Total Posts:17|Showing Posts:1-17
Jump to topic:

Dylan's debate tournament!

dylancatlow
Posts: 12,242
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
3/3/2013 3:06:10 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Welcome! I'm going to be holding a debate tournament -- with a twist! Instead of debates where each side argues for different positions, this tournament will have debates where both sides argue for the same resolution! By eliminating convictions of voters from the equation, hopefully this tournament will produce winners who had the best arguments.

How it works:

The main obstacle to debates like these -- debates where both parties argue for the same side -- is that the order matters. It's unfair to the person who post's his or her argument first, because the second person can copy and improve on all of the first person's arguments. Moreover, it's unfair to the second person because they will be limited by the first person's arguments, being accused of copying the first person's arguments if the first person covers all the good points.

I have a solution to this! Before either side posts their argument, they will send me their complete round via personal message. Both sides will have to be done with their argument before anyone posts their argument. After I have received both side's arguments, I will notify both sides that they may post their round. I will then cross-check the arguments posted with the arguments sent to me, to prevent any copying. If any changes have been made, the offender will automatically lose.

Round 1: Acceptance

Round 2: Essay

Round 3: No new additional arguments. Both sides may argue for why their essay was more convincing, and rebut false arguments, or sophism, made by their opponent.

Rules:
1) All debates must have 3 rounds
2) 8000 character limit
3) 3 day round-post time limit
4) 2 week voting period
5) Resolution must begin with 'Dylan's essay contest'
6) in the acceptance round of each debate, it will need to be made clear that both sides are arguing for the same side.

Anyone can apply to this contest, however, there is a limit of 8 spots. If there are more than 8 applications, only the top 8 debaters will be chosen (not necessarily derived from ELO, but that will be the main criterion)
I will post the resolutions once all the spots have been filled, and notify everyone who they will be against, and what their resolution will be. The debate will not start all at once; I will get people debating as soon as there are two people and a resolution they can both agree on.

Good luck!

Possible debate topics (each resolution also includes the Con or Pro version)

1) The government should pay for post secondary education.

2) Lawyers should make a higher salary than nurses.

3) Females are better students than males.

4) Alcohol should be illegal.

5) Smoking should be permitted in public places.

6) Violent juvenile offenders ought to be treated as adults in the criminal justice system.

7) In America, government provision of welfare for the poor ought to take priority over individual economic freedom.

8) That colleges and universities have a moral obligation to prohibit the public expression of hate speech on their campuses.

9) Hate crime warrants additional punishment.

10) The possession of nuclear weapons is immoral.

11) A just society ought to use affirmative action programs to promote equality.

12) The public's right to know ought to be valued above the right of privacy of candidates for public office.

13) On balance, violent revolution is a just response to oppression.

14) Decentralized governmental power ought to be a fundamental goal of democratic society.

Sign up:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
lannan13
Posts: 23,017
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
3/4/2013 5:59:21 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Sign me up.
-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-Lannan13'S SIGNATURE-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-

If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~
ColeTrain
Posts: 4,291
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/5/2016 11:04:48 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/3/2013 3:06:10 PM, dylancatlow wrote:

I'd like to sign up. I want topic 14, Pro.
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
famousdebater
Posts: 3,934
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/5/2016 11:12:58 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/5/2016 11:04:48 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/3/2013 3:06:10 PM, dylancatlow wrote:

I'd like to sign up. I want topic 14, Pro.

Lol. So this is where you got the resolution idea from.
"Life calls the tune, we dance."
John Galsworthy
ColeTrain
Posts: 4,291
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/5/2016 11:17:12 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/5/2016 11:12:58 PM, famousdebater wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:04:48 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/3/2013 3:06:10 PM, dylancatlow wrote:

I'd like to sign up. I want topic 14, Pro.

Lol. So this is where you got the resolution idea from.

Nope. It's one I've seen from LD.
But, hey, you could sign up and take Con for resolution 14! :D
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
famousdebater
Posts: 3,934
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/5/2016 11:27:11 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/5/2016 11:17:12 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:12:58 PM, famousdebater wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:04:48 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/3/2013 3:06:10 PM, dylancatlow wrote:

I'd like to sign up. I want topic 14, Pro.

Lol. So this is where you got the resolution idea from.

