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The stars and flags system works somewhat, but just to clarify, you are proposing the winner is based on the sole number of stars they receive in a thread as the outright winner?
I like your idea of a panel of three judges per debate, actually it was something I was going to suggest anyway. What we need to do is look for the best debaters in the forum, and see if they wont judge debates. Debate is something that is an art unto itself, and those who know best the art should be the ones judging it. We have wonderful debaters on the forums also who are not necessarily a part of the debate forum, one in particular who comes into mind here is Slayer69.
rather than putting all our eggs in one basket, we should have two or three panels of judges, so that one group of people is not taking all of their time in just judging the debates.
For now, my suggestion is that we all pitch in and either message Vagabond (or comment in the threads he opens) with our critisizims/kudos for the debates with our reasoning, and this would make it easier for Vagabond to decide a winner until we have some set judging panels
Originally posted by Druid42
So who are the three "fighters" that have volunteered to judge This latest DEBATE?
Just curious, and trying to work out the parameters so it's easy for everyone involved to see how this is going to work.
We've got a new debate going. I've u2u'd 3 of those who volunteered to be judges and 2 of them have already responded that they will judge.
I have read and kind of like some of Druid42's suggestions, including that the judging panel not remain anonymous.
I think what I will do, hopefully by late monday, is put up a thread outlining a trial program based on some of the suggestions and discussion here that will allow fighters to basically keep the forum running at its own pace provided that there are enough people here and interested.
even if not consciously intended there is likely to be bias if judges self-select the debates they judge, so some randomness in judging assignments would be preferable.
we could find ourselves in a position sometime where there are more people who want to debate than who want to judge, so it might be wise to account for how debates are prioritized