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ATS Debate Tournament: Member Discussion

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posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 12:40 PM
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WOW! They let anybody moderate these days.




posted on Nov, 14 2009 @ 08:54 PM
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So I guess this is everyones last chance to sign up.

The final list will be tomorrow



posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 12:56 AM
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I accept your challenge!!!

I am an ATS debate noob, but I'll kick butt.


Or at least make my opponents wish they had my side of the topic.


Edit: I want to join the debate tournament as one of the people who debate.

[edit on 15-11-2009 by Izarith]



posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 06:27 AM
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A final list of participants will be listed in this thread tomorrow. Members entered in the tournament will be contacted via u2u. Those members will have 72 hours to respond to confirm their participation. Once all are confirmed, we'll look to get the first round up and running within a few days. If people do not respond, their names are bumped and people from the waiting list will be entered.

 
 


Once the tournament starts, these are the participants and nobody else shall enter. If a forfeiture does happen, the opponent moves to the next round.

A new rule that we are going to implement for this tournament and will be emphasized for everyone before they confirm their participation is that if you enter this tournament and then forfeit due to non-responsiveness, you will be ineligible to participate in the next tournament. If something comes up and real life takes over, inform us and let us know of the situation. This isn't what we're talking about it here. From time to time members will just up and "quit" the tournament or are just never to be heard from again. This simple measure is to prevent forfeitures as much as we possibly can.

I'll be in touch soon.




posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 02:46 PM
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Judges & Submitted Topics...



I've yet to directly respond to the number of members who have taken the time to submit their intentions to participate as a judge for the upcoming tournament and also the dozens of topics that have been offered.

I have each and every one of these u2u's saved in my inbox and I will be reviewing them with the organizers of the tournament next week. We will go through the lists and make our decisions. Anyone who is selected as a judge will be contacted next week. If your topic is selected as a debate topic, it is my intentions to contact you. If you notice a topic being used that you believe you submitted and I have not contacted you via u2u, please contact me and just run the scenario by me. It is possible that two members submitted the same topic and one of which may get missed. Anyone selected as a judge or topic contributor will be awarded with a point bonus for their effort.

So judges and topic contributors shall be contacted as well, just as our participants will be.

Topic contributors will not be contacted until that topic has been authored in a debate, as we don't want to tip anybody off on what is being used for the tournament.

We're getting close to kick-off!




posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 08:29 PM
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Almost go time.



posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 08:41 PM
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Careful what you wish for...

I am back with a vengeance



There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth



posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 09:11 PM
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Originally posted by semperfortis
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There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth


I appraud you



ROR



posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 09:27 PM
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I will certainly try to go easy on you.



posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 11:31 AM
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Temporarily closing this thread. I will re-open when the final list is posted.



posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 02:04 PM
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Our Debaters...



(Bolding indicates a first round bye)

1) semperfortis
2) americandingbat
3) schrodingers dog
4) nyk537
5) whatukno
6) neformore
7) souls
8) GUNSINWAR
9) OzWeatherman
10) wormwood13
11) AllSeeingI
12) vkey08
13) Snarf
14) hangedman13
15) serbsta
16) dizziedame
17) ecoparity
18) mblahnikluver
19) stereovoyaged
20) Agent-ATS
21) hyperion.martin
22) eazyriderl_l
23) Kryties
24) Phedreus

 
 


(Waiting List...)



(Names listed above will be contacted and informed of their acceptance into the tournament. They will have 72 hours to reply to confirm their participation. If they confirm, they are in and their seat is theirs. If they do not, their seat is vacated and will be given to the member at the top of the waiting list. A member of the waiting list has 24 hours to confirm once they've been contacted. As seats become vacant, the waiting list is used. If all waiting list members are used and more seats are still available, the window to declare more participants will be opened for 24 hours. Senior debaters will once again be given preference)


1) SLAYER69
2) nikiano
3) MissMegs
4) Frankidealist35
5) Selahobed
6) Parallex
7) snusfanatic
8) Izarith

 
 


  • 1st Round will have 6 byes and 10 debates with 20 participants.
  • 2nd Round will have 8 debates with 16 participants.
  • 3rd Round will have 4 debates with 8 participants.
  • 4th Round will have 2 debates with 4 participants.
  • 5th Round will have 1 debate with 2 participants and a Champion will be declared!

     
     


    This is what we're fighting for..





     


    u2u's will be sent out this week to our debaters!



  • posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 02:27 PM
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    Originally posted by chissler

    This is what we're fighting for..





     



    I really think that the above should be placed in Maxmars' avatar as he did win the last tournament.



    posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 02:32 PM
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    Agreed, However...

    When the last Tournament concluded, we were engaged in the reformation of the Debate Forum; hence what you are seeing now; and this Tournament is, hopefully, indicative of the resurrection of something we all love dearly.

    If it was placed in Maxmars profile, it would simply have to be changed at the conclusion of this tournament..

    Just my opinion of course...

    Semper



    posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 02:35 PM
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    It's still in Ian McLeans avatar.

    And he lost the last tournament.



    posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 04:46 PM
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    u2u's to all 24 participants has been sent.



    posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 04:59 PM
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    No stress on the matter of the banner.

    I'll always consider it an honor regardless.

    Perhaps I can try again someday.



    posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 05:04 PM
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    Originally posted by Maxmars

    Perhaps I can try again someday.


    No, no

    Please retire so I have more of a chance




    posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 05:25 PM
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    Originally posted by OzWeatherman

    No, no

    Please retire so I have more of a chance



    Thanks.

    I am just impressed that the debate forum has such a large following...

    This should be a real event - I feel for the judges ....


    Good Luck everyone!



    posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 05:29 PM
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    Originally posted by Maxmars


    I am just impressed that the debate forum has such a large following...

    This should be a real event - I feel for the judges ....


    Good Luck everyone!


    That reminds me, I was the one that bought the debate tourny up, until chissler decided to close that thread an open this one..

    I think im entitled to some sort of "flag commission"




    [edit on 16/11/2009 by OzWeatherman]



    posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 05:36 PM
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    Originally posted by Maxmars

    This should be a real event - I feel for the judges ....


    Not me, it's not like they have to break the MemoryShock thesaurusesses, rectionaries (tm pending), reverse non sequitur decoders, and sentence reducers out of their oubliette.


    Meh ...



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