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bluesteel
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11/8/2014 10:14:44 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
If I hosted a live tournament, who would be interested in participating?

The topic would be the current PF topic: Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.

Debaters get two preliminary rounds, one as Aff and one as Neg. Opponents will be assigned based on a random number generator.

The structure is the same as PF, except one versus one. However, if there is interest in doing team debates, I am open to that, I'm just not sure if there are enough people on here for that.

Pro constructive -- 4 minutes
Con constructive -- 4 minutes
Crossfire (questioning period) -- 3 minutes
Pro rebuttal -- 4 minutes
Con rebuttal -- 4 minutes
Crossfire -- 3 minutes
Pro summary -- 2 minutes
Con summary -- 2 minutes
Crossfire -- 3 minutes
Pro final focus -- 2 minutes
Con final focus -- 2 minutes

Based on the number of entries, after prelims the tournament will either go to quarterfinals, semifinals, or straight to finals.

The debate rounds would be recorded using Hangouts. You need a mic to participate. Use of a webcam, however, is not mandatory.

Any interest?
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11/8/2014 10:18:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I would do this, but if we can have 4 minutes of prep, vice the two normally available in PF.
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11/8/2014 10:27:09 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/8/2014 10:18:35 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I would do this, but if we can have 4 minutes of prep, vice the two normally available in PF.

i agree with bsh
the reason so little prep time is pheasable in pf is because there are two debaters on each side
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11/8/2014 10:30:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/8/2014 10:18:35 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I would do this, but if we can have 4 minutes of prep, vice the two normally available in PF.

Hmm, I'll make it 5 minutes of prep, since you can't flow during either of the first 3 minutes crossfires you'd normally have.
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11/8/2014 10:30:57 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/8/2014 10:21:25 PM, ElCorazonAma wrote:
On what?

Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.
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11/8/2014 10:32:30 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/8/2014 10:30:34 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 10:18:35 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I would do this, but if we can have 4 minutes of prep, vice the two normally available in PF.

Hmm, I'll make it 5 minutes of prep, since you can't flow during either of the first 3 minutes crossfires you'd normally have.

Sweet. I'd be down for it then.
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11/8/2014 10:34:49 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/8/2014 10:32:30 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 11/8/2014 10:30:34 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 10:18:35 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I would do this, but if we can have 4 minutes of prep, vice the two normally available in PF.

Hmm, I'll make it 5 minutes of prep, since you can't flow during either of the first 3 minutes crossfires you'd normally have.

Sweet. I'd be down for it then.

Cool. Hopefully there's enough other competitors interested to get this off the ground.
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11/8/2014 10:41:26 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I like the idea of a live tournament and support it in spirit.
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11/8/2014 10:42:20 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/8/2014 10:41:26 PM, Maikuru wrote:
I like the idea of a live tournament and support it in spirit.

lol, I saw you commented and was really hoping it said, "Sign me up." I'd totally make this happen even if it was only you and bsh1 participating.
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11/8/2014 10:44:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/8/2014 10:42:20 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 10:41:26 PM, Maikuru wrote:
I like the idea of a live tournament and support it in spirit.

lol, I saw you commented and was really hoping it said, "Sign me up." I'd totally make this happen even if it was only you and bsh1 participating.

lol I only debate entertainment topics. It ensures this site remains a stress-free zone for me. I do love the idea of the live tourny, though.
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11/8/2014 10:54:21 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/8/2014 10:44:58 PM, Maikuru wrote:
At 11/8/2014 10:42:20 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 10:41:26 PM, Maikuru wrote:
I like the idea of a live tournament and support it in spirit.

lol, I saw you commented and was really hoping it said, "Sign me up." I'd totally make this happen even if it was only you and bsh1 participating.

lol I only debate entertainment topics. It ensures this site remains a stress-free zone for me. I do love the idea of the live tourny, though.

Well if this takes off, I'm willing to do an entertainment topic.

Btw, I told my friend, who is obsessed with comics, the argument you made in one of your batman debates about how he's a bad guy cuz he gets everyone close to him killed. My friend confirmed, but said he brought one of them back from the dead and another just spontaneously reappears (despite being dead) in one of the subsequent "whole-DC-universe" comic series.
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11/8/2014 11:04:45 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/8/2014 10:30:57 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 10:21:25 PM, ElCorazonAma wrote:
On what?

Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.

Is that just one topic choice? Or your giving everyone they're topics?
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11/8/2014 11:10:52 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/8/2014 11:04:45 PM, ElCorazonAma wrote:
At 11/8/2014 10:30:57 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 10:21:25 PM, ElCorazonAma wrote:
On what?

Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.

Is that just one topic choice? Or your giving everyone they're topics?

Only one choice.
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bluesteel
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11/8/2014 11:11:25 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/8/2014 11:02:11 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
I have no idea how I'd do in a live debate... never tried it.

Never find out til you do.
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ElCorazonAma
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11/8/2014 11:11:53 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/8/2014 11:10:52 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:04:45 PM, ElCorazonAma wrote:
At 11/8/2014 10:30:57 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 10:21:25 PM, ElCorazonAma wrote:
On what?

Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.

Is that just one topic choice? Or your giving everyone they're topics?

Only one choice.

Um, so everyone will be covering that topic? Sorry, just tryng to understand.
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bluesteel
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11/8/2014 11:13:33 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/8/2014 11:11:53 PM, ElCorazonAma wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:10:52 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:04:45 PM, ElCorazonAma wrote:
At 11/8/2014 10:30:57 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 10:21:25 PM, ElCorazonAma wrote:
On what?

Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.

Is that just one topic choice? Or your giving everyone they're topics?

Only one choice.

Um, so everyone will be covering that topic? Sorry, just tryng to understand.

yes. It's like most real life debate events where you don't get to choose the topic.
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11/8/2014 11:13:57 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/8/2014 11:11:25 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:02:11 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
I have no idea how I'd do in a live debate... never tried it.

Never find out til you do.

what if everyone starts harassing me for having a squeaky voice T.T
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11/8/2014 11:34:51 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/8/2014 11:13:57 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:11:25 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:02:11 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
I have no idea how I'd do in a live debate... never tried it.

Never find out til you do.

what if everyone starts harassing me for having a squeaky voice T.T

Then I'll eat them for breakfast.
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11/9/2014 12:46:02 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/8/2014 11:34:51 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:13:57 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:11:25 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:02:11 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
I have no idea how I'd do in a live debate... never tried it.

Never find out til you do.

what if everyone starts harassing me for having a squeaky voice T.T

Then I'll eat them for breakfast.

I can promise you I really don't taste that great.
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11/9/2014 12:51:19 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/9/2014 12:46:02 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:34:51 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:13:57 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
what if everyone starts harassing me for having a squeaky voice T.T

Then I'll eat them for breakfast.

I can promise you I really don't taste that great.

I am pretty sure YYW would taste great...
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11/9/2014 1:01:39 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/9/2014 12:51:19 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 11/9/2014 12:46:02 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:34:51 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:13:57 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
what if everyone starts harassing me for having a squeaky voice T.T

Then I'll eat them for breakfast.

I can promise you I really don't taste that great.

I am pretty sure YYW would taste great...

Like Cookie Crisp?
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11/9/2014 1:13:36 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/9/2014 1:01:39 AM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/9/2014 12:51:19 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 11/9/2014 12:46:02 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:34:51 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:13:57 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
what if everyone starts harassing me for having a squeaky voice T.T

Then I'll eat them for breakfast.

I can promise you I really don't taste that great.

I am pretty sure YYW would taste great...

Like Cookie Crisp?

I was thinking more like something milky and slightly salty.
Live Long and Prosper

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11/9/2014 1:35:03 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/9/2014 12:51:19 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 11/9/2014 12:46:02 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:34:51 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:13:57 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
what if everyone starts harassing me for having a squeaky voice T.T

Then I'll eat them for breakfast.

I can promise you I really don't taste that great.

I am pretty sure YYW would taste great...

Why do I get the feeling we're not talking about the same kind of taste anymore...
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11/9/2014 1:35:18 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/9/2014 1:13:36 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 11/9/2014 1:01:39 AM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/9/2014 12:51:19 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 11/9/2014 12:46:02 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:34:51 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:13:57 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
what if everyone starts harassing me for having a squeaky voice T.T

Then I'll eat them for breakfast.

I can promise you I really don't taste that great.

I am pretty sure YYW would taste great...

Like Cookie Crisp?

I was thinking more like something milky and slightly salty.

Ohhh, Milk Duds. Gotcha.
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11/9/2014 1:37:01 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/9/2014 1:35:03 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 11/9/2014 12:51:19 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 11/9/2014 12:46:02 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:34:51 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:13:57 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
what if everyone starts harassing me for having a squeaky voice T.T

Then I'll eat them for breakfast.

I can promise you I really don't taste that great.

I am pretty sure YYW would taste great...

Why do I get the feeling we're not talking about the same kind of taste anymore...

You tell me ;)
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11/9/2014 1:37:44 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/9/2014 1:35:18 AM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/9/2014 1:13:36 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 11/9/2014 1:01:39 AM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/9/2014 12:51:19 AM, bsh1 wrote:
I am pretty sure YYW would taste great...

Like Cookie Crisp?

I was thinking more like something milky and slightly salty.

Ohhh, Milk Duds. Gotcha.

Lol. Let's go with that.
Live Long and Prosper

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11/9/2014 1:40:30 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/9/2014 1:37:01 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 11/9/2014 1:35:03 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 11/9/2014 12:51:19 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 11/9/2014 12:46:02 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:34:51 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 11/8/2014 11:13:57 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
what if everyone starts harassing me for having a squeaky voice T.T

Then I'll eat them for breakfast.

I can promise you I really don't taste that great.

I am pretty sure YYW would taste great...

Why do I get the feeling we're not talking about the same kind of taste anymore...

You tell me ;)

Lol...too tired to play along...
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