[Game] THE GREAT DEBATE

Discussion in 'Archive: The Senate Floor' started by Souderwan, Jun 30, 2007.

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  1. Mr_Moderator Jedi Knight

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    They did have the option of swapping positions if they wanted. As for how they're assigned, it's all rather random, honestly. :p

  2. ophelia Cards Against Humanity Host. Ex-Mod

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    I'm the rabid socialista, and Mr_Moderator gave me the position he did to drive me nuts. Poor JFT just kinda got sucked into the result of roughly a year's worth of IM bickering. :p

    JFT and I did discuss swapping positions, but he was all right with his lot, and I was fatalistic about mine, having suspected it was coming anyway. (Actually, my first guess was "universal health care: against," but this amounts to the same thing.)

    Anyway, the first goal of these things is to entertain, and lol@ophelia works for that. :p
  3. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Now go pick out your colors. :p
  4. Mr_Moderator Jedi Knight

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    You impugn my integrity, socialista! :p

  5. Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus

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    So, when all is said and done, do we get to pick who we want to argue against? :D
  6. Mr_Moderator Jedi Knight

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    Well, we could do an all-star debate if you like. Gather up some of the big guns like you, E_S, Mr44, dizfactor, KK, KW, etc and I can arrange for some fun. :p

  7. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    dang... can't wait for season 2.
  8. Souderwan Chosen One

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    And I'm back! Free at last!!

    Ok peoples. Sorry that delay took so long. I'll be restarting things later this week. Hope to see you all then.
  9. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    About time. Ophelia and I had to go and get colors for ourselves the old-fashioned way in the meantime. :p
  10. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    Goody.

    I came in here and saw this and I was incredibly angry because it seemed that the competition was going on behind my back and ophelia won the whole thing, but then I realized that Souderwon finally is back and ready to start hosting again.
  11. Souderwan Chosen One

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    *chuckle* Yeah. Sorry about that. I had no idea I was going to be stuck in the house that long. I figured I'd be voted out inside a week or two. Oh well.


    Quick recap:


    1. Hammurabi
    2. ophelia*
    3. JediJeffro
    4. Jedi_Johnson
    5. Jello
    6. Lord_BlackAdder
    7. Jansons_Funny_Twin
    8. Obi-Zahn Kenobi*

    *Winner



    That means that our next two competitors are JediJeffro and Lord_BlackAdder. We'll run the next game no earlier than 48 hrs from this post. I'll PM both players to determine availability. I'll provide an update once that's settled.

    Next Debate: The Kyoto accords were an excellent first attempt to address the issue of global warming, represented the only reasonable approach to avoiding a future cataclysm, and the US's failure to sign on to the accords was a travesty.

    For the purposes of this debate, both players must assume that UN reports on global warming are accurate (though you may disagree with the recommendations). In other words, you're not arguing the facts of global warming--we'll assume that 1) it is happening and 2) mankind is (at least partly) responsible. You are to focus the debate entirely on whether or not the Kyoto accords adequately addressed the global warming issue and whether or not the US should have signed onto the accords.

    JediJeffro will be assigned the "For" position (i.e. defends the above statement) and Lord_BlackAdder will be "against".


    Reminder: You do have the right to refuse a given debate without penalty once during a season. If you wish to refuse (can't be here, don't like the topic, etc), PM me as soon as possible so that a replacement debater can be named. Players are also authorized to "swap" positions if you both agree to it.
  12. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Forty eight hours have elapsed...
  13. Souderwan Chosen One

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    Indeed, Jello. I still have not heard back from either of the two contestants. JediJeffro has read his PM but has not responded. It is possible that he was trying to work out details with Lord_BlackAdder who has not logged in since the 25th. As such, I'm going to postpone their debate and assign their current argument to the next pair (that'd be you and Jedi_Johnson). After your match, I'll try with the two contestants again and if that doesn't work, then I'll simply scrub them and move on to semi-finals.

    So...

