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SObszanski
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10/9/2012 2:12:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Hello, DDO"ers!

Several members of the community have made it clear that a "Team Debates" feature is in high-demand.

Before we can begin planning for this feature, however, it is necessary to: a) gauge the level of user interest (Would you use Team Debates? Why or why not?) and b) acquire your feedback and ideas on exactly how these Team Debates should function.

Specific Things to Consider:
-How teams, opponents, and topics are chosen and displayed (Would teams be given their own names, or would we simply show the names of members on respective sides? How would you decide who is on your own team, and who is on the opposing team? Who would decide the topic, and how would that be submitted and then accepted for debate?)
-How team arguments are structured (Would each member be responsible for a round, or would every round be a total team effort? Who gets credit for what, and where?)
-How scoring and voting would work (Specifically in regards to the Leaderboard and upcoming ELO rankings. Do individual members receive points, or are scores assigned to teams overall?)

Any ideas you have regarding Team Debates are greatly appreciated. Before we take the time to plan for an entirely new feature, we need to understand exactly how you want this feature to work for you as users.

As always, it is increasingly helpful to have visual aids. Whether you submit a hand-drawn sketch or create a mock-up in Photoshop, every idea is welcome. You can use Droplr (https://droplr.com...) or TinyPic (http://tinypic.com...) to share these ideas with us here.

Thank you all for your continued input!
Suzanne
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10/9/2012 2:31:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/9/2012 2:12:51 PM, SObszanski wrote:
Hello, DDO"ers!

Several members of the community have made it clear that a "Team Debates" feature is in high-demand.

Before we can begin planning for this feature, however, it is necessary to: a) gauge the level of user interest (Would you use Team Debates? Why or why not?) and b) acquire your feedback and ideas on exactly how these Team Debates should function.

Specific Things to Consider:
-How teams, opponents, and topics are chosen and displayed (Would teams be given their own names, or would we simply show the names of members on respective sides? How would you decide who is on your own team, and who is on the opposing team? Who would decide the topic, and how would that be submitted and then accepted for debate?)

Names of the user, no need for a team name.

-How team arguments are structured (Would each member be responsible for a round, or would every round be a total team effort? Who gets credit for what, and where?)

That's the question I can't answer.

-How scoring and voting would work (Specifically in regards to the Leaderboard and upcoming ELO rankings. Do individual members receive points, or are scores assigned to teams overall?)

If one team wins everyone on that team gets an equal number of points.


Any ideas you have regarding Team Debates are greatly appreciated. Before we take the time to plan for an entirely new feature, we need to understand exactly how you want this feature to work for you as users.

As always, it is increasingly helpful to have visual aids. Whether you submit a hand-drawn sketch or create a mock-up in Photoshop, every idea is welcome. You can use Droplr (https://droplr.com...) or TinyPic (http://tinypic.com...) to share these ideas with us here.

Thank you all for your continued input!
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10/9/2012 2:41:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Thanks so much for this; I've been personally waiting for this for a long time :D!

On the question over structure I think the the following is the best option:

Instigator Opening (1st Member Team A)
Contender Opening/1st Rebuttal (2nd Member Team B)

Instigator 1st Rebuttal (2nd Member Team A)
Contender 2nd Rebuttal (1st Member Team B)

For final round parts: limit to 1/2 amount of characters as previous rounds

Instigator Closing Part #1 (1st Member Team A)
Contender Closing Part #1 (2nd Member Team B)
Instigator Closing Part #2 (2nd Member Team A)
Contender Closing Part #2 (1st Member Team B)
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10/9/2012 2:54:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I would use team debates.

-How teams, opponents, and topics are chosen and displayed

I would say display the users on each team and name the teams as the "instigating team" and the "contending team".

-How team arguments are structured

A team effort for a single round may be at risk for being too complicated. But perhaps each round for one team could be separated into a different part for each member of the team. Perhaps still, the instigating team could choose the specific structure. The three structures being:
1. Members of a team making a single post together.
2. Members of a team posting their own section in a round.
3. Members of a team interchanging rounds, writing each one on their own

-How scoring and voting would work

I would stress that team debates be put on a separate grid from regular debates. People would have their regular score along with their team score.
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10/9/2012 4:06:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/9/2012 2:12:51 PM, SObszanski wrote:
Hello, DDO"ers!

