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posted on Nov, 24 2008 @ 07:17 PM
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reply to post by wisefoolishness
 


Wise, I have to tell you, you are going to be a perfect fit at the Fight Club.

Pick a fight with someone and join us asap.

I promise you'll have loads of fun.




posted on Nov, 24 2008 @ 07:29 PM
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Well I've put myself out there.

I'm thinking of a newb showdown. Entertaining for us newbs, and for the older guys and gals who like to set back and poke fun at us, and give us wedgies between the rounds, or at least I think that's how this works...



posted on Nov, 24 2008 @ 07:33 PM
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i would be more then happy to debate... Politics is my favorite subject, and i tend to lean republican....



posted on Nov, 24 2008 @ 07:34 PM
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reply to post by wisefoolishness
 


Great idea!
I believe MischeviousElf is also looking to start debating.
Why don't you guys U2U each other, agree to fight, then one of you U2U either MemoryShock or Semperfortis to give you a topic and get you started.



posted on Nov, 28 2008 @ 09:27 PM
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Well I'm still new to ATS, but if anyone has any topics they want to debate a new member like me about let me know, I wouldn't mind getting into something more formal and organized like the fight club
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Topics - Environmental trends, historical culture, education systems, entertainment pro-cons?
just throwin out some ideas.



posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 07:17 PM
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I bring you the trophies of my fallen enemies...



...as proof of my worthiness to join the ranks!

I am ready for my first mission


My preferred topics:

World Religion
World Mythology
Ancient Civilization
Philosophy of Morality, Ethics.
Philosophy of Metaphysics, Eschatology
The Brain
Cognitive and Psychoanalytical Psychology
Anarchism, Socialism, Utopianism.
Vegetarianism.

*So if anyone want's to debate with me, lemme know


[edit on 29-11-2008 by Lucid Lunacy]



posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 08:57 PM
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Im always on tap for a good debate, particularly of the political variety, although, I do acquaint myself with other topics to be sure


how do I sign up?



posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 09:13 PM
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Just contact any of the members above via U2U and agree to debate. If you can't agree on a topic a moderator will pick one for you. They're actually very good at that.
Once you have found an opponent and agreed to debate send either semperfortis or MemoryShock a U2U and they will set up the whole thing for you.

In the meantime you can familiarize yourself with the format and some tactics by visiting the debate forum and reading some of the older or ongoing debates.



posted on Dec, 1 2008 @ 04:33 PM
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Hey guys I'm new to the debate club, anyone wanna have a round with me? btw: How long do we have between posts during the debate?

Sincerely,
joshedis



posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 07:30 AM
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The standard debate has five posts from each side (an opening, three responses, and a closing statement). You have twenty-four hours from the time stamp on the previous post to respond. In addition, each Fighter has one automatically-approved 24-hour extension.

Those guidelines can be adjusted in Challenge Matches if the fighters agree. For example, a recent fight featured fast response times (four hours between posts, with a sleep break scheduled), and semperfortis and Skyfloating are currently tossing around the idea of a one-day debate (one hour between posts).

Before you commit to a debate, it's a good idea to read some old debates so that you know what you're in for. Here is the index for the Debate Forum.

Also, you might read this post about being A Fighter by semperfortis.

Welcome to all new Fighters



posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 10:55 AM
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Oh, Lucid .. it would SO be fun to debate you! After the debate you are setting up now, I'll be next in line .. surely we can find an agreeable topic.

Maybe, if you're interested, we could even do one of the Holiday "ishes" (they're shorter than regular debates and allowed/expected to be humorous).



posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 01:31 PM
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Holiday Skirmish Sign-Ups

As has been intimated, we are going to try and revive the Holiday Skirmish idea that can be seen halfway down this page.

There were only three that year but I think we can do a few more this year. It wouldn't be a tournament but rather a single round of Challenge Matches that would coincide with each other as far as the start date, which is tentatively scheduled for December 12th (the date may be amended should there be an overwhelming consensus to).

