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***Official: OP of the Month - March***

bsh1
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3/29/2016 1:25:29 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
Aloha!

In this contest, a committee of 6 people, chaired by Endark, will nominate and select an "OP of the Month" and 1-4 "Honorable Mentions."

If you are the winner of the contest, you will be awarded with a free vote! A "free" vote is not promise to vote for you, but rather it's a promise to vote for you. We've assembled a committee of people who will give these votes (all are very qualified), Chaired by Tej. Winners should ask him for their free vote, giving him at least 4 days notice before the voting period expires. The purpose of this contest is twofold: (1) to incentivize quality forum content on the site, and (2) to spotlight excellent content on the forums in the hope of sparking conversation.

All threads are eligible as long as they were posted in the month in-question. While winners will be selected based on holistic evaluations, not by any specific rubric, some of the criteria judges might consider include: (a) whether it generated quality discussion, (b) whether the OP was substantive and thought-provoking, and (c) whether the OP was novel in its content. Here are the results:

Winner of the OP of the Month - March 2016:

Endark: The Rise of American Authoritarianism
[http://www.debate.org...]

Honorable Mentions:

1. Kasmic: Is Free Will an Illusion?
[http://www.debate.org...]

2. FourTrouble: Some thoughts on patriarchy and feminism
[http://www.debate.org...]

3. Subutai: Bernie Sanders and Ron Paul
[http://www.debate.org...]

Congratulations to all our honorees!

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Previous Winner: YYW
[http://www.debate.org...]
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ColeTrain
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3/29/2016 1:52:18 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/29/2016 1:25:29 AM, bsh1 wrote:

Congrats, Endark. Well-deserved.
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3/29/2016 2:07:05 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/29/2016 1:25:29 AM, bsh1 wrote:
In this contest, a committee of 6 people, chaired by Endark, will nominate and select an "OP of the Month"

Winner of the OP of the Month - March 2016:

Endark

???
bsh1
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3/29/2016 2:07:59 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/29/2016 2:07:05 AM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 3/29/2016 1:25:29 AM, bsh1 wrote:
In this contest, a committee of 6 people, chaired by Endark, will nominate and select an "OP of the Month"

Winner of the OP of the Month - March 2016:

Endark

???

He neither voted for himself nor did he nominate himself. I trust the committee members to be impartial.
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ColeTrain
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3/29/2016 2:08:44 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/29/2016 2:07:05 AM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 3/29/2016 1:25:29 AM, bsh1 wrote:
In this contest, a committee of 6 people, chaired by Endark, will nominate and select an "OP of the Month"

Winner of the OP of the Month - March 2016:

Endark

???

Tyranny at its finest. ;P

To be fair, he did not vote.
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
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3/29/2016 2:09:36 AM
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"A "free" vote is not promise to vote for you, but rather it's a promise to vote for you."

Huh?
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ColeTrain
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3/29/2016 2:10:40 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/29/2016 2:09:36 AM, Briannj17 wrote:
"A "free" vote is not promise to vote for you, but rather it's a promise to vote for you."

Huh?

Lol.

They'll vote on your debate, but it is not guaranteed they will cast the ballot in your favor.
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
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3/29/2016 2:13:11 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/29/2016 2:10:40 AM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/29/2016 2:09:36 AM, Briannj17 wrote:
"A "free" vote is not promise to vote for you, but rather it's a promise to vote for you."

Huh?

Lol.

They'll vote on your debate, but it is not guaranteed they will cast the ballot in your favor.

Thanks for clearing that up it was a tad bit confusing lol
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EndarkenedRationalist
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3/29/2016 2:13:26 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
Thanks, everyone.

Now, if only I had something to debate. That's been my issue for far too long now. I sort of want to debate, but I never know what I want to debate.
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3/29/2016 2:14:04 AM
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I, TN05, declare that the Trump Triumph thread should be eligible next round
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3/29/2016 2:15:14 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/29/2016 2:13:11 AM, Briannj17 wrote:
At 3/29/2016 2:10:40 AM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/29/2016 2:09:36 AM, Briannj17 wrote:
"A "free" vote is not promise to vote for you, but rather it's a promise to vote for you."

Huh?

Lol.

They'll vote on your debate, but it is not guaranteed they will cast the ballot in your favor.

Thanks for clearing that up it was a tad bit confusing lol

Lol, no problem. It was quite confusing. :P
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
bsh1
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3/29/2016 3:47:17 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
Bump
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3/29/2016 7:22:13 PM
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At 3/29/2016 2:14:04 AM, thett3 wrote:
I, TN05, declare that the Trump Triumph thread should be eligible next round

Lol
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3/29/2016 7:50:29 PM
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At 3/29/2016 7:22:13 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Lol

Lol
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bsh1
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3/30/2016 9:41:55 PM
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Final bump.
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