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tejretics
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5/3/2016 5:33:41 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
I'm creating an unofficial exercise on DDO called "Debate of the Week." I got this idea after concerns were raised about less quantity and quality of debates on DDO. So, essentially, this is how it works. There's a sign up. #1 on the sign-up is for the first week (today - Saturday, 7th May), #2 is on the second week (Sunday, 8th May - Saturday, 14th May), and so forth. When one's name comes up on the sign-up list, the person has 24 hours to instigate a debate challenge with a serious, non-troll topic which will attract a major audience wanting to accept. The person then has to pick an opponent who will likely not forfeit.

Members interested in instigating should meet at least ONE of these two criteria:

(1) They should have at least an Elo of 2500 AND at least 10 non-forfeit debates with 3 rounds or more each;

OR

(2) They should have participated in one beginners' tournament or regular tournament where they engaged only in non-forfeit debates.

I will accept other applications on a case-by-case basis.

For now, I'm looking for six sign-ups.

Sign-Ups

1. Famousdebater (reserved)
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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5/3/2016 5:35:19 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
Also:

Opponents must also meet one of these two criteria.

NOTE: I reserve the right to veto any applications.
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5/3/2016 5:45:46 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
I guess I qualify for point two, so count me in.
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5/3/2016 6:21:36 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
Sign-Ups

1. Famousdebater
2. lannan13
3.
4.
5.
6.
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5/3/2016 6:22:00 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
Famousdebater has 24 hours to post his debate challenge.
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5/3/2016 6:23:27 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/3/2016 6:21:36 PM, tejretics wrote:
Sign-Ups

1. Famousdebater
2. lannan13
3. Rosalie
4.
5.
6.
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5/3/2016 6:24:44 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
Sign-Ups

1. Famousdebater
2. lannan13
3. Rosalie

Sign-ups are closed. For the next applications, I will PM people.
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5/3/2016 6:28:41 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
I am already working on a debate of the month program, as I have noted in previous updates...
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5/3/2016 6:29:28 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/3/2016 6:28:41 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I am already working on a debate of the month program, as I have noted in previous updates...

Nvm.

Misunderstood the purpose of this. This is why you need to read the OP, bish.

Sorry, Tej.
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5/3/2016 6:30:55 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
REVISION

Upon consideration, I have decided that there be *two* debates taking place per week, so as to inflate the number of quality debates even further.
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5/3/2016 6:31:56 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
Sign-ups have reopened.

Week 1

1. Famousdebater - has 24 hours to set up challenge
2. Lannan13

Week 2

3. Rosalie
4.

Week 3

5.
6.
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5/3/2016 6:32:42 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/3/2016 6:30:55 PM, tejretics wrote:
REVISION

Upon consideration, I have decided that there be *two* debates taking place per week, so as to inflate the number of quality debates even further.

So a famous, and Lannan will be going at at same time?

Also, can anyone accept our debate challenges, or do they have to meet 1 of the 2 requirements?
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5/3/2016 6:33:41 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/3/2016 6:32:42 PM, Rosalie wrote:
At 5/3/2016 6:30:55 PM, tejretics wrote:
REVISION

Upon consideration, I have decided that there be *two* debates taking place per week, so as to inflate the number of quality debates even further.

So a famous, and Lannan will be going at at same time?

Yes. Lannan has a bit more time to open his challenge.

Also, can anyone accept our debate challenges, or do they have to meet 1 of the 2 requirements?

No, they have to meet one of the two requirements - see post 2.
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5/3/2016 6:34:24 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/3/2016 6:33:41 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 5/3/2016 6:32:42 PM, Rosalie wrote:
At 5/3/2016 6:30:55 PM, tejretics wrote:
REVISION

Upon consideration, I have decided that there be *two* debates taking place per week, so as to inflate the number of quality debates even further.

So a famous, and Lannan will be going at at same time?

Yes. Lannan has a bit more time to open his challenge.

Also, can anyone accept our debate challenges, or do they have to meet 1 of the 2 requirements?

No, they have to meet one of the two requirements - see post 2.

