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4/6/2013 8:34:47 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Hello everyone. Debating been kind of slow lately, so I thought I'd do my part by creating a tournament (kudos to imabench and the Weekly Stupid)

Anyway, here is how this tournament will work:

- Topics must be about the environment or policies regarding it (i.e. global warming, the KXL Pipeline, Kyoto, and so on).
- Pairing will be based on ELO scores. The highest ELO debater will be paired with the lowest ELO debater, so on.

Please follow these debate guidelines:

- Four rounds.
- 8000 max characters (sources may be posted in an outside link)
- 72 hours per argument
- 1 week debating period (may be done longer, but results will only be chosen at the end of the week)

The tournament willl be single-elimination, eight debaters, and three rounds. I will vote on all debates (hopefully). Please only sign up if you seriously intend to debate and have the time. If you aren't sure, you can sign up as a replacement.

Irregularities:

- I will not be a part of this tournament unless we can not get an 8th debater. Also, if a debater drops out, either I, or a volunteer (preferably the latter) will take his or her place.
- If there is a last-minute votebomb that changes the outcome of the debate, the one who would have won, or "deserved" the win will advance, and the one who won because of the vote-bomber will be eliminated.
- If there are an excessive amount of vote-bombs on a debate or a Internet/Computer/DDO failure (please be honest, people; no lying about computer problems becuase you can't present an argument), a three-round debate will be put in its place.
- If the two assigned to debate cannot find a topic, please have one side play devil's advocate.

If there are any other questions, please mention so in this thread.

Sign-up by posting so and I will arrange you by your ELO.
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4/6/2013 9:07:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I don't have much research-based knowledge on environmental topics, but I would like to watch every debate that happens for this tournament.

Spectators:
1. famer

Please help keep me updated for this tournament. It'll be interesting for me to watch the debates.
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4/6/2013 9:08:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/6/2013 8:34:47 PM, Subutai wrote:
Hello everyone. Debating been kind of slow lately, so I thought I'd do my part by creating a tournament (kudos to imabench and the Weekly Stupid)

Anyway, here is how this tournament will work:

- Topics must be about the environment or policies regarding it (i.e. global warming, the KXL Pipeline, Kyoto, and so on).
- Pairing will be based on ELO scores. The highest ELO debater will be paired with the lowest ELO debater, so on.

Please follow these debate guidelines:

- Four rounds.
- 8000 max characters (sources may be posted in an outside link)
- 72 hours per argument
- 1 week debating period (may be done longer, but results will only be chosen at the end of the week)

The tournament willl be single-elimination, eight debaters, and three rounds. I will vote on all debates (hopefully). Please only sign up if you seriously intend to debate and have the time. If you aren't sure, you can sign up as a replacement.

Irregularities:

- I will not be a part of this tournament unless we can not get an 8th debater. Also, if a debater drops out, either I, or a volunteer (preferably the latter) will take his or her place.
- If there is a last-minute votebomb that changes the outcome of the debate, the one who would have won, or "deserved" the win will advance, and the one who won because of the vote-bomber will be eliminated.
- If there are an excessive amount of vote-bombs on a debate or a Internet/Computer/DDO failure (please be honest, people; no lying about computer problems becuase you can't present an argument), a three-round debate will be put in its place.
- If the two assigned to debate cannot find a topic, please have one side play devil's advocate.

If there are any other questions, please mention so in this thread.

Sign-up by posting so and I will arrange you by your ELO.

Lol, did you borrow this idea from my story-writing debates?

Just wondering as it seems like very similar wording that I used.
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4/6/2013 9:09:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/6/2013 9:08:50 PM, famer wrote:
At 4/6/2013 8:34:47 PM, Subutai wrote:
Hello everyone. Debating been kind of slow lately, so I thought I'd do my part by creating a tournament (kudos to imabench and the Weekly Stupid)

Anyway, here is how this tournament will work:

- Topics must be about the environment or policies regarding it (i.e. global warming, the KXL Pipeline, Kyoto, and so on).
- Pairing will be based on ELO scores. The highest ELO debater will be paired with the lowest ELO debater, so on.

Please follow these debate guidelines:

- Four rounds.
- 8000 max characters (sources may be posted in an outside link)
- 72 hours per argument
- 1 week debating period (may be done longer, but results will only be chosen at the end of the week)

The tournament willl be single-elimination, eight debaters, and three rounds. I will vote on all debates (hopefully). Please only sign up if you seriously intend to debate and have the time. If you aren't sure, you can sign up as a replacement.

Irregularities:

- I will not be a part of this tournament unless we can not get an 8th debater. Also, if a debater drops out, either I, or a volunteer (preferably the latter) will take his or her place.
- If there is a last-minute votebomb that changes the outcome of the debate, the one who would have won, or "deserved" the win will advance, and the one who won because of the vote-bomber will be eliminated.
- If there are an excessive amount of vote-bombs on a debate or a Internet/Computer/DDO failure (please be honest, people; no lying about computer problems becuase you can't present an argument), a three-round debate will be put in its place.
- If the two assigned to debate cannot find a topic, please have one side play devil's advocate.

If there are any other questions, please mention so in this thread.

Sign-up by posting so and I will arrange you by your ELO.

Lol, did you borrow this idea from my story-writing debates?

Just wondering as it seems like very similar wording that I used.

