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8/12/2016 2:52:56 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Aloha! Welcome to the first event of the DDOlympics!

About the Tournament

Every person has been sorted into a group of 3. The four people with the top ELOs each have a group to themselves, and all other people were sorted at random. You must debate everyone in your group (so, you will do a total of 2 debates in the group stage). The winners of each group will be determined based on who had the best win-loss record (a win = 1 point, a tie = 0 points, a loss = -1 points). If two people have the same win-loss record at the end of the group stage, the tied person with the higher ELO when they started the tournament will be advanced.

You may do the group debates in whatever order you like, however you must start at least one of the debates by noon, EST, on August 17th. Your second debate must start at least by noon, EST, on September 5th. You may start both or either debate before the mandatory start time.

All group-stage debates must have 3 rounds of debate (an acceptance round is not "debating). You may not have more rounds of debate than that. Your voting periods should be between 1 and 2 weeks. Do not do troll topics; troll debates will not be counted, and you will be asked to restart. If you cannot agree on a topic, let me know, and I will assign you and your opponent a side, plus sides to take. All other debate rules are up to you and your adversary.

The group-stage winners will advance to a semi-final bracket. Group A winner will face Group B winner, and Group C winner will face Group D winner. The winners of the semi-finals will advance to the final, and the losers will face off in a bronze medal debate. If there are ties in the final or semi-final matches, I will enlist a qualified, neutral third party to read the debates and pick who advances as if they had voted themselves.

Once you have begun your debates, please post links to them below. As always, best of luck in the competition!

Group-Stage Match-Ups

Group A

Danielle
MissBailey8
Lannan

Group B

Fire_Wings
MrVindication
Bob13

Group C

TN05
ThinkBig
HeavenlyPanda

Group D

Whiteflame
Warren42
ShabShoral
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8/12/2016 7:44:38 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/12/2016 2:52:56 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Aloha! Welcome to the first event of the DDOlympics!

About the Tournament

Every person has been sorted into a group of 3. The four people with the top ELOs each have a group to themselves, and all other people were sorted at random. You must debate everyone in your group (so, you will do a total of 2 debates in the group stage). The winners of each group will be determined based on who had the best win-loss record (a win = 1 point, a tie = 0 points, a loss = -1 points). If two people have the same win-loss record at the end of the group stage, the tied person with the higher ELO when they started the tournament will be advanced.

You may do the group debates in whatever order you like, however you must start at least one of the debates by noon, EST, on August 17th. Your second debate must start at least by noon, EST, on September 5th. You may start both or either debate before the mandatory start time.

All group-stage debates must have 3 rounds of debate (an acceptance round is not "debating). You may not have more rounds of debate than that. Your voting periods should be between 1 and 2 weeks. Do not do troll topics; troll debates will not be counted, and you will be asked to restart. If you cannot agree on a topic, let me know, and I will assign you and your opponent a side, plus sides to take. All other debate rules are up to you and your adversary.

The group-stage winners will advance to a semi-final bracket. Group A winner will face Group B winner, and Group C winner will face Group D winner. The winners of the semi-finals will advance to the final, and the losers will face off in a bronze medal debate. If there are ties in the final or semi-final matches, I will enlist a qualified, neutral third party to read the debates and pick who advances as if they had voted themselves.

Once you have begun your debates, please post links to them below. As always, best of luck in the competition!

Group-Stage Match-Ups

Group A

Danielle
MissBailey8
Lannan

Group B

Fire_Wings
MrVindication
Bob13

Group C

TN05
ThinkBig
HeavenlyPanda

Group D

Whiteflame
Warren42
ShabShoral

I'm in the top 4 in ELO, lol. I thought this would be a team debate, not this, but okay.
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8/12/2016 9:06:10 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
oh god I have to debate Whiteflame
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8/23/2016 2:38:04 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Debate List

Think vs. Panda: Assisted Suicide
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: Think

Think vs. TN05: Hyde Amendment
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: TBD

Miss vs. Lannan: Mars Colony
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: TBD

NCNN vs. Bob: Minimum Wage
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: TBD

Whiteflame vs. Shab: Good vs. Evil
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: TBD

Fire vs. Bob: Abortion
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: TBD

Most of these debates have moved into R2 or R3.
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8/24/2016 12:24:23 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/23/2016 2:38:04 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Debate List

Think vs. Panda: Assisted Suicide
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: Think

Think vs. TN05: Hyde Amendment
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: TBD

Miss vs. Lannan: Mars Colony
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: TBD

NCNN vs. Bob: Minimum Wage
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: TBD

Whiteflame vs. Shab: Good vs. Evil
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: TBD

Fire vs. Bob: Abortion
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: TBD

Most of these debates have moved into R2 or R3.

What about the debates that danielle and warren are doing?
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8/24/2016 3:02:13 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/24/2016 12:24:23 PM, fire_wings wrote:
What about the debates that danielle and warren are doing?

They will need to do both of their debates in the next wave of the competition.
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8/27/2016 12:38:24 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/24/2016 3:02:13 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/24/2016 12:24:23 PM, fire_wings wrote:
What about the debates that danielle and warren are doing?

They will need to do both of their debates in the next wave of the competition.

I don't get it. Why?
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8/27/2016 1:24:12 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/27/2016 12:38:24 AM, fire_wings wrote:
At 8/24/2016 3:02:13 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/24/2016 12:24:23 PM, fire_wings wrote:
What about the debates that danielle and warren are doing?

They will need to do both of their debates in the next wave of the competition.

I don't get it. Why?

