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#16    Disinterested

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 04:33 PM

You can PM your debate organizer once you have returned, and we can also in that case save you from any point deductions. Of course emergencies happen, it's understandable. thumbsup.gif


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Posted 27 April 2005 - 04:39 PM

I would like to ask a question.

Are we allowed to quote things from books, even though there are no sources for that book available on the internet?

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 04:41 PM

Yes, but you still need to reference the book. You can do so in the same way you'd reference a website.


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Posted 27 April 2005 - 05:55 PM

Oh, OK thanks.

So, if I was to say something like, "The dictionary says that.... (Source the Oxford Dictionary)"

Would that be OK? Bad example I know, but I don't have any books here right now. laugh.gif

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 06:01 PM

Yes, or you can also do it in this fashion:

QUOTE(SaRuMaN @ Jul 3 2004, 08:15 AM)
Source (1) says that 'This this and this'

and at the end of the post list your sources

(1) www.xyz.com

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 06:12 PM

Yes, that would be much easier tongue.gif

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 08:23 AM

I have a question.

What if someone PM's you on the seventh day to inform you that they are going away for the weekend.

With this in mind, they have had seven days to post, knowing that they would be absent on the seventh, and thereby it is not unreasonable to suggest that they post before the seventh day.

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 01:09 PM

If they can't post, and they let us know, it's fine.

But they have to let the organizers know, otherwise the points WILL be deducted.


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Posted 17 July 2005 - 06:08 AM

A good rule definatly.
But maybe the time frame is to long.
7 days for one post is a long time.
I think it should be shortened by at least half.
just my opinion.


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Posted 12 August 2005 - 09:04 PM

Question: Can I use a documentary for a source, for example if I want to use farenheit 9/11 as a source?


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Posted 12 August 2005 - 10:12 PM

Yes, that's absolutely fine. original.gif


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Posted 21 October 2005 - 03:21 AM

I've noticed some debates have five body posts, while some are only allotted four.  What is the reason for this difference?  Who decides how many posts to have

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 10:54 AM

Hi PA

The debate organiser will decide how many posts the debate has and the set up of the debates. The reason why you see some debates with four and some with five posts is that we may feel sometimes is not enough material for certain debates and so slightly shorten them so that they do not drag out.

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 07:25 PM

A reminder

There is a point deduction for debaters who fail to make a post within the 7 day time frame. The deductions will be 2 points for every day the participant fails to post after the 7 days.

This is to ensure that debates continue in a timely fashion. If for any reason you cannot post within the 7 days, please ensure that you let your organizer know to avoid having the points taken off your debate.

If, however the participant does not then attempt to make a post for upto 2 weeks after the 7 day rule has started an immediate disqualification will occur.



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Posted 14 January 2006 - 11:48 AM

Suspensions - New Rule Added, Please Read Carefully!

It is with regret that we will be introducing suspensions from participation on the debates board for a period of time that we, the organisers, feel is fit to the person involved. This has not been an easy decision to make but now is a neccesary one for everyone involved.

It has become apparent that a few people have gone jumping with huge enthusiasm into a debate, then decided halfway through that they actually don't like it and suddenly vanish with no notification.
This is not on and is not going to be tolerated anymore. It is unfair on Aztec and myself who organise these debates and on the opponents who actually take time and effort with the debates and on our debate judges.
We all want this debates board to carry on the success it has had in the past and to continue to be a relaxed, enjoyable and informative place for people to come and participate in.

As always myself and Aztec are able to put a debate on hold if any kind of problem arises during that debate and we have done this with no issues many times in the past. However we need to know that there is a problem to begin with so keeping us informed is always good.

In future please note- If you are interested in partaking in a future debate make sure that you have the time and commitment to take it on before you commit. It is in all our interest to make sure that these debates run as smoothly as possible.

If anyone wants more information on this feel free to contact myself or AztecInca via PM.

Regards, Lottie and AztecInca

Edited by Lottie, 17 February 2006 - 10:41 PM.





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