These debates are intended to be light hearted in nature and are really just an excercise in the spirit of the holiday. I had a freaking blast debating The Vagabond a few years ago so I definitely think many here would enjoy the more toned down nature.

That said, this announcement is intended to gauge the interest. I will keep a list that I will add to for those who express interest.

If you are interested, please send me a u2u so that I can add you to the list and assign Fighter status to your account.

***DO NOT u2u interest if you feel that you may not be able to finish the debate.***

It takes about a week to finish a debate and about 2-3 hours to compose a response so please keep that in mind when factoring in other Holiday activities.

That said, these debates are supposed to be fun!!



posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
My preferred topics:

World Religion
World Mythology
Ancient Civilization
Philosophy of Morality, Ethics.
Philosophy of Metaphysics, Eschatology
The Brain
Cognitive and Psychoanalytical Psychology
Anarchism, Socialism, Utopianism.
Vegetarianism.

*So if anyone want's to debate with me, lemme know


[edit on 29-11-2008 by Lucid Lunacy]


*Pokes head in sheepishly*

Memory


Umm... Me and Orange are tossing ideas about possibly crossing to the Dark Side (This is no way renounces our loyalty to DATS)...If I/we do, Lucid, I'm interested in the Vegetarianism & Philosophy of Ethics possibly


- Carrot



posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 02:24 PM
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honey dear
he already knows
not long a secret in these halls


see: www.abovetopsecret.com...'

vegetarism is also of great interest for me




[edit on 2-12-2008 by orange-light]



posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 03:27 PM
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The only bumper sticker on my truck says:

EAT BEEF: THE WEST WASN'T WON ON SALAD


Who needs a Con for a veggie debate?


P.S. Since vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat??

Edit to add:

Carrot! Wait your turn. I was here first.
*Heike shoves in front of Carrot in the "waiting to debate Lucid Lunacy" line.


[edit on 2-12-2008 by Heike]



posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 04:34 PM
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Hey guys!

Thanks for the info on debates, I have my first debate coming up right away with Lucid, I was going to do vegetarianism on the con side, but I couldn't find enough facts backing me up, Hope you all have better luck than me!

Sincerely,
jsohedis



posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by Heike
Carrot! Wait your turn. I was here first.
*Heike shoves in front of Carrot in the "waiting to debate Lucid Lunacy" line.


LOL Heike you can take it dear


- Carrot

*Backs off*



posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 05:18 PM
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My first debate was (is, maybe) going to be with Americandingbat
We plan on doing a Gnosticism versus Christian Orthodoxy debate. We were planning on doing it soon but we decided to push it back to late December. So I am free to debate whenever, whoever, whatever (I do have a wedding to attend on the 15th though).

reply to post by Heike
 


Oh my, this would surely be a battle fit for the gods
I accept your challenge
What would be an agreeable topic? I would gladly brandish my tofu sword of truth, if you wanna do a veggie debate (and successfully push Carrot ouf of line) with me.

reply to post by CA_Orot
 


I'd love to debate with you. It seems the vegetarian debate is just begging for some attention
So there is that. But I would definitely be interested in debate on 'philosophy of ethics'!
Is there a specific ethical problem that comes to mind?

reply to post by joshedis
 


No worries about the veggie debate. It seems someone else is going to pick up that torch soon!

As per your u2u, you want to have a religion debate? Your idea was whether religion is good for humanity or not? Can you elaborate on your argument a little more? And do you mean religious belief itself, or do you mean the Abrahmic religions? Either way, I am positive I would want to do this debate


 




[edit on 2-12-2008 by Lucid Lunacy]



posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 05:21 PM
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Way to create a stir without even having a Fighter title yet...



posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 05:24 PM
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Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
But I would definitely be interested in debate on 'philosophy of ethics'!
Is there a specific ethical problem that comes to mind?


I would also be interested in debating the Philosophy of Ethics
I have an idea, I'll U2U it to you! Do you have any ideas?

For the record, as the Bartender of DATS and an avid Red-Wine drinker, I guess that qualifies me to debate you dear?


- Carrot



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