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Am I just off to a bad start?

Chaos88
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9/3/2012 4:50:55 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I am new here, as I am currently in my third and fourth debates, I am wondering:
How often do people forfeit?

In my first debate, a round was forfeited due to a time out, then the final round was forfeited.

In my second debate, two of the four rounds were forfeited. My opponant says it was due to vacation and inabiltiy to post, but I am 90% sure he posted on other debates in that time frame.

In my current debates, I am waiting for the second rounds to post in both, after almost two days (so I may be jumping the gun on this question).

My question is, is this common for people to forfeit this much? Or have I just been unlucky so far?
larztheloser
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9/3/2012 5:21:25 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I once had six forfeited debates in a row. More wins for me, of course, but it was still annoying. However, I think to get so many in a row is definitely a bad start. People of DDO, stop forfeiting debates.
famer
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9/3/2012 6:50:47 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
If you want to have really good debates, it is recommended that you restrict the type of members that can accept your challenge when you create a new challenge.

Clicking on the "Only a member who is ranked as good or better than me" ensures that you are matched with a strong opponent who is far from likely to forfeit their debate.
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Stephen_Hawkins
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9/3/2012 8:04:39 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/3/2012 6:50:47 AM, famer wrote:
If you want to have really good debates, it is recommended that you restrict the type of members that can accept your challenge when you create a new challenge.

Clicking on the "Only a member who is ranked as good or better than me" ensures that you are matched with a strong opponent who is far from likely to forfeit their debate.

This, but eventually you should start allowing others to take part.
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Chaos88
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9/3/2012 8:15:27 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/3/2012 6:50:47 AM, famer wrote:
If you want to have really good debates, it is recommended that you restrict the type of members that can accept your challenge when you create a new challenge.

Clicking on the "Only a member who is ranked as good or better than me" ensures that you are matched with a strong opponent who is far from likely to forfeit their debate.

If I did this on my first debate, who could accept?

Actually, I have only initiated one of the four debates so far...
famer
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9/3/2012 8:18:11 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/3/2012 8:15:27 AM, Chaos88 wrote:
At 9/3/2012 6:50:47 AM, famer wrote:
If you want to have really good debates, it is recommended that you restrict the type of members that can accept your challenge when you create a new challenge.

Clicking on the "Only a member who is ranked as good or better than me" ensures that you are matched with a strong opponent who is far from likely to forfeit their debate.

If I did this on my first debate, who could accept?

Actually, I have only initiated one of the four debates so far...

It wouldn't work if you did it on your first debate. But now that you have already won two debates, your "rank" is a lot higher and will match you with stronger debaters.

If you prefer to take up open challenges, then at least have a look at your opponent's debate statistics and the quality of their arguments from their current and past debates. That will tell you what sort of reponses you should expect from them.
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MouthWash
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9/3/2012 8:18:18 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Try not to debate noobs.
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9/3/2012 10:39:43 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/3/2012 8:18:18 AM, MouthWash wrote:
Try not to debate noobs.
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