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***Unique Topics Tournament: Round 2***

bsh1
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8/9/2016 11:28:28 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
Aloha, and welcome to Round 2 of the Unique Topics Tournament! Below is the information you will need this round. Good luck!

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Topic Information

Round 2 has begun, and you now have 5 days to select a topic. You may choose from a topic on the list provided in the sign up thread, or you may create a topic yourself, in conjunction with your opponent. You and your opponent must agree on a topic. If you create a topic yourselves, you must submit this topic to me for approval, so that I can gauge whether it is sufficiently unique for inclusion in this tournament; my decision will be based exclusively on my own judgement. If you fail to get my pre-approval and start the debate anyway, I will not count your debate on that topic as part of the tournament. If you select one of the 65 listed topics, you do not need my pre-approval to move ahead with your debate. Here is the link to the list of topics: http://www.debate.org...

You may not repeat a topic already used in the tournament; I have added some topics to the approved list of topics to compensate for the fact that you cannot repeat topics already used. You may find these additional topics here: http://www.debate.org... Topics are taken on a "first-come, first-served" basis, so once you have selected a topic, post that topic in this thread to claim it for you own. Topics that are not sufficiently different from previously used ones will not be allowed. There will be no troll topics permitted.

If you and your adversary fail to agree on a topic within the 5 days, I will assign you a topic from my list of 65 or the supplemental list and a side, and designate an instigator. You must then start (start means send and accept the challenge) the debate within 72 hours. Failure of the instigator to start the debate on the assigned topic, or of the contender to accept the topic, will result in an automatic win for the other party.

Debates

Debates must have at least 3 rounds of debating (acceptance rounds are not "debating") and must have at least 7,000 characters allotted per round. Voting periods should not be below 1 week, and should not exceed 2 weeks. After 2 weeks have passed, I will assess the victor irrespective of whether voting has or has not closed. Everything else about the debate's structure is up to your and your opponent to decide upon.

In the event of a tie, I will enlist a credible, impartial 3rd party to select a victor based on how they would've voted had they voted. If that is not satisfactory to both competitors, a coin flip will be used.

The Bracket

1. Danielle
16. Uther
----------------------- (1. Danielle vs. 9. Cobalt)
8. Think
9. Cobalt
------------------------------------------------------- (1/9 vs. 7/13)
7. Peepette
10. Oreo
----------------------- (7. Peep vs. 13. Vind)
4. Bball
13. Vind
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Final Round)
3. Hayd
14. Amed
----------------------- (14. Amed vs. 6. Diqi)
6. Diqi
11. Objectivity
------------------------------------------------------- (6/14 vs. 12/15)
5. Fire
12. User
----------------------- (12. User vs. 15. Lannan)
2. Tej
15. Lannan

For a nicer version of the bracket, consult this link: https://docs.google.com... I will be updating this link as results come in, so everyone can see how the tournament is progressing.

Your opponent, for clarity's sake, is the person immediately next to you on the bracket. So, for instance, Tej and Lannan are paired for this round, as are Hayd and Vind. If you have any questions though, please lemme know.

Thanks, and good luck to everyone!

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Round 1: http://www.debate.org...
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lannan13
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8/10/2016 4:55:13 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
IDK when That1user will be back, but I can't ensure that we would have a topic by the deadline pending on his schedule.
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8/12/2016 6:18:36 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/10/2016 4:55:13 PM, lannan13 wrote:
IDK when That1user will be back, but I can't ensure that we would have a topic by the deadline pending on his schedule.

He should be back on the 13th: http://www.debate.org... Have you and he decided on a topic? I can give you a 24 hour extension (so your debate would be due by 7:30 EST on the 15th, instead of on the 14th) if you haven't agreed on a topic. If you have, just shoot him a challenge on the 14th.
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8/12/2016 1:55:27 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/12/2016 6:18:36 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/10/2016 4:55:13 PM, lannan13 wrote:
IDK when That1user will be back, but I can't ensure that we would have a topic by the deadline pending on his schedule.

