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Kleptin
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3/8/2014 10:02:20 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I am planning to host a tournament of special debates I need suggestions for a list of possible handicaps to inflict on debaters.

What I have so far:

1. No sources may be cited for one round.
2. A particular word is banned for one round (ie. "the", "is")
3. One round's argument must be pasted into Google Translate, translated directly to a foreign language, and translated back into English.
4. One round's argument must be in the form of a poem.
5. For the whole debate, only 3 arguments may be made in total.
6. For one round, only 1 syllable words / words less than 5 letters long , are allowed

I am also considering strange debate formats. One I have in mind is this:

Two debates are created in tandem, with the opponents arguing Pro as well as Con for the same resolution. Each debater must post their Pro and Con argument at the same time.

Thoughts? Suggestions?
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3/8/2014 10:03:11 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/8/2014 10:02:20 PM, Kleptin wrote:
I am planning to host a tournament of special debates I need suggestions for a list of possible handicaps to inflict on debaters.

What I have so far:

1. No sources may be cited for one round.
2. A particular word is banned for one round (ie. "the", "is")
3. One round's argument must be pasted into Google Translate, translated directly to a foreign language, and translated back into English.
4. One round's argument must be in the form of a poem.
5. For the whole debate, only 3 arguments may be made in total.
6. For one round, only 1 syllable words / words less than 5 letters long , are allowed

I am also considering strange debate formats. One I have in mind is this:

Two debates are created in tandem, with the opponents arguing Pro as well as Con for the same resolution. Each debater must post their Pro and Con argument at the same time.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

I'm in, but for number 3, can it be hmong?
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Mikal
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3/8/2014 10:05:23 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/8/2014 10:02:20 PM, Kleptin wrote:
I am planning to host a tournament of special debates I need suggestions for a list of possible handicaps to inflict on debaters.

What I have so far:

1. No sources may be cited for one round.
2. A particular word is banned for one round (ie. "the", "is")
3. One round's argument must be pasted into Google Translate, translated directly to a foreign language, and translated back into English.
4. One round's argument must be in the form of a poem.
5. For the whole debate, only 3 arguments may be made in total.
6. For one round, only 1 syllable words / words less than 5 letters long , are allowed

I am also considering strange debate formats. One I have in mind is this:

Two debates are created in tandem, with the opponents arguing Pro as well as Con for the same resolution. Each debater must post their Pro and Con argument at the same time.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

OnE RoUnD MuSt Be TyPeD lIkE tHiS (one caps one small and this string continues word from word. If you are caught messing up more than once you ff 7 points)

You must pose an entire rounds contentions in the rebuttals in the form of questions

One debate has 30 min response times with a minimum of 5k characters that must be submitted along with 2 sources.
Mikal
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3/8/2014 10:05:57 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/8/2014 10:05:23 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 3/8/2014 10:02:20 PM, Kleptin wrote:
I am planning to host a tournament of special debates I need suggestions for a list of possible handicaps to inflict on debaters.

What I have so far:

1. No sources may be cited for one round.
2. A particular word is banned for one round (ie. "the", "is")
3. One round's argument must be pasted into Google Translate, translated directly to a foreign language, and translated back into English.
4. One round's argument must be in the form of a poem.
5. For the whole debate, only 3 arguments may be made in total.
6. For one round, only 1 syllable words / words less than 5 letters long , are allowed

I am also considering strange debate formats. One I have in mind is this:

Two debates are created in tandem, with the opponents arguing Pro as well as Con for the same resolution. Each debater must post their Pro and Con argument at the same time.

Thoughts? Suggestions?


OnE RoUnD MuSt Be TyPeD lIkE tHiS (one caps one small and this string continues word from word. If you are caught messing up more than once you ff 7 points)

You must pose an entire rounds contentions and the rebuttals in the form of questions

One debate has 30 min response times with a minimum of 5k characters that must be submitted along with 2 sources.

Fixed
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3/8/2014 10:30:41 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/8/2014 10:02:20 PM, Kleptin wrote:
I am planning to host a tournament of special debates I need suggestions for a list of possible handicaps to inflict on debaters.

What I have so far:

1. No sources may be cited for one round.
2. A particular word is banned for one round (ie. "the", "is")
3. One round's argument must be pasted into Google Translate, translated directly to a foreign language, and translated back into English.
4. One round's argument must be in the form of a poem.
5. For the whole debate, only 3 arguments may be made in total.
6. For one round, only 1 syllable words / words less than 5 letters long , are allowed

I am also considering strange debate formats. One I have in mind is this:

Two debates are created in tandem, with the opponents arguing Pro as well as Con for the same resolution. Each debater must post their Pro and Con argument at the same time.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

One round must be typed with one hand, or with your nose...
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3/8/2014 10:34:29 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
lol... How about everyone goes out and finds a retard and the winner is whoever can better educated their retard on a certain philosophical position?
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3/9/2014 12:23:47 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/8/2014 10:02:20 PM, Kleptin wrote:
I am planning to host a tournament of special debates I need suggestions for a list of possible handicaps to inflict on debaters.

What I have so far:

1. No sources may be cited for one round.
2. A particular word is banned for one round (ie. "the", "is")
3. One round's argument must be pasted into Google Translate, translated directly to a foreign language, and translated back into English.
4. One round's argument must be in the form of a poem.
5. For the whole debate, only 3 arguments may be made in total.
6. For one round, only 1 syllable words / words less than 5 letters long , are allowed

I am also considering strange debate formats. One I have in mind is this:

Two debates are created in tandem, with the opponents arguing Pro as well as Con for the same resolution. Each debater must post their Pro and Con argument at the same time.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

7. Both debaters must put the word: (Insert random words here) before the debate ends.

8. Debaters must post their rounds 30 minutes before their time ends?
zmikecuber
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3/9/2014 6:46:21 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
You have to make at least three references to Nicholas Cage every round. Whether it be a quote, a picture, or a dream you had about him last night.

This is genius, folks.
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"primal man had the habit, when he came into contact with fire, of satisfying the infantile desire connected with it, by putting it out with a stream of his urine... Putting out the fire by micturating was therefore a kind of sexual act with a male, an enjoyment of sexual potency in a homosexual competition."