Nope. It's one I've seen from LD.
But, hey, you could sign up and take Con for resolution 14! :D

This thread was made 3years ago.
"Life calls the tune, we dance."
John Galsworthy
dylancatlow
Posts: 12,242
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/5/2016 11:28:36 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/5/2016 11:04:48 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/3/2013 3:06:10 PM, dylancatlow wrote:

I'd like to sign up. I want topic 14, Pro.

You're a bit late :P
ColeTrain
Posts: 4,291
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/5/2016 11:39:57 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/5/2016 11:28:36 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:04:48 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/3/2013 3:06:10 PM, dylancatlow wrote:

I'd like to sign up. I want topic 14, Pro.

You're a bit late :P

Rats. Maybe next time.
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
ColeTrain
Posts: 4,291
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/5/2016 11:40:11 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/5/2016 11:27:11 PM, famousdebater wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:17:12 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:12:58 PM, famousdebater wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:04:48 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/3/2013 3:06:10 PM, dylancatlow wrote:

I'd like to sign up. I want topic 14, Pro.

Lol. So this is where you got the resolution idea from.

Nope. It's one I've seen from LD.
But, hey, you could sign up and take Con for resolution 14! :D

This thread was made 3years ago.

ik lol
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
dylancatlow
Posts: 12,242
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/5/2016 11:40:32 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/5/2016 11:39:57 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:28:36 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:04:48 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/3/2013 3:06:10 PM, dylancatlow wrote:

I'd like to sign up. I want topic 14, Pro.

You're a bit late :P

Rats. Maybe next time.

I mean, we can still do it. I read over the rules, and it seems like a fun format.
famousdebater
Posts: 3,934
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/5/2016 11:44:35 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/5/2016 11:40:32 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:39:57 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:28:36 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:04:48 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/3/2013 3:06:10 PM, dylancatlow wrote:

I'd like to sign up. I want topic 14, Pro.

You're a bit late :P

Rats. Maybe next time.

I mean, we can still do it. I read over the rules, and it seems like a fun format.

I'm curious. If both sides argue for the same topic in the same side then why are there 3 rounds?
"Life calls the tune, we dance."
John Galsworthy
dylancatlow
Posts: 12,242
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/5/2016 11:45:04 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/5/2016 11:44:35 PM, famousdebater wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:40:32 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:39:57 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:28:36 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:04:48 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/3/2013 3:06:10 PM, dylancatlow wrote:

I'd like to sign up. I want topic 14, Pro.

You're a bit late :P

Rats. Maybe next time.

I mean, we can still do it. I read over the rules, and it seems like a fun format.

I'm curious. If both sides argue for the same topic in the same side then why are there 3 rounds?

Round 1: Acceptance

Round 2: Essay

Round 3: No new additional arguments. Both sides may argue for why their essay was more convincing, and rebut false arguments, or sophism, made by their opponent.
famousdebater
Posts: 3,934
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/5/2016 11:45:37 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/5/2016 11:40:32 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:39:57 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:28:36 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:04:48 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/3/2013 3:06:10 PM, dylancatlow wrote:

I'd like to sign up. I want topic 14, Pro.

You're a bit late :P

Rats. Maybe next time.

I mean, we can still do it. I read over the rules, and it seems like a fun format.

Nvm - ignore my previous post I just skimmed over the OP.
"Life calls the tune, we dance."
John Galsworthy
ColeTrain
Posts: 4,291
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/6/2016 2:45:32 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/5/2016 11:40:32 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:39:57 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:28:36 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/5/2016 11:04:48 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/3/2013 3:06:10 PM, dylancatlow wrote:

I'd like to sign up. I want topic 14, Pro.

You're a bit late :P

Rats. Maybe next time.

I mean, we can still do it. I read over the rules, and it seems like a fun format.

Lol, sounds fun. I'm not actually gonna do it... I'm kinda in debate hiatus mode atm, so I'm not actually interested in doing the debate. it is a cool idea, though, you should revive it. :D
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
ShabShoral
Posts: 3,221
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/6/2016 5:29:40 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
Wow, a non-idiotic idea from Dylan?

Sign me up.
"This site is trash as a debate site. It's club penguin for dysfunctional adults."

~ Skepsikyma <3

"Your idea of good writing is like Spinoza mixed with Heidegger."

~ Dylly Dylly Cat Cat

"You seem to aspire to be a cross between a Jewish hipster, an old school WASP aristocrat, and a political iconoclast"

~ Thett the Mighty