It is my pleasure, and one that I regret has been such a long time coming, to announce that the ATS Debate Forum is coming back to life with new
Unlike those in some past debate tournaments, the topics for this tournament will be heavy-laden with tin-foil. In each round, participants will be
given a position to defend in relation to a conspiracy theory related topic, potentially drawn from any forum on ATS.
Skeptics and Believers alike will be challenged to demonstrate their knowledge of conspiracy topics, their gifts for research, logic, and
We are looking for 16 participants to duke it out for the education and amusement of the audience, and of course for mad applause, and a debate
champion pennant like that which is currently in my mini-profile, but, at the end of the tournament, will be gone from mine and in the possession of
We are looking for at least 16 participants for these debates and for a minimum of 6 judges.
Debate participants must be prepared to post regularly- repeated failures to post within the 24 hour response window will result in forfeiture and
will spoil the fun for others. This obligation will be on and off, due to breaks while judging is awaited, for about 1 month.
Judges must be willing to read debates which can be as long as 6,800 words long (7 single spaced wordprocessor pages in 12 font), and carefully
consider them to determine a winner. Judges will have ample time to do this.
If you wish to debate, please indicate so in this thead.
If you wish to judge, please contact me via U2U and maintain confidentiality regarding your status as a judge.
Participation in either way can be very enjoyable and carries with it a great deal of appreciation from the staff and members- some of that
appreciation will no doubt be expressed in stars and applause.
So without further ado, this thread is opened for debate entries, questions, comments, suggestions, and trash talking (within T&C).
PS, rumor has it that I am both very loud mouthed and deadly in debate, so I will be rewarding good natured
trash talk if it is creative and
makes me laugh.
PPS, I think you're all very very lucky that my position prevents me from entering this tournament. Am I right?
Then freakin' show me!
[edit on 4-8-2007 by The Vagabond]