Oops, my bad. Sorry!
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5/3/2016 8:52:51 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
I qualify, I'm doing week 2.
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5/3/2016 8:53:43 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
I'm doing my choose the debate topic, but instead, I'm going to make the topic.
#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

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5/3/2016 8:56:56 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/3/2016 5:33:41 PM, tejretics wrote:

I thought you had to be president to do stuff like this... :P
Jk, great idea, Tej. :)
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5/3/2016 8:58:16 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/3/2016 8:56:56 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 5/3/2016 5:33:41 PM, tejretics wrote:

I thought you had to be president to do stuff like this... :P
Jk, great idea, Tej. :)

well, are you going to do it?
#ALLHAILFIRETHEKINGOFTHEMISCFORUM

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Go to sleep!!!!- missmozart

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5/3/2016 9:12:42 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/3/2016 8:58:16 PM, fire_wings wrote:
At 5/3/2016 8:56:56 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 5/3/2016 5:33:41 PM, tejretics wrote:

I thought you had to be president to do stuff like this... :P
Jk, great idea, Tej. :)

well, are you going to do it?

Not at the moment. I'll probably see if I can get some of the debates to vote on in the VU.
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"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
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5/3/2016 9:46:43 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/3/2016 5:33:41 PM, tejretics wrote:
I'm creating an unofficial exercise on DDO called "Debate of the Week." I got this idea after concerns were raised about less quantity and quality of debates on DDO. So, essentially, this is how it works. There's a sign up. #1 on the sign-up is for the first week (today - Saturday, 7th May), #2 is on the second week (Sunday, 8th May - Saturday, 14th May), and so forth. When one's name comes up on the sign-up list, the person has 24 hours to instigate a debate challenge with a serious, non-troll topic which will attract a major audience wanting to accept. The person then has to pick an opponent who will likely not forfeit.

Members interested in instigating should meet at least ONE of these two criteria:

(1) They should have at least an Elo of 2500 AND at least 10 non-forfeit debates with 3 rounds or more each;

OR

(2) They should have participated in one beginners' tournament or regular tournament where they engaged only in non-forfeit debates.

I will accept other applications on a case-by-case basis.

For now, I'm looking for six sign-ups.

Sign-Ups

1. Famousdebater (reserved)
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

I guess I cant accept any of these debates because I do not meet the criteria.
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5/3/2016 10:15:49 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/3/2016 9:46:43 PM, Seagull wrote:
I guess I cant accept any of these debates because I do not meet the criteria.

You can appeal to tej since the standards aren't rigid, final decision is up to him. He ought to let you in given your substantial contribution record thus far
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5/3/2016 10:27:04 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/3/2016 9:46:43 PM, Seagull wrote:
I guess I cant accept any of these debates because I do not meet the criteria.

Like Hayd said, talk to Tej. I'm nearly certain he'll let you take one.
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"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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5/4/2016 3:12:53 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/3/2016 9:46:43 PM, Seagull wrote:

I can make an exception for you. The purpose of the criteria is to ensure that the people who join can construct a proper argument with sources - and you, obviously, can do that, so you're in.
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5/4/2016 4:05:39 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/4/2016 3:12:53 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 5/3/2016 9:46:43 PM, Seagull wrote:

I can make an exception for you. The purpose of the criteria is to ensure that the people who join can construct a proper argument with sources - and you, obviously, can do that, so you're in.

*thumbs up* :)
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"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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5/4/2016 5:20:12 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/3/2016 8:52:51 PM, fire_wings wrote:
I qualify, I'm doing week 2.

Your application is vetoed since I can't send you any messages.
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5/4/2016 6:24:23 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/4/2016 5:20:12 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 5/3/2016 8:52:51 PM, fire_wings wrote:
I qualify, I'm doing week 2.

Your application is vetoed since I can't send you any messages.

Are we able to debate someone, that has already signed-up for this program? For instance, may I take this, as apart of the program?

http://www.debate.org...
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5/4/2016 11:18:52 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/4/2016 6:24:23 AM, Rosalie wrote:
At 5/4/2016 5:20:12 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 5/3/2016 8:52:51 PM, fire_wings wrote:
I qualify, I'm doing week 2.

Your application is vetoed since I can't send you any messages.

Are we able to debate someone, that has already signed-up for this program? For instance, may I take this, as apart of the program?

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

The debate isn't a part of the program. You can take this, but it has nothing to do with the program. Fire's application was vetoed.
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5/4/2016 11:43:35 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
interesting

I'll participate if you'll have me.
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5/4/2016 12:20:09 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/4/2016 11:43:35 AM, SkyLeach wrote:
interesting

I'll participate if you'll have me.

Alright.
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