8/5/2012 7:18:17 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/5/2012 2:58:44 PM, Frederick53 wrote:
So a while ago I had a debate a while ago about US foreign policy, and it was a good debate until my opponent forfeited the last round. Anyways, CiRrK offered to debate me on the same topic, and I turned him down at first because I was busy. I feel bad that I've waited this long and I messaged him about it, but I want to know if it is acceptable to simply copy my opening argument from the previous debate or if I must come up with a new opening argument.

Are you afraid someone will accuse you of stealing from yourself?
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
Frederick53
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8/5/2012 7:30:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/5/2012 7:18:17 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 8/5/2012 2:58:44 PM, Frederick53 wrote:
So a while ago I had a debate a while ago about US foreign policy, and it was a good debate until my opponent forfeited the last round. Anyways, CiRrK offered to debate me on the same topic, and I turned him down at first because I was busy. I feel bad that I've waited this long and I messaged him about it, but I want to know if it is acceptable to simply copy my opening argument from the previous debate or if I must come up with a new opening argument.

Are you afraid someone will accuse you of stealing from yourself?

Haha, no I was just wondering if that was illegitimate conduct or something. I may post on the forum a lot, but I'm still pretty new to debating.
In 1975, the Second Vietnam War began -1Historygenius

Like no wonder that indian dude rejected you.- Darkkermit to royalpaladin

Social Darwinism is a justification- 1Historygenius

Equal opportunity exists, so there is no problem- EvanK
Frederick53
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8/6/2012 3:50:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/6/2012 12:39:30 AM, Apollo.11 wrote:
Have fun losing. :)

He declined, actually.
In 1975, the Second Vietnam War began -1Historygenius

Like no wonder that indian dude rejected you.- Darkkermit to royalpaladin

Social Darwinism is a justification- 1Historygenius

Equal opportunity exists, so there is no problem- EvanK