Several members of the community have made it clear that a "Team Debates" feature is in high-demand.

Before we can begin planning for this feature, however, it is necessary to: a) gauge the level of user interest (Would you use Team Debates? Why or why not?) and b) acquire your feedback and ideas on exactly how these Team Debates should function.

Get a focus group together. Message myself, larz, and others who do live debating and team debating. We personally have experience (not together though) of these things, especially larz, on the issue.

Specific Things to Consider:
-How teams, opponents, and topics are chosen and displayed (Would teams be given their own names, or would we simply show the names of members on respective sides? How would you decide who is on your own team, and who is on the opposing team? Who would decide the topic, and how would that be submitted and then accepted for debate?)

Have a system in which the name is shown for the equal section. A team debate just means that two or more post for one side, so each round can have a different poster. So simply it just needs to show that their name is put up there. So essentially imagine the same system as now, and at the beginning of each debate "speech" it shows each thumbnail of the person debating in that round there. Team names seem like a) a lot of programming for b) a trivial addition.

-How team arguments are structured (Would each member be responsible for a round, or would every round be a total team effort? Who gets credit for what, and where?)

A member responsible for a round. A team effort would be nice, later on, but debate.org for me seems to work as close to an actual debate as possible - which would work in a way that we can team together to make a full debate, by making an argument each, like in actual debates.

-How scoring and voting would work (Specifically in regards to the Leaderboard and upcoming ELO rankings. Do individual members receive points, or are scores assigned to teams overall?)

Team debate leaderboard would be fun, but I'd accredit the win to both parties, and the loss to both parties. It is a team effort, and both should be rewarded as such.

As always, it is increasingly helpful to have visual aids. Whether you submit a hand-drawn sketch or create a mock-up in Photoshop, every idea is welcome. You can use Droplr (https://droplr.com...) or TinyPic (http://tinypic.com...) to share these ideas with us here.

Thank you all for your continued input!
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10/9/2012 6:41:25 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/9/2012 2:41:08 PM, CiRrK wrote:
Thanks so much for this; I've been personally waiting for this for a long time :D!

On the question over structure I think the the following is the best option:

Instigator Opening (1st Member Team A)
Contender Opening/1st Rebuttal (2nd Member Team B)

Instigator 1st Rebuttal (2nd Member Team A)
Contender 2nd Rebuttal (1st Member Team B)

For final round parts: limit to 1/2 amount of characters as previous rounds

Instigator Closing Part #1 (1st Member Team A)
Contender Closing Part #1 (2nd Member Team B)
Instigator Closing Part #2 (2nd Member Team A)
Contender Closing Part #2 (1st Member Team B)

I agree with Cirk.
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10/9/2012 7:12:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/9/2012 2:12:51 PM, SObszanski wrote:
Hello, DDO"ers!

Several members of the community have made it clear that a "Team Debates" feature is in high-demand.

Before we can begin planning for this feature, however, it is necessary to: a) gauge the level of user interest (Would you use Team Debates? Why or why not?) and b) acquire your feedback and ideas on exactly how these Team Debates should function.

Specific Things to Consider:
-How teams, opponents, and topics are chosen and displayed (Would teams be given their own names, or would we simply show the names of members on respective sides? How would you decide who is on your own team, and who is on the opposing team? Who would decide the topic, and how would that be submitted and then accepted for debate?)

Randomized teams, just display the users name. The topic can be decided by the instigator, someone will join the instigators side, two people will join the contenders side. Whom is first speaker and who is second speaker can be decided by the people on the team. Or the topic can be chosen by third party, pro/con randomized or through a draw.

-How team arguments are structured (Would each member be responsible for a round, or would every round be a total team effort? Who gets credit for what, and where?)

R1: Acceptance
R2: First Pro
R2: First Con/Rebuttals
R3: Second Pro/Rebuttals
R3: Second Con/Rebuttals
R4: First Pro Closing Remarks
R4: First Con Closing Remarks
R5 (not necessary): Second Pro Closing Remarks
R5 (not necessary): Second Con Closing Remarks

-How scoring and voting would work (Specifically in regards to the Leaderboard and upcoming ELO rankings. Do individual members receive points, or are scores assigned to teams overall?)