He should be back on the 13th: http://www.debate.org... Have you and he decided on a topic? I can give you a 24 hour extension (so your debate would be due by 7:30 EST on the 15th, instead of on the 14th) if you haven't agreed on a topic. If you have, just shoot him a challenge on the 14th.

He said he was looking at a few others, but didn't really specify.
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

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Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
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bsh1
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8/13/2016 4:57:44 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
Attention

One day to start your debates, guys!
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8/16/2016 7:26:08 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
Lannan vs. User: http://www.debate.org...

Where are all the other debates?
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8/16/2016 8:35:57 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/16/2016 7:26:08 PM, That1User wrote:
Lannan vs. User: http://www.debate.org...

Where are all the other debates?

You guys are the only ones that will be having a debate this round. Everyone else had an opponent forfeit.
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8/16/2016 8:45:34 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/16/2016 8:35:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/16/2016 7:26:08 PM, That1User wrote:
Lannan vs. User: http://www.debate.org...

Where are all the other debates?

You guys are the only ones that will be having a debate this round. Everyone else had an opponent forfeit.

I would have been happy to debate anyone who needed an opponent.
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8/16/2016 9:03:09 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/16/2016 8:45:34 PM, Peepette wrote:
I would have been happy to debate anyone who needed an opponent.

Reorganizing the bracket like that would have defeated the purpose of power-ranking people in the first place. Therefore, I decided to treat the bracket as fixed.

If you would like, however, you can start your next round (against Danielle) early, if you and she can agree on a topic.
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8/16/2016 9:27:58 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/16/2016 9:13:44 PM, Peepette wrote:
That works. I'll check in with her.

Cool beans.
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9/3/2016 7:03:37 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
THE DEBATE IS IN THE VOTING PERIOD

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

Please vote. Thank you!
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9/5/2016 8:41:22 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/3/2016 7:03:37 AM, bsh1 wrote:
THE DEBATE IS IN THE VOTING PERIOD

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

Please vote. Thank you!

Less than a week left. Please vote guys!
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9/7/2016 8:01:21 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 8:41:22 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/3/2016 7:03:37 AM, bsh1 wrote:
THE DEBATE IS IN THE VOTING PERIOD

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

Please vote. Thank you!

Less than a week left. Please vote guys!

Four days left!
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9/10/2016 11:26:41 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/3/2016 7:03:37 AM, bsh1 wrote:
THE DEBATE IS IN THE VOTING PERIOD

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

Please vote. Thank you!

Only one day left to vote!
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9/19/2016 7:44:15 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
Peepette and Danielle's debate is in the voting period! Please vote! Thank you!

http://www.debate.org...
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9/26/2016 9:46:56 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/19/2016 7:44:15 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Peepette and Danielle's debate is in the voting period! Please vote! Thank you!

http://www.debate.org...
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10/5/2016 1:13:29 AM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/26/2016 9:46:56 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/19/2016 7:44:15 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Peepette and Danielle's debate is in the voting period! Please vote! Thank you!

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

I've asked no less than 8 people to take a look at the debate and vote, with no results. I'm going on a voting strike. Where are individuals who's debates I have voted on? Sad state of affairs.
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10/5/2016 6:15:52 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 10/5/2016 1:13:29 AM, Peepette wrote:
At 9/26/2016 9:46:56 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/19/2016 7:44:15 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Peepette and Danielle's debate is in the voting period! Please vote! Thank you!

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

I've asked no less than 8 people to take a look at the debate and vote, with no results. I'm going on a voting strike. Where are individuals who's debates I have voted on? Sad state of affairs.

Would you mind if I voted?
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10/6/2016 2:46:35 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 10/5/2016 6:15:52 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 10/5/2016 1:13:29 AM, Peepette wrote:
At 9/26/2016 9:46:56 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/19/2016 7:44:15 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Peepette and Danielle's debate is in the voting period! Please vote! Thank you!

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

I've asked no less than 8 people to take a look at the debate and vote, with no results. I'm going on a voting strike. Where are individuals who's debates I have voted on? Sad state of affairs.

Would you mind if I voted?

No, not at all. Please do.