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Arguments without any impact claims

Death23
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11/8/2016 10:12:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I see this all the time when I try to vote on debates. One side, or both sides, will make arguments highlighting the benefits of his position vs the costs of his opponent's. Often there won't be any impact claims asserted, or the information provided won't be specific enough to weigh the values of the asserted costs and benefits. How should a voter respond when faced with a lack of information? I don't think that it's appropriate to fill in the gaps with independent research or draw on my own knowledge of relevant facts, nor do I think it's appropriate to disregard the arguments altogether.
Conceptua
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11/8/2016 11:19:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Me too. I've tried to vote on a bunch of debates since Death32 said the same thing on my debate and I totally see this problem.
Conceptua
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11/8/2016 11:21:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
For context: http://www.debate.org...

I really could have done better here, the information given in he debate wasn't enough for the voter to pick between my impacts or my opponent's impacts.
sadolite
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11/12/2016 11:55:15 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/8/2016 11:21:36 PM, Conceptua wrote:
For context: http://www.debate.org...

I really could have done better here, the information given in he debate wasn't enough for the voter to pick between my impacts or my opponent's impacts.

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