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tejretics
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3/8/2016 5:28:57 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Debaters:

*Please* stop using the 7-point system for debates. Using the "choose winner" system: (a) saves the moderators a lot of effort and time, and (b) reduces strategic voting and ensures people don't cost you debates just because you forfeited one round even if you *should* have won. If you find a topic in the challenge period that's fun to debate, please request the instigator to use the "choose winner" system before accepting.

Thank you.
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3/8/2016 5:55:23 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I agree. +!
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3/8/2016 5:55:38 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/8/2016 5:55:23 AM, bsh1 wrote:
I agree. +1

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3/8/2016 5:28:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I always choose this option. It is always preferable and I am very supportive of this notion.
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3/8/2016 5:33:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/8/2016 5:28:57 AM, tejretics wrote:
Debaters:

*Please* stop using the 7-point system for debates. Using the "choose winner" system: (a) saves the moderators a lot of effort and time, and (b) reduces strategic voting and ensures people don't cost you debates just because you forfeited one round even if you *should* have won. If you find a topic in the challenge period that's fun to debate, please request the instigator to use the "choose winner" system before accepting.

Thank you.

I personally think the 7-point system should be abandoned.
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3/8/2016 6:08:15 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/8/2016 5:28:57 AM, tejretics wrote:
Debaters:

*Please* stop using the 7-point system for debates. Using the "choose winner" system: (a) saves the moderators a lot of effort and time, and (b) reduces strategic voting and ensures people don't cost you debates just because you forfeited one round even if you *should* have won. If you find a topic in the challenge period that's fun to debate, please request the instigator to use the "choose winner" system before accepting.

Thank you.

When I joined, and was more active in voting, I thought the 7 point thing was a great idea. Over time, I think I have come to the same conclusion you have. It should be abandoned.

Its not because the feedback is useless, or the questions are wrong. The problem is in how it is being used and evaluated by users. It makes the mods work harder, and I think it has lead to a big problem in yanked votes.
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3/8/2016 10:01:34 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/8/2016 5:28:57 AM, tejretics wrote:
Debaters:

*Please* stop using the 7-point system for debates. Using the "choose winner" system: (a) saves the moderators a lot of effort and time, and (b) reduces strategic voting and ensures people don't cost you debates just because you forfeited one round even if you *should* have won. If you find a topic in the challenge period that's fun to debate, please request the instigator to use the "choose winner" system before accepting.

Thank you.

I second this motion.
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