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TheProphett
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11/17/2015 1:32:58 AM
Posted: 1 year ago

Introduction:


Hey guys! This is TheProphett, and I will be your host for the Winter Tournament! Throughout the duration of this tournament, it will be my goal to make sure that every debate is started on the right time, topics are decided in a quick fashion, and that every debate has at least 3 votes (If vote goal is not met, I would be forced to vote on any debate that is lacking). If anyone has any questions, feel free to PM me, and I will do my best to address your concerns.

Rules:

Rule 1: Every pair of debaters will be given four days to decide their topic in the opening round, and three for the ensuing rounds. If anyone fails to decide in a topic in the specified time frame, I will select a topic from the past National Speech and Debate Association list of Public Forum or Lincoln-Douglas topics, and the contenders will debate the assigned topic. Failure to abide by the assigned topic will result in an immediate disqualification, and your opponent will advance to the next round.
Rule 2: In the event of an odd number of competitors, there will be bye rounds, and I will randomly choose people to freely advance to the next round.

Pairing:

I will be using the Challonge Tournament Bracket Generator (http://challonge.com...) to make brackets and generate pairings. In order to generate the pairings, I will take into consideration the ELO of the entered contestants, and pair them according to their ELO in regards to the other contestants (a veteran will be going against someone relatively new). In the beginning and end of each round, I will provide debaters a link to the bracket so that they can see who has progressed and who they will be going against in the following rounds.

Debate Format:

I will try to leave most of the debate specifics up to the contenders, but these guidelines must be followed.

1. Each debate will be 4 or 5 rounds in length, and the time to post will be set at 72 hours, regardless of the number of rounds.
2. Voting restrictions are up to the debaters, but are encouraged.
3. Definitions must be supplied in the opening rounds, and both debaters must agree to them.

Debaters are free to create their own set of rules and implement them accordingly.

Signing Up:

People who match the criterion are allowed to sign up, but must understand the time commitment that they will have to make in order to compete in this tournament. Having a long record of forfeiting debates might factor into the decisions I make on whether or not to allow you to sign up.

This tournament will have 8 debaters at the signup, but the cap could increase if there are more contenders interested. In order to officially sign up, you should add your name to the most recent list and then provide a statement that pledges that you are aware and commit to the terms and conditions specified above. **In reality though, things often come up that require undivided attention, and I am fully aware of that, and I will adapt if the need arises**

Criteria (Just one):

Every debater signing up must have completed at least 10 debates on the site.
OR
Every debater must have participated in another tournament (Beginner's, Regular, etc..)

Sign-Up-List:

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Topics I would like to debate: https://docs.google.com...

Epic Quotes:

She's a cunning linguist, but I'm a master debater - Austin Powers


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bsh1
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11/17/2015 1:39:20 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
/in

I know that TUF and TEj were also interested, so I'd reach out to them both, too.
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TheProphett
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11/17/2015 1:40:39 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Sign-Up-List:

1. UtherPenguin
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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Topics I would like to debate: https://docs.google.com...

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TheProphett
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11/17/2015 1:40:55 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 1:40:39 AM, TheProphett wrote:
Sign-Up-List:

1. UtherPenguin
2. Bsh1
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
.............
Topics I would like to debate: https://docs.google.com...

Epic Quotes:

She's a cunning linguist, but I'm a master debater - Austin Powers


Economic Forum Revival Co-Leader

If you are interested in starting a political journal for the site, please contact me.
Hayd
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11/17/2015 1:47:11 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 1:40:55 AM, TheProphett wrote:
At 11/17/2015 1:40:39 AM, TheProphett wrote:
Sign-Up-List:

1. UtherPenguin
2. Bsh1
3. Hayd
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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BLAHthedebator
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11/17/2015 2:15:13 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 2:11:54 AM, 16kadams wrote:
/out

Was that really necessary?
I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas...
Is...
Youuuuuu
KingofEverything
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11/17/2015 2:27:30 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 2:15:11 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
1. UtherPenguin
2. Bsh1
3. Hayd
4. BornofGod
5. KingofEverything
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You're sweet. Thank you :) <3 -ESocial

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You guys can stop the circlejerk started around the election. It stopped being funny faster than Mirza's anti-American rants. -Jonbonbon

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11/17/2015 2:35:00 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 2:15:58 AM, Romanii wrote:
At 11/17/2015 2:11:54 AM, 16kadams wrote:
/out

Please be /in... I'll be /in if you are.
nah
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https://rekonomics.wordpress.com...
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11/17/2015 2:35:32 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 2:15:13 AM, BLAHthedebator wrote:
At 11/17/2015 2:11:54 AM, 16kadams wrote:
/out

Was that really necessary?



Is anything necessary though?
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BLAHthedebator
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11/17/2015 3:21:27 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 2:35:32 AM, 16kadams wrote:
At 11/17/2015 2:15:13 AM, BLAHthedebator wrote:
At 11/17/2015 2:11:54 AM, 16kadams wrote:
/out

Was that really necessary?



Is anything necessary though?

mind = blown
I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas...
Is...
Youuuuuu
Romanii
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11/17/2015 3:22:50 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 2:35:00 AM, 16kadams wrote:
At 11/17/2015 2:15:58 AM, Romanii wrote:
At 11/17/2015 2:11:54 AM, 16kadams wrote:
/out

Please be /in... I'll be /in if you are.
nah

Lol screw you.

