posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 03:33 PM
Guys, I'm not mad because everyone here is new and I really appreciate the initiative you all showed in jumping at this tournament so quickly, but
it's REALLY important that you read the instructions and think critically about how you do things.
If you don't know who is pro and who is con, you didn't read the directions.
If you post before it is your turn, you didn't read the directions.
Also, although it isn't explicitly against the rules (we've talked about putting it in the rules but it just hasn't happened so far) it's
generally not very impressive if you use extensive quotes from your sources. The right thing to do is to argue in your own words and use your links to
prove that what you are saying is true. Using your sources to present your argument for you defeats the point of debating on randomly assigned
Feel free to ask questions, feel free to look at past debates to see how people use formatting, links, inductive and deductive logic, etc to present
an argument, and don't sweat it if make a mistake because it'll be alright, but learn from it.