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theta_pinch
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2/9/2014 11:35:53 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
The idea behind this is that experienced debaters will give advice for writing RFDs to help people who have just gained voting privileges.
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NiqashMotawadi3
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2/9/2014 12:27:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/9/2014 11:35:53 AM, theta_pinch wrote:
The idea behind this is that experienced debaters will give advice for writing RFDs to help people who have just gained voting privileges.

Wouldn't it be a better idea to set a minimum character limit for the RFD where you need to write more than 400 characters or something like that, and then have a link beneath the textarea that directs you to a page on tips and rules on writing proper RFDs?
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2/9/2014 2:23:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
My longstanding suggestion for change is each area voted on, should open a text box specifically for that part of the RFD.

Anyway when voting always explain each point you're awarding. If you don't feel like explaining it, just don't award that point (only an idiot complains of someone not voting enough in their favor).

Also never fluff an otherwise valid vote, no matter how much you want one side to win. In fact if you actually want one side to win, try to set them at a disadvantage in your measurements; this helps avoid merely voting your bias, instead of the content of the debate in question.
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2/9/2014 2:28:25 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/9/2014 12:27:48 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
At 2/9/2014 11:35:53 AM, theta_pinch wrote:
The idea behind this is that experienced debaters will give advice for writing RFDs to help people who have just gained voting privileges.

Wouldn't it be a better idea to set a minimum character limit for the RFD where you need to write more than 400 characters or something like that, and then have a link beneath the textarea that directs you to a page on tips and rules on writing proper RFDs?

so, how would one put "FF" to be 400 characters long?
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2/9/2014 3:46:18 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/9/2014 2:28:25 PM, yay842 wrote:
At 2/9/2014 12:27:48 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
At 2/9/2014 11:35:53 AM, theta_pinch wrote:
The idea behind this is that experienced debaters will give advice for writing RFDs to help people who have just gained voting privileges.

Wouldn't it be a better idea to set a minimum character limit for the RFD where you need to write more than 400 characters or something like that, and then have a link beneath the textarea that directs you to a page on tips and rules on writing proper RFDs?

so, how would one put "FF" to be 400 characters long?

By including The Forfeiture poem by Henry King.

My Dearest, To let you or the world know
What Debt of service I do truly ow
To your unpattern'd self, were to require
A language onely form'd in the desire
Of him that writes. It is the common fate,
Of greatest duties to evaporate
In silent meaning, as we often see
Fires by their too much fuel smother'd be:
Small Obligations may find vent and speak,
When greater the unable debtor break.
And such are mine to you, whose favours store,
Hath made me poorer then I was before;
For I want words and language to declare
How strict my Bond or large your bounties are.
Since nothing in my desp'rate fortune found,
Can payment make, nor yet the summe compound
You must lose all, or else of force accept
The body of a Bankrupt for your debt.
Then Love, your Bond to Execution sue,
And take my self, as forfeited to you.
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2/9/2014 3:48:09 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
By including The Forfeiture poem by Henry King.
My Dearest, To let you or the world know
What Debt of service I do truly ow
To your unpattern'd self, were to require
A language onely form'd in the desire
Of him that writes. It is the common fate,
Of greatest duties to evaporate
In silent meaning, as we often see
Fires by their too much fuel smother'd be:
Small Obligations may find vent and speak,
When greater the unable debtor break.
And such are mine to you, whose favours store,
Hath made me poorer then I was before;
For I want words and language to declare
How strict my Bond or large your bounties are.
Since nothing in my desp'rate fortune found,
Can payment make, nor yet the summe compound
You must lose all, or else of force accept
The body of a Bankrupt for your debt.
Then Love, your Bond to Execution sue,
And take my self, as forfeited to you.

it goes past the maximum characatures
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NiqashMotawadi3
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2/9/2014 3:50:23 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/9/2014 3:48:09 PM, yay842 wrote:
By including The Forfeiture poem by Henry King.
My Dearest, To let you or the world know
What Debt of service I do truly ow
To your unpattern'd self, were to require
A language onely form'd in the desire
Of him that writes. It is the common fate,
Of greatest duties to evaporate
In silent meaning, as we often see
Fires by their too much fuel smother'd be:
Small Obligations may find vent and speak,
When greater the unable debtor break.
And such are mine to you, whose favours store,
Hath made me poorer then I was before;
For I want words and language to declare
How strict my Bond or large your bounties are.
Since nothing in my desp'rate fortune found,
Can payment make, nor yet the summe compound
You must lose all, or else of force accept
The body of a Bankrupt for your debt.
Then Love, your Bond to Execution sue,
And take my self, as forfeited to you.

it goes past the maximum characatures

If minimum characters can be implemented, I'm sure maximum characters can be modified. We already need more characters so users such as Wrichirw can provide their books about the debate in one RFD.
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2/9/2014 5:05:01 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/9/2014 3:46:18 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
At 2/9/2014 2:28:25 PM, yay842 wrote:
At 2/9/2014 12:27:48 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
At 2/9/2014 11:35:53 AM, theta_pinch wrote:
The idea behind this is that experienced debaters will give advice for writing RFDs to help people who have just gained voting privileges.

Wouldn't it be a better idea to set a minimum character limit for the RFD where you need to write more than 400 characters or something like that, and then have a link beneath the textarea that directs you to a page on tips and rules on writing proper RFDs?

so, how would one put "FF" to be 400 characters long?

By including The Forfeiture poem by Henry King.

My Dearest, To let you or the world know
What Debt of service I do truly ow
To your unpattern'd self, were to require
A language onely form'd in the desire
Of him that writes. It is the common fate,
Of greatest duties to evaporate
In silent meaning, as we often see
Fires by their too much fuel smother'd be:
Small Obligations may find vent and speak,
When greater the unable debtor break.
And such are mine to you, whose favours store,
Hath made me poorer then I was before;
For I want words and language to declare
How strict my Bond or large your bounties are.
Since nothing in my desp'rate fortune found,
Can payment make, nor yet the summe compound
You must lose all, or else of force accept
The body of a Bankrupt for your debt.
Then Love, your Bond to Execution sue,
And take my self, as forfeited to you.

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2/9/2014 7:08:06 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/9/2014 11:35:53 AM, theta_pinch wrote:
The idea behind this is that experienced debaters will give advice for writing RFDs to help people who have just gained voting privileges.

I like it. Sounds great. I could go on about it all day if you like...