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9/23/2015 3:53:43 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Why aren't there any 3-way debates yet? That would be pretty cool. Of course it should be optional, but otherwise, a good option.
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9/23/2015 4:15:48 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 3:53:43 AM, lol101 wrote:
Why aren't there any 3-way debates yet? That would be pretty cool. Of course it should be optional, but otherwise, a good option.

How would that actually work? You can only affirm or deny a resolution - there's no third option.
I would prefer not to.
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9/23/2015 4:21:55 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 4:15:48 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 9/23/2015 3:53:43 AM, lol101 wrote:
Why aren't there any 3-way debates yet? That would be pretty cool. Of course it should be optional, but otherwise, a good option.

How would that actually work? You can only affirm or deny a resolution - there's no third option.

Troll it.
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9/23/2015 12:21:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 4:15:48 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 9/23/2015 3:53:43 AM, lol101 wrote:
Why aren't there any 3-way debates yet? That would be pretty cool. Of course it should be optional, but otherwise, a good option.

How would that actually work? You can only affirm or deny a resolution - there's no third option.

I mean three people debating each other. Once two people accept a debate, it's a three way debate. One can debate Pro, one can be Con, and the other is the middle ground.
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9/23/2015 4:19:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 4:15:48 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 9/23/2015 3:53:43 AM, lol101 wrote:
Why aren't there any 3-way debates yet? That would be pretty cool. Of course it should be optional, but otherwise, a good option.

How would that actually work? You can only affirm or deny a resolution - there's no third option.

It's theoretically possible, but very impractical. For example, you could have a three way debate on the following: The USFG should substantially increase it's trade relations with just one of the following: Venezuela, Argentina, and Cuba. Each debater takes a country, and argues that their country should be the one with whom the USFG should increase trade.
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9/23/2015 9:53:49 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 4:19:27 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 4:15:48 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 9/23/2015 3:53:43 AM, lol101 wrote:
Why aren't there any 3-way debates yet? That would be pretty cool. Of course it should be optional, but otherwise, a good option.

How would that actually work? You can only affirm or deny a resolution - there's no third option.

It's theoretically possible, but very impractical. For example, you could have a three way debate on the following: The USFG should substantially increase it's trade relations with just one of the following: Venezuela, Argentina, and Cuba. Each debater takes a country, and argues that their country should be the one with whom the USFG should increase trade.

It would just be for fun. And whoever wins a 3 way debate gets an extra ELO boost. It would also be interesting to see the different positions, Pro, Con, and the Mid. (Middle Ground) The reason it seems impractical is because it's too black and white, but it would be very interesting in some cases.
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9/23/2015 9:55:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 4:19:27 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 4:15:48 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 9/23/2015 3:53:43 AM, lol101 wrote:
Why aren't there any 3-way debates yet? That would be pretty cool. Of course it should be optional, but otherwise, a good option.

How would that actually work? You can only affirm or deny a resolution - there's no third option.

It's theoretically possible, but very impractical. For example, you could have a three way debate on the following: The USFG should substantially increase it's trade relations with just one of the following: Venezuela, Argentina, and Cuba. Each debater takes a country, and argues that their country should be the one with whom the USFG should increase trade.

Example:
Pro-Marijuana should be legal
Con-Marijuana should not be legal
Mid-Marijuana should only be legal for medical purposes
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9/23/2015 10:00:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 4:15:48 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 9/23/2015 3:53:43 AM, lol101 wrote:
Why aren't there any 3-way debates yet? That would be pretty cool. Of course it should be optional, but otherwise, a good option.

How would that actually work? You can only affirm or deny a resolution - there's no third option.

Abortion is ethical, abortion is unethical and abortion doesn't exist so the argument is stupid. 3 opinions, one topic
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9/23/2015 10:08:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 10:00:11 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 9/23/2015 4:15:48 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 9/23/2015 3:53:43 AM, lol101 wrote:
Why aren't there any 3-way debates yet? That would be pretty cool. Of course it should be optional, but otherwise, a good option.

How would that actually work? You can only affirm or deny a resolution - there's no third option.


Abortion is ethical, abortion is unethical and abortion doesn't exist so the argument is stupid. 3 opinions, one topic

It doesn't apply to everything. It is optional.
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9/24/2015 12:39:13 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 9:55:41 PM, lol101 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 4:19:27 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 4:15:48 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 9/23/2015 3:53:43 AM, lol101 wrote:
Why aren't there any 3-way debates yet? That would be pretty cool. Of course it should be optional, but otherwise, a good option.

How would that actually work? You can only affirm or deny a resolution - there's no third option.

It's theoretically possible, but very impractical. For example, you could have a three way debate on the following: The USFG should substantially increase it's trade relations with just one of the following: Venezuela, Argentina, and Cuba. Each debater takes a country, and argues that their country should be the one with whom the USFG should increase trade.

Example:
Pro-Marijuana should be legal
Con-Marijuana should not be legal
Mid-Marijuana should only be legal for medical purposes

If the resolution is "Marijuana should be universally legal", there's no functional distinction between the last two positions.
I would prefer not to.