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Vote of the Week.

airmax1227
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7/1/2013 7:00:01 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Hey DDO, welcome to the DDO "Vote of the Week" thread where outstanding votes on debates are recognized.

If you see an exceptional vote on a debate placed in the last week link it in this thread. You can recognize up to three exceptional debate votes every week. If you happen to agree with a vote already placed in this thread, be sure to vote for it too. This counts towards the three votes that you can recognize each week.

Be sure to favorite this thread so you can quickly recognize every great vote you see in the debates you read, but keep in mind that you cannot vote for debate votes cast by you. You are free to nominate votes on your own debates however and are encouraged to do so.

Winning votes and the member who placed them will be immortalized in a stickied thread in the misc forums, and that vote can only win once. The winning votes can be seen in this thread in the misc forums:

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

Once a winner is announced a new cycle for "Vote of the Week" begins and you can once again vote up to three times for the best votes that you see.

To reiterate these rules:

1) Every week share what you believe to be outstanding debate votes by posting a link to the vote.
2) "Favorite" this thread, so you can post to it as soon as you find a good vote!
3) No voting for your own votes.
4) Once a vote says "Placed one week ago" it is no longer eligible.
5) Each vote can only ever win once.
6) Members can vote up to 3 times each week.
7) Members can only vote for each vote once.
8) No votes for votes from closed/banned accounts.
9) Each week, the winning debate vote and the member who placed it will have their name and a link to the debate they voted in, placed in a "Vote of the week" thread in the misc forums.
10) Once the winner is announced a new voting period will begin and the vote of the week cycle will begin again.

With members competing for the best votes each week, we hope that this project will solve a longtime problem on DDO - the lack of good votes. Members are also encouraged to cast great votes on debates and compete for the vote of the week award.

TUF will be moderating this project and ensuring that it runs smoothly. If anyone has any questions he's more than happy to help.
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larztheloser
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7/1/2013 11:02:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Bit of an unconventional one, but TUF's vote in my rap battle debate. Nominated for an outstanding amount of feedback with practical advice for both debaters, and for being highly detailed in giving the reasons behind the decision.

http://www.debate.org...
phantom
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7/1/2013 11:06:26 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/1/2013 11:02:09 PM, larztheloser wrote:
Bit of an unconventional one, but TUF's vote in my rap battle debate. Nominated for an outstanding amount of feedback with practical advice for both debaters, and for being highly detailed in giving the reasons behind the decision.

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

I'll vote for this one as well. TUF's one of my favorite voters.
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bladerunner060
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7/3/2013 11:40:15 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I want to give YYW a shout out for a vote he did on a debate of mine, but since it's a debate of mine I think it would be poor form. I also think anyone looking for good votes should look at the votes on the debate that I got nominated for...they're ALL excellent as of now (I qualify lest some idiot decide to change that despite its Jury status).

So instead:

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

defool's analysis of imabench's performance.

http://www.debate.org...
calculatedr1sk broke down the debate quite well, I thought.

I'm holding off on my last one just to keep my options open...but I have seen some other excellent votes (who's keeping a list in gedit? THIS GUY).
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TUF
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7/4/2013 1:33:07 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/1/2013 11:06:26 PM, phantom wrote:
At 7/1/2013 11:02:09 PM, larztheloser wrote:
Bit of an unconventional one, but TUF's vote in my rap battle debate. Nominated for an outstanding amount of feedback with practical advice for both debaters, and for being highly detailed in giving the reasons behind the decision.

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

I'll vote for this one as well. TUF's one of my favorite voters.

*blushes*
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YYW
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7/4/2013 9:38:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/3/2013 11:40:15 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
I want to give YYW a shout out for a vote he did on a debate of mine, but since it's a debate of mine I think it would be poor form.

Which one was that? I'm just curious...
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Magic8000
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7/4/2013 10:19:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/1/2013 7:23:32 PM, YYW wrote:
I want to nominate Bladerunner's vote in this debate:

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

lol, I was also going to nominate this one. So make that two votes.
404 coherent debate topic not found. Please restart the debate with clear resolution.

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Eitan_Zohar
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7/4/2013 10:24:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'm going to nominate Mirza's vote on my Israel debate: http://www.debate.org...

The bulk of his RFD is in the comments.
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airmax1227
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7/4/2013 10:24:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/4/2013 10:19:44 PM, Magic8000 wrote:
At 7/1/2013 7:23:32 PM, YYW wrote:
I want to nominate Bladerunner's vote in this debate:

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

lol, I was also going to nominate this one. So make that two votes.

Your vote was actually the 4th on this one.
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airmax1227
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7/4/2013 10:36:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
TUF will establish the official count when he has a chance. Voting for this weeks VOTW will end on Monday at 7pm central time.

Unofficial vote count:

4 - BladeRunner - http://www.debate.org...

2 - TUF - http://www.debate.org...

1 - Defool - http://www.debate.org...

1 - calculatedr1sk - http://www.debate.org...

1 - F-16 - http://www.debate.org...

1 - Mirza - http://www.debate.org...
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bladerunner060
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7/4/2013 11:06:13 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/4/2013 9:38:21 PM, YYW wrote:
At 7/3/2013 11:40:15 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
I want to give YYW a shout out for a vote he did on a debate of mine, but since it's a debate of mine I think it would be poor form.

Which one was that? I'm just curious...

It was the most recent one about taxes. It was a short RFD, but I found it pithy and apropos, and short does not always = less good.
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YYW
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7/4/2013 11:11:30 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/4/2013 11:06:13 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 7/4/2013 9:38:21 PM, YYW wrote:
At 7/3/2013 11:40:15 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
I want to give YYW a shout out for a vote he did on a debate of mine, but since it's a debate of mine I think it would be poor form.

Which one was that? I'm just curious...

It was the most recent one about taxes. It was a short RFD, but I found it pithy and apropos, and short does not always = less good.

lol, thanks. I like long RFD's... but I tend to write short ones that get directly to the point.
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TUF
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7/5/2013 12:14:42 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Airmax, sorry, I was going to do that but haven't been at a computer For a couple days
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airmax1227
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7/5/2013 1:29:08 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/5/2013 12:14:42 AM, TUF wrote:
Airmax, sorry, I was going to do that but haven't been at a computer For a couple days

No worries, I just did it because I had some time. I figure you'll get around to it whenever you had a chance to. There's plenty of time.
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unitedandy
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7/5/2013 6:09:59 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Although I completely disagree with the content of bladerunner's vote, I certainly agree it's extensive and he's been great in elaborating on it.
YYW
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7/5/2013 8:15:17 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'm going to shamelessly nominate Bladerunner's vote on my NSA surveillance debate. While yes, it was an FF, there was actual substantive argumentation which transpired AND his RFD was spot on.

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

This is my second vote this week.
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F-16_Fighting_Falcon
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7/6/2013 12:03:58 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I don't think there should be any "shame" or hesitation in nominating votes on your own debates. Besides, you are the expert on the arguments if you have presented them.
TUF
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7/8/2013 9:39:50 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Voting period ends @ 7PM central time. Roughly 10 hours, and 20 minutes from now.
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bladerunner060
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7/8/2013 4:23:30 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'll throw my last vote in for TUF on the rap battle vote.
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