At long last, we're kicking off the Politics Head-2-Head
This new forum was first announced by SkepticOverlord back in July
, but as Kermit the
Frog so memorably put it: “Time's fun when you're having flies.”
offers a new approach to debates that's unique to
, and I think you'll like it.
The basic debate format in H2H is a “contract model”, in which the participants agree up front on the terms they want and have a great deal of freedom
to decide how they want to battle it out.
How To Get Started
1. Find a fellow member who is willing to debate you over a political topic.
2. Choose a topic to debate. For the purposes of an H2H debate, a political topic is any topic which involves politics in some way. That can include
political conspiracies, New World Order politics and even alien politics. As long as politics are involved (and an H2H staff member approves), you're
3. Agree on terms for the debate, such as how many rounds, time limits, how to end it, forfeiture, etc. If you're not sure what rules you want,
we'll soon be posting H2H Debate Templates which you can use as-is or with modifications.
4. Once you and your opponent have agreed on the terms of your debate (U2Us
for this), sign up in this thread:
Politics Head-2-Head Sign-Up Thread
After You Sign Up
1. An H2H Moderator will review your debate application and, if needed, work out any issues with you via
before starting the debate.
2. Fighter status (necessary for posting to the H2H forum) will be granted to any participant who needs it.
3. Once the H2H mod is satisfied the debate terms are feasible, a new thread will be started in the
4. The original post (OP) of that thread will specify the terms of the debate, which will be binding on the participants. Participants may request
changes to the OP and debate terms prior
to beginning the debate, but once the debate starts, no changes will be made.
5. As with ATS Debates
, edits to debate posts will not be permitted and will disqualify
the post, since changes to debate posts can invalidate a response.
6. H2H debate forum rules and guidelines are subject to change without notice. In cases of problems or disputes of any kind, the decisions of the
forum staff will be binding.
Other than that, however, and subject to T&C
compliance (of course), we
actively encourage members to be creative in choosing their debate formats.
After all, that's part of the fun.
By default, H2H debates are not formally judged.
However, members are welcome to specify judges or judgment terms if they want. That's up to members to arrange and subject to staff approval, but
again, we encourage members to be creative and choose the style of debate they want.
Judging for contests will, as always, be arranged and managed by the PTS staff.
[edit on 12/14/2006 by Majic]