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Presidential Update 8

bsh1
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10/13/2015 5:29:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Aloha, DDO!

Intro

Just another Presidential Update. I wanted to just plug a few programs that are currently going on:

1. We're in need of tournament mods! If you would like to be a mod for a beginners' or regular tournament, please contact me or Airmax to apply. Thanks!

2. If you would like to be mentored as part of the New User Mentorship Program, please contact Zaradi [http://www.debate.org...]. If you'd like to volunteer as a mentor, you may also reach out to him directly.

3. To submit a topic for the Bi-Weekly Topics, please contact Tej [http://www.debate.org...].

4. And, as always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact me, Zaradi, or BV. We'd be happy to listen and help.

Updates

- We are continuing our Forum Revival effort, and we're more than halfway done. We will issue a report card and analysis of the effort when it has concluded.
- We are vamping up our negotiations over the opt-in Voting Reform program, and we hope to announce more details in the coming months.
- The Official Guide to Debating on DDO has been stickied in the NMRM thread [http://www.debate.org...].

Community Activities

- Mafia Sign-ups: http://www.debate.org...
- Mafia Sign-ups: http://www.debate.org...
- Fan Fic Sign-ups: http://www.debate.org...
- The OP of the Week Contest thread will be posted soon, so keep an eye out for that, too!

Highlighted Debates

Challenge Period

JVN: Ethics are bad
[http://www.debate.org...]

Brant: Undocumented immigrants benefit the United States
[http://www.debate.org...]

Fkk: Moral Realism is probably true
[http://www.debate.org...]

Yonko: Isolationism vs. Interventionism
[http://www.debate.org...]

Debating Period

Proph vs. Zero: The U.S. should make collegiate education free
[http://www.debate.org...]

Taj vs. famous: Guns should be Banned from civilians
[http://www.debate.org...]

Comm vs. Solon: United States' Foreign Intervention-October Beginners' Tournament Round 1
[http://www.debate.org...]

Voting Period

Arrow vs. Soccer: The Possession and Use of Nuclear Weapons is Immoral
[http://www.debate.org...]

Taj vs. Lexus: Affirmative Action should be abolished
[http://www.debate.org...]

Mister vs. dswd: Criminals convicted of violent crime should be executed
[http://www.debate.org...]

Highlighted Forums

Ruv: Religion vs Art
[http://www.debate.org...]

Lee: Discrimination of Women (Bible)
[http://www.debate.org...]

bsh1: Is College Football Worth It
[http://www.debate.org...]

Highlighted Polls

Gabep: Does the term "socialism" have an unfairly bad connotation?
[http://www.debate.org...]

Rezamee: Is It Wrong to Support Imperialism?
[http://www.debate.org...]

Triangle: Should the US continue helping the Free Syrian Army?
[http://www.debate.org...]

Trivia

Many countries, particularly those in the developing world, suffer from pollution. Many of these cities have dangerously high levels of pollutants, raising questions about how much economic development is truly worth, in comparison to the environment and human health. But, putting these concerns aside for a moment, it will be interesting to see which cities are the most polluted. 13 of the top 20 most polluted cities in the world are found in just one nation: India. Of the top 10 culprit cities, 6 are in India, with 3 in Pakistan and 1 in Iran. Delhi is twice as polluted as Beijing, and is the most polluted city in the world, despite misconceptions about it being Beijing, which, I think, is fascinating. Beijing is the nation under the most pressure to reform its pollution, when the problem also seems to be quite severe in India, too.

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donald.keller
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10/13/2015 5:59:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Don't forget to mention the Halloween Pics thread, and the Voter's Union!
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10/13/2015 5:59:58 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/13/2015 5:59:14 PM, donald.keller wrote:
Don't forget to mention the Halloween Pics thread, and the Voter's Union!

Well, you already did, lol. Feel free to post links here, if you want.
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10/13/2015 6:03:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
** Halloween Pics Thread **
http://www.debate.org...

** Voter's Union **
http://www.debate.org...

Remember, if you need votes on your debate, ask any member of the Voter's Union, and they'll post it for everyone.
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10/13/2015 6:52:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
The OP Contest: http://www.debate.org...
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10/13/2015 7:34:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/13/2015 7:32:48 PM, Hayd wrote:
What's the opt-in Voting Reform program? I don't think I've heard of it before, or I might have forgotten...

It's been in the work for a long time. Basically, it is a set of opt-in rules for debates that will hold votes on those debates to higher-than-usual standards.
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10/13/2015 7:38:02 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/13/2015 7:36:13 PM, Yonko wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

*rolls eyes*

You do know this isn't a "advertise your own debates" platform, lol...
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10/13/2015 8:01:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/13/2015 7:38:02 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 10/13/2015 7:36:13 PM, Yonko wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

*rolls eyes*

You do know this isn't a "advertise your own debates" platform, lol...

Well donald.keller was doing it with his threads, so I thought I'd follow his example :P
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10/13/2015 8:02:21 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/13/2015 8:01:30 PM, Yonko wrote:
At 10/13/2015 7:38:02 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 10/13/2015 7:36:13 PM, Yonko wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

*rolls eyes*

You do know this isn't a "advertise your own debates" platform, lol...

Well donald.keller was doing it with his threads, so I thought I'd follow his example :P

He was advertising community activities and public services, not plugging his own debates.
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10/13/2015 8:12:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/13/2015 8:02:21 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 10/13/2015 8:01:30 PM, Yonko wrote:
At 10/13/2015 7:38:02 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 10/13/2015 7:36:13 PM, Yonko wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

*rolls eyes*

You do know this isn't a "advertise your own debates" platform, lol...

Well donald.keller was doing it with his threads, so I thought I'd follow his example :P

He was advertising community activities and public services, not plugging his own debates.

Yeah, you're right. Halloween pictures are much more relevant to a debating community than a debate.
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10/13/2015 8:18:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/13/2015 8:12:18 PM, Yonko wrote:
At 10/13/2015 8:02:21 PM, bsh1 wrote:
He was advertising community activities and public services, not plugging his own debates.

Yeah, you're right. Halloween pictures are much more relevant to a debating community than a debate.

You know precisely what I mean, though. This is not the right place to advertise your debates. I specifically encourage people to post community activities here because they are far less frequent than debates, and because I want to encourage programs that bring us together (even if they may just be Halloween pics). Not to say I don't want to encourage debates, but just to say that debates are more common, so I see less of a need to advertise them. And I hardly think you can object to the Voter's Union being plugged here.

Look, it was never my desire to argue this with you, as I think was clear from my initial response to your thread. I just don't want this to be a place where users start posting their debates to advertise.
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10/14/2015 12:21:32 AM
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At 10/13/2015 7:36:13 PM, Yonko wrote:
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