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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeFri Apr 09, 2010 3:32 pm

Yeah, go for it mate...i'd have to be the anti everything anyway, because, well, i am....lol!

But as you say we all have our strong opinions on things so why not..we'd obviously need a pro and and anti and would folks have to have a mediator or is it goin be a case of sort it out the back on the lawn..... wink

Work something out mate, i'll leave it in your capable handwringing hands... lmao


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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeFri Apr 09, 2010 6:03 pm

Sounds like a good idea to me, count me in! thumbs up

Just don't pair me up with .tUrniP because I get all confuddled when he uses them big words! lol!

Set up some rules and work out the plan cool


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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeFri Apr 09, 2010 6:28 pm

I'm sure you already know but you can count me in... Now I can bore you all to tears competitively. Debating contests 410910
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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeSat Apr 10, 2010 5:00 am

Done them before and they can be great fun. Given the current climate here, I'll sit it out.
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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeSat Apr 10, 2010 5:19 am

I'm lost...whats the current climate..?

Is something going on in PM i should know about...?

Or am i just missing obvious posts i should be seeing...?

If someone/anyone lets me know i can try sort it (for any member)... wink


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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeSat Apr 10, 2010 6:45 am

i'm game
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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeFri Apr 16, 2010 2:40 pm

Has this been put on hold or... ? Debating contests 151682
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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeFri Apr 16, 2010 4:24 pm

HA HA You itching for an argument Mr T
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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeFri Apr 16, 2010 4:44 pm

TW is taking a break from forums so unless someone else wants to pick up the game or else its on hold Debating contests 747403
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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeTue May 04, 2010 12:19 pm

To be honest I can't think how best to set this up but I'm in the mood for it; I'll argue for or against anything, so that's at least one entrant.

Maybe two teams of two: 1a posts - 2a posts -1b posts - 2b posts - 2a/b respond - 1a/b respond - questions - poll ?

Time limit: ?
Word limit: ?
I don't know ... Does anyone else fancy picking it up? Debating contests 314929
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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeTue May 04, 2010 12:57 pm

How about starting with a list of topics to choose from, then two people go head to head, one for and one against (decided beforehand by the controller) Once the debate has taken place we set up a poll for people to decide the winner?

I know TW was thinking along these lines, I'm phoning him later so I'll ask him what he was planning, maybe I might even be able to get him to come back and join in thumbs up

As for a time frame, what about say 3 or 4 responses each?

Just ideas, we can organise something I'm sure wink


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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeTue May 04, 2010 1:10 pm

However it's done I just think it's a grand idea, one that should be brought to fruition. Debating contests 752815
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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeTue May 04, 2010 1:15 pm

Yep great idear Debating contests 752815
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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeTue May 04, 2010 3:55 pm

What we did once on another forum, was hold the same debating contest but the admin chose the topic to debate, and then the members went at it. Some topics went into hundreds of pages some just a few posts.

The other one was what has been mentioned already. Only problem we came across was other's wanted in on it at the same time as the 2 debating. Or finding somebody who had an opposing view.

Good fun whatever way TW had planned.
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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeTue May 04, 2010 4:09 pm

I've put in my request to TW via Julz, I'm not sure he'll be in the best mood since his beloved Rangers lost to Celtic tonight but I'll keep my fingers crossed.

If we went with the one to one method we could have a mod on standby to delete posts that should not appear, if anyone wants to add comments once the debate is over then they can feel free to post them.

First off we will need a master of ceremonies to organise the topics and debaters and to say who will be for and against each time......In any debating contest you have to go with what you are given, so even if you are anti or pro something in real life you must still argue the toss for the side you are given.

I'm just on the blower to TW now............


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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeWed May 05, 2010 1:59 pm

It's TW's baby so he should be Master of the Trumpet. I think that is fair and I put that up for the vote.

TW to be Master of the Trumpet, ceremonies. Debating contests 752815 Who seconds it?



As for mods moderating posts. My own opinion it can work but it can turn things ugly too. I favour hands off method. 2 men enter one man leave philosphy should previal those debating should know what they are entering and that should be it.


Rules, only one I can think of should be in place is that retorting to name calling, personal info divulging and taking any grudge to other areas is a NO NO! If you can;t keep it civil don't enter TW's ring. Debating contests 878796
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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeWed May 05, 2010 2:36 pm

Gris Gris wrote:
! If you can;t keep it civil don't enter TW's ring.

Oh dear lord, perish the thought.. scared


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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeWed May 05, 2010 3:41 pm

No , I mean deleting anything other than what the 2 involved should post, as in if other members try to stick their beak in during a debate? I don't think this will happen as most of us will already understand the rules and know that we are not allowed to participate until it's our turn ........but just in case. thumbs up


............and peeeeerlease, do we have to discuss TW's ring? shocked


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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeSat Jun 19, 2010 7:48 am

So ... since TW seems to have abandoned ship is this is dead in the water?
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PostSubject: Re: Debating contests   Debating contests Icon_minitimeSun Jun 27, 2010 3:24 pm

For the time being lets just say this is on hold.
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