Originally posted by The Vagabond
Beezzer and enjoies05 have both accepted u2u invitations to judge from me. I hadn't realized that the debaters intended to take volunteers in the
There have been several (8 total) who have volunteered to judge debates. There will be more in the future, and the only qualification I can see to be
a judge is to have "fighter" status. This forum is status limited, so we won't have wanderers coming in, aye?
To clarify, beezer, enjoies05, and vkey08 are to be the first panel of judges in this new trial format.
In the future, it should probably be up to the member starting a debate to collect their topic, their debate partner, and ask for three volunteers to
be judges, of which in the thread will be stated. The debate thread is created with all parameters in place. It also concludes itself, with each
judge giving their assessment of the debate, with a couple of paragraphs of discourse, and ending with a statement of their opinion of who the winner
is, and why.
The major point is that there are several "persistent" members. These members, such as myself, are always on ATS, within the constraints of our
lives, but we do read regularly. We have the time to dedicate for "extra" reading, and as volunteers, we are choosing to judge debates, knowing the
time to judge is NOT a major commitment.
I'd like to see other members with "fighter" status step up to plate, and volunteer. That's what makes this forum active, and once more members
realize there is a smoothly functioning debate forum, they will be interested as well. There ARE at least five debates waiting inception.
All it takes is a few members to contribute, and such philosophy worked well for the Short Story forum. The SS forum has produced a remarkable amount
of member contributions of late. I'd like to see this forum gain the same sort of popularity.
Yes, it runs at a slow pace, but there's no hurry here, really. The goal is to have debates, converse about topics, and have members contribute