People would vote on which team won and that's it. They would judge both team members overall performance and which team had the better overall performance.


Any ideas you have regarding Team Debates are greatly appreciated. Before we take the time to plan for an entirely new feature, we need to understand exactly how you want this feature to work for you as users.

As always, it is increasingly helpful to have visual aids. Whether you submit a hand-drawn sketch or create a mock-up in Photoshop, every idea is welcome. You can use Droplr (https://droplr.com...) or TinyPic (http://tinypic.com...) to share these ideas with us here.

Thank you all for your continued input!
Suzanne
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10/9/2012 7:13:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I would do team debates. I think that you should simply display the names of the team members who are participating, and debaters should be able to pick their own teams. Each person on the team alternates between rounds, so there should be a minimum of 2 rounds.
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10/9/2012 7:15:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Make it so that individuals can join into an unlimited number of teams coupled with the ability to chose names.
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10/9/2012 8:02:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Alright let's get started.

At 10/9/2012 2:12:51 PM, SObszanski wrote:
Hello, DDO"ers!

Several members of the community have made it clear that a "Team Debates" feature is in high-demand.

This is true.

Before we can begin planning for this feature, however, it is necessary to: a) gauge the level of user interest (Would you use Team Debates? Why or why not?) and b) acquire your feedback and ideas on exactly how these Team Debates should function.

a) Yes. Definitely. I feel that it would be an interesting mechanic to gauge our ability to compound ideas in a formal debate format. Also, it allows us for more realistic access to certain high school debating events such as Policy and Public Forum.
b) That's down there.

Specific Things to Consider:
-How teams, opponents, and topics are chosen and displayed (Would teams be given their own names, or would we simply show the names of members on respective sides? How would you decide who is on your own team, and who is on the opposing team? Who would decide the topic, and how would that be submitted and then accepted for debate?)

Show the names of those on each side. Just more practical. Maybe for official tournaments teams cam come up with names, but for the everyday team debate there shouldn't be any names other than aff and neg (pro and con, take your pick).

Instigating team would create the topic, just like the normal debate. The team should be decided and entered before the topic gets created. A team would then accept for the other side, and then we would have a team debate. The team could either come together individually, like one person sign up to debate the other side, then wait for another person to come, or the team could agree before to do the debate and join together.

-How team arguments are structured (Would each member be responsible for a round, or would every round be a total team effort? Who gets credit for what, and where?)

Each person on the teams would take turns taking rounds. Like A1 would take round 1, B1 would take the other side round 1, A2 would start round 2, B2 does round 2, and then A1 picks up round 3 and so on.

-How scoring and voting would work (Specifically in regards to the Leaderboard and upcoming ELO rankings. Do individual members receive points, or are scores assigned to teams overall?)

I think that we just have to separate rankings for individual and team debates. A win counts as a win for both the people on the winning side, but they aren't put together statistically as a team. It would be meant to show how well a debater can work together with other debaters.

Any ideas you have regarding Team Debates are greatly appreciated. Before we take the time to plan for an entirely new feature, we need to understand exactly how you want this feature to work for you as users.

As always, it is increasingly helpful to have visual aids. Whether you submit a hand-drawn sketch or create a mock-up in Photoshop, every idea is welcome. You can use Droplr (https://droplr.com...) or TinyPic (http://tinypic.com...) to share these ideas with us here.

Thank you all for your continued input!
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10/9/2012 9:31:20 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/9/2012 2:12:51 PM, SObszanski wrote:
Hello, DDO"ers!

Several members of the community have made it clear that a "Team Debates" feature is in high-demand.

Before we can begin planning for this feature, however, it is necessary to: a) gauge the level of user interest (Would you use Team Debates? Why or why not?) and b) acquire your feedback and ideas on exactly how these Team Debates should function.

Specific Things to Consider:
-How teams, opponents, and topics are chosen and displayed (Would teams be given their own names, or would we simply show the names of members on respective sides? How would you decide who is on your own team, and who is on the opposing team? Who would decide the topic, and how would that be submitted and then accepted for debate?)

