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2/15/2016 7:13:50 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
Intro

I could use any volunteers for people willing to be coaches to other users or to be one-time voters as part of a program our administration would like to offer. Thank you!

Also, TheProphett (FortisAnimi) is now running the New Users Mentorship Program. If you would like to be a mentor or mentee in the program, please contact him.

Updates

- The Advisory Panel. I just wanted to add that Val, Vaar, and Cole will be added to the panel. The panel has also be reorganized to give some panelists more specific duties, portfolios, as if the panel were a cabinet. This reorganization is for a trial period. You can find more information on the reorganization, as well as who has what jobs, here [http://www.debate.org...].
- Site Outreach. I have begun to advertise administration programs in the debate section of the site [http://www.debate.org...]. This is important since, in every survey I've conducted during my tenure as President, a large portion of users have indicated that they are unaware of many of the public utilities and services on the site available to them. This is a good first step in promoting awareness.
- Mafia. Sapphique is the new moderator of the beginners' series for mafia. If anyone is interested in learning how to play, please direct your inquiries to her. I would anticipate sign-ups for 44.x to be out within the week.
- Other Projects. Currently, a variety of other things are in the works, including a general coaching program, reform of the biweekly topics, and more.

Community Activities

- Mafia Sign-ups: http://www.debate.org...
- Fate Sign-ups: http://www.debate.org...

Highlighted Debates

Challenge Period

bsh/Harder: TEAM DEBATE: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
[http://www.debate.org...]

bhakun: A Progressive Tax is better than Flat Tax
[http://www.debate.org...]

AWSM: God exists
[http://www.debate.org...]

Debating Period

Torton vs. Krushia: Abortion should be illegal
[http://www.debate.org...]

Hayd vs. Solon: Animal Rights
[http://www.debate.org...]

Grand vs. Xer: The USFG should raise Minimum Wage
[http://www.debate.org...]

Tej vs. Famous: Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices
[http://www.debate.org...]

Voting Period

TUF vs. Whiteflame: Syrian Refugees
[:http://www.debate.org...]

MM vs. Kk: Is there a Gender Wage Gape?
[http://www.debate.org...]

Bob vs. Edl: Does Scientific Evidence Prove a Flat Earth?
[http://www.debate.org...]

Highlighted Forums

bsh: Virginity Scholarship
[http://www.debate.org...]

JBB: Advancement of Ecommerce
[http://www.debate.org...]

thett: Justice Scalia has died
[http://www.debate.org...]

Highlighted Polls

Chris: Should Catalonia gain independence from Spain
[http://www.debate.org...]

Lannan: If the DDO December 2015 election was held today, who would you vote for?
[http://www.debate.org...]

Brian: Has accusing others of "political correctness" become a way to avoid the consequences of being bigoted and offensive?
[http://www.debate.org...]

Trivia

Did you know 2016 is a leap year? In fact, the next Presidential Update will be released on February 29th! Leap years are added to correct for long-term drift of the calendar, since, in reality, a year is more like 365.25 days, rather than a set 365. As that .25 adds up, extra days are inserted to keep the calendar on track. Leap days are added every 4 years, unless the year is divisible by 100 or not divisible by 400.

[https://en.wikipedia.org...]

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Partial: http://www.debate.org...
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2/15/2016 7:45:14 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/15/2016 7:28:55 AM, Torton wrote:
At 2/15/2016 7:13:50 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Torton vs. Krushia: Abortion should be illegal
[http://www.debate.org...]
Wow, awesome.

(:
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2/15/2016 8:33:04 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/15/2016 7:13:50 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Tej vs. Famous: Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices
[http://www.debate.org...]

I screwed up badly on this due to time pressure from exams.
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2/15/2016 2:41:09 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
I really like the "highlighted polls" section. It should remain, to encourage discourse within the polls section.
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2/15/2016 5:05:24 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/15/2016 2:41:09 PM, tejretics wrote:
I really like the "highlighted polls" section. It should remain, to encourage discourse within the polls section.

Gives people an incentive to just not spam.
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2/15/2016 6:17:27 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/15/2016 7:13:50 AM, bsh1 wrote:

Highlighted Debates

Challenge Period

Debating Period

Torton vs. Krushia: Abortion should be illegal
[http://www.debate.org...]

Hayd vs. Solon: Animal Rights
[http://www.debate.org...]

Grand vs. Xer: The USFG should raise Minimum Wage
[http://www.debate.org...]

Tej vs. Famous: Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices
[http://www.debate.org...]

AHEM IMABENCH VS AIRMAX RAP BATTLE DONALD TRUMP VS BERNIE SANDERS?!?!?
600TH AND FINAL DEBATE BY ME IMABENCH???
FIRST DEBATE AIRMAX HAS DONE IN 7 MONTHS???

