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Improving and Promoting Politics @ ATS

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posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 12:07 AM
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Way to go Majic

Way to go PTS

Way to go ATS


I knew there was a reason I LOVED this site...


It just don't get no better than this....

Can't wait for it to get rolling.

Semper

ps. Anyone wanting to go head to head, I am always up for a good debate.

S

[edit on 7/8/2006 by semperfortis]




posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 12:28 AM
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Can anybody spell brown nose.

just do it!



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 07:43 AM
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bron, no...
brwn, no...


Oh Yea

Brown Nose.....



I guess I'm just a political animal and what's wrong with compliments?

Semper



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 07:52 AM
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Poli-tics suck big time..


The desire to become a politician should bar you from life from ever being one..
Billy connolly.

I have an Idea..

Big Brother politics..No not the way you think..

We get to monitor them 24/7 and vote off the biggest..

Fraud/Liar/Moral deviant/Senile one.

Wonder how many would apply then?



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 07:54 AM
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You would definitely limit the candidates...


Seriously there are some good ones out there trying to make a difference.

Semper



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 08:01 AM
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Yeah I must admit..Dan Quayle was portrayed as a donkey in his election campaign..

Funny now though that as he is not pre-occupied with making decisions ,such as invading countries under false pretences,he IS actually appearing to make a difference ecology-wise..Wonder what GWB would have done to pass his time?


HOMER J FOR PREZ


[edit on 8-7-2006 by AGENT_T]



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 08:16 AM
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Originally posted by semperfortis
ps. Anyone wanting to go head to head, I am always up for a good debate.

Seeing as my other challenges have been ignored, I'll take you up on that if you want Semperfortis



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 08:33 AM
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Now that completely depends on what you wish to debate.

My interests are varied, but I am only passionate about certain things.

As I perceive most people are.

But I do love a good spirited debate.

Semper



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 01:51 PM
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I'll throw my hat in the ring.



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 03:04 PM
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Rustling Behind The Curtain

For those wondering, among a *cough* few other things, I'm working out the ground rules for the PTS H2H Contest.

SO outlined the concept above, and now I'm working on making sure the format is fun, interesting for observers and showcases the New PTS Attitude.

As SO mentioned, these debates will be structured, but they won't be rigid, and the judging won't be based on "who won", but rather which pair of opponents made the best overall showing.

So even if you "lose", but "lose" well, you may still win if you put up a good fight.


If anyone else is feeling brave, by all means throw your hat into the ring -- ideally by challenging an ideological opponent to a "duel".

In terms of timeframe, I'm thinking of kicking things off Friday, July 14. However, if there is a lot of interest and folks want to get hopping, we can start sooner.

I'm thinking of having the contest period run for a week to allow flexibility for members with busy schedules, with prizes awarded promptly on Sunday, July 23, 2006 (that gives two weekend days for final judging -- and NOTE: this is a tentative date. We may shift it depending on developments, but it will be nailed down before the contest begins).


Getting Started

Contact a fellow member (preferably by U2U to make sure they're okay with it), choose a topic, and post it here with the names of the contestants. Topics are not exclusive, so more than one pair of members can debate the same topic.

Be sure to check on things such as if they will be available between July 14 and July 21, and make sure you're both feeling up to going head to head in a public debate.

Or, if you don't have an opponent yet, offer yourself here as an open contender, and we'll pair you up later.

We'll need at least ten pairs of members to get started, but more are welcome.

I encourage duelers to choose the topic they want -- and make it something you are passionate about. And it doesn't have to be strictly "political".

PTS is focused on politics, but that's a very broad aegis, as I hope will become clearer in the months ahead. Because I plan to have "spectator threads" for each debate in their corresponding forum, however, I recommend choosing topics that fit an existing PTS forum.

Debates in the fields of global, national and even local politics are quite welcome, as well as just about any issue anyone feels strongly about, like abortion, immigration, national security, geopolitics, poverty, human rights, feminism, economics, gun control, ideology (left/right), war (including specific wars) -- pretty much anything that comes out of a politician's mouth is fair game.

Note that staff members are eligible to participate, but inside the arena they will be judged no differently, and all participants are promised a level playing field.

This could be a great chance to show up that snippy mod who's always bugging you.


Bring it on!







P.S. Yes, PTS H2H is the place to "take your bidness out into the street" and challenge that longstanding rival of yours to put up or shut up. And remember: you get to choose the topic, as long as there's a political angle to it (and we'll be pretty "liberal" about that). The watchword is "fun!".


P.P.S. I'm still working out the specifics, and they are subject to change prior to the beginning of the contest, but all participants will be given detailed rules and instructions up front. We can get started here, but once the details are hammered out and approved by the Amigos, I'll start a new thread dedicated to the contest and move over the list of participants to the other thread. More to follow...

[edit on 7/8/2006 by Majic]



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 03:24 PM
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Originally posted by Majic


This could be a great chance to show up that snippy mod who's always bugging you.


Bring it on!







P.S. Yes, PTS H2H is the place to "take your bidness out into the street" and challenge that longstanding rival of yours to put up or shut up. And remember: you get to choose the topic, as long as there's a political angle to it (and we'll be pretty "liberal" about that). The watchword is "fun!".




Oh boy, I can hear both Lib's and Con's salivating on this one. They both hate me.

BRING IT ON

"Pretty much "liberal..."?



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 03:27 PM
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this is a great idea it will definatly be intresting to watch the debates etc



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 03:28 PM
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But intrepid, you're not snippy, are you?






posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 03:29 PM
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Originally posted by Majic
But intrepid, you're not snippy, are you?





Some might say crusty.



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 06:07 PM
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Well "Crusty" I'll debate you, but it may be difficult. We agree on a lot of things.

Semper



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 06:34 PM
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Trickier Than Prom Night


Originally posted by semperfortis
Well "Crusty" I'll debate you, but it may be difficult. We agree on a lot of things.

I don't know, I think subz may have dibs on you.


Meanwhile, I just wanted to mention that aside from the PTS/H2H contest, I'm also proposing a first round of changes to PTS that I think members will like.

These changes will help set the stage for more changes, as PTS prepares to emerge from its chrysalis and take flight on new wings.



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 07:25 PM
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Tell us more
Tell us more

This is really exciting!

Semper



posted on Jul, 9 2006 @ 03:39 AM
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Strip Tease


Originally posted by semperfortis
Tell us more

Sorry to be so coy, but I need to play a lot of this close to my vest for now.

I'm asking for a LOT from the owners and in the world of "realpolitik", they won't be able to give me everything I want -- or hand me the moon on a silver platter.

However, I'll offer a hint: PTS is going to engage politics the "ATS Way".

Submitted for your consideration.



posted on Jul, 9 2006 @ 03:51 AM
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Sorry folks, I'm a little late on the news. But I think it's simply wonderful! PTS will be much improved and incredible. I can hardly wait!

Congratulations, Majic on your promotion. I think you will do a wonderful job. I look forward to the changes taking place. It sounds fun. Best wishes on making it a success.

I'm in your corner.

Take care,

Ceci


[edit on 9-7-2006 by ceci2006]



posted on Jul, 9 2006 @ 05:32 PM
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Originally posted by semperfortis
Well "Crusty" I'll debate you, but it may be difficult. We agree on a lot of things.

Semper


That's the beauty of debate semper, I've found that I've been debating from a point of view I don't necessarily believe in. You learn from the experience. Will it change your POV, maybe, maybe not. But you have a broader view on the topic afterwards. That's not a bad thing.

BTW, can I have a "wish list" of members I would like to debate?


[edit on 9-7-2006 by intrepid]




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