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ClassicRobert
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4/1/2014 9:16:08 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I'm going to be leaving the site for a while, but I'm going to check back on this thread in about a month.

I'm graduating high school this year, but I'm going to miss public forum debate dearly. So in light of that, I decided to ask DDO to form some teams to be actually competitive against.

In this debate, you need teams of two, and you need to be prepared to argue either pro or con. The side is determined at the beginning of the debate (flip a coin, whoever wins gets to decide either which side they are on or whether they are first or second speaker, and the decision left unpicked goes to the other team).

Team one: 1st and 3rd speaker
Team 2: 2nd and 4th speaker

1st speaker: 4 minute constructive
2nd speaker: 4 minute constructive
1st and 2nd speaker 3 minute crossfire (ask questions to each other)
3rd speaker: 4 minute rebuttal
4th speaker: 4 minute rebuttal
3rd and 4th speaker 3 minute crossfire
1st speaker: 2 minute summary speech
2nd speaker: 2 minute summary speech
Grand crossfire (everybody asks questions)
3rd speaker: 2 minute final focus
4th speaker: 2 minute final focus

Your team is allowed two minutes of prep time accumulated, which you can divy up and take pretty much anytime you want (between things, of course).

All evidence you have, you must have before the round begins (no internet searches for new information or rebuttals)

For the sake of this, however, you will be allowed to have a shared google doc with your partner, so you can share a flow and communicate with each other.

This won't be filmed and posted on DDO unless both teams agree to do that.

So find your teams, I'll check back in a little while, and we can get started.

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ClassicRobert
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4/1/2014 9:22:50 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
And just to clarify, your partner does not absolutely need to be from DDO. If you have a real life partner, you can use that partner.
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

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
Zaradi
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4/1/2014 9:24:02 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/1/2014 9:16:08 AM, ClassicRobert wrote:

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Whelp, GG.

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tylergraham95
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4/1/2014 9:24:25 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
That sounds pretty great, but I don't know if there's anyone who would be willing to partner up with me.
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ClassicRobert
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4/2/2014 10:17:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
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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

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
bluesteel
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4/2/2014 10:42:28 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
lol grand cross is gonna be a sh*tshow over Hangouts.

But i'm down for this over the summer.
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