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***Ethics and Philosophy Tournament: R1***

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1/28/2015 5:30:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
INTRO AND INFO

Hello and Welcome!

This is the first regular-level tournament being run under the new roster system recently implemented. This tournament is, of course, themed as an "Ethics and Philosophy" tournament.

I just thought it would be interesting to point out some facts about the tournament that would be interesting to know: firstly, the average ELO ranking for the participants in this tournament is 3230 (as of today), and, secondly, the average length of membership of the competitors in this tournament is just over one and a half years. I think these statistics bode well for this quality of debates in this tournament.

But, on to business. Competitors may choose their own topics. They will have 4 days from the end of one segment of the tournament to decide on their topic for debate. They may choose of their own volition to use a topic from the list I provide, though they are not required to do so. Any topic chosen must be related to the theme! If contestants have questions about a topic's relevance to the theme, they should PM me before starting their debate. Additionally, if they fail to decide on a topic within the allotted 4 days, I will randomly select a topic and sides for them. In R1, randomly selected topics will be from the "Ethics" sub-list, and from then on I will alternate. Finally, I debaters are not allowed to repeat topics--each debate must use a resolution not already used in this tournament. The topic list can be found in the OP of the sign-up thread.

In the event that I have to assign a topic, I will give debaters and additional 48 hours to begin their debate. If no debate has begun by that time, in order to ensure a speedy tournament, I will automatically advance the higher seed, or automatically drop the person I determine to be the hold up if i am able to make such a determination.

To just, once again, clarify what is meant by the terms "Ethics" and "Philosophy," I will say this: Ethics is, in broad terms, the study of what is write and wrong, and the attempt to create rules by which to live morally. It often has to do what what is just, with what "ought" to be done, or with what is fair. Philosophy, on the other hand, is a far broader concept, and can include such topics as the philosophy of language, ontology, epistemology, metaphysics, logic, theology, and so forth. To frame it more simply, philosophy is a way of providing a framework through which to understand the world.

I am not going to assign judges for the tournament, because, in my experience, having a set pool of judges reduces the likelihood that debates get voted on at all. However, to maintain voting integrity during the tournament, I ask that (a) debaters not solicit votes via PM unless they've agreed on who they want to ask for votes, and (b) debaters set a minimum ELO of 2,500 to vote on their debates. These are requests, not mandates. Debaters are free to work out voting arrangements amongst themselves.

Because this is the February tournament, this tournament does not officially begin until 12:00am February 1st, DDO time. You will have 4 days from that time to decide on topics with your assigned opponent (pairings were determined using a standard, power-rank bracket, where ELO scores were used to calculate seeds.) So, in actuality, you have a little over 4 days to decide on topics and begin your debates, which should help some of you.

LINKS

Here are some important links:

Sign-Ups and Topic List - http://www.debate.org...
Bracket - https://docs.google.com...

PAIRINGS

1. Crypto vs. 8. Lannan
2. Dino vs. 7. Bossy
3. phantom vs. 6. User
4. Kasmic vs. 5. Ajab

Please remember to start your debates by 12:00am, DDO time, on Feb. 5th!

Thanks, everyone! And, good luck :)
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1/29/2015 10:24:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Crypto v. Lannan: http://www.debate.org...
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1/29/2015 11:33:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 11:30:24 PM, Ajabi wrote:
At 1/29/2015 10:24:44 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Crypto v. Lannan: http://www.debate.org...

Can you link kasmic

http://www.debate.org...
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1/29/2015 11:37:57 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Zaradi is replacing in for Ajab...
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1/29/2015 11:39:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 11:37:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Zaradi is replacing in for Ajab...

Well that was fast...
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1/29/2015 11:40:13 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 11:39:44 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 1/29/2015 11:37:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Zaradi is replacing in for Ajab...

Well that was fast...

Yup... :(
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1/30/2015 12:28:17 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/29/2015 11:30:24 PM, Ajabi wrote:
At 1/29/2015 10:24:44 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Crypto v. Lannan: http://www.debate.org...

Can you link kasmic

I hope you did not drop out because of me...
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1/30/2015 12:30:01 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/30/2015 12:28:17 AM, kasmic wrote:
At 1/29/2015 11:30:24 PM, Ajabi wrote:
At 1/29/2015 10:24:44 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Crypto v. Lannan: http://www.debate.org...

Can you link kasmic

I hope you did not drop out because of me...

