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Formal Debate Format Sticky

Discussion in 'Civil War History - General Discussion' started by jgoodguy, Nov 2, 2015.

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  1. jgoodguy

    jgoodguy Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    he rules for this thread are:

    A debatable proposition.
    • Debate Thread created in moderated threads.
    • Only participants and the moderator may post. Teams and consultants are allowed, but only one member may post.
    • Standard CWT rules.
    • Moderator(s) may not participant,judge or comment,. They only enforce the rules.
    • There must be a debatable proposition/question.
    • Side A is the affirmative.
    • Side A presents their opening Statement in a single post.
    • Side B presents their opening Statement in a single post.
    • Side A presents their rebuttal of B's opening Statement in a single post.
    • Side B presents their rebuttal of A' opening Statement in a single post.
    • Followed by 5 Supplemental statement posts and rebuttals in the format of a statement followed by a rebuttal. A followed by B.
    • Side B asks 2 questions each in a separate post.
    • Side A answers the questions each in a separate post.
    • Side A asks 2 questions each in a separate post.
    • Side B answers the questions each in a separate post.
    • Side A makes closing statement in a single post.
    • Side B makes closing statement in a single post.
    • Up to 3 questions from the audience for each team from members other than participants. Teams may refuse to answer the question and it will be deleted by the moderator. The questions will be selected and posted by the moderator from the non debate thread about the debate if any.
     
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