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lannan13
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1/25/2015 5:24:12 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Welcome to the February Beginner's Tourney. I will be your tourney's Moderator with Bluesteel aiding me as my Co-Moderator. Before we get to the fun part of the thread we have to get through some guidelines.

1. As a Beginner's Tourney you must qualify for at least 1 of the following terms in order to qualify for the Tourney. Though preferences will be given to noobs.

-Been here less than a Year.
-Under 25 debates
-Have a losing record.

Though you may qualify for those you must meet these requirements.
-Have at least 3 debates. (Forfeited debate do not count.)
-If you have forfeited a past debate you are disqualified unless you give the Tournament Director a good reason as to why you did.
-You must be an active user.
When the sign-ups are filled, including replacements, I will send out PMs to ensure that you are playing. If you do not confirm within 24 hours of the PM being sent out you will be replaced. This is in order to guarantee that you will be active and no forfeit the tournament. If you are not checking DDO daily then you aren't committed to the Tournament.

Rules for the debates.
-Topics cannot be troll topics or rap battles.
-Once the sign-ups end and the PMs are distributed you have 72 hours to start the debate.
-If you forfeit in the tournament you will be automatically disqualified and the win will go to your opponent.
-If you do not decide a topic within that time frame I will decide the topic from a past Policy or LD topic and the sides each debate will be on.
-Debates will be 4 Rounds, 72 hours response time, the character limit is 8,000.
-There will be mentors per two debaters. They are allowed to help coach the user, but are not allowed to write their argument for them.
-I will be choosing which debaters the person shall coach.
-Coaches are not permitted to vote on their mentees debates and competitors are not permitted to vote on each other's debate.
-ELO for voting limit shall be 2500. If there is any debate where this is not made then the debate shall be nullified from the tournament and the debaters would have to start over.
-First Round will Always be for Rules, definitions, and Acceptance.
-The Tournament seeding will be according to ELO in a 1v8 type format.

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1/25/2015 5:35:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Too many tourneys going on. No one'll sign up. >.>
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1/25/2015 5:39:09 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

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1/25/2015 5:39:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 5:35:06 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
Too many tourneys going on. No one'll sign up. >.>

This is a relatively small tournament, so getting 8 beginners shouldn't be too difficult.

But if we have to adjust, we'll adjust accordingly.

This, and Bsh1's regular February tournaments, are the first in what will hopefully become a new and better structure for tournaments overall.

I realize that there are still on-going tournaments and those will be able to conclude - but shouldn't prevent these from the necessary number of members. If that is the case, then we'll make some changes to compensate for that.
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1/25/2015 6:04:16 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'd like to partner with a mentor again as well by merely being present in their PM, if that's at all possible.
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1/25/2015 6:10:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 5:39:09 PM, lannan13 wrote:
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"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." -Voltaire
"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. "-Voltaire
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1/25/2015 6:11:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 6:04:16 PM, Wylted wrote:
I'd like to partner with a mentor again as well by merely being present in their PM, if that's at all possible.

So you would like to mentor?
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"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

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1/25/2015 6:24:57 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 6:11:38 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/25/2015 6:04:16 PM, Wylted wrote:
I'd like to partner with a mentor again as well by merely being present in their PM, if that's at all possible.

So you would like to mentor?

Only if you're struggling for mentors.
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1/25/2015 6:27:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 6:24:57 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 1/25/2015 6:11:38 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/25/2015 6:04:16 PM, Wylted wrote:
I'd like to partner with a mentor again as well by merely being present in their PM, if that's at all possible.

So you would like to mentor?

Only if you're struggling for mentors.

I'll keep that in mind.
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

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1/25/2015 6:40:03 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 6:10:48 PM, That1User wrote:
At 1/25/2015 5:39:09 PM, lannan13 wrote:
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There is just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
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Youuuuuu
lannan13
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1/25/2015 6:54:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 6:40:03 PM, BLAHthedebator wrote:
At 1/25/2015 6:10:48 PM, That1User wrote:
At 1/25/2015 5:39:09 PM, lannan13 wrote:
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1. RevNge
2.That1User
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1. BLAHthedebator (I need to test my mentoring skills)
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No offense, but I would suggest that you do the Tournament as a competitor rather than a mentor since you do not have much expierence.
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

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BLAHthedebator
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1/25/2015 7:11:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 6:54:38 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/25/2015 6:40:03 PM, BLAHthedebator wrote:
At 1/25/2015 6:10:48 PM, That1User wrote:
At 1/25/2015 5:39:09 PM, lannan13 wrote:
Sign-Ups
1. RevNge
2.That1User
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1. BLAHthedebator (I need to test my mentoring skills)
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No offense, but I would suggest that you do the Tournament as a competitor rather than a mentor since you do not have much expierence.

