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Kleptin
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11/18/2009 5:36:16 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Is it rude of me to decline a person's challenge on the grounds that it would be an unfair match? Especially if the person is most likely a double account? The account was created half an hour ago and has already joined a debate and challenged me to a debate.

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

I don't want to do anything rude or pompous, but I'm sure people can see why I want to refuse this debate.
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11/18/2009 5:39:39 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/18/2009 5:36:16 PM, Kleptin wrote:
Is it rude of me to decline a person's challenge on the grounds that it would be an unfair match? Especially if the person is most likely a double account? The account was created half an hour ago and has already joined a debate and challenged me to a debate.

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

I don't want to do anything rude or pompous, but I'm sure people can see why I want to refuse this debate.

Why would you refuse it? Take it and if it's an easy win and he sucks, that's on him, lol.
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11/18/2009 5:44:05 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/18/2009 5:36:16 PM, Kleptin wrote:
Is it rude of me to decline a person's challenge on the grounds that it would be an unfair match? Especially if the person is most likely a double account? The account was created half an hour ago and has already joined a debate and challenged me to a debate.

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

I don't want to do anything rude or pompous, but I'm sure people can see why I want to refuse this debate.

It's not rude to decline it, no, and if you're short on time or really don't wish to debate at this time, then go for your life. Otherwise, it appears to be a pretty easy win, so why would you not accept?
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11/18/2009 5:49:42 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Haha Kleptin I took that same debate! You only have 5 minutes to post around. So far I've posted 2 and he forfetied the last round; he'll probably forfeit again.
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Kleptin
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11/18/2009 5:56:40 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I really want to stop the habit of taking debates that will likely end in forfeits. I'm serious. I think over 1/3 of all my wins are due to my opponent forfeiting.
: At 5/2/2010 2:43:54 PM, innomen wrote:
It isn't about finding a theory, philosophy or doctrine and thinking it's the answer, but a practical application of one's experiences that is the answer.

: At 10/28/2010 2:40:07 PM, jharry wrote: I have already been given the greatest Gift that anyone could ever hope for [Life], I would consider myself selfish if I expected anything more.
Danielle
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11/18/2009 5:58:55 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/18/2009 5:56:40 PM, Kleptin wrote:
I really want to stop the habit of taking debates that will likely end in forfeits. I'm serious. I think over 1/3 of all my wins are due to my opponent forfeiting.

Same! I spend a lot of time on arguments sometimes and it pisses me off when my opponent's don't bother trying to compete. I'm currently in a debate about colonial America that I think will end that way - grr. I mostly took the debate because I thought the guy was kind of a d-bag for only allowing for FIVE minutes to post an argument. I wanted to prove that I was up for the challenge, so :P

Plus he was kind of a tool and so I gave my $.02 regarding the whole atheist quote thing.
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11/18/2009 10:56:44 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Hm, seems like people are noticing that a good portion of their debates are forfeits, and one has even refused to accept a debate on the grounds of likely forfeit.

Too bad someone didn't mention this problem awhile ago, ask for some suggestions, and then get told that it wasn't an issue.

http://www.debate.org...
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11/19/2009 10:49:12 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/18/2009 10:56:44 PM, Volkov wrote:
Hm, seems like people are noticing that a good portion of their debates are forfeits, and one has even refused to accept a debate on the grounds of likely forfeit.

Too bad someone didn't mention this problem awhile ago, ask for some suggestions, and then get told that it wasn't an issue.

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

I know, phhffft, must be Canadian eh?
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11/19/2009 10:59:05 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
I've declined debates for less, and this looks shady at best. Personally, now that Lwerd has proven what sort of stuff this opponent is made of, I would decline. :)
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11/19/2009 12:02:21 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/19/2009 11:59:02 AM, JBlake wrote:
Agreed. If you don't get any benefit out of the debate, why bother?

Again, I took it as more of a challenge to see if HE would be able to post in 5 minutes (I was confident of my ability). I thought it was kind of a douchey move to only allow 5 minutes for arguments, so I took him up to see if he could subscribe to his own standards. He failed :)
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11/19/2009 12:02:45 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
http://www.debate.org...

At least your opponent forfeits instead of responding to your debate in a way that is completely irrelevant to the subject you are debating.
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11/19/2009 12:05:20 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/19/2009 12:02:21 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 11/19/2009 11:59:02 AM, JBlake wrote:
Agreed. If you don't get any benefit out of the debate, why bother?

Again, I took it as more of a challenge to see if HE would be able to post in 5 minutes (I was confident of my ability). I thought it was kind of a douchey move to only allow 5 minutes for arguments, so I took him up to see if he could subscribe to his own standards. He failed :)

You actually got a lot written in five minutes. I was impressed.
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11/19/2009 7:52:46 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/19/2009 10:49:12 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 11/18/2009 10:56:44 PM, Volkov wrote:
Hm, seems like people are noticing that a good portion of their debates are forfeits, and one has even refused to accept a debate on the grounds of likely forfeit.

Too bad someone didn't mention this problem awhile ago, ask for some suggestions, and then get told that it wasn't an issue.

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

I know, phhffft, must be Canadian eh?

What's THAT supposed to mean? :P Nobody I know actually says "eh?". Lol.
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11/19/2009 9:55:31 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/19/2009 12:02:45 PM, johngriswald wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

At least your opponent forfeits instead of responding to your debate in a way that is completely irrelevant to the subject you are debating.

Haha yeah I saw that.
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11/19/2009 10:03:56 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/19/2009 7:52:46 PM, Neumax wrote:
At 11/19/2009 10:49:12 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 11/18/2009 10:56:44 PM, Volkov wrote:
Hm, seems like people are noticing that a good portion of their debates are forfeits, and one has even refused to accept a debate on the grounds of likely forfeit.

Too bad someone didn't mention this problem awhile ago, ask for some suggestions, and then get told that it wasn't an issue.

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

I know, phhffft, must be Canadian eh?

What's THAT supposed to mean? :P Nobody I know actually says "eh?". Lol.

I do, all the time. Then again I don't know you ...eh. :D