I'm not sure if I'm eligible to sign up anyways, given the FF caveat.
fire_wings
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11/17/2015 8:36:56 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Can I reserve a spot? Because I have like 20 debates total, but the system is laggy, so they won't complete. Without the laggy system, I would have completed like 15.
#ALLHAILFIRETHEKINGOFTHEMISCFORUM

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11/17/2015 9:42:23 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
1. UtherPenguin
2. Bsh1
3. Hayd
4. BornofGod
5. KingofEverything
6. TUF
7. FireWings
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11/17/2015 11:04:34 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 9:42:23 AM, TUF wrote:
1. UtherPenguin
2. Bsh1
3. Hayd
4. KingofEverything
5. TUF
6. FireWings
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11/17/2015 1:53:23 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
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-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-Lannan13'S SIGNATURE-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-

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11/17/2015 2:08:04 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 1:53:23 PM, lannan13 wrote:
1. UtherPenguin
2. Bsh1
3. Hayd
4. KingofEverything
5. TUF
6. FireWings
7. lannan13
8.

Why is there no born god?
#ALLHAILFIRETHEKINGOFTHEMISCFORUM

...it's not a new policy... it's just that DDO was built on an ancient burial ground, and that means the spirits of old rise again to cause us problems sometimes- Airmax1227

Wtf you must have an IQ of 250 if you're 11 and already decent at this- 16k

Go to sleep!!!!- missmozart

So to start off, I never committed suicide- Vaarka
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11/17/2015 2:10:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 2:08:04 PM, fire_wings wrote:
At 11/17/2015 1:53:23 PM, lannan13 wrote:
1. UtherPenguin
2. Bsh1
3. Hayd
4. KingofEverything
5. TUF
6. FireWings
7. lannan13
8.

Why is there no born god?

Post 18.
-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-Lannan13'S SIGNATURE-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-

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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fire_wings
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11/17/2015 2:11:33 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 2:10:53 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 11/17/2015 2:08:04 PM, fire_wings wrote:
At 11/17/2015 1:53:23 PM, lannan13 wrote:
1. UtherPenguin
2. Bsh1
3. Hayd
4. KingofEverything
5. TUF
6. FireWings
7. lannan13
8.

Why is there no born god?

Post 18.

Okay.
#ALLHAILFIRETHEKINGOFTHEMISCFORUM

...it's not a new policy... it's just that DDO was built on an ancient burial ground, and that means the spirits of old rise again to cause us problems sometimes- Airmax1227

Wtf you must have an IQ of 250 if you're 11 and already decent at this- 16k

Go to sleep!!!!- missmozart

So to start off, I never committed suicide- Vaarka
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11/17/2015 2:11:45 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Didn't notice.
#ALLHAILFIRETHEKINGOFTHEMISCFORUM

...it's not a new policy... it's just that DDO was built on an ancient burial ground, and that means the spirits of old rise again to cause us problems sometimes- Airmax1227

Wtf you must have an IQ of 250 if you're 11 and already decent at this- 16k

Go to sleep!!!!- missmozart

So to start off, I never committed suicide- Vaarka
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11/17/2015 2:15:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 2:10:53 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 11/17/2015 2:08:04 PM, fire_wings wrote:
At 11/17/2015 1:53:23 PM, lannan13 wrote:
1. UtherPenguin
2. Bsh1
3. Hayd
4. KingofEverything
5. TUF
6. FireWings
7. lannan13
8.

Why is there no born god?

Post 18.

That answers the how, but not the why.
You're sweet. Thank you :) <3 -ESocial

I am sorry Debate.org -KingofEverything

You guys can stop the circlejerk started around the election. It stopped being funny faster than Mirza's anti-American rants. -Jonbonbon

It's like when the kid who makes an ugly sand castle on the beach goes and tries to kick down someone else's sand castle because he couldn't make one as good as that. -YYW
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11/17/2015 2:20:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 2:16:42 PM, Romanii wrote:
There should be a rule barring people who would qualify as beginners from joining.

Lol.
You're sweet. Thank you :) <3 -ESocial

I am sorry Debate.org -KingofEverything

You guys can stop the circlejerk started around the election. It stopped being funny faster than Mirza's anti-American rants. -Jonbonbon

It's like when the kid who makes an ugly sand castle on the beach goes and tries to kick down someone else's sand castle because he couldn't make one as good as that. -YYW
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11/17/2015 4:07:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 2:51:20 PM, Romanii wrote:
No, seriously. The current bracket looks underwhelming, and that's the main reason I haven't signed up.

I am glad I am underwhelming *sad face*
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11/17/2015 4:11:58 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/17/2015 2:15:31 PM, KingofEverything wrote:
At 11/17/2015 2:10:53 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 11/17/2015 2:08:04 PM, fire_wings wrote:
At 11/17/2015 1:53:23 PM, lannan13 wrote:
1. UtherPenguin
2. Bsh1
3. Hayd
4. KingofEverything
5. TUF
6. FireWings
7. lannan13
8.

Why is there no born god?

Post 18.

That answers the how, but not the why.

Because BOG never signed up, and is banned from the site, so it is impossible for him to sign up.
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"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

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11/17/2015 4:12:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
1. UtherPenguin
2. Bsh1
3. Hayd
4. KingofEverything
5. TUF
6. FireWings
7. lannan13
8.
Live Long and Prosper

I'm a Bish.


"Twilight isn't just about obtuse metaphors between cannibalism and premarital sex, it also teaches us the futility of hope." - Raisor

"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

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