Originally posted by Yarcofin
Okay, I challenge you to every thread I've ever seen you on, Nygdan
What's the point really though? Everyone already just debates on threads... that's the whole point, or they'd all be done in one post, or filled
with everyone agreeing.
I can understand what you are getting at.
The thing that makes this different is that its more structured, if someone doesn't respond to your salient points the judges will notice it,
they'll get called on it, and there won't be any question of people 'not getting around' to that particular point, or shrugging off the evidence
For the more well researched ones, there will be time to compose responses
rather than posting reactions
. Citations will be encouraged,
and that in itself will condense the evidence involved and make an excellent reference for those viewing the debates.
Plus, after winning, you get to say 'neeener neeener neeeeeeeeennnneeeer'.
And thats just fun.
You're just taking material that belongs on a thread of the proper topic, and moving it completely out of context to a generic forum.
People will still be able to continue their threads as normal. The sort of points that they'll be able to bring up will be the sort that they
wouldn't normally get to in a discussion thread, where there are many people discussing different aspects of a wide topic simulateously.
So we're just going to have a bunch of material that people should really hear thrown away into a forum no one visits (or at least I don't),
Really? Thats your loss my man! There are some incredible discussions in that forum!
when it should be seen by the people who are interested in it most,
People who are interseted in a subject will be able to follow it there. Anyone following the originating thread will be able to see the discussion
continued in thread, and if they are really interested, see an incredible exposition of the topic in the debate forum.
I don't like it being between two people, so structured and locked-down.
Then feel free to not particpate or view it. Feel free to decline any challenges offered to you.
If there is a right and wrong,
Just because there is a decision at the end hardly means that its the right decision and that "The Truth", if there is such a thing on the matter
being debated, has been revealed.
why not just let everyone in on the action that can lend some information?
Because then it wouldn't be a debate?
If there isn't a defined right and wrong, why waste the time having a debate that will not solve anything?
Who's time is wasted by it? Only people that want to be inovlved and see it as worthwhile will participate.
It's just going to push two rivals even further apart. And it ruins the whole sense of community.
See, if you had been checking out the debate forum, you'd see that it encourages the sense of community. We all joke around about them being
Fighters, but there is a real warrior ethic that develops between participants, they're diametrically opposed, they're trying to cut each other's
legs out from under them, but when its all over, they practically have a beer and sing a song together!
"hey remember when I shredded your logical syllogism to peices, man that was great!"
Looks like we need a debate for this thread already.
Meh. What would be the point.
Nygdan, are staff included in this, as well?
Dang thats a good idea!
What would the format be like?
We can tailor that to the needs of the participants and amount of time that judges will be able to give to the project. But I'd say that the default
would be just like a debate within the Debate Tournament, each gets an opening statement, three replies, then a closer, with a time limit of 24 hours
But if a topic wasn't that expansive, we could make it one response between opening and closing. We could even leave it open ended and have the
debate moderator decide when to stop, the benefit is that we can be very flexible.
Can we develop a new smiley that resembles a :glove slap:
I was totally
considering doing that or something like it for a while, but figured, lets just get this thing started!
who thought of this (nygdan)???
No no no, this is something thats been floating around for a while, in the air, as they say.