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1harderthanyouthink
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7/23/2015 1:45:25 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
This will be a single-elimination tournament of 8 competitors. Beginners will have 1 day in between rounds to decide on topics. Should they be unable to do so, I will randomly select a topic from the last 8 years in past LD or PF topics.

There shall be 1 mentor for every 2 competitors. The role of the mentor will be to help beginners with competing in this facet of the site. All mentors will have an Elo of at least 3,000, and should have been on the site for 8 months or more.

Criteria for a beginner:

These members cannot participate:

Those with over 3000 Elo.

Those with over 50 debates with a win percentage over 40%.

Those who have not yet been a member for 2 weeks by the set beginning of the tournament. (Justification - we should make sure they can actually be trusted.)

These members can participate:

Those with under 25 debates or 3000 Elo

*For those with 26-50 debates with an Elo of under 3000, their win percentage must be under 60%.

I also reserve the right to use my judgement to block people from joining the tournaments, if I feel they should not qualify as a noob.

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The bracket will be randomized.

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This shall be filled by July 30th at 12:00 AM, DDO time, and it shall start by August 1st (though it will start as soon as possible).

SIGN-UPS

Beginner

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Mentor - note: do not sign up here. Contact me to mentor, and mentors will be chosen at my discretion.

1. bsh1 (reserved)
2.
3.
4.
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annaliese
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7/23/2015 12:44:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'd like to join.
Unfortunately, I am at band camp July 26-31, so if that prevents me from entering I will back out.
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7/23/2015 12:55:13 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/23/2015 1:45:25 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
This will be a single-elimination tournament of 8 competitors. Beginners will have 1 day in between rounds to decide on topics. Should they be unable to do so, I will randomly select a topic from the last 8 years in past LD or PF topics.

There shall be 1 mentor for every 2 competitors. The role of the mentor will be to help beginners with competing in this facet of the site. All mentors will have an Elo of at least 3,000, and should have been on the site for 8 months or more.

Criteria for a beginner:

These members cannot participate:

Those with over 3000 Elo.

Those with over 50 debates with a win percentage over 40%.

Those who have not yet been a member for 2 weeks by the set beginning of the tournament. (Justification - we should make sure they can actually be trusted.)

These members can participate:

Those with under 25 debates or 3000 Elo

*For those with 26-50 debates with an Elo of under 3000, their win percentage must be under 60%.

I also reserve the right to use my judgement to block people from joining the tournaments, if I feel they should not qualify as a noob.

---

The bracket will be randomized.

---

This shall be filled by July 30th at 12:00 AM, DDO time, and it shall start by August 1st (though it will start as soon as possible).

SIGN-UPS

Beginner

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Mentor - note: do not sign up here. Contact me to mentor, and mentors will be chosen at my discretion.

1. bsh1 (reserved)
2.
3.
4.

@YYW - I do qualify, and I love tournaments. Let me know if you think I should join. I can be a mentor if you want too.
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7/23/2015 1:41:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/23/2015 1:14:41 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:
Do I qualify?

You qualify by the definitions of a beginner, but the fact that you've been on the site for over 2 years with over 20,000 posts shows you don't need integration with the site. I'll have to look through your debates to judge whether or not you should qualify.
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7/23/2015 1:45:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/23/2015 1:41:38 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 7/23/2015 1:14:41 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:
Do I qualify?

You qualify by the definitions of a beginner, but the fact that you've been on the site for over 2 years with over 20,000 posts shows you don't need integration with the site. I'll have to look through your debates to judge whether or not you should qualify.

Everything I do is murky....
I don't know if you'll find much in my debate history. I don't recall many serious ones I didn't forfeit.
I won't be mad if you boot me.
My work here is, finally, done.
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7/23/2015 1:48:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/23/2015 1:45:44 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:
At 7/23/2015 1:41:38 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 7/23/2015 1:14:41 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:
Do I qualify?

You qualify by the definitions of a beginner, but the fact that you've been on the site for over 2 years with over 20,000 posts shows you don't need integration with the site. I'll have to look through your debates to judge whether or not you should qualify.

Everything I do is murky....
I don't know if you'll find much in my debate history. I don't recall many serious ones I didn't forfeit.
I won't be mad if you boot me.

Ok.
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And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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TheProphett
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7/23/2015 3:33:20 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Beginner

1. TheProphett
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8.

Mentor - note: do not sign up here. Contact me to mentor, and mentors will be chosen at my discretion.

