Request Forum: The Duel

Discussion in 'SF Open Government' started by CounslerCoffee, Feb 10, 2004.

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Good idea, or bad?

Poll closed Feb 15, 2004.
  1. Good Idea

    11 vote(s)
    55.0%
  2. Bad Idea

    9 vote(s)
    45.0%
  1. CounslerCoffee Registered Senior Member

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    I propose a new section based on "one on one" turn style debate. This would be far more interesting for both parties and a deeper form of debate that cannot be achieved in anywhere else on the board.

    *EDIT* I didn't put in a time limit, can another mod please alter the poll?
     
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  3. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    I voted yes.
    I think this is the first online poll I have ever voted in.
    It is a worth cause.
    I love the idea!
    So often points get lost and glossed over because 34 people have posted since I was last on.
    However, how would it be implemented?
    Seems like a lot of moderation overhead time to play "Debate Police" and keep each debate from becoming a free-for-all.
    Would others be allowed to post at all (like cheer-leaders, I guess).
    Would there be enforced debate rules?
    Would there be wa winner determined for each debate, maybe a poll attached to each debate to vote for points on different aspects, or something like that?

    More details, please.
     
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  5. CounslerCoffee Registered Senior Member

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    Well, I would imagine that if someone posted a thread in "The Duel" (Not a final name, but a useful for right now), that the first person to post a retort would have all rights to that thread to debate within it. No others can post in that thread, it can be viewed by others, but not posted in. The second that someone besides the two engaged in debate posts a response, their post is deleted, no matter what.

    It is a forum for one-on-one serious debate. No posting pictures, no one-liners, just a rich wholesome worth while debate.

    No cheerleaders either (Kinda defeats the purpose).

    No winners. Just a nice friendly debate.
     
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  7. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    A suggestion for a name...
    A forum I go to has a sub-forum dedicated to debate (not one-on-one, however, I like this idea better) and I like the name they selected:

    The Debate Chamber
     
  8. CounslerCoffee Registered Senior Member

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    I guess it would be up to Porfiry on what to call it. But I like "The Duel" better.
     
  9. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe that should be the first topic of the one-on-one debate.

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  10. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    I can't see it working. Few one-on-one debates go for more than a few rounds. Threads will die very quickly without allowing anybody else to post, and besides, other people will quickly lose interest in what amounts to private conversation between two other posters.
     
  11. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Would this finally count as the "Bitterness & Vitriol" forum?
     
  12. CounslerCoffee Registered Senior Member

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    No, Tiassa, that's Free Thoughts.

    I've been on other sites that have these types of sections. The threads are few, but the debates are rich and original and worth reading.

    Thanks for your input though.
     
  13. grazzhoppa yawwn Valued Senior Member

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    Dueling will become a huge ego trip, and there will be people saying, "Why don't you duel me, you *P%$@#%@ !" or "I owned you in the duel."

    Unless there are extremelly strict rules and "full-time" moderators, having a one on one debate forum is a bad idea.
     
  14. 15ofthe19 35 year old virgin Registered Senior Member

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    I've checked it out on other forums. It sucks.
     
  15. zonabi free thinker Registered Senior Member

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    um, private messages ?
    is what it sounds like to me.
    we've got that already
     
  16. sweet Pentax Registered Senior Member

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    "the duel" sounds like a big pissing contest
     
  17. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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  18. CounslerCoffee Registered Senior Member

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    I suppose that the people have spoken. It's just that debate, for me at least, on this forum, has become impossible. I can no longer express my opinions without being attacked on all sides, all the while being called a liar and a bastard. And then the responses start pouring in "Why aren't you answering my question?!", "You don't have an answer!", "You are wrong and you can't answer!", "Address this!", "Address that!", etc. I would get around to answering people if they wouldn't bog me down with a billion questions about a billion different things.

    I remember the last serious debate that I had, it was with Tiassa. It was fun, but I was severly raped by this board and it's members.

    I am sure that others on this board probably feel the same way.
     
  19. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Only 11 people have voted.
    Perhaps they haven't finished speaking yet?
     
  20. Mrs.Lucysnow Valued Senior Member

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    Congrats on your vote CC. This is a great idea.
     
  21. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    Maybe the problem lies within yourself. Have you ever wondered about that?
     
  22. CounslerCoffee Registered Senior Member

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    What? I deserve to be hounded because I lean more to the right than I do the left? People in WE&P often question why there aren't more left leaning members on this forum, the answer lies within my last post.

    Thanks, Lucy.
     
  23. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    Apparently your problem lies with the fact that you read between the lines, because how the fuck should I know which side you lean towards, and why would I even care. I thought your problem was that you annoy people.
     

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