I don't know. I'm already in another tourney and I think mentoring would take up less of my time. Also, I kinda enjoy mentoring.
I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
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Is...
Youuuuuu
lannan13
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1/25/2015 7:17:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 7:11:48 PM, BLAHthedebator wrote:
At 1/25/2015 6:54:38 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/25/2015 6:40:03 PM, BLAHthedebator wrote:
At 1/25/2015 6:10:48 PM, That1User wrote:
At 1/25/2015 5:39:09 PM, lannan13 wrote:
Sign-Ups
1. RevNge
2.That1User
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Replacements
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1. BLAHthedebator (I need to test my mentoring skills)
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No offense, but I would suggest that you do the Tournament as a competitor rather than a mentor since you do not have much expierence.

I don't know. I'm already in another tourney and I think mentoring would take up less of my time. Also, I kinda enjoy mentoring.

Okay, but preference will be given to members with more expierence though.
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
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BLAHthedebator
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1/25/2015 7:32:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 7:17:18 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/25/2015 7:11:48 PM, BLAHthedebator wrote:
At 1/25/2015 6:54:38 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/25/2015 6:40:03 PM, BLAHthedebator wrote:
At 1/25/2015 6:10:48 PM, That1User wrote:
At 1/25/2015 5:39:09 PM, lannan13 wrote:
Sign-Ups
1. RevNge
2.That1User
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1. BLAHthedebator (I need to test my mentoring skills)
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No offense, but I would suggest that you do the Tournament as a competitor rather than a mentor since you do not have much expierence.

I don't know. I'm already in another tourney and I think mentoring would take up less of my time. Also, I kinda enjoy mentoring.

Okay, but preference will be given to members with more expierence though.

Noted.
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Youuuuuu
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1/25/2015 8:25:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'm thinking about joining...
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1/25/2015 8:46:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Sig change.
"Our life is what our thoughts make it."
R13; Marcus Aurelius
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." -Marcus Aurelius
"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." -Voltaire
"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. "-Voltaire
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1/25/2015 9:02:24 PM
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Sig change 2
"Our life is what our thoughts make it."
R13; Marcus Aurelius
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." -Marcus Aurelius
"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." -Voltaire
"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. "-Voltaire
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1/25/2015 9:07:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 5:24:12 PM, lannan13 wrote:
-Have a losing record.
What does this mean?

Do I qualify?
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1/25/2015 9:09:46 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 9:07:39 PM, Daltonian wrote:
At 1/25/2015 5:24:12 PM, lannan13 wrote:
-Have a losing record.
What does this mean?

Do I qualify?

Yes you do.
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

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1/25/2015 9:33:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 5:39:09 PM, lannan13 wrote:
Sign-Ups
1. RevNge
2. That1User
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1. BLAHthedebator (I need to test my mentoring skills)
2. whiteflame
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Someone's gotta get this ball rolling faster, might as well be me.
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1/25/2015 9:43:46 PM
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I am a beginner of not debating only noobs and debating the pros. Does that count?

Nah I joke I joke.

I want to help, but I am in multiple debates and I have school... but if you really need a mentor I will sign on. Under the condition I get RevNge again ;DDDDDDDD
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1/25/2015 9:47:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 9:43:46 PM, 16kadams wrote:
I am a beginner of not debating only noobs and debating the pros. Does that count?

Nah I joke I joke.

I want to help, but I am in multiple debates and I have school... but if you really need a mentor I will sign on. Under the condition I get RevNge again ;DDDDDDDD

roflmao
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1/25/2015 9:52:09 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 9:43:46 PM, 16kadams wrote:
I am a beginner of not debating only noobs and debating the pros. Does that count?

Nah I joke I joke.

I want to help, but I am in multiple debates and I have school... but if you really need a mentor I will sign on. Under the condition I get RevNge again ;DDDDDDDD

Cool as long as you don't write his argument for him like last time :)
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
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1/25/2015 9:53:02 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 9:33:59 PM, whiteflame wrote:
At 1/25/2015 5:39:09 PM, lannan13 wrote:
Sign-Ups
1. RevNge
2. That1User
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Replacements
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Mentors
1. BLAHthedebator (I need to test my mentoring skills)
2. whiteflame
3. Ajab
4. 16kadams

Someone's gotta get this ball rolling faster, might as well be me.
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
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1/25/2015 9:53:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 9:52:09 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/25/2015 9:43:46 PM, 16kadams wrote:
I am a beginner of not debating only noobs and debating the pros. Does that count?

Nah I joke I joke.

I want to help, but I am in multiple debates and I have school... but if you really need a mentor I will sign on. Under the condition I get RevNge again ;DDDDDDDD

Cool as long as you don't write his argument for him like last time :)

Hey the argument was unedited so it was still weak XD

I was hoping we would have one other debate in the last tourney so I could just teach him how to write it and not be a crutch but one was canceled.
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1/25/2015 10:02:09 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 9:09:46 PM, lannan13 wrote:

if blah the debater doesn't qualify for mentoring, i'll be down to take his place
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1/25/2015 10:03:45 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/25/2015 10:02:09 PM, debatability wrote:
At 1/25/2015 9:09:46 PM, lannan13 wrote:

if blah the debater doesn't qualify for mentoring, i'll be down to take his place

Kewl
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
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