Yeah. I was looking at your tournament for a basis behind mine. Hope you don't mind.:D
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4/6/2013 9:19:22 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
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Will a debate about factory farms count?
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4/6/2013 9:20:10 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/6/2013 9:19:22 PM, lannan13 wrote:
1. Lannan13

Will a debate about factory farms count?

Yes.
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4/6/2013 9:20:37 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Sign-ups:

1. Lannan13 - 1699
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4/6/2013 10:55:25 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/6/2013 9:09:49 PM, Subutai wrote:
At 4/6/2013 9:08:50 PM, famer wrote:
At 4/6/2013 8:34:47 PM, Subutai wrote:
Hello everyone. Debating been kind of slow lately, so I thought I'd do my part by creating a tournament (kudos to imabench and the Weekly Stupid)

Anyway, here is how this tournament will work:

- Topics must be about the environment or policies regarding it (i.e. global warming, the KXL Pipeline, Kyoto, and so on).
- Pairing will be based on ELO scores. The highest ELO debater will be paired with the lowest ELO debater, so on.

Please follow these debate guidelines:

- Four rounds.
- 8000 max characters (sources may be posted in an outside link)
- 72 hours per argument
- 1 week debating period (may be done longer, but results will only be chosen at the end of the week)

The tournament willl be single-elimination, eight debaters, and three rounds. I will vote on all debates (hopefully). Please only sign up if you seriously intend to debate and have the time. If you aren't sure, you can sign up as a replacement.

Irregularities:

- I will not be a part of this tournament unless we can not get an 8th debater. Also, if a debater drops out, either I, or a volunteer (preferably the latter) will take his or her place.
- If there is a last-minute votebomb that changes the outcome of the debate, the one who would have won, or "deserved" the win will advance, and the one who won because of the vote-bomber will be eliminated.
- If there are an excessive amount of vote-bombs on a debate or a Internet/Computer/DDO failure (please be honest, people; no lying about computer problems becuase you can't present an argument), a three-round debate will be put in its place.
- If the two assigned to debate cannot find a topic, please have one side play devil's advocate.

If there are any other questions, please mention so in this thread.

Sign-up by posting so and I will arrange you by your ELO.

Lol, did you borrow this idea from my story-writing debates?

Just wondering as it seems like very similar wording that I used.

Yeah. I was looking at your tournament for a basis behind mine. Hope you don't mind.:D

Lol, it's ok. I was just curious :)

Can you keep me updated with all these debates though?
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4/7/2013 12:03:16 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Sign me up ;D
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4/7/2013 1:16:57 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
1. imabench - 4142
2. Lannan13 - 1699
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4/7/2013 8:11:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/7/2013 1:16:57 PM, Subutai wrote:
1. 16k - 4753
2. imabench - 4142
3. Lannan13 - 1699
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4/7/2013 8:53:32 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/7/2013 4:40:58 PM, AStevenson wrote:
I wish I could do this, but I'm in a debate with DoubtingDave.

I'll put you on the replacements list and contact you if someone drops out.
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4/8/2013 10:02:12 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/7/2013 4:40:58 PM, AStevenson wrote:
I wish I could do this, but I'm in a debate with DoubtingDave.

Dude, I'm in 3 debates get over it. You can do it.
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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

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4/9/2013 1:01:49 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/8/2013 10:02:12 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 4/7/2013 4:40:58 PM, AStevenson wrote:
I wish I could do this, but I'm in a debate with DoubtingDave.

Dude, I'm in 3 debates get over it. You can do it.

COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF!
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4/10/2013 7:29:54 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
1. 16k - 4753
2. imabench - 4142
3. Kingdebator-
4. Lannan13 - 1699
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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...)
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4/11/2013 8:39:48 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Bump.
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4/13/2013 9:03:31 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/11/2013 8:39:48 PM, Subutai wrote:
Bump.
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4/13/2013 9:50:59 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Y U NO INTERESTED
seriously
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4/14/2013 12:53:31 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/10/2013 7:55:39 AM, KingDebater wrote:
At 4/10/2013 7:29:54 AM, lannan13 wrote:
1. 16k - 4753
2. imabench - 4142
3. Kingdebater- 2323
4. Lannan13 - 1704
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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...)
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4/16/2013 6:21:23 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/14/2013 12:53:31 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 4/10/2013 7:55:39 AM, KingDebater wrote:
At 4/10/2013 7:29:54 AM, lannan13 wrote:
1. 16k - 4753
2. imabench - 4142
3. DanT - 3021
4. Kingdebater- 2323
5. Lannan13 - 1704
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4/16/2013 8:01:29 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/16/2013 6:21:23 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/14/2013 12:53:31 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 4/10/2013 7:55:39 AM, KingDebater wrote:
At 4/10/2013 7:29:54 AM, lannan13 wrote:
1. 16k - 4753
2. imabench - 4142
3. DanT - 3021
4. Kingdebater- 2323
5. Lannan13 - 1704

I'll join up.
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4/16/2013 8:03:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Sign-ups:

1. 16kadams - 4757
2. imabench - 4144
3. DanT - 3021
4. Citrakayah - 2621
5. KingDebater- 2212
6. lannan13 - 1706
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4/16/2013 8:19:16 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I would join, but I can't at the moment because of some other things going on, and I would be trounced on environmental debates.
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4/16/2013 8:21:51 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/16/2013 8:19:16 PM, Contra wrote:
I would join, but I can't at the moment because of some other things going on, and I would be trounced on environmental debates.

Darn
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