Ajabi's account has been deactivated :-(
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2/3/2015 7:00:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Dino vs. Bossy: http://www.debate.org...
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2/4/2015 11:41:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Phantom v That1User http://www.debate.org...
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2/5/2015 12:25:22 AM
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Kasmic v. Zaradi: http://www.debate.org...
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2/13/2015 4:40:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
So next round will be either

Zaradi v Bossy
Crypto v Phantom

or

Zaradi v Phantom
Crypto v Dino
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2/13/2015 5:20:23 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/13/2015 4:40:37 PM, phantom wrote:
So next round will be either

Zaradi v Bossy
Crypto v Phantom

or

Zaradi v Phantom
Crypto v Dino

Technically, if someone forfeited a majority of their rounds, they can be replaced, but I've run out of replacements...so we'll just move on to round 2.
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2/13/2015 11:51:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/13/2015 5:20:23 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 2/13/2015 4:40:37 PM, phantom wrote:
So next round will be either

Zaradi v Bossy
Crypto v Phantom

or

Zaradi v Phantom
Crypto v Dino

Technically, if someone forfeited a majority of their rounds, they can be replaced, but I've run out of replacements...so we'll just move on to round 2.

That's unfortunate.
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2/13/2015 11:52:15 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/13/2015 11:51:01 PM, phantom wrote:
At 2/13/2015 5:20:23 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 2/13/2015 4:40:37 PM, phantom wrote:
So next round will be either

Zaradi v Bossy
Crypto v Phantom

or

Zaradi v Phantom
Crypto v Dino

Technically, if someone forfeited a majority of their rounds, they can be replaced, but I've run out of replacements...so we'll just move on to round 2.

That's unfortunate.

Yeah...I mean, I am searching, but...
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2/14/2015 12:06:19 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/13/2015 11:52:15 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 2/13/2015 11:51:01 PM, phantom wrote:
At 2/13/2015 5:20:23 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 2/13/2015 4:40:37 PM, phantom wrote:
So next round will be either

Zaradi v Bossy
Crypto v Phantom

or

Zaradi v Phantom
Crypto v Dino

Technically, if someone forfeited a majority of their rounds, they can be replaced, but I've run out of replacements...so we'll just move on to round 2.

That's unfortunate.

Yeah...I mean, I am searching, but...

I hope you find some people.
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2/14/2015 12:06:54 AM
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At 2/14/2015 12:06:19 AM, phantom wrote:
At 2/13/2015 11:52:15 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 2/13/2015 11:51:01 PM, phantom wrote:
At 2/13/2015 5:20:23 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 2/13/2015 4:40:37 PM, phantom wrote:
So next round will be either

Zaradi v Bossy
Crypto v Phantom

or

Zaradi v Phantom
Crypto v Dino

Technically, if someone forfeited a majority of their rounds, they can be replaced, but I've run out of replacements...so we'll just move on to round 2.

That's unfortunate.

Yeah...I mean, I am searching, but...

I hope you find some people.

Thanks!
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2/15/2015 10:55:58 PM
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My debate with DinosaurHands is now in the voting period: http://www.debate.org...
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2/15/2015 11:11:00 PM
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At 2/15/2015 10:55:58 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
My debate with DinosaurHands is now in the voting period: http://www.debate.org...

I think that's the wrong link.
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2/15/2015 11:26:15 PM
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At 2/15/2015 11:11:00 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 2/15/2015 10:55:58 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
My debate with DinosaurHands is now in the voting period: http://www.debate.org...

I think that's the wrong link.

Oh, my bad - I didn't realize that the "/4/" after the title was essential. I thought it had to do with the comments or something. That's good to know!

Fixed link: http://www.debate.org...
#UnbanTheMadman

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2/15/2015 11:27:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/15/2015 11:26:15 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 2/15/2015 11:11:00 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 2/15/2015 10:55:58 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
My debate with DinosaurHands is now in the voting period: http://www.debate.org...

I think that's the wrong link.

Oh, my bad - I didn't realize that the "/4/" after the title was essential. I thought it had to do with the comments or something. That's good to know!

Fixed link: http://www.debate.org...

Lol. Thanks :)
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2/16/2015 11:31:41 AM
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At 2/15/2015 11:27:56 PM, bsh1 wrote:

Hey, I still haven't gotten my challenge from Wylted that he said he'd send me like a week ago. Do you want me to just challenge him or something?
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2/16/2015 11:34:36 AM
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At 2/16/2015 11:31:41 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 2/15/2015 11:27:56 PM, bsh1 wrote:

Hey, I still haven't gotten my challenge from Wylted that he said he'd send me like a week ago. Do you want me to just challenge him or something?

No. It's fine. I will just advance you.
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2/16/2015 11:35:33 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/16/2015 11:34:36 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 2/16/2015 11:31:41 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 2/15/2015 11:27:56 PM, bsh1 wrote:

Hey, I still haven't gotten my challenge from Wylted that he said he'd send me like a week ago. Do you want me to just challenge him or something?

No. It's fine. I will just advance you.

K
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