Perhaps Team A and Team B, and show the respective usernames. A team could instigate the debate, and then two other people could be sent the challenge and if both agreed the debate would go this way.

-How team arguments are structured (Would each member be responsible for a round, or would every round be a total team effort? Who gets credit for what, and where?)

Perhaps a different scoring system for team debates, but I'm apathetic here.

-How scoring and voting would work (Specifically in regards to the Leaderboard and upcoming ELO rankings. Do individual members receive points, or are scores assigned to teams overall?)

I'd say both members receive points.

Any ideas you have regarding Team Debates are greatly appreciated. Before we take the time to plan for an entirely new feature, we need to understand exactly how you want this feature to work for you as users.

Thanks for your attention in this area.

As always, it is increasingly helpful to have visual aids. Whether you submit a hand-drawn sketch or create a mock-up in Photoshop, every idea is welcome. You can use Droplr (https://droplr.com...) or TinyPic (http://tinypic.com...) to share these ideas with us here.

Thank you all for your continued input!
Suzanne
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10/9/2012 10:53:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Also like to add my thanks for your attention here.

My thoughts are -

SETTING UP THE DEBATE

You can specify up to three people to argue on each side with a dropdown in the set-up box.
The number of rounds must be at least equal to the number of people on each side.
If there are more rounds than people on each side, after the last speaker from that side has spoken, it rolls over to the first speaker.
You can leave positions blank to allow people to join one of the positions. From their perspective, after they "accept the debate", they may need to choose (with a radio button) which of the open positions they would like.
There should be a drop-down for how many people you want in your team, with one being the default (for "classic" DDO debates)

VIEWING THE DEBATE

Just show the names of the people on the respective sides at the top.
The team member responsible for posting that round gets credit for that post.

VOTING

People vote not for members but teams that were more convincing overall.
If a team is winning, it is counted as if each member on that team got one win (and vice versa for losing).
The leaderboard is still otherwise calculated as normal
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10/9/2012 10:57:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
PS in addition to what I just said, it would be nice to have a checkbox in the set-up screen to reverse who goes first in the final round, which simulates many different debate styles. Also I just thought that where I said "up to three", I should have said "up to four" to account for people who want to do British Parliamentary debating. Add these two things to my proposal and that should cover every team style I've ever heard of.
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10/10/2012 12:38:15 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/9/2012 2:12:51 PM, SObszanski wrote:
Hello, DDO"ers!

Several members of the community have made it clear that a "Team Debates" feature is in high-demand.
This is of truth.

Before we can begin planning for this feature, however, it is necessary to: a) gauge the level of user interest (Would you use Team Debates? Why or why not?) and b) acquire your feedback and ideas on exactly how these Team Debates should function.
A. I would definitely use team debates. It would be a great addition to the debate site and would be something to try out that I've never done before.
B. There should be several types of formats as I will state below.

Specific Things to Consider:
-How teams, opponents, and topics are chosen and displayed (Would teams be given their own names, or would we simply show the names of members on respective sides?

First of all, I'd state that members can have a default format with "Instigators" and "Contenders". However, debate groups should be able to make their own names if they want to as a side choice. The teams could have profiles with a record of wins and losses and participants should also have a record separate from current debates. The team profiles would be profiles of groups of people who were committed to working together. The instigators would make the topic and would have the title just like modern debates. The formatting would be the exact same thing as the new structure you will use. There could be a small colon after the title of the team, whether profile or default setting, which could list all the members. There would be up to 3 members on 1 team, obviously.

How would you decide who is on your own team, and who is on the opposing team? Who would decide the topic, and how would that be submitted and then accepted for debate?)
I would hope that it would be done through creating a team and including members (Such as a Friend Request) and the people could either accept it or not. There could also be discussion threads organized by appointed Debate.org members in the section "Team Debates" for people to organize these teams if they didn't want to do private messaging. It could be set up as team profiles to help. For two people, there should be different versions. it can be Round 1 as Instigator 1 vs. Contender 2, Round 2 as Instigator 2 vs. Contender 1, and so on. It could also be vice versa. It could also be Instigator 1 vs. Contender 1, Instigator 2 vs. Contender 2, etc. It could also be that they both write arguments and they need to post arguments by both deciding to finish their arguments together. (A button for both of them to press). For 3 people, it would be essentially the same thing except with three people so it could be 1 vs. 3, 2 vs. 1, 3 vs. 2, etc.

