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A challenge debate thread.

Discussion in 'Civil War History - Secession and Politics' started by jgoodguy, May 9, 2015.

  1. chellers

    chellers Brigadier General Moderator Trivia Game Winner

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    Who will be facilitator?

    Who selects the topic?
     
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  3. ami

    ami Major General Super Moderator

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    I think you may want to start with getting volunteers to be arbiters, facilitators, debaters etc.... perhaps a new thread calling for volunteers?
     
  4. 1SGDan

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    Selecting a topic may be the best way to solicit volunteers. Not everyone wants to debate everything.
     
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  5. Waterloo50

    Waterloo50 Major Silver Patron

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    Did the debate thread happen? Have I missed it or is it still in the planning stage.
     
  6. jgoodguy

    jgoodguy Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    Bump
     
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  7. 1stvermont

    1stvermont Corporal

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    what of a 1v1 debate section on a topic.
     
  8. jgoodguy

    jgoodguy Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    A thread yes, section no.
    Difficult to implement.
    First need two people to square off that will put the time into research and presentation.
     
  9. TFSmith121

    TFSmith121 First Sergeant

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    Do the factual arguments of each side have to be sourced, and if so, do the sources have to be readily available for review by the audience, either via links to on-line sourcing or, at least, citations to published works that are readily available in the Anglosphere?
     
  10. jgoodguy

    jgoodguy Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    Like a regular debate, the debate parties are responsible for their evidence. They have to convince an audience of their case.
     
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  11. TFSmith121

    TFSmith121 First Sergeant

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    Okay, fair enough.

    Best,
     
  12. civilken

    civilken 2nd Lieutenant

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    and I vote for let the games begin.
     
  13. jgoodguy

    jgoodguy Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    Like tangos, it takes two.
     
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    JGood, you must keep pretty busy these days...
     
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  15. Waterloo50

    Waterloo50 Major Silver Patron

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    I'm kind of hoping that you go with this subject.
     
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  16. civilken

    civilken 2nd Lieutenant

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    thank you for the reply please let me know if you received this in my computer is jumping around thank you.
     
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  17. jgoodguy

    jgoodguy Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    Will think on it.
     
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  18. Waterloo50

    Waterloo50 Major Silver Patron

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    Received :thumbsup:
     
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  19. civilken

    civilken 2nd Lieutenant

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    thank you Waterloo it was me not the computer.
     
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    Sounds great!!

    I don't know how this could be included, but I think what is missing from our political debates is someone who points out logical fallacies. As a debate judge would.

    I just wonder if there might be a system to flag or deduct points for stuff that "sounds good, but means nothing."

    Just a thought.
     
  21. jgoodguy

    jgoodguy Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    So far we have had exactly one debate. It was a good idea, but members are not willing to put the time and effort into it.
     

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