posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 09:45 AM
reply to post by Supercertari
Hello, Super! I certainly don't see that you're doing anything wrong, since you caused me to re-write portions of my opening.
I remember, during my first debate, wanting feedback just as you are now, and not getting much. When the debate is over we'll both get some feedback
from the judges, and some of our colleagues will be more open to answering questions then, also. If this weren't a tournament, I'd try to be more
helpful, but it is a tournament and I have a desire to make it to the next round.
I don't usually "skyfloat"* quite so much, but in this case I only had to tweak my opening and have my first response mostly written too, so I'm
afraid the next post may come back at you rather quickly as well. Don't think that you need to keep up, take your time. You don't get any points for
the hours out of your 24 that you don't use.
*skyfloating: an FCP term which refers to the practice of posting a response within a couple of hours - or even minutes (!!) of your opponent's post.
Theories as to the reasons for this practice include getting/keeping the opponent off balance, boredom, and too much (spiked?) coffee.