-How team arguments are structured (Would each member be responsible for a round, or would every round be a total team effort? Who gets credit for what, and where?)

As I said above, that's how team arguments should be structured. I think that the "team effort for every round" and "each member responsible for a round" would both be different parts of formatting. I think that the entire team would get credit for everything instead of it being individually. It could happen like that later on but not for the beginning of it.

-How scoring and voting would work (Specifically in regards to the Leaderboard and upcoming ELO rankings. Do individual members receive points, or are scores assigned to teams overall?)
I think it would be a separate leaderboard hopefully and having team profiles would cause a team leaderboard too.

Any ideas you have regarding Team Debates are greatly appreciated. Before we take the time to plan for an entirely new feature, we need to understand exactly how you want this feature to work for you as users.

As always, it is increasingly helpful to have visual aids. Whether you submit a hand-drawn sketch or create a mock-up in Photoshop, every idea is welcome. You can use Droplr (https://droplr.com...) or TinyPic (http://tinypic.com...) to share these ideas with us here.

Thank you all for your continued input!
Suzanne

You're welcome.
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10/10/2012 3:20:04 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
These are GREAT ideas, guys!

Keep up the feedback... We are compiling your responses and will keep you updated on any advancements!

Thanks again!
Suzanne
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10/10/2012 5:46:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Specific Things to Consider:
-How teams, opponents, and topics are chosen and displayed (Would teams be given their own names, or would we simply show the names of members on respective sides? How would you decide who is on your own team, and who is on the opposing team? Who would decide the topic, and how would that be submitted and then accepted for debate?)

Team names can be a mixture of usars of the teams name ie Inferno and Koopin Infoopin, and for the teams it would be just as regular debates are you can ask a friend to be your partner or you can leave it open.

-How team arguments are structured (Would each member be responsible for a round, or would every round be a total team effort? Who gets credit for what, and where?)
PRo Member A
Con member A
Pro Member B
Con member B
Con member A
Pro member A
COn member B
Pro member B
-How scoring and voting would work (Specifically in regards to the Leaderboard and upcoming ELO rankings. Do individual members receive points, or are scores assigned to teams overall?)

teams would be asigned points 1 would be the best, winning team has to have less points then other or it would be a split (tie). ie Inferno(pro) 1 Zardi(Con) 2 Inomen 3 Con Royalpalidin 4 pro
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10/13/2012 5:02:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I propose that we hold a few informal team debates now, and use the information gained to set up the system for having official team debates.

Do we have four or five or six people who want to square off on a particular issue? If so, let's hammer out the topic, rules, and teams, and then fake a debate in the forums area.

I'm happy to be on an atheist team debating morality or god's existence.
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10/13/2012 5:13:20 PM
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Freeratio.org tried team debates, and gave it up. Seems somebody always forfeited. Too many people in a debate means somebody won't come thru. So I figure that this format is bad:

Round 1:
1st Christian. (Time limit, one week from beginning of debate.)
1st Lion. (one week from 1st Christian's post.)
Round 2:
2nd Christian. (one week from 1st lion's post.)
2bd lion. (one week from 2nd Christian's post.)

That's four different people who can hang up the process. Consider this alternative:

Round 1:
Christians. (Any and all on the Christian team can post. The round ends when everyone on the Christian team has posted, or when one week is up, whichever is sooner.)
Lions. (Any and all on the Lion team can post. The round ends when everyone on the lion team has posted, or one week after the end of the Christian turn, whichever is sooner.)

This way, the debate continues even when somebody doesn't come thru.
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10/13/2012 6:03:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
wait wait wait. I think it would be really cool if during team debates you could actually name your team based on what your stance in an argument is.

