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Are Additional Debate Parameters Pretentious?

Sophisto
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2/23/2016 3:17:38 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
Limiting the potential of a debate with customized rules implies that this website is not elaborate enough to provide preliminary standards for debate.

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I'm as pretentious as Steve Carell.
donald.keller
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2/23/2016 5:38:31 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
The system DDO uses is vague and open so users can customize the debates to their debate style (LD, Rap Battle, whatever...) and to make the debate's set up follow what they believe is right... Some might believe in banning external sources, while others don't.
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diarrhea_of_a_wimpy_kid
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2/23/2016 9:24:19 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/23/2016 3:17:38 AM, Sophisto wrote:
Limiting the potential of a debate with customized rules implies that this website is not elaborate enough to provide preliminary standards for debate.

Wait for it...
I'm as pretentious as Steve Carell.

The parameter.. "Any forfeit and I automatically get 7 points" makes me want to look for every reason to give points to the other side just to say "What are you going to do about it?"

Someone can make better arguments in 2 or 3 of 4 blocks, even with forfeits. Yea, I'll give a conduct point to the guy who sticks around. But it doesn't guarantee you made a better argument nor does it guarantee you every point from me.

Stupid self-imposed rule.
Torton
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2/23/2016 9:26:50 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/23/2016 9:24:19 PM, diarrhea_of_a_wimpy_kid wrote:
At 2/23/2016 3:17:38 AM, Sophisto wrote:
Limiting the potential of a debate with customized rules implies that this website is not elaborate enough to provide preliminary standards for debate.

Wait for it...
I'm as pretentious as Steve Carell.

The parameter.. "Any forfeit and I automatically get 7 points" makes me want to look for every reason to give points to the other side just to say "What are you going to do about it?"

Someone can make better arguments in 2 or 3 of 4 blocks, even with forfeits. Yea, I'll give a conduct point to the guy who sticks around. But it doesn't guarantee you made a better argument nor does it guarantee you every point from me.

Stupid self-imposed rule.
It's more just a way to deter forfeits, because they are bloody irritating.
diarrhea_of_a_wimpy_kid
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2/23/2016 9:40:52 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 2/23/2016 9:26:50 PM, Torton wrote:
At 2/23/2016 9:24:19 PM, diarrhea_of_a_wimpy_kid wrote:
At 2/23/2016 3:17:38 AM, Sophisto wrote:
Limiting the potential of a debate with customized rules implies that this website is not elaborate enough to provide preliminary standards for debate.

Wait for it...
I'm as pretentious as Steve Carell.

The parameter.. "Any forfeit and I automatically get 7 points" makes me want to look for every reason to give points to the other side just to say "What are you going to do about it?"

Someone can make better arguments in 2 or 3 of 4 blocks, even with forfeits. Yea, I'll give a conduct point to the guy who sticks around. But it doesn't guarantee you made a better argument nor does it guarantee you every point from me.

Stupid self-imposed rule.
It's more just a way to deter forfeits, because they are bloody irritating.

Agree they are irritating. However, it's not really enforceable. It's like saying, if you forfeit you automatically have to eat a bowl of poo. Um. No I don't.
shawnkemp
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2/24/2016 6:24:21 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
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