1. bsh1 (reserved)
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4.
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7/23/2015 11:45:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Bump.
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7/24/2015 12:12:28 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/23/2015 11:49:20 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I'd like to join.

I'll need to make a judgement on whether or not I can trust you to be a part of the tournament, based on your trolling history.
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UtherPenguin
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7/24/2015 12:13:57 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/24/2015 12:12:28 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 7/23/2015 11:49:20 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I'd like to join.

I'll need to make a judgement on whether or not I can trust you to be a part of the tournament, based on your trolling history.

I was already in the July tournament, and that went without much incident (Ask Lee if you're still skeptical)
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7/24/2015 12:14:33 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/24/2015 12:13:57 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 7/24/2015 12:12:28 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 7/23/2015 11:49:20 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I'd like to join.

I'll need to make a judgement on whether or not I can trust you to be a part of the tournament, based on your trolling history.

I was already in the July tournament, and that went without much incident (Ask Lee if you're still skeptical)

Will you forfeit any rounds?
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And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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UtherPenguin
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7/24/2015 12:15:03 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/24/2015 12:14:33 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 7/24/2015 12:13:57 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 7/24/2015 12:12:28 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 7/23/2015 11:49:20 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I'd like to join.

I'll need to make a judgement on whether or not I can trust you to be a part of the tournament, based on your trolling history.

I was already in the July tournament, and that went without much incident (Ask Lee if you're still skeptical)

Will you forfeit any rounds?

Not likely.
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Hayd
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7/24/2015 12:15:35 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/24/2015 12:12:28 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 7/23/2015 11:49:20 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I'd like to join.

I'll need to make a judgement on whether or not I can trust you to be a part of the tournament, based on your trolling history.

He's all good let him in.
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7/24/2015 12:16:22 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/24/2015 12:15:03 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 7/24/2015 12:14:33 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 7/24/2015 12:13:57 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 7/24/2015 12:12:28 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 7/23/2015 11:49:20 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I'd like to join.

I'll need to make a judgement on whether or not I can trust you to be a part of the tournament, based on your trolling history.

I was already in the July tournament, and that went without much incident (Ask Lee if you're still skeptical)

Will you forfeit any rounds?


Not likely.

Then you may join. Just let this be your only warning.
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And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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1harderthanyouthink
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7/24/2015 12:25:07 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/23/2015 10:19:12 AM, FullMetal.Alchemist wrote:
Looks like I don't meet the 2 weeks requirement.

It's 2 weeks by the set start of the tournament. You will be at that mark when the tournament is projected to begin.
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tejretics
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7/24/2015 6:29:31 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/23/2015 12:55:13 PM, salam.morcos wrote:
At 7/23/2015 1:45:25 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
This will be a single-elimination tournament of 8 competitors. Beginners will have 1 day in between rounds to decide on topics. Should they be unable to do so, I will randomly select a topic from the last 8 years in past LD or PF topics.

There shall be 1 mentor for every 2 competitors. The role of the mentor will be to help beginners with competing in this facet of the site. All mentors will have an Elo of at least 3,000, and should have been on the site for 8 months or more.

Criteria for a beginner:

These members cannot participate:

Those with over 3000 Elo.

Those with over 50 debates with a win percentage over 40%.

Those who have not yet been a member for 2 weeks by the set beginning of the tournament. (Justification - we should make sure they can actually be trusted.)

These members can participate:

Those with under 25 debates or 3000 Elo

*For those with 26-50 debates with an Elo of under 3000, their win percentage must be under 60%.

I also reserve the right to use my judgement to block people from joining the tournaments, if I feel they should not qualify as a noob.

---

The bracket will be randomized.

---

This shall be filled by July 30th at 12:00 AM, DDO time, and it shall start by August 1st (though it will start as soon as possible).

SIGN-UPS

Beginner

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Mentor - note: do not sign up here. Contact me to mentor, and mentors will be chosen at my discretion.

1. bsh1 (reserved)
2.
3.
4.

@YYW - I do qualify, and I love tournaments. Let me know if you think I should join. I can be a mentor if you want too.

Why is this addressed to YYW?
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass
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7/24/2015 6:53:28 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/24/2015 6:29:31 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/23/2015 12:55:13 PM, salam.morcos wrote:
At 7/23/2015 1:45:25 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
This will be a single-elimination tournament of 8 competitors. Beginners will have 1 day in between rounds to decide on topics. Should they be unable to do so, I will randomly select a topic from the last 8 years in past LD or PF topics.

