At 4/5/2012 8:20:36 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
Keytar, which specific debates are you unhappy with? In general, there seems to be a Conservative bias on the site.
That may be true, but if nobody reads the debates then all it takes is those with a liberal bias to vote against you to make you lose.
I don't want to call anyone out specifically, but I recently debated someone on atheism versus theism, and I was ahead. This person comes in and votes, giving my opponent five points and letting him win the debate. His RFD was basically that he gave my opponent the win because burden of proof was shared, and he didn't think I adequately supported my position so I didn't meet burden of proof. But he said that if burden of proof was on my opponent, I would have won for sure. So what he's saying is that I would have won if my opponent had burden of proof, so he didn't meet his burden of proof either. But he gave arguments to my opponent when they should have been tied (causing my opponent to win). Now, he did give my opponent sources and rightly so; he used many more sources than I did. Giving him sources and nothing else would have caused a draw. It was frustrating because he clearly gave my opponent the argument bid so that he would win the debate.
Plus, I can't debate homosexuality without those with a pro-homosexual bias voting on my debates. They say things like I never responded to my opponent's arguments, which is clearly false. I responded to them. You may think my responses are unconvincing, and that's fine. But don't say I didn't respond to them.
Additionally, I debated the KCA against an opponent. I used the common form of the KCA which is used by many Christian philosophers, such as Norman Geisler. However, my opponent used the entire debate trying to show me that the form of the KCA I was arguing isn't the KCA (which was obviously wrong), and plus when he tried to rebut a form of the KCA I wasn't using (which I established in the opening round), I rebutted his arguments and for no less than two rounds, he completely ignored my rebuttals. He ended up winning by a pretty huge margin.