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12/4/2013 10:05:38 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
With all of the election hype going on, it is easy to forget that the main focus of the site is debate. So I would like to take a break from the campaign to announce my Gauntlet tournament, modeled after RyuuKyuzo's from some time ago.

There will be a tower of five debaters. These debaters will be ranked from lowest seed to highest seed.

A challenger will then step up. This challenger must make his/her way through the entire tower of debaters undefeated, and if the challenger wins, he will be the first winner of the Gauntlet (which, to clarify, is not a physical award).

However, if the challenger loses any debates in the challenge-tower, the gauntlet is reset and a new challenger will have the opportunity to try to win the Gauntlet!

Within three days of the Gauntlet beginning, the challenger must PM me with the topic for the first debate, as agreed upon by both debaters. This is intended to be a serious tournament, and troll topics or excessively pop-culture based debates ("Miley Cyrus is worse than Hannah Montana" "The Broncos are the best football team ever") are not acceptable for the Gauntlet. The debate must then start within three days of my approval.

Debates will be 4 rounds (with the first round being for declaration of rules and acceptance), and will be 4000 to 8000 characters at the debaters discretion. The voting period can be however long the debaters want, but for the sake of rapid progression of the tournament, the winner will be declared after three days. If the challenger wins, the next topic must be sent to me within three days, and the debate will be started three days later, and so on.

So without further ado, let the sign-up begin!

Challenger:
1.

Challenge Tower:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Judges (note that there is no limit on the number of judges; if you want to be a judge and their are no numbers available, just add a number to the list):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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12/4/2013 10:07:40 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
It should be added that if you are a debater who is too busy to commit to a full tournament, but still wants to debate, a position in the challenge tower is for you.

So who dares to try to conquer the Gauntlet?
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12/4/2013 10:08:26 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I shall guard the tower...after the 11th
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12/4/2013 10:08:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Thinking about it.....
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12/4/2013 10:10:54 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:08:26 PM, thett3 wrote:
I shall guard the tower...after the 11th

Wonderful. You will inevitably be a high seed, so that should be just fine.
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12/4/2013 10:13:05 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:05:38 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
Challenger:
1.

Challenge Tower:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Judges (note that there is no limit on the number of judges; if you want to be a judge and their are no numbers available, just add a number to the list):
1. Seventh
2.
3.
4.
5.
#UnbanTheMadman

#StandWithBossy

#BetOnThett

"bossy r u like 85 years old and have lost ur mind"
~mysteriouscrystals

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~F-16

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12/4/2013 10:18:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
So without further ado, let the sign-up begin!

Challenger:
1.

Challenge Tower:
1. Thett3
2.
3.
4.
5.

Judges (note that there is no limit on the number of judges; if you want to be a judge and their are no numbers available, just add a number to the list):
1. SeventhProfessor
2.
3.
4.
5.
Debate me: Economic decision theory should be adjusted to include higher-order preferences for non-normative purposes http://www.debate.org...

Do you really believe that? Or not? If you believe it, you should man up and defend it in a debate. -RoyLatham

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It's an app to meet friends and stuff, sort of like an adult club penguin- Thett3, describing Tinder
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12/4/2013 10:18:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:05:38 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
With all of the election hype going on, it is easy to forget that the main focus of the site is debate. So I would like to take a break from the campaign to announce my Gauntlet tournament, modeled after RyuuKyuzo's from some time ago.

There will be a tower of five debaters. These debaters will be ranked from lowest seed to highest seed.

A challenger will then step up. This challenger must make his/her way through the entire tower of debaters undefeated, and if the challenger wins, he will be the first winner of the Gauntlet (which, to clarify, is not a physical award).

However, if the challenger loses any debates in the challenge-tower, the gauntlet is reset and a new challenger will have the opportunity to try to win the Gauntlet!

Within three days of the Gauntlet beginning, the challenger must PM me with the topic for the first debate, as agreed upon by both debaters. This is intended to be a serious tournament, and troll topics or excessively pop-culture based debates ("Miley Cyrus is worse than Hannah Montana" "The Broncos are the best football team ever") are not acceptable for the Gauntlet. The debate must then start within three days of my approval.

Debates will be 4 rounds (with the first round being for declaration of rules and acceptance), and will be 4000 to 8000 characters at the debaters discretion. The voting period can be however long the debaters want, but for the sake of rapid progression of the tournament, the winner will be declared after three days. If the challenger wins, the next topic must be sent to me within three days, and the debate will be started three days later, and so on.

So without further ado, let the sign-up begin!

Challenger:
1.

Challenge Tower:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Judges (note that there is no limit on the number of judges; if you want to be a judge and their are no numbers available, just add a number to the list):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Yep. Am I "veteran" enough to be a judge?
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12/4/2013 10:19:41 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:18:09 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
So without further ado, let the sign-up begin!

