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tejretics
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3/24/2016 12:49:21 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
I'd like to know the site's general opinion of my debating skill.

What do you think of my debating skill level?

What are my strengths?

What are my weaknesses?

How can I improve?

Disclaimer: I'm not going to get "hurt" if someone harshly criticizes me; all I want is for you to be honest.
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3/24/2016 12:50:43 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
Just as a sidenote, my most recent debates (past 2 months) are the ones most representative of my current skill level.
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3/24/2016 12:54:08 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
Your ELO is 6000 plus.

Assuming no or very little newb sniping that makes you an excellent debater.
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3/24/2016 1:01:22 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 12:49:21 PM, tejretics wrote:
I'd like to know the site's general opinion of my debating skill.

What do you think of my debating skill level?

What are my strengths?

What are my weaknesses?

How can I improve?

Disclaimer: I'm not going to get "hurt" if someone harshly criticizes me; all I want is for you to be honest.

Can you promise all you are 14.?
tejretics
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3/24/2016 1:02:19 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 1:01:22 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
Can you promise all you are 14.?

Yes. I most certainly am.

But I don't want judgement based on my age -- my age is irrelevant. I don't want people being lenient by doing an analysis based on my age. I'm not looking for comparative analysis, I'm looking for direct analysis.
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3/24/2016 1:04:31 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 1:02:19 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 3/24/2016 1:01:22 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
Can you promise all you are 14.?

Yes. I most certainly am.

But I don't want judgement based on my age -- my age is irrelevant. I don't want people being lenient by doing an analysis based on my age. I'm not looking for comparative analysis, I'm looking for direct analysis.

OK 1 more question?
Do you think your a good researcher.
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3/24/2016 1:09:17 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
What would be great to see is how you perform in a real life debate
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3/24/2016 1:18:33 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
Everyone will say best for age . Unfortunately because it's the part that makes it impeccable. Your manipulative. Logical. Great researcher. I bet you would be annoying to hang around. I don't like you.
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3/24/2016 1:20:04 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 1:18:33 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
Everyone will say best for age . Unfortunately because it's the part that makes it impeccable. Your manipulative. Logical. Great researcher. I bet you would be annoying to hang around. I don't like you.

I bet you want to be a defense lawyer
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3/24/2016 6:50:25 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 12:49:21 PM, tejretics wrote:
I'd like to know the site's general opinion of my debating skill.

What do you think of my debating skill level?

You're a great debater.

What are my strengths?

Religious debates.

What are my weaknesses?

Your focus on mainly one topic throughout your debating career here on the site. I'm happy to see that you've been expanding into different topics more often these days.

How can I improve?

Keep pushing yourself to debate topics that you aren't familiar with. I've never debated the same topic twice (aside from my rematch against Kasmic) and doing so has allowed me the great opportunity of researching vast amounts of various topics, which ultimately contributed to widening my own pool of knowledge.

You don't really need to tweek anything in terms of presentation, formatting, or anything else really. Just focus on expanding your range of topics for the benefit of expanding your own knowledge.
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3/24/2016 8:01:06 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 12:49:21 PM, tejretics wrote:
I'd like to know the site's general opinion of my debating skill.

What do you think of my debating skill level?

Pretty top notch. You have shown to be a formidable debater. You keep debates concise and on point. I would give it a 9/10. I'd give it a 10 if you can beat people like DK or Bsh.


What are my strengths?

Keeping it concise
Rather than pilling information, you actually argue the points.

What are my weaknesses?
You debate the same topic far too often. You have at-least done 30 debates on god...


How can I improve?
Debate a variety of topics, and debate to learn more on it, rather than just for the sake of winning.

Disclaimer: I'm not going to get "hurt" if someone harshly criticizes me; all I want is for you to be honest.

