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kingcripple
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12/7/2012 4:02:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Should spelling and grammar be a factor when voting on a debate here? I don't mean blatant stupid disregard for the human language as some people commit everyday on various websites, but simple errors. I think not regardless of there being a spell check. I'd be too lazy to go through the spell check personally
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12/7/2012 4:06:20 PM
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12/7/2012 4:07:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
The S/G points aren't for who had better grammar & spelling. They're for penalizing a debater if he has significantly poor S/G. They should be used but only if there's a very noticeable difference.
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12/7/2012 4:08:40 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
They especially matter if Moutwash is there. He be a grammar nazi.
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12/7/2012 4:45:10 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/7/2012 4:08:40 PM, phantom wrote:
They especially matter if Mouthwash is there. He's a grammar nazi.

You're welcome.
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12/7/2012 5:14:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/7/2012 4:02:24 PM, kingcripple wrote:
Should spelling and grammar be a factor when voting on a debate here? I don't mean blatant stupid disregard for the human language as some people commit everyday on various websites, but simple errors. I think not regardless of there being a spell check. I'd be too lazy to go through the spell check personally

^ That is what spelling and grammar is for. If a person's grammar is so terrible you cant even understand what they are talking about, then that is where spelling comes in.

Example: http://www.debate.org...
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12/7/2012 5:16:22 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/7/2012 4:45:10 PM, MouthWash wrote:
At 12/7/2012 4:08:40 PM, phantom wrote:
They especially matter if Mouthwash is there. He's a grammar nazi.

Your welcome.

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Wallstreetatheist
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12/7/2012 5:19:45 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/7/2012 4:45:10 PM, MouthWash wrote:
At 12/7/2012 4:08:40 PM, phantom wrote:
They especially matter if MouthWash is there. He's a grammar nazi.

You're welcome.

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12/7/2012 5:20:22 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/7/2012 5:16:22 PM, Magicr wrote:
At 12/7/2012 4:45:10 PM, MouthWash wrote:
At 12/7/2012 4:08:40 PM, phantom wrote:
They especially matter if Mouthwash is there. He's a grammar nazi.

Your welcome.

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12/7/2012 5:21:03 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/7/2012 5:14:50 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/7/2012 4:02:24 PM, kingcripple wrote:
Should spelling and grammar be a factor when voting on a debate here? I don't mean blatant stupid disregard for the human language as some people commit everyday on various websites, but simple errors. I think not regardless of there being a spell check. I'd be too lazy to go through the spell check personally

^ That is what spelling and grammar is for. If a person's grammar is so terrible you cant even understand what they are talking about, then that is where spelling comes in.

Example: http://www.debate.org...

I agree, however there are those who are so nitpicky about a simple error or three.
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12/7/2012 5:22:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/7/2012 4:02:24 PM, kingcripple wrote:
Should spelling and grammar be factors when voting on a debate here? I don't mean blatant, stupid disregard for the human language, as some people commit everyday on various websites, but simple errors. I think not, regardless of there being a spell check. I'd be too lazy to go through the spell check, personally.
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12/7/2012 5:23:13 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/7/2012 5:21:03 PM, kingcripple wrote:
At 12/7/2012 5:14:50 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/7/2012 4:02:24 PM, kingcripple wrote:
Should spelling and grammar be a factor when voting on a debate here? I don't mean blatant stupid disregard for the human language as some people commit everyday on various websites, but simple errors. I think not regardless of there being a spell check. I'd be too lazy to go through the spell check personally

^ That is what spelling and grammar is for. If a person's grammar is so terrible you cant even understand what they are talking about, then that is where spelling comes in.

Example: http://www.debate.org...

I agree; however, there are those who are so nitpicky about a simple error or three.
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12/7/2012 5:25:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Actually, I quite enjoy granting that vote. It's an amazing tie-breaker in an otherwise matched debate.

Just "cut and paste" the arguments into Microsoft Word for an instant snapshot of who was careful enough not to waste a free point.
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12/7/2012 5:26:38 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I be thinkin spellin n' grammar should count toward tha score up in a thugged-out debate. This is cuz of tha fact dat yo' crew has ta read tha rap battle n' vote on tha debate. It be much easier n' aiiight ta read all up in grammatically erect, orthographically erect, n' progressively erect arguments. It makes tha reader smoke up readin yo' case much mo' than he otherwise would.
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12/7/2012 5:35:22 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/7/2012 5:26:38 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
I be thinkin spellin n' grammar should count toward tha score up in a thugged-out debate. This is cuz of tha fact dat yo' crew has ta read tha rap battle n' vote on tha debate. It be much easier n' aiiight ta read all up in grammatically erect, orthographically erect, n' progressively erect arguments. It makes tha reader smoke up readin yo' case much mo' than he otherwise would.

Pshhh! Son, u fvked up.

It's spelled "Gramma". Dat ain't no lie, das da troof.
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12/7/2012 6:21:33 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/7/2012 6:14:24 PM, drafterman wrote:
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