There shall be 1 mentor for every 2 competitors. The role of the mentor will be to help beginners with competing in this facet of the site. All mentors will have an Elo of at least 3,000, and should have been on the site for 8 months or more.

Criteria for a beginner:

These members cannot participate:

Those with over 3000 Elo.

Those with over 50 debates with a win percentage over 40%.

Those who have not yet been a member for 2 weeks by the set beginning of the tournament. (Justification - we should make sure they can actually be trusted.)

These members can participate:

Those with under 25 debates or 3000 Elo

*For those with 26-50 debates with an Elo of under 3000, their win percentage must be under 60%.

I also reserve the right to use my judgement to block people from joining the tournaments, if I feel they should not qualify as a noob.

---

The bracket will be randomized.

---

This shall be filled by July 30th at 12:00 AM, DDO time, and it shall start by August 1st (though it will start as soon as possible).

SIGN-UPS

Beginner

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Mentor - note: do not sign up here. Contact me to mentor, and mentors will be chosen at my discretion.

1. bsh1 (reserved)
2.
3.
4.

@YYW - I do qualify, and I love tournaments. Let me know if you think I should join. I can be a mentor if you want too.

Why is this addressed to YYW?

Lol - it's 1harderthanyouthink's logo of the puppies. My mistake.
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7/24/2015 8:13:06 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/24/2015 12:12:28 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 7/23/2015 11:49:20 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I'd like to join.

I'll need to make a judgement on whether or not I can trust you to be a part of the tournament, based on your trolling history.
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7/24/2015 8:28:23 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/23/2015 1:45:25 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
This will be a single-elimination tournament of 8 competitors. Beginners will have 1 day in between rounds to decide on topics. Should they be unable to do so, I will randomly select a topic from the last 8 years in past LD or PF topics.

There shall be 1 mentor for every 2 competitors. The role of the mentor will be to help beginners with competing in this facet of the site. All mentors will have an Elo of at least 3,000, and should have been on the site for 8 months or more.

Criteria for a beginner:

These members cannot participate:

Those with over 3000 Elo.

Those with over 50 debates with a win percentage over 40%.

Those who have not yet been a member for 2 weeks by the set beginning of the tournament. (Justification - we should make sure they can actually be trusted.)

These members can participate:

Those with under 25 debates or 3000 Elo

*For those with 26-50 debates with an Elo of under 3000, their win percentage must be under 60%.

I also reserve the right to use my judgement to block people from joining the tournaments, if I feel they should not qualify as a noob.

---

The bracket will be randomized.

---

This shall be filled by July 30th at 12:00 AM, DDO time, and it shall start by August 1st (though it will start as soon as possible).

SIGN-UPS

Beginner

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Mentor - note: do not sign up here. Contact me to mentor, and mentors will be chosen at my discretion.

1. bsh1 (reserved)
2.
3.
4.
May I join? I am Still technically under 3,000 ELO (Unless I keep gRinding), Was here for two weeks, And don't have a ban History.
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7/24/2015 4:38:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
@1harderthanyouthink
I will have to withdraw. My family has decided to go on a trip in August (where there is no internet connection), so I will not be able to go on this site to post arguments.

This is a great idea, and I am saddened I cannot join. Keep up the good work.
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7/24/2015 5:16:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/24/2015 8:35:29 AM, salam.morcos wrote:
I want in

I want in as mentor.
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7/24/2015 6:07:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/24/2015 5:16:14 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 7/24/2015 8:35:29 AM, salam.morcos wrote:
I want in

I want in as mentor.

Stop posting here.
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7/24/2015 6:18:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/24/2015 6:07:01 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 7/24/2015 5:16:14 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 7/24/2015 8:35:29 AM, salam.morcos wrote:
I want in

I want in as mentor.

Stop posting here.

Supress my post then. Until then I shall post where I please, Chris.
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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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7/24/2015 6:20:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/24/2015 6:18:41 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 7/24/2015 6:07:01 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 7/24/2015 5:16:14 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 7/24/2015 8:35:29 AM, salam.morcos wrote:
I want in

I want in as mentor.

Stop posting here.

Supress my post then. Until then I shall post where I please, Chris.

You aren't helping yourself.
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7/24/2015 9:46:57 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/24/2015 4:38:41 PM, annaliese wrote:
@1harderthanyouthink
I will have to withdraw. My family has decided to go on a trip in August (where there is no internet connection), so I will not be able to go on this site to post arguments.

This is a great idea, and I am saddened I cannot join. Keep up the good work.

No problem. You should try to participate in the September tournament.
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