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Thread: Formal Debates?[W; 51]

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    Re: Formal Debates?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Here's the thing:

    In order to make this work, I need to show there is a definite interest. I purposefully picked broad topics, because there could be so many pointed debates we could do.

    The jist of this needs to be proven to other Mods that this is worth doing. While I am passionate about formal debates, I am not into strong arming a community into participating in something they have no interest in.

    In fact, the only reason I placed this in the polls section, is because it would, in theory, get more attention than it would in feedback/suggestions.

    Having said that, I will hone a specific topic for debate and make another poll asking for volunteers to participate.

    Like others here, I have a full time job and real life commitments; therefore I apologize for not being more active in trying to garner interest.

    I am a firm believer in letting a community dictate what interests THEM.
    Which is why I was suggesting that people posting that they would be interested to say what type of specific issues they would be interested in debating.

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    Re: Formal Debates?

    Sure. There are a few issues that I'm always up to debate, pretty much anything involving the Bill of Rights, taxation to a certain extent though I'm more philisophical in that regard. Economics in general can be of interest, business, or other evergreen topics.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Formal Debates?

    I would be interested in a reverse debate on gun control, where I take the anti-gun side. I can show you peons how it's don and maybe then you can offer me some entertainment in the rest of the forum. I don't formally debate for free though. I'l require another blue ribbon.

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    Re: Formal Debates?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I would be interested in a reverse debate on gun control, where I take the anti-gun side. I can show you peons how it's don and maybe then you can offer me some entertainment in the rest of the forum. I don't formally debate for free though. I'l require another blue ribbon.
    You'll have to earn a ribbon. I don't give out ribbons for nothing you know. :P
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    Fool me twice....shame on me.

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    Re: Formal Debates?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Here's the thing:

    In order to make this work, I need to show there is a definite interest. I purposefully picked broad topics, because there could be so many pointed debates we could do.

    The jist of this needs to be proven to other Mods that this is worth doing. While I am passionate about formal debates, I am not into strong arming a community into participating in something they have no interest in.

    In fact, the only reason I placed this in the polls section, is because it would, in theory, get more attention than it would in feedback/suggestions.

    Having said that, I will hone a specific topic for debate and make another poll asking for volunteers to participate.

    Like others here, I have a full time job and real life commitments; therefore I apologize for not being more active in trying to garner interest.

    I am a firm believer in letting a community dictate what interests THEM.
    'round here you're the gubmint and we expect you to cater to our every whim no matter how much it costs everybody else!

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    Re: Formal Debates?

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    I didn't come here to make friends, I got plenty of friends. I came here to get things done.
    This is an internet forum bro. Not the halls of Congress or the White House. Get a clue. For all we know you could be a fat 16 year old boy who has never been laid and is looking longingly at TGND's avatar. "I came here to get things done" LOL

    Sorry TGND. Probably derailed your thread with this. I couldn't help it. That post was too much to pass up. I'll leave it alone now.
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    Re: Formal Debates?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    This is an internet forum bro. Not the halls of Congress or the White House. Get a clue. For all we know you could be a fat 16 year old boy who has never been laid and is looking longingly at TGND's avatar. "I came here to get things done" LOL

    Sorry TGND. Probably derailed your thread with this. I couldn't help it. That post was too much to pass up. I'll leave it alone now.

    I take offense to that. One does not have to be a fat 16 year old boy to look longingly at TGND's avatars. I ran just last month or sometime around then.

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    Re: Formal Debates?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    This is an internet forum bro. Not the halls of Congress or the White House. Get a clue. For all we know you could be a fat 16 year old boy who has never been laid and is looking longingly at TGND's avatar. "I came here to get things done" LOL

    Sorry TGND. Probably derailed your thread with this. I couldn't help it. That post was too much to pass up. I'll leave it alone now.
    It was tongue in cheek.

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    Re: Formal Debates?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    They've done it here before, and we did it on PCF and WS... with good results. I believe the key is picking team captains and then putting together a cohesive, intelligent and respectful team.
    Yes, a good idea, and I mind NOT that I am out, as I am, like many others, overly opinionated and underly factual.....vague memories of high school debating classes....
    Best of good fortune on this one...now if all of the opinionated old fools would say out and away.......

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    Re: Formal Debates?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    I dunno.

    4Forums tried this

    Mixed results. But that may have been because some of the formal debate people were psychopaths.
    If all the debate people had been psychopaths, the results wouldn't be so mixed. No need to start discriminating against psychopaths. There are just too many other deserving groups already asking for it.

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