Challenger:
1.

Challenge Tower:
1. Thett3
2.
3.
4.
5.

Judges (note that there is no limit on the number of judges; if you want to be a judge and their are no numbers available, just add a number to the list):
1. SeventhProfessor
2. dtaylor971
3.
4.
5.
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12/4/2013 10:20:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:18:09 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
So without further ado, let the sign-up begin!

Challenger:
1.

Challenge Tower:
1. Thett3
2. Citrakayah
3.
4.
5.

Judges (note that there is no limit on the number of judges; if you want to be a judge and their are no numbers available, just add a number to the list):
1. SeventhProfessor
2.
3.
4.
5.
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12/4/2013 10:21:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
This tower thing reminds me of sword fighting level to level with golf clubs in a multi level parking garage...oh to be young again :'(
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"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

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12/4/2013 10:24:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Ill be part of the tower
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Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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12/4/2013 10:26:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:20:35 PM, Citrakayah wrote:
At 12/4/2013 10:18:09 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
So without further ado, let the sign-up begin!

Challenger:
1.

Challenge Tower:
1. Thett3
2. Citrakayah
3. Imabench
4.
5.

Judges (note that there is no limit on the number of judges; if you want to be a judge and their are no numbers available, just add a number to the list):
1. SeventhProfessor
2.
3.
4.
5.
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12/4/2013 10:33:29 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Challenge Tower:
1. Thett3
2. Citrakayah
3. Imabench
4. CP
5.

Judges (note that there is no limit on the number of judges; if you want to be a judge and their are no numbers available, just add a number to the list):
1. SeventhProfessor
2.
3.
4.
5.
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12/4/2013 10:34:23 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:33:29 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
Challenge Tower:
1. Thett3
2. Citrakayah
3. Imabench
4. CP
5.

Judges (note that there is no limit on the number of judges; if you want to be a judge and their are no numbers available, just add a number to the list):
1. SeventhProfessor
2.
3.
4.
5.

CP! Glad to see you back.
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12/4/2013 10:34:26 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Can I be the last stage of the tower, or does it go to whoever has the highest Elo?
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

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12/4/2013 10:34:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:34:23 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 12/4/2013 10:33:29 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
Challenge Tower:
1. Thett3
2. Citrakayah
3. Imabench
4. CP
5.

Judges (note that there is no limit on the number of judges; if you want to be a judge and their are no numbers available, just add a number to the list):
1. SeventhProfessor
2.
3.
4.
5.

CP! Glad to see you back.

Indeed.

College is a b!tch.
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12/4/2013 10:38:16 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:26:43 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 12/4/2013 10:20:35 PM, Citrakayah wrote:
At 12/4/2013 10:18:09 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
So without further ado, let the sign-up begin!

Challenger:
1.

Challenge Tower:
1. Thett3
2. Citrakayah
3. Imabench
4.
5.

Judges (note that there is no limit on the number of judges; if you want to be a judge and their are no numbers available, just add a number to the list):
1. SeventhProfessor
2. dtaylor971
3.
4.
5.
#UnbanTheMadman

#StandWithBossy

#BetOnThett

"bossy r u like 85 years old and have lost ur mind"
~mysteriouscrystals

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~F-16

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12/4/2013 10:41:59 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:34:26 PM, imabench wrote:
Can I be the last stage of the tower, or does it go to whoever has the highest Elo?

The challenge is structured in order of ascending difficulty. However, Elo is not entirely representative of debaters skill. For example, in the context of troll debates, you are incredibly skilled, but in the context of more serious debates, you are still above average, but your Elo does not reflect your rank as a seed within the tournament.

The current ranking goes-

Challenger:
1.

Challenge Tower:
1. Thett3
2. ConservativePolitico
3. Imabench
4. Citrakayah
5.

Judges:
1. SeventhProfessor
2. dtaylor971
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12/4/2013 10:44:56 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'll judge. People will have to remind me if a debate is going on for this though.

On another note, I would not want to f*ck with that tower >.>
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12/4/2013 10:46:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:44:56 PM, Zaradi wrote:
I'll judge. People will have to remind me if a debate is going on for this though.

On another note, I would not want to f*ck with that tower >.>

you should see what I have in tore

(chuckles evilly while stroking a slightly annoyed fluffy white cat in a nice leather chair near a fireplace)
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Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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12/4/2013 10:46:52 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:41:59 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 12/4/2013 10:34:26 PM, imabench wrote:
Can I be the last stage of the tower, or does it go to whoever has the highest Elo?

The challenge is structured in order of ascending difficulty. However, Elo is not entirely representative of debaters skill. For example, in the context of troll debates, you are incredibly skilled, but in the context of more serious debates, you are still above average, but your Elo does not reflect your rank as a seed within the tournament.

