posted on Nov, 16 2003 @ 11:26 AM
Here we go!First round of the new ATS Debate Tournament.
Each debator will have one opening statement each.This will be followed by 3 alternating replies each.There will be one closing statement each and no
No post will be longer than 800 words and in the case of the closing statement no longer than 500 words.In the event of a debator posting more than
the stated word limit then the excess words will be deleted by me from the bottom.Credits or references at the bottom count as part of the post.
Editing is Strictly forbidden.
Excluding both the opening and closing statements only 1 image or link may be included in any post.Opening and Closing statement must not carry either
images or links.
The Debate topic is:Same sex marriages should be recognised in law
Tealc will argue for this proposition and he will open the Debate.
Jrod will respond and argue against this proposition.
As a guide responses should be made within 18 hours.However if the debate is moving forward then I have a relaxed attitude to this.
Defaulters will not be excepted in the next Tournament.The winner will receive 1000 ATS points the loser(on condition of completion)will receive 500
ATS points.This on top of generous points allocation for Debate forum posts.
This Topic will be opened on Sunday Nov 23rd Evening GMT and the debate may start.
The debate will be judged by 7 independent and anonymous judges who will consider the quality of debate and not be swayed by personal sympathy for
Winning the debate and winning the argument are two different things.
I wish you both goodluck.
[Edited on 17-11-2003 by John bull 1]
[Edited on 27-11-2003 by John bull 1]