WHICH BIG BANK ARE YOU ACCEPTING FUNDING FROM IN ORDER TO SILENCE THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE!?!?!?

http://www.debate.org...
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2/15/2016 7:41:55 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/15/2016 5:05:24 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 2/15/2016 2:41:09 PM, tejretics wrote:
I really like the "highlighted polls" section. It should remain, to encourage discourse within the polls section.

Gives people an incentive to just not spam.

I agree.
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2/15/2016 7:42:56 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/15/2016 6:17:27 PM, imabench wrote:
AHEM IMABENCH VS AIRMAX RAP BATTLE DONALD TRUMP VS BERNIE SANDERS?!?!?

Lol. I will mention it in my next update if it is still in the voting or debating periods.
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2/16/2016 4:11:31 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
Bump
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2/16/2016 4:14:44 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/15/2016 7:13:50 AM, bsh1 wrote:

I could be a coach to new members. I am also immensely interested in this panel of yours.
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2/16/2016 5:25:51 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/15/2016 6:17:27 PM, imabench wrote:
At 2/15/2016 7:13:50 AM, bsh1 wrote:

Highlighted Debates

Challenge Period

Debating Period

Torton vs. Krushia: Abortion should be illegal
[http://www.debate.org...]

Hayd vs. Solon: Animal Rights
[http://www.debate.org...]

Grand vs. Xer: The USFG should raise Minimum Wage
[http://www.debate.org...]

Tej vs. Famous: Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices
[http://www.debate.org...]

AHEM IMABENCH VS AIRMAX RAP BATTLE DONALD TRUMP VS BERNIE SANDERS?!?!?
600TH AND FINAL DEBATE BY ME IMABENCH???
FIRST DEBATE AIRMAX HAS DONE IN 7 MONTHS???

WHICH BIG BANK ARE YOU ACCEPTING FUNDING FROM IN ORDER TO SILENCE THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE!?!?!?

http://www.debate.org...

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2/16/2016 5:33:19 AM
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Per my request, the stickies have been rearranged to create a single enhancements/bug reporting thread. This made room to sticky the tournament sign up.
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2/16/2016 5:33:43 AM
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At 2/16/2016 5:25:51 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:

What else can you expect from a Clintonite?

Meanie
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2/17/2016 12:39:06 AM
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Bump
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2/17/2016 2:19:45 AM
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Hello bsh1,

I would love to be a coach as well as be a One-Time Voter. Thanks! Could you give me more info as well?

Thank you.
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2/17/2016 2:23:58 AM
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At 2/17/2016 12:39:06 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Bump

I would like to be a coach. Do I just say, "I volunteer," and then go out and do it, or is there going to be some sort of formal program run by your administration?
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2/17/2016 2:25:09 AM
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At 2/17/2016 2:23:58 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 2/17/2016 12:39:06 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Bump

I would like to be a coach. Do I just say, "I volunteer," and then go out and do it, or is there going to be some sort of formal program run by your administration?

There will be a formal program.
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2/17/2016 2:25:42 AM
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At 2/17/2016 2:23:58 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 2/17/2016 12:39:06 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Bump

I would like to be a coach. Do I just say, "I volunteer," and then go out and do it, or is there going to be some sort of formal program run by your administration?

In all likelihood, there will be a single person who runs it, and you would PM them once they're announced.
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2/17/2016 2:30:11 AM
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At 2/17/2016 2:25:42 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 2/17/2016 2:23:58 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 2/17/2016 12:39:06 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Bump

I would like to be a coach. Do I just say, "I volunteer," and then go out and do it, or is there going to be some sort of formal program run by your administration?

In all likelihood, there will be a single person who runs it, and you would PM them once they're announced.

Okay, cool. Thanks! I look forward to this happening. :)
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"Screw laying siege to Korea. That usually takes an hour or so." -Vaarka

"Crap, what is my religion again?" -Vaarka

I'm Rick Harrison and this is my pawn shop. I work here with my old man and my son, Big Hoss, and in 23 years I've learned one thing. You never know what is gonna come through that door.
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2/17/2016 3:01:43 AM
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At 2/17/2016 2:19:45 AM, agha.haider21 wrote:
Hello bsh1,

I would love to be a coach as well as be a One-Time Voter. Thanks! Could you give me more info as well?

Thank you.

I'll PM you.
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2/17/2016 11:36:33 PM
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Bumping.
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2/18/2016 8:23:57 PM
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Final bump.
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2/18/2016 8:44:11 PM
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At 2/18/2016 8:23:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Final bump.

Why did Zaradi step down from the mentorship program?
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2/18/2016 8:45:06 PM
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At 2/18/2016 8:44:11 PM, famousdebater wrote:
At 2/18/2016 8:23:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Final bump.

Why did Zaradi step down from the mentorship program?

I believe he was facing some time constraints.
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2/18/2016 8:45:54 PM
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At 2/18/2016 8:45:06 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 2/18/2016 8:44:11 PM, famousdebater wrote:
At 2/18/2016 8:23:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Final bump.

Why did Zaradi step down from the mentorship program?

I believe he was facing some time constraints.

Okay.
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