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Stephen_Hawkins
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8/22/2012 1:11:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Has anyone thought of doing these before? Are there any that have been attempted? I'm thinking about doing a few of these, but I was wondering if anyone had any experience.

I mean with users on this site, rather than just generally IRL, so everyone understands.
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8/22/2012 6:52:59 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/22/2012 6:51:46 PM, larztheloser wrote:
How would a "live debate" work? Would it be like a live video stream or something?

it would have to be in order to work
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8/23/2012 10:42:25 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/22/2012 6:51:46 PM, larztheloser wrote:
How would a "live debate" work? Would it be like a live video stream or something?

Two people debating via skype and one of them streaming it with xsplit.
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8/23/2012 10:49:07 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'd love the idea.
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8/23/2012 11:17:19 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/23/2012 10:42:25 AM, OllerupMand wrote:
At 8/22/2012 6:51:46 PM, larztheloser wrote:
How would a "live debate" work? Would it be like a live video stream or something?

Two people debating via skype and one of them streaming it with xsplit.

Actually, I have a chatroom which allows people to speak via microphone and people can watch live (though not loads, due to limits). It'll also allow me to initiate additional things such as audience live participation. Skype would, of course, be an option, but everyone would need to get skype beforehand, audience participation would be next to impossible, etc. etc.

Whoever else wants to partake, please say. I think we'd start off with some obvious challenges:

"It is logically possible to believe in God"
"Religion is a force for good in the world"
"[insert political theory here] is better than [insert political theory here]"
"Argument X is true" (like the cosmological argument, for example)
"The US should invade Iran"
etc.
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Stephen_Hawkins
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8/23/2012 11:30:53 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/23/2012 11:29:47 AM, MrBrooks wrote:
I think we should do it parliamentary style, just to change it up a bit.

I can head a British Parliamentary style, but I don't know how many are used to it. What I have done is draw up a basic one which merges BP with Mace debating.

https://docs.google.com...
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8/23/2012 11:31:51 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/23/2012 11:30:53 AM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
At 8/23/2012 11:29:47 AM, MrBrooks wrote:
I think we should do it parliamentary style, just to change it up a bit.

I can head a British Parliamentary style, but I don't know how many are used to it. What I have done is draw up a basic one which merges BP with Mace debating.

https://docs.google.com...

What platform are we goign to use? (Skype, oovoo?)
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8/23/2012 11:32:33 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/23/2012 11:30:53 AM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
At 8/23/2012 11:29:47 AM, MrBrooks wrote:
I think we should do it parliamentary style, just to change it up a bit.

I can head a British Parliamentary style, but I don't know how many are used to it. What I have done is draw up a basic one which merges BP with Mace debating.

https://docs.google.com...

We just give people their resolutions ten-fifteen minutes before the debate starts and let them form their arguments on the fly. Simple enough.
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8/23/2012 11:35:49 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/23/2012 11:31:51 AM, Microsuck wrote:
At 8/23/2012 11:30:53 AM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
At 8/23/2012 11:29:47 AM, MrBrooks wrote:
I think we should do it parliamentary style, just to change it up a bit.

I can head a British Parliamentary style, but I don't know how many are used to it. What I have done is draw up a basic one which merges BP with Mace debating.

https://docs.google.com...

What platform are we goign to use? (Skype, oovoo?)

Go on chat roulette until you find each other!!! (whoever sees the most penises before the debate starts gets to go first)
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Stephen_Hawkins
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8/23/2012 11:38:56 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/23/2012 11:32:33 AM, MrBrooks wrote:
At 8/23/2012 11:30:53 AM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
At 8/23/2012 11:29:47 AM, MrBrooks wrote:
I think we should do it parliamentary style, just to change it up a bit.

I can head a British Parliamentary style, but I don't know how many are used to it. What I have done is draw up a basic one which merges BP with Mace debating.

https://docs.google.com...

We just give people their resolutions ten-fifteen minutes before the debate starts and let them form their arguments on the fly. Simple enough.

If we're doing shorts, yes. I take it you would want to do one?
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Stephen_Hawkins
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8/23/2012 11:41:30 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/23/2012 11:39:20 AM, MrBrooks wrote:
If we're doing shorts, yes. I take it you would want to do one?

Yea.

I believe lars would do one with you, and if he doesn't, I'll be happy to. However, in the case of the latter, we'd need to find a new judge (and I could, but it'd be awkward and I'd rather judge a few times first to make sure it all goes smoothly).

If anyone else would be willing to do shorts, please say. It'd be great to start this idea up before the end of the month!
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8/23/2012 11:46:00 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/23/2012 11:35:49 AM, imabench wrote:
At 8/23/2012 11:31:51 AM, Microsuck wrote:
At 8/23/2012 11:30:53 AM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
At 8/23/2012 11:29:47 AM, MrBrooks wrote:
I think we should do it parliamentary style, just to change it up a bit.

I can head a British Parliamentary style, but I don't know how many are used to it. What I have done is draw up a basic one which merges BP with Mace debating.

https://docs.google.com...

What platform are we goign to use? (Skype, oovoo?)

Go on chat roulette until you find each other!!! (whoever sees the most penises before the debate starts gets to go first)

LOL!
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Stephen_Hawkins
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8/23/2012 1:48:02 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
If anyone wants to do this, help out, or check out the room, give me a private message. I'll do what I can to help.
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Stephen_Hawkins
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8/23/2012 2:02:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/23/2012 1:49:16 PM, TUF wrote:
Id like to do one of these before I leave.

Any chance doing it this time tomorrow? You could do it against MrBrooks, and huzzah, a debate would be done. It'd probably be a short, though, so you'd be told a moment beforehand.
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larztheloser
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8/23/2012 11:55:56 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Hi, living in a different time zone could make this a bit difficult for me, but I'd love to get involved with this. Send me to the chatroom any time you want to argue and I'll try to be there ASAP. Also please post in this forum so that I get an email - sometimes the "My Messages" side-menu here can be easy to miss. This sounds really exciting!
Zaradi
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8/24/2012 12:25:07 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Hmmm......

I could see this working out very well in a multitude of ways. For traditional debating on whatever topic, and for some people (like myself) who do high school debate, we can actually compete with others live and get as close as we can to an actual thing. Of course, we'd need people who actually know how to judge stuff like this (I would volunteer), but with the lack of actual LD participation on this site it'd be a b*tch to organize.

But still, a very interesting idea. I'd love to see how this pans out.
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Stephen_Hawkins
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8/24/2012 5:46:03 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/24/2012 12:25:07 AM, Zaradi wrote:
Hmmm......

I could see this working out very well in a multitude of ways. For traditional debating on whatever topic, and for some people (like myself) who do high school debate, we can actually compete with others live and get as close as we can to an actual thing. Of course, we'd need people who actually know how to judge stuff like this (I would volunteer), but with the lack of actual LD participation on this site it'd be a b*tch to organize.

But still, a very interesting idea. I'd love to see how this pans out.

I'm NOT DOING LD DEBATES. I still don't like them nor fully comprehend the point of them compared to more traditional debates (but that's just my opinion) but slightly more importantly I don't understand the nuances of them.

Also, for judging first, I will be doing the first (possibly with a second), and all debates following will be with two judges. I am just aking this know now. Probably, though, we'd eventually do LD debates if it kicked off and we're in the right season.
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Stephen_Hawkins
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8/24/2012 11:30:01 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/24/2012 6:22:14 AM, MrBrooks wrote:
We we should record the debates and start a youtube channel.

That's the plan. I've got a channel (thedebatecast) which has an appropriate name for debates and such.
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