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Hi must be a way
The debates are pretty easy - the rules, anyway! There's two types - though they both work pretty much the same: "Challenge Matches" and
The last tournament just wrapped up, so what you're probably looking for is a 'Challenge Match'.
These are just a thread with 1) an opening statement from each participant, 2) three replies each, and 3) a closing statement from each participant.
Posts from each side, first one then the other.
Once all the posts are in, the thread is locked, and an anonymous panel of three judges determines the winner.
Each post can be up to 10,000 characters, and there's a few specific rules on how much quoting from external sources you can do, and how many links
you can provide in each post. There's a standard 24-hour maximum time limit between posts, but that's flexible if everyone agrees differently
The topic of each debate can either be pre-agreed upon by the two participants, or the moderator can choose a random topic, or you can provide a list
to the moderator to choose, or whatever you feel appropriate that the moderator agrees to.
To start a debate, use U2Us: first, to the opponent to agree to debate and what the ground rules are, then once you both agree to that, notify a
debate moderator: Either semperfortis
Definitely look at the previous 'Challenge Match' debates! The rules of each debate are specified in the opening post (they're pretty much all the
same), and that's the definitive reference:
Debate Forum Page
There's other fun stuff, like a ranking system, the 'fighter' title on your avatar, and our private pub, but that should get you started!
(moderators please expand or correct if I left anything out!)