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A new way to utilize the debate forum

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posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 10:20 PM
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It occurred to me, watching the news/opinion shows that maybe there is an easier, more entertaining way to set up the debate forums.

Networks have pools of those on the left and those on the right. They usually call until they can get one from each side to argue a point offered by the host.

Why can't we do that here?

We have pools of people on the left and right with fighter labels already.


The mods pick the topic and then they find one from each side to debate it.

Easy-Peasy?




posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 10:24 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I think that would be a real fun addition to ATS.

As long as I can photoshop my own fighter label.




posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 10:31 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


That is a great idea. But then again I think it would be great to have a Debate Mud Pit Forum, so what do I know.



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 10:37 PM
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But what if you don’t fit into a neat little left or right box?



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 10:40 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

OK , I wanna be Sean Hannity ! Please ! Please ! .


So , The Left is Getting Out of Hand ! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Thoughts ?...............)



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 10:49 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
But what if you don’t fit into a neat little left or right box?


So you'd be a poor choice for a debate on Trump being an evil devil-clone who wants to destroy the world.





posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 11:07 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
But what if you don’t fit into a neat little left or right box?


So you'd be a poor choice for a debate on Trump being an evil devil-clone who wants to destroy the world.






What if you got stuck with Con in the debate?



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 11:09 PM
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a reply to: highvein

The point is to place people who have already offered an opinion.



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 11:10 PM
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Change it up; dont tell the people which side they have to debate until the debate starts. Make it possible for people to have to debate an opposing viewpoint than the one they personally hold.



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 11:11 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: highvein

The point is to place people who have already offered an opinion.



Ah. I see. I just think it would be fun to see a Trump hater getting the pro side.



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 11:59 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
But what if you don’t fit into a neat little left or right box?


So you'd be a poor choice for a debate on Trump being an evil devil-clone who wants to destroy the world.





Never said he wanted to destroy it, only that he seeks to enslave humanity for his alien overlords.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 12:09 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Interesting idea and one I would love to see in action.

Made me think of something I thought of last Saturday watching football.
That idea was that all “news” anchors should be replaced with sports announcers!

Two totally different ideas though.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 12:13 AM
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originally posted by: DanDanDat
Change it up; dont tell the people which side they have to debate until the debate starts. Make it possible for people to have to debate an opposing viewpoint than the one they personally hold.


No change it up even more.

Debates can get really heated at times so how about this.

When mods have to step in the members concerned have to go into the debate forum but debate the opposite position. This would perhaps help them understand here the other side was coming from all along. To keep it interesting the loser gets a 1 week posting ban.



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