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#16    Abecrombie

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 08:19 AM

If I challenge another member and they except, could the debate be opened?

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 10:52 AM

If you challenge someone and they accept the debate is opened automatically.


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Posted 17 October 2008 - 11:34 AM

Saru on Oct 17 2008, 03:52 AM, said:

If you challenge someone and they accept the debate is opened automatically.



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Posted 17 October 2008 - 06:49 PM

Evidently the software doesn't prevent others than the authorized initial posters in the thread. That's a shame.

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 07:43 PM

One of the limitations of the system unfortunately, there's no facility for restricting access to specific threads.


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Posted 23 October 2008 - 01:06 AM

I find it interesting that those who are the most vehemont on their subjects in the Forums, are not responding to the Debates. Could it be they know their speculations and evidence is not strong enough for debate??

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:19 AM

DieChecker on Oct 23 2008, 01:06 AM, said:

I find it interesting that those who are the most vehemont on their subjects in the Forums, are not responding to the Debates. Could it be they know their speculations and evidence is not strong enough for debate??

I doubt it. Most people don't usually know that they're full of it.  happy.gif

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 05:52 PM

could i know where would i find the new debate topics........if it debate boards how can i access it............(seriously)

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 06:37 PM

universal legend on Nov 1 2008, 05:52 PM, said:

could i know where would i find the new debate topics........if it debate boards how can i access it............(seriously)


You're in the right forum....now. Just go back to the Formal Debates section and the list of
ongoing debates are there..below the bit your post is in.



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Posted 01 November 2008 - 06:44 PM

universal legend on Nov 1 2008, 05:52 PM, said:

could i know where would i find the new debate topics........if it debate boards how can i access it............(seriously)

This is where the current debates are shown.

To start a debate, however, you'll need to challenge a member to a debate directly - please read the FAQ for more information.


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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:10 AM

one of my suggestion is that if i sent a debate reqeust to one of the members and he didnt accept it or did not get  any reply that why could'nt you put this in the formal debates board requesting for participants...........

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:07 AM

Its an interesting idea, i'll consider that for a future update.


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Posted 04 November 2008 - 01:59 PM

Just a thought, but when editing a post (particularly after a lengthy peroid, or the other party has replied) perhaps people could please, voluntarily, state at the bottom of their post what changes they have made.
I like to use italics[i ] [/i ] tags, like in these examples
edit:typo if some minor spelling or punctuation has been corrected, but no change to the context of your post, or *
edit:added reference to Smith/Parks case - though personally I don't agree that you should come back and add information, but each to their own...


*edit: just thought of some more information I wanted to add on punctuation, or some other point to support my argument, but it involves writing a whole new paragraph.  
Now I wouldn't do this after my opponent has made his or her reply, since their response is based on version one of my post.  To do this could make me look either inept and unprepared, or decietful and underhanded.  
If they haven't posted, then I'll take the chance that those reading the debate will just think that I haven't taken the time to properly construct my argument and have been posting off the cuff.


Edited by Evangium, 04 November 2008 - 02:09 PM.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 07:13 AM

^ The old debates seasons had a rule that strictly forbade the addition of new information once a response had been submitted.  Any form of editing was supposed to automatically concede victory to the opponent.  Though in this system we don't specifically have a scoring system as we did with the old debate judges.  That might probably change how people view the debate.  I still think it would be courtesy to your opponent not to chop and edit once it's been submitted.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 10:35 AM

Paranoid Android on Nov 6 2008, 06:13 PM, said:

^ The old debates seasons had a rule that strictly forbade the addition of new information once a response had been submitted.  Any form of editing was supposed to automatically concede victory to the opponent.  Though in this system we don't specifically have a scoring system as we did with the old debate judges.  That might probably change how people view the debate.  I still think it would be courtesy to your opponent not to chop and edit once it's been submitted.

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Unless it was a typo or similar small correction, as was suggested earlier, perhaps? Otherwise, as you say, any "major or imortant" change could have impact on the other party.

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