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The Revive DDO Tournament

Subutai
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10/29/2013 9:57:52 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I have noticed that many members of this site are lamenting the fact that there are few good debates these days, and I can't help but agree. So, to revive DDO, I am going to make a tournament.

There will be a total of 8 debaters with 8 judges. Here are the rules for the debaters:

4 rounds
1 week voting period (may be done longer, but results of the voting at 1 week will only be counted)
72 hour arguing time
8000-10000 characters

And rules for judges:

Must vote qualitatively on at least half of the debates in each round
Must not be debating in the tournament

Both debaters and voters must have an ELO over 2500 (special circumstances may apply, however; Wnope, for example, would be a good judge), and pairing will be based on ELO scores. I would greatly appreciate it if both debaters and voters only sign up if they know they have the time and are able to create good arguments.

If there are any questions, please feel free to post them in this thread. Here is the sign-up sheet:

Debaters:

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Judges:

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Replacements:

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thett3
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10/29/2013 10:41:34 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'll do it
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10/29/2013 10:57:27 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I guess I could do a few, if we kept them fairly short. I'm at college, so I don't have much time to do detailed research. That'll mean that doing a debate on climate science or something will be difficult.
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10/29/2013 10:59:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I should be able to meet the half votes requirement. I'll be a judge.
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Subutai
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10/29/2013 10:59:56 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 10:41:34 PM, thett3 wrote:
I'll do it

As a debater, I assume?
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Subutai
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10/29/2013 11:03:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Sign-up sheet:

Debaters:

1. thett3
2. Sargon
3. Citrakayah
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Judges:

1. ClassicRobert
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Replacements:

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TheAntidoter
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10/30/2013 7:37:26 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I've never been in a tournament, but I will judge.

If I need to, I will participate though.
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10/30/2013 9:22:54 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
How are the topics picked?
I'm interested but I don't know if I want to vote or debate.
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Subutai
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10/30/2013 9:37:34 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/30/2013 9:22:54 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:
How are the topics picked?
I'm interested but I don't know if I want to vote or debate.

Your opponent (assigned by ELO ranking) and you will decide on the topic yourselves.
I'm becoming less defined as days go by, fading away, and well you might say, I'm losing focus, kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.
Subutai
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10/30/2013 9:38:42 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 11:03:50 PM, Subutai wrote:
Sign-up sheet:

Debaters:

1. thett3
2. Sargon
3. Citrakayah
4. tylergraham95
5. RocketEngineer
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7.
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Judges:

1. ClassicRobert
2. TheAntidoter
3. TUF
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Replacements:

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10/30/2013 9:38:42 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/30/2013 9:37:34 AM, Subutai wrote:
At 10/30/2013 9:22:54 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:
How are the topics picked?
I'm interested but I don't know if I want to vote or debate.

Your opponent (assigned by ELO ranking) and you will decide on the topic yourselves.

Okay I'm game to compete.
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Subutai
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10/30/2013 11:58:08 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/30/2013 9:38:42 AM, Subutai wrote:
At 10/29/2013 11:03:50 PM, Subutai wrote:
Sign-up sheet:

Debaters:

1. thett3
2. Sargon
3. Citrakayah
4. tylergraham95
5. RocketEngineer
6.
7.
8.

Judges:

1. ClassicRobert
2. TheAntidoter
3. TUF
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7.
8.

Replacements:

1. Zaradi
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10/30/2013 11:58:35 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'll be a replacement.
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Subutai
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10/30/2013 11:59:20 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/30/2013 11:58:08 AM, Subutai wrote:
At 10/30/2013 9:38:42 AM, Subutai wrote:
At 10/29/2013 11:03:50 PM, Subutai wrote:
Sign-up sheet:

Debaters:

1. thett3
2. Sargon
3. Citrakayah
4. tylergraham95
5. RocketEngineer
6.
7.
8.

Judges:

1. ClassicRobert
2. TheAntidoter
3. TUF
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7.
8.

Replacements:

1. Zaradi
2. Contra
3.
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10/30/2013 12:04:28 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/30/2013 11:59:20 AM, Subutai wrote:
At 10/30/2013 11:58:08 AM, Subutai wrote:
At 10/30/2013 9:38:42 AM, Subutai wrote:
At 10/29/2013 11:03:50 PM, Subutai wrote:
Sign-up sheet:

Debaters:

1. thett3
2. Sargon
3. Citrakayah
4. tylergraham95
5. RocketEngineer
6.
7.NightofTheLivingFuckingCats
8.

Judges:

1. ClassicRobert
2. TheAntidoter
3. TUF
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7.
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Replacements:

1. Zaradi
2. Contra
3.
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thett3
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10/30/2013 1:00:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/30/2013 9:37:34 AM, Subutai wrote:
At 10/30/2013 9:22:54 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:
How are the topics picked?
I'm interested but I don't know if I want to vote or debate.

Your opponent (assigned by ELO ranking) and you will decide on the topic yourselves.

How are they assigned exactly?
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"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
Subutai
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10/30/2013 1:05:22 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/30/2013 1:00:53 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 10/30/2013 9:37:34 AM, Subutai wrote:
At 10/30/2013 9:22:54 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:
How are the topics picked?
I'm interested but I don't know if I want to vote or debate.

Your opponent (assigned by ELO ranking) and you will decide on the topic yourselves.

How are they assigned exactly?

The debater with the highest ELO will be paired with the debater with the lowest ELO, and etcetera.
I'm becoming less defined as days go by, fading away, and well you might say, I'm losing focus, kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.
bossyburrito
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10/30/2013 1:10:39 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
My elo is about 50, but I'd like to do it if no one better will.
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10/30/2013 1:11:26 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I mean that - only if you can't find anyone else.
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10/30/2013 1:33:12 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I would like to debate, if there are any slots remaining.
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10/30/2013 3:31:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'll sign up as a debater.
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Subutai
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10/30/2013 4:04:39 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Sign-up sheet:

Debaters:

1. thett3
2. bsh1
3. donald.keller
4. Sargon
5. Citrakayah
6. tylergraham95
7. RocketEngineer
8.

Judges:

1. ClassicRobert
2. TheAntidoter
3. TUF
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Replacements:

1. Zaradi
2. Contra
3. bossyburrito
4.
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Subutai
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10/30/2013 4:06:05 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I will not be making an exception for NightoftheLivingCats. If he can show me a few debates where he's actually participated seriously and well in, I may reconsider, but between his five accounts that I know of, none of them have ELOs of 2500+, and his current is below 2000.
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10/30/2013 4:09:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'll sign up to vote.
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10/30/2013 4:24:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I would debate, but my elo is under 2,500, my percentile is 99.80 though does that count?
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Subutai
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10/30/2013 4:54:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/30/2013 4:24:46 PM, lannan13 wrote:
I would debate, but my elo is under 2,500, my percentile is 99.80 though does that count?

I'll let you in for this tournament; you are a pretty good debater. Your ELO is just a consequence of your earlier times on DDO.
I'm becoming less defined as days go by, fading away, and well you might say, I'm losing focus, kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.