Are people to uptight about debate etiquette?

Posted by: banjos42

Chill out a bit...

  • Yes

  • No

36% 4 votes
64% 7 votes
  • I do think people can be much too hard on others about debate etiquette. Don't get me wrong, I think you need to be well-educated on the subject, but it's not hurting anyone if there's an article that's solely a rant or something. Just scroll down. There's no need for hate comments.

  • Substance over style my friends.

    Posted by: Stefy
  • I assume you're talking about formal debates? There isn't much etiquette to expect with informal debates.

    Posted by: reece
  • There is an etiquette for a reason, unfortunately. If you are shouting at the opposer, mocking them, belittling them, or just simply being unpleasant overall, do you think you are going to effectively get your message across? Of course not. Is it fair if one opponent is interrupting the other, or if one opponent has more time than the other? Again, of course not. Etiquette is the only thing separating formal debate from the youtube comment section. Let's take a moment to appreciate that.

    Posted by: Nerox
  • Are people *too* uptight about debate etiquette, and no but I get uptight about English language etiquette.

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TBR says2015-06-04T22:02:34.4140019-05:00
Can I give an example? And, aside, I love the banjo. I have several, my wife got me one for my birthday about 10 years ago. I CANT PLAY AT ALL!!!! Its very frustrating watching some slack-jaw play with ease, when I cant play rolls.
banjos42 says2015-06-04T22:18:05.4002216-05:00
Sure you can give an example. Yes the banjo is great. I'm not too good either, I spend most of my time playing keyboard. Do you practice? Whens the last time you played?
Emilrose says2015-06-05T06:21:17.3545566-05:00
*too. And NO.
reece says2015-06-05T09:53:08.0542168-05:00
@Emilrose I don't think you're look for a friendship with that pic.
TBR says2015-06-05T10:58:37.2988107-05:00
Sorry, I meant can YOU give an example. Last time I played? Well, my son handed me the out of tune one the other day, and we plucked away with him on my lap. Basically, I don't practice. I was having friends over, it was like 7 years ago now, but a friend picked it up. Said "this is weird. So, this sting is an octave higher, right? And its upside down, strange..." After a few min in the comer of the room he came back plucking out tunes. It pissed me off.
reece says2015-06-05T11:19:45.5157397-05:00
Looking* .

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