Examples:
A team debate over the existence of God could be "Atheists" vs the "Theists"
A team debate over abortion could be "Pro-lifers" vs "Pro-choicers"

basically two debaters could give themselves a team name that defines their position in the debate
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10/13/2012 6:15:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/13/2012 5:13:20 PM, wiploc wrote:
Freeratio.org tried team debates, and gave it up. Seems somebody always forfeited. Too many people in a debate means somebody won't come thru. So I figure that this format is bad:

Round 1:
1st Christian. (Time limit, one week from beginning of debate.)
1st Lion. (one week from 1st Christian's post.)
Round 2:
2nd Christian. (one week from 1st lion's post.)
2bd lion. (one week from 2nd Christian's post.)

That's four different people who can hang up the process. Consider this alternative:

Round 1:
Christians. (Any and all on the Christian team can post. The round ends when everyone on the Christian team has posted, or when one week is up, whichever is sooner.)
Lions. (Any and all on the Lion team can post. The round ends when everyone on the lion team has posted, or one week after the end of the Christian turn, whichever is sooner.)

This way, the debate continues even when somebody doesn't come thru.

Fear of forfeits is the main reason why I wouldn't do a team debate. This system, or something similar in which the debate can continue even after someone drops out, sounds good.
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10/13/2012 8:11:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/13/2012 6:03:31 PM, imabench wrote:
wait wait wait. I think it would be really cool if during team debates you could actually name your team based on what your stance in an argument is.

Examples:
A team debate over the existence of God could be "Atheists" vs the "Theists"
A team debate over abortion could be "Pro-lifers" vs "Pro-choicers"

basically two debaters could give themselves a team name that defines their position in the debate

I like it.
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10/14/2012 2:07:38 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Yay! This would be soooo cool! I agree with most everyone on every decision, except that we should come up with our own team names! That would be very cool!
Samuelstinger91
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10/14/2012 2:08:16 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/13/2012 8:11:34 PM, wiploc wrote:
At 10/13/2012 6:03:31 PM, imabench wrote:
wait wait wait. I think it would be really cool if during team debates you could actually name your team based on what your stance in an argument is.

Examples:
A team debate over the existence of God could be "Atheists" vs the "Theists"
A team debate over abortion could be "Pro-lifers" vs "Pro-choicers"

basically two debaters could give themselves a team name that defines their position in the debate

I like it.

Oh darn, beat me to it.
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10/14/2012 2:08:35 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 2:07:38 AM, Samuelstinger91 wrote:
Yay! This would be soooo cool! I agree with most everyone on every decision, except that we should come up with our own team names! That would be very cool!

i know right! :D
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10/14/2012 3:38:03 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 2:08:35 AM, imabench wrote:
At 10/14/2012 2:07:38 AM, Samuelstinger91 wrote:
Yay! This would be soooo cool! I agree with most everyone on every decision, except that we should come up with our own team names! That would be very cool!

i know right! :D

i assume you purposely go out of your way to rub it in peoples faces when you do something better than them.
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10/14/2012 10:45:00 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/14/2012 3:38:03 AM, Smithereens wrote:
At 10/14/2012 2:08:35 AM, imabench wrote:
At 10/14/2012 2:07:38 AM, Samuelstinger91 wrote:
Yay! This would be soooo cool! I agree with most everyone on every decision, except that we should come up with our own team names! That would be very cool!

i know right! :D

i assume you purposely go out of your way to rub it in peoples faces when you do something better than them.

I assume youre actually a dick if you sh*t on people just for agreeing with each other.
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10/16/2012 4:11:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Thanks for your great ideas, everyone!

We will let you know of any updates as information becomes available.

Have a great day!
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10/16/2012 6:01:03 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
This is awesome! I can't believe this feature is finally in the process of being integrated into the site, even if it's just in the beginning stage.
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10/16/2012 6:54:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
For the record, I thought out a really good team debate tournament set-up years ago, but it never came to fruition. Perhaps if DDO made it easy to search forum topics/posts I could find it. I'm pretty sure I posted it anyway. But yeah, I don't have time to read this thread as I'm on my way out, but my idea was basically having team captains (maybe the best ranked debaters, 1 or 2 or however many teams there are) and then they pick teammates like a draft. I forgot how the set-up worked... ahh, now I wish I could find the template lol maybe sometime soon. I just wanted to say someone should PM me if this ever works out or there is enough interest and demand. If I don't sign on for weeks at a time like usual then just have someone contact me on Facebook via PM.
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