The current ranking goes-

Challenger:
1.

Challenge Tower:
1. Thett3
2. ConservativePolitico
3. Imabench
4. Citrakayah
5.

Judges:
1. SeventhProfessor
2. dtaylor971

Ok I'm pretty new, but could I be a challenger? I completely understand if you say no...
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12/4/2013 10:47:10 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:46:08 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/4/2013 10:44:56 PM, Zaradi wrote:
I'll judge. People will have to remind me if a debate is going on for this though.

On another note, I would not want to f*ck with that tower >.>

you should see what I have in tore

(chuckles evilly while stroking a slightly annoyed fluffy white cat in a nice leather chair near a fireplace)

Forgot the slicked-back hair and the monocle.
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12/4/2013 10:49:42 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:44:56 PM, Zaradi wrote:
I'll judge. People will have to remind me if a debate is going on for this though.

On another note, I would not want to f*ck with that tower >.>

Come to the tower... we have cookies... and soft caressing.
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12/4/2013 10:49:52 PM
Posted: 3 years ago

The challenge is structured in order of ascending difficulty. However, Elo is not entirely representative of debaters skill. For example, in the context of troll debates, you are incredibly skilled, but in the context of more serious debates, you are still above average, but your Elo does not reflect your rank as a seed within the tournament.

The current ranking goes-

Challenger:
1.

Challenge Tower:
1. Thett3
2. ConservativePolitico
3. Imabench
4. Citrakayah
5.

Judges:
1. SeventhProfessor
2. dtaylor971

Replacement Challenge Tower People (in case any guard drops out, does not follow the rules, etc.):
1.
2.
3.
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Do you really believe that? Or not? If you believe it, you should man up and defend it in a debate. -RoyLatham

My Pet Fish is such a Douche- NiamC

It's an app to meet friends and stuff, sort of like an adult club penguin- Thett3, describing Tinder
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12/4/2013 10:52:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:46:52 PM, DudeStop wrote:
At 12/4/2013 10:41:59 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 12/4/2013 10:34:26 PM, imabench wrote:
Can I be the last stage of the tower, or does it go to whoever has the highest Elo?

The challenge is structured in order of ascending difficulty. However, Elo is not entirely representative of debaters skill. For example, in the context of troll debates, you are incredibly skilled, but in the context of more serious debates, you are still above average, but your Elo does not reflect your rank as a seed within the tournament.

The current ranking goes-

Challenger:
1.

Challenge Tower:
1. Thett3
2. ConservativePolitico
3. Imabench
4. Citrakayah
5.

Judges:
1. SeventhProfessor
2. dtaylor971


Ok I'm pretty new, but could I be a challenger? I completely understand if you say no...

I am admittedly a little bit skeptical towards having such a new member as the challenger, but if you would like to be a guard or a judge, you are more than welcome to sign up there.
Debate me: Economic decision theory should be adjusted to include higher-order preferences for non-normative purposes http://www.debate.org...

Do you really believe that? Or not? If you believe it, you should man up and defend it in a debate. -RoyLatham

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It's an app to meet friends and stuff, sort of like an adult club penguin- Thett3, describing Tinder
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12/4/2013 10:55:11 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:46:52 PM, DudeStop wrote:
At 12/4/2013 10:41:59 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 12/4/2013 10:34:26 PM, imabench wrote:
Can I be the last stage of the tower, or does it go to whoever has the highest Elo?

The challenge is structured in order of ascending difficulty. However, Elo is not entirely representative of debaters skill. For example, in the context of troll debates, you are incredibly skilled, but in the context of more serious debates, you are still above average, but your Elo does not reflect your rank as a seed within the tournament.

The current ranking goes-

Challenger:
1.

Challenge Tower:
1. Thett3
2. ConservativePolitico
3. Imabench
4. Citrakayah
5.

Judges:
1. SeventhProfessor
2. dtaylor971


Ok I'm pretty new, but could I be a challenger? I completely understand if you say no...

This is a tower of death... The guards have a combined 598 wins...
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12/4/2013 10:55:51 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Ok I'm pretty new, but could I be a challenger? I completely understand if you say no...

This is a tower of death... The guards have a combined 598 wins...

^ PS. We have 598 combined wins tower-mates. Wow.
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12/4/2013 10:57:47 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/4/2013 10:55:51 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
Ok I'm pretty new, but could I be a challenger? I completely understand if you say no...

This is a tower of death... The guards have a combined 598 wins...

^ PS. We have 598 combined wins tower-mates. Wow.

That... is ridiculous.
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12/4/2013 10:58:38 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
As CP pointed out, the current tower has a combined 598 wins. Let only the daring accept!
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