I used to think you copied all of 16kadams arguments for the Death Penalty, but you clarified to for me. Make sure if you read other debates, you use different sources and different arguments.
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3/24/2016 8:35:22 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 12:49:21 PM, tejretics wrote:

Didn't you do this a few months back?
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3/24/2016 10:45:28 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 12:49:21 PM, tejretics wrote:
I'd like to know the site's general opinion of my debating skill.

So this is just a five min assessment... so take it with a grain of salt.

What do you think of my debating skill level?

On a scale of 1-10 I would put you at 7 1/2 to 8. Just to give that a few reference points, I would put my self as a 6 and Whiteflame at a 10.

What are my strengths?

Format and structure are fantastic. You do exceptional in God debates.

What are my weaknesses?

Hard to say, most debates of yours that I have read have been on the same topic. Perhaps if you broadened the topics that you debate it would be easier to assess your argumentation.

How can I improve?

Debate topics outside your comfort zone, both in topic and position. From what I gathered, I thought your debating skills drastically increased when you started voting as you do. That is probably the best way to observe and learn is to vote.
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3/25/2016 12:36:27 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 12:49:21 PM, tejretics wrote:
I'd like to know the site's general opinion of my debating skill.

What do you think of my debating skill level?

What are my strengths?

What are my weaknesses?

How can I improve?

Disclaimer: I'm not going to get "hurt" if someone harshly criticizes me; all I want is for you to be honest.

It is always hard to say since the votes on these debates are always biased. I find you to be really good at debates that aren't religious.
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3/25/2016 8:55:56 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 12:49:21 PM, tejretics wrote:
I'd like to know the site's general opinion of my debating skill.

What do you think of my debating skill level?

What are my strengths?

What are my weaknesses?

How can I improve?

Disclaimer: I'm not going to get "hurt" if someone harshly criticizes me; all I want is for you to be honest.

HOF worthy.

I plan on nominating you.
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3/25/2016 9:51:54 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 12:49:21 PM, tejretics wrote:
I'd like to know the site's general opinion of my debating skill.

What do you think of my debating skill level?

8/10. I'd probably put myself at around 5 or 6.

What are my strengths?

You're really strong in terms of format, structure and on the topics that you are familiar with and that you've gotten used to you can be extremely difficult to beat.

What are my weaknesses?

I think that you don't debate a particularly large variety of topics (which is something I need to do as well). I think that, ultimately, to gain the greatest improvement in terms of debating skill you'll need debate new topics that you may be unfamiliar with. Look at the list of past LD topics and pick out the one that you are least familiar with. Then do a bit of research to give yourself background knowledge and then try debating it (this is something that I plan on doing myself soon). That will not only give you knowledge on a topic that you may have previously been unfamiliar on but it will also improve your researching skills and debating skills if you do this a few times.

How can I improve?

By doing the above and also by taking on stronger debaters on topics other than animal rights and God's existence (in this case) since those are the topics that you seem to be most familiar with. If you try out topics that you are less familiar with, not completely unfamiliar with in this case since you'll be debating somebody strong at debating, and then do that. I've lost 7 debates on the site and I'd say that about 4 of them massively helped me in terms of developing debating skill. I've taken on Bsh twice and lost both of those times however both of those debates really helped me to improve.
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3/30/2016 6:46:56 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 12:49:21 PM, tejretics wrote:
I'd like to know the site's general opinion of my debating skill.

What do you think of my debating skill level?

6/10

n00b = 0/10
ColeTrain = 5/10
Bsh1 = 8/10
Raisor = 10/10


What are my strengths?

You've gotten really good at concisely & effectively presenting the standard arguments/rebuttals for various policy resolutions.


What are my weaknesses?

That's all you do -- the "standard" arguments/rebuttals. It gets boring, and makes you a predictable target for an experienced opponent.


How can I improve?

Be more creative. Try debating some more esoteric topics. Read. Read. Read some more. Think of new ways to present/frame ideas.
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3/30/2016 7:11:18 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
> 4 losses

Absolute garbage. Nuke your account and start over.
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