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Ragnar
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3/20/2014 7:24:19 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I've been challenged to a continuation, and as I've never done one I'd like to know if there are any default special rules around here? If not do I simply treat it like any new debate?
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3/20/2014 7:29:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/20/2014 7:24:19 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I've been challenged to a continuation, and as I've never done one I'd like to know if there are any default special rules around here? If not do I simply treat it like any new debate?

imo, you should win the old (forfeited debate) and repost all your arguments in the new one (to be nice to voters). No one wants to have to read two different debates in order to vote.
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3/20/2014 7:49:56 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/20/2014 7:24:19 PM, Ragnar wrote:
I've been challenged to a continuation, and as I've never done one I'd like to know if there are any default special rules around here? If not do I simply treat it like any new debate?

The only difference I think between doing a continuation debate and doing a brand new debate is that if it were a brand new debate, you wouldn't have to stick to whatever you said in the other debate. You could play devil's advocate in one, but not the other, or you could argue a point of view you weren't necessary sure of in one or the other, etc. But if it's a continuation debate, then whatever you said in the first debate is relevant in the second. It's as if it's the same conversation, only you're going off on a tangent.
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Ragnar
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3/20/2014 10:16:04 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Ok, thanks.
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