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Cinco
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2/23/2013 10:09:50 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Are there any? I'll probably be spending a lot of time in there as I try to work up an interest in expending some effort on learning the mechanics of "proper" debate.
If your time, to you,
Is worth savin',
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone.
For the times they are a-changin'. - Bob Dylan
bossyburrito
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2/23/2013 4:50:17 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
What do you mean?
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Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
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Somewhere out of a memory of lighted streets on quiet nights..."

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Wnope
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2/23/2013 5:26:39 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/23/2013 10:09:50 AM, Cinco wrote:
Are there any? I'll probably be spending a lot of time in there as I try to work up an interest in expending some effort on learning the mechanics of "proper" debate.

My advice: reverse engineer.

Try looking up some debaters with good win:loss ratios and take a look at how they structure their arguments. The ELO scores are a good starting place for where you should be looking.
Cinco
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2/23/2013 6:18:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/23/2013 5:26:39 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 2/23/2013 10:09:50 AM, Cinco wrote:
Are there any? I'll probably be spending a lot of time in there as I try to work up an interest in expending some effort on learning the mechanics of "proper" debate.

My advice: reverse engineer.

Try looking up some debaters with good win:loss ratios and take a look at how they structure their arguments. The ELO scores are a good starting place for where you should be looking.

Elo? As in chess?
If your time, to you,
Is worth savin',
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone.
For the times they are a-changin'. - Bob Dylan