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6/27/2010 9:12:46 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I know I mentioned this sometime ago, but I shall re-iterate it. Is anyone interested partaking in a U.N. style debate tournament?

Basically, I have 3 basic models:

Model 1: Debaters choose countries based around purposefully vague resolution E.g. nuclear proliferation, which allows them to choose Russia, Iran, North Korea, the U.S., etc. at will.

Model 2: The nations and debate resolutions are set beforehand, with debaters having to use their given nation in regards to the resolution.

Model 3: Debaters choose a nation at the start (But can't pick a purposefully unknown one such as New Caledonia or Guyana) at will choose with their opponent relevant to both nations (E.g. North American Union with the U.S. and Mexico, or Border control debate, or drug policy debate)

Personally I prefer Model 1. Anyway, I will have 8 initial sign up sots, but will expand if needed. Anyone interested may also suggest debate resolutions.

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6/27/2010 9:27:38 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/27/2010 9:26:30 AM, Volkov wrote:
I'll sign up if you get more people.

If you sign up you are one more person ¬.¬
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6/27/2010 10:04:42 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I'll be Somalia.
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6/27/2010 10:08:48 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/27/2010 10:04:42 AM, Reasoning wrote:
I'll be Somalia.

That's presuming we're using model 3. But with Model 1 you can pick 'em.
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6/27/2010 10:09:29 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/27/2010 10:08:48 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 6/27/2010 10:04:42 AM, Reasoning wrote:
I'll be Somalia.

That's presuming we're using model 3. But with Model 1 you can pick 'em.

But I can take it you're signing up?
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6/27/2010 10:25:02 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I'll definitely partake. My country shall be Germany! :)
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6/27/2010 11:50:41 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
1. Volkov?
2. Reasoning (Somalia)
3. Innomen (Mother Russia)
4. Annhasle (Germany)
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You sure you guys want to pick nations? The onus is on you to define the debate resolution, and i think Germany and Somalia might be a tad difficult.
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6/27/2010 11:54:07 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/27/2010 11:50:41 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
1. Volkov?
2. Reasoning (Somalia)
3. Innomen (Mother Russia)
4. Annhasle (Germany)
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You sure you guys want to pick nations? The onus is on you to define the debate resolution, and i think Germany and Somalia might be a tad difficult.

Looks like model 3
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6/27/2010 12:01:31 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/27/2010 11:54:07 AM, innomen wrote:
At 6/27/2010 11:50:41 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
1. Volkov?
2. Reasoning (Somalia)
3. Innomen (Mother Russia)
4. Annhasle (Germany)
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You sure you guys want to pick nations? The onus is on you to define the debate resolution, and i think Germany and Somalia might be a tad difficult.

Looks like model 3

Fair 'Nuff, but it seems Somalia has one really outstanding issue, but I guess aid could be one, whilst the issue of piracy could be another.
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6/27/2010 1:11:59 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I'll participate, but play it by year as to which country I'll be at any given moment (thanks for taking Russia, innomen).
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6/27/2010 1:13:57 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/27/2010 1:11:59 PM, Volkov wrote:
I'll participate, but play it by year as to which country I'll be at any given moment (thanks for taking Russia, innomen).

That sounds very Canadian ;-)
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6/27/2010 1:22:44 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/27/2010 1:11:59 PM, Volkov wrote:
I'll participate, but play it by year as to which country I'll be at any given moment (thanks for taking Russia, innomen).

So, you might be Russia in one tourney and the Soviet Union in the next?
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6/27/2010 1:23:08 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/27/2010 1:22:44 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 6/27/2010 1:11:59 PM, Volkov wrote:
I'll participate, but play it by year as to which country I'll be at any given moment (thanks for taking Russia, innomen).

So, you might be Russia in one round and the Soviet Union in the next?
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6/27/2010 1:23:58 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/27/2010 1:22:44 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
So, you might be Russia in one tourney and the Soviet Union in the next?

You've never heard the phrase "play it by year"?...

It means that depending on the situation/debate given, I'll choose which country I want to be.
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6/27/2010 1:24:30 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/27/2010 1:22:44 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 6/27/2010 1:11:59 PM, Volkov wrote:
I'll participate, but play it by year as to which country I'll be at any given moment (thanks for taking Russia, innomen).

So, you might be Russia in one tourney and the Soviet Union in the next?

There's a difference?
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6/27/2010 1:24:35 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/27/2010 1:23:58 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 6/27/2010 1:22:44 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
So, you might be Russia in one tourney and the Soviet Union in the next?

You've never heard the phrase "play it by year"?...

It means that depending on the situation/debate given, I'll choose which country I want to be.

Oh. Fair enough. But you can't be any of the other chosen nations.
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6/27/2010 1:24:55 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
1. Volkov (Shapeshifter)
2. Reasoning (Somalia)
3. Innomen (Mother Russia)
4. Annhasle (Germany)
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6/27/2010 1:32:50 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/27/2010 1:23:58 PM, Volkov wrote:
You've never heard the phrase "play it by year"?...

"play it by ear" maybe?
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6/27/2010 1:36:08 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/27/2010 1:31:57 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 6/27/2010 1:27:35 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Volkov, you do mean "play it by ear"? http://www.urbandictionary.com...

That links to "play it by year," fyi.

Nevermind, I get it now.

I suppose I do, but I've always heard "year," not "ear." I always thought year made better sense anyways, lol. But, yeah, fair enough.
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6/27/2010 1:37:46 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
1. Volkov (Shapeshifter)
2. Reasoning (Somalia)
3. Innomen (Mother Russia)
4. Annhasle (Germany)
5. InsertNamehere (The Islamic Republic of Iran)
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6/27/2010 1:38:10 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/27/2010 1:36:08 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 6/27/2010 1:31:57 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 6/27/2010 1:27:35 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Volkov, you do mean "play it by ear"? http://www.urbandictionary.com...

That links to "play it by year," fyi.

Nevermind, I get it now.

I suppose I do, but I've always heard "year," not "ear." I always thought year made better sense anyways, lol. But, yeah, fair enough.

Canadians were always slow to catch on.
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6/27/2010 1:40:05 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
1. Volkov (Shapeshifter)
2. Reasoning (Somalia)
3. Innomen (Mother Russia)
4. Annhasle (Germany)
5. InsertNamehere (The Islamic Republic of Iran)
6. Zetsubou (Isreal)
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