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***THE OFFICIAL*** ~Voting Guide for Idiots~

Blade-of-Truth
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6/8/2015 2:49:05 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Yes, I am totally ripping off of the popular how-to series: http://www.barnesandnoble.com...

But forreal...

HOW HARD IS IT FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THE BASICS OF VOTING?!

In this guide, I am doing nothing more than copy & pasting from the *New Members READ ME* sticky thread.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with voting, or are natural rebels who saw the sticky and said F-U, here's an easy-to-understand breakdown on how to vote on debates using the multi-categorical voting system.

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Who did you agree with before the debate? (0 Points)
Which of the two sides (Pro or Con) did you agree with before you read the debate?

Who did you agree with after the debate? (0 Points)
Which of the two sides (Pro or Con) did you agree with after you read the debate? This question and the previous question are used to calculate how many voters changed their opinion on the topic at hand.

Who had better conduct? (1 Point)
Which debater, on balance, was more composed, and used fewer or no personal attacks against their opponent? Improper conduct includes personal insults, profanities, and bad sportsmanlike behavior.

*Amendment by Blade of Truth: I do believe forfeiting rounds without a valid excuse calls for unsportsmanlike behavior - and thus justifies a conduct point loss. If anyone wishes to challenge me on this amendment, please do so in the form of a debate, i.e. - bring it!*

Who had better spelling and grammar? (1 Point)
Which debater, on balance, took the time to insure their writing was easy to read with proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation?

Who made more convincing arguments? (3 Points)
Analysis - Which debater, on balance, did a better job of clearly explaining their arguments and of exposing the weakness of their opponent's arguments?
Refutation - Which debater critically analyzed their opponents' arguments the best and developed clear, appropriate, and understandable responses?
Organization - Which debater organized their arguments the best, creating an easily understood and readable path to follow?

Who used the most reliable sources? (2 Points)
Which debater, on balance, proved their argument with sufficient quantity and appropriate interpretation of evidence? Was the evidence easy to read? Did it support the correct argument or was it just a link tossed in to try and fool the unsuspecting?

Remember, the basis for decision should NOT include:

Opinions held you, but not mentioned by the debaters.
Conversation with any persons during or after the debate round.
Comments made by other members of the site.
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ESocialBookworm
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6/9/2015 8:17:02 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/8/2015 2:49:05 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
Yes, I am totally ripping off of the popular how-to series: http://www.barnesandnoble.com...

But forreal...

HOW HARD IS IT FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THE BASICS OF VOTING?!

In this guide, I am doing nothing more than copy & pasting from the *New Members READ ME* sticky thread.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with voting, or are natural rebels who saw the sticky and said F-U, here's an easy-to-understand breakdown on how to vote on debates using the multi-categorical voting system.

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Who did you agree with before the debate? (0 Points)
Which of the two sides (Pro or Con) did you agree with before you read the debate?

Who did you agree with after the debate? (0 Points)
Which of the two sides (Pro or Con) did you agree with after you read the debate? This question and the previous question are used to calculate how many voters changed their opinion on the topic at hand.

Who had better conduct? (1 Point)
Which debater, on balance, was more composed, and used fewer or no personal attacks against their opponent? Improper conduct includes personal insults, profanities, and bad sportsmanlike behavior.

*Amendment by Blade of Truth: I do believe forfeiting rounds without a valid excuse calls for unsportsmanlike behavior - and thus justifies a conduct point loss. If anyone wishes to challenge me on this amendment, please do so in the form of a debate, i.e. - bring it!*

I agree.

Who had better spelling and grammar? (1 Point)
Which debater, on balance, took the time to insure their writing was easy to read with proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation?
Do you believe that the S&G should be awarded points/

Who made more convincing arguments? (3 Points)
Analysis - Which debater, on balance, did a better job of clearly explaining their arguments and of exposing the weakness of their opponent's arguments?
Refutation - Which debater critically analyzed their opponents' arguments the best and developed clear, appropriate, and understandable responses?
Organization - Which debater organized their arguments the best, creating an easily understood and readable path to follow?

Who used the most reliable sources? (2 Points)
Which debater, on balance, proved their argument with sufficient quantity and appropriate interpretation of evidence? Was the evidence easy to read? Did it support the correct argument or was it just a link tossed in to try and fool the unsuspecting?

Remember, the basis for decision should NOT include:

Opinions held you, but not mentioned by the debaters.
Conversation with any persons during or after the debate round.
Comments made by other members of the site.
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
Ragnar
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6/10/2015 1:13:43 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I never quite understood why some people have such a hard time with the basic standard, which isn't to say people shouldn't do better, but all the truly awful votes I can think of clearly fell short of even that. I mean the vote screen literally holds their hand, to walk them through who you agreed with being a separate matter from the argument vote (which is in turn separate from the other categories).

But for a nicely formatted expansion of it (if anyone wants to edit this to ensure it matches the latest standards written by Bluesteel, that'd be cool): http://goo.gl...
Unofficial DDO Guide: http://goo.gl...
(It's probably the best help resource here, other than talking to people...)

Voting Standards: https://goo.gl...

And please disable Smart-Quotes: https://goo.gl...