So that everyone has done all their debates.
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8/27/2016 2:36:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Bailey forfeited.
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8/27/2016 7:31:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/27/2016 2:36:41 PM, lannan13 wrote:
Bailey forfeited.

Is she willing to complete the debate? You could do a 2 round debate just to finish off what you already started. Just link to the first debate in R1, and say that this debate is a continuation of the first. She would have to pass on one round (the one she forfeited), but could still offer a concluding argument.
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8/27/2016 7:33:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/27/2016 2:36:41 PM, lannan13 wrote:
Bailey forfeited.

Actually, since you have a rule that a forfeit = a loss you don't need to complete the debate. That rule can just be invoked.
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8/27/2016 7:36:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Debate List

Think vs. Panda: Assisted Suicide
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: Think

Think vs. TN05: Hyde Amendment
[http://www.debate.org...]
Status: Round Three

Miss vs. Lannan: Mars Colony
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: Lannan

NCNN vs. Bob: Minimum Wage
[http://www.debate.org...]
Status: Round Three

Whiteflame vs. Shab: Good vs. Evil
[http://www.debate.org...]
Status: Round Three

Fire vs. Bob: Abortion
[http://www.debate.org...]
Status: Round Three
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8/27/2016 7:42:50 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Results Sheet

Group A

Group Winner: TBD

Danielle - 0 points

0 Wins
0 Losses

MissBailey8- -1 point

0 Wins
1 Loss

Lannan - +1 point

1 Win
0 Losses

Group B

Group Winner: TBD

Fire_Wings - 0 points

0 Wins
0 Losses

NoCoolNameNate - 0 points

0 Wins
0 Losses

Bob13 - 0 points

0 Wins
0 Losses

Group C

Group Winner: TBD

TN05 - 1 point

1 Win
0 Losses

ThinkBig - 1point

1 Win
0 Losses

HeavenlyPanda - -2 points

0 Wins
2 Losses

Group D

Group Winner: TBD

Whiteflame - 0 points

0 Wins
0 Losses

Warren42 - 0 points

0 Wins
0 Losses

ShabShoral - 0 points

0 Wins
0 Losses
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8/30/2016 9:01:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Debate List

Think vs. Panda: Assisted Suicide
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: Think

Think vs. TN05: Hyde Amendment
[http://www.debate.org...]
Status: Round Four

Miss vs. Lannan: Mars Colony
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: Lannan

NCNN vs. Bob: Minimum Wage
[http://www.debate.org...]
Status: Round Four

Whiteflame vs. Shab: Good vs. Evil
[http://www.debate.org...]
Status: Round Four

Fire vs. Bob: Abortion
[http://www.debate.org...]
Status: Voting Period
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9/3/2016 7:06:05 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Many of these debates are nearing the voting period. Please keep an eye peeled so that you can vote when these debates are ready!
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9/4/2016 1:02:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Debate List

Think vs. Panda: Assisted Suicide
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: Think

Think vs. TN05: Hyde Amendment
[http://www.debate.org...]
Status: Round Five

Miss vs. Lannan: Mars Colony
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: Lannan

NCNN vs. Bob: Minimum Wage
[http://www.debate.org...]
Status: Round Four

Whiteflame vs. Shab: Good vs. Evil
[http://www.debate.org...]
Status: Voting Period

Fire vs. Bob: Abortion
[http://www.debate.org...]
Status: Voting Period
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9/4/2016 8:18:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
My debate just ended in concession: http://www.debate.org...
We, homo sapiens of the planet Earth, are the people of Debate.org, an online debating website owned by Juggle, and will aspire to increase the quality of debates, polls, mafia on said website, to be sufficient, meeting high standards of success and satisfaction in all areas, to consider it as "great", or superb and spectacular, again for the first time in years
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9/4/2016 9:18:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/4/2016 8:18:59 PM, TN05 wrote:
My debate just ended in concession: http://www.debate.org...

I guess Thinkbig saw your D and thought big.

D means debate.
Serial killers get caught by their signature, I'm not a serial killer though... LOL
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9/4/2016 10:19:17 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Debate List

Think vs. Panda: Assisted Suicide
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: Think

Think vs. TN05: Hyde Amendment
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: TN05

Miss vs. Lannan: Mars Colony
[http://www.debate.org...]
Winner: Lannan

NCNN vs. Bob: Minimum Wage
[http://www.debate.org...]
Status: Voting Period

Whiteflame vs. Shab: Good vs. Evil
[http://www.debate.org...]
Status: Voting Period

Fire vs. Bob: Abortion
[http://www.debate.org...]
Status: Voting Period
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9/4/2016 10:25:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Results Sheet

Group A

Group Winner: TBD

Lannan (+1 point)

1 Win
0 Losses

Danielle (+1 point)

1 Win
0 Losses

MissBailey8 (-2 points)

0 Wins
2 Losses

Group B

Group Winner: TBD

Fire_Wings (0 points)

0 Wins
0 Losses

NoCoolNameNate (0 points)

0 Wins
0 Losses

Bob13 (0 points)

0 Wins
0 Losses

Group C

Group Winner: TN05

TN05 (2 points)

2 Wins
0 Losses

ThinkBig (0 points)

1 Win
1 Loss

HeavenlyPanda (-2 points)

0 Wins
2 Losses

Group D

Group Winner: TBD

Whiteflame (0 points)

0 Wins
0 Losses

Warren42 (0 points)

0 Wins
0 Losses

ShabShoral (0 points)

0 Wins
0 Losses
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9/5/2016 5:11:51 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/12/2016 2:52:56 AM, bsh1 wrote:

Can we vote on each other's debates? There's the one between Fire and Bob I'm wanting to vote on.
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