    Quick recap:


    1. Hammurabi
    2. ophelia*
    3. JediJeffro(postponed)
    4. Jedi_Johnson
    5. Jello
    6. Lord_BlackAdder (postponed)
    7. Jansons_Funny_Twin
    8. Obi-Zahn Kenobi*

    *Winner



    Our next two competitors are GrandAdmiralJello and Jedi_Johnson. We'll run the next game no earlier than 48 hrs from this post. I'll PM both players to determine availability. I'll provide an update once that's settled.

    Next Debate: The Kyoto accords were an excellent first attempt to address the issue of global warming, represented the only reasonable approach to avoiding a future cataclysm, and the US's failure to sign on to the accords was a travesty.

    For the purposes of this debate, both players must assume that UN reports on global warming are accurate (though you may disagree with the recommendations). In other words, you're not arguing the facts of global warming--we'll assume that 1) it is happening and 2) mankind is (at least partly) responsible. You are to focus the debate entirely on whether or not the Kyoto accords adequately addressed the global warming issue and whether or not the US should have signed onto the accords.

    GrandAdmiralJello will be assigned the "For" position (i.e. defends the above statement) and JediJohnson will be "against".


    Reminder: You do have the right to refuse a given debate without penalty once during a season. If you wish to refuse (can't be here, don't like the topic, etc), PM me as soon as possible so that a replacement debater can be named. Players are also authorized to "swap" positions if you both agree to it.

    I will follow up with a PM to both of you now.

  14. Souderwan Chosen One

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    Ok. Both contestants requested a change of topic. Being the kind and generous Mr_Moderator that I am, I will grant their wish.


    Next Debate: US immigration policy is sufficient and the current debate about the illegal immigration problem in the US is a result of poor enforcement, vice a need for a new policy.

    GrandAdmiralJello will be assigned the "For" position (i.e. defends the above statement) and JediJohnson will be "against".


    Reminder: You do have the right to refuse a given debate without penalty once during a season. If you wish to refuse (can't be here, don't like the topic, etc), PM me as soon as possible so that a replacement debater can be named. Players are also authorized to "swap" positions if you both agree to it.

    I will follow up with a PM to both of you now.

    Edit: The Debate will take place on Monday, beginning at 1500 (3 p.m.) board time (6 p.m. EDT).

  15. Souderwan Chosen One

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    OK. I haven't heard formally back from either of the two contestants as of yet. I'm very swamped with schoolwork at the moment so, if there are no ojections, I'm going to postpone for a day or two. Both Jello and Jedi_Johnson need to PM me or post here (or both) to let me know when they are available. Failure to respond within the next 48 hrs will result in me moving on to the next bunch. :p
  16. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I *should* be available during that same afternoon period on Tuesday and Wednesday, barring anything crazy happening.
  17. Souderwan Chosen One

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    Well, it seems our other contestant has dropped out due to personal reasons. The other two who were up are temporarily unavailable. I'd hate to move on with such a small group. As such, I'm opening the game up to three new contestants, if anyone's interested.

    1.
    2.
    3.
  18. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    i'm so in, with open spots and all
  19. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    I'm really horrible at this, and I'm sort of busy, but I'm in.
  20. Souderwan Chosen One

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    Ok. I got a third request in, so now we have a new lineup! :)


    1. Hammurabi
    2. ophelia*
    3. Lowbacca_1977
    4. MASTERPRENN
    5. Jello
    6. Suzuki_Akira
    7. Jansons_Funny_Twin
    8. Obi-Zahn Kenobi*

    *Winner


    So what we'll do is put Lowbacca_1977 against Suzi and then Jello against MASTERPRENN. I'll put up the new debate challenge as soon as I clear my schedule (next day or so). Good luck to the new contestants!


  21. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    I suck at this stuff horribly, and then I get put against Jello?

    Great.

    :p
  22. Souderwan Chosen One

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    Haha! Sorry. It was kinda random. Just read back through the two previous debates for a hint at how to do well. ;)


  23. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Why don't you swap colors with your Mr. Moderator sock so it's easier for me to find this thread? :p
  24. Souderwan Chosen One

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    I do not have such powers, my friend. But yes, I should probably ask that we swap back. The original thinking was to use him while I was in the BB house through a proxy user. That need no longer exists. I'll send a PM to E_S.
  25. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I know you don't have such powers. I don't have such powers. :p
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