Proposal:This subforum should be shut down...

Discussion in 'Formal debates' started by Syzygys, Jul 8, 2008.

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  1. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    ...due to inactivity and too anal rules. Example: James current thread and the nonactivity before that.

    Argue otherwise....
     
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  3. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Do you wish to have a Formal Debate on your topic?

    If not, I will move your thread to Open Government.
     
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  5. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    I was just joking, but if you guys want this subforum to be more active, you have to losen up the rules a bit...

    Also most threads in politics and religion are already debates, just informal...

    You know what, just for the mental challenge, I will make it a Catch of 22:

    1. For a decent and intelligent debate we need strict rules and heavy moderation.
    2. No decent and intelligent person would debate with strict rules and heavy moderation.

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

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    If you have read the rules, you will know that participants in debates are free to agree to whatever rules they want, provided that their debate can still legitimately be called a "formal" debate.

    I don't see how things can be much looser than that.

    Yes. All the other fora have informal debates. The Formal Debates forum provides an alternative.

    I suggest you re-read the sticky threads which will inform you as to how the Formal Debates forum is actually meant to work.
     
  8. Reiku Banned Banned

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    That's cheap, coming from someone who won't answer my thread...:shrug:

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  9. Reiku Banned Banned

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    Look, i know you banned him. Explain the equalibrium where he has been executed more???
     
  10. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    What the hell are you talking about?

    Please PM me. You are off topic.
     
  11. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Here is another problem with this Subforum:

    let's say A and B started a debate. But C and D are reading it and they would like to add very good arguments or point out incorrect things but it is kind of hard if not impossible. I did read the rules long time ago but forgot them, so forgive me if I am wrong on this one.
     
  12. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    There is supposed to be a Discussion thread that goes along with every debate, for people who are not formal debaters to comment in.
     
  13. Techne Registered Senior Member

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    Is there still a debate going to happen whereby the existence of God is discussed/debated?
     
  14. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    If somebody proposes one, and people agree to debate it, sure.
     
  15. CheskiChips Banned Banned

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    I already agreed to join a side.
     
  16. Techne Registered Senior Member

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    For the affirmative?
     
  17. CheskiChips Banned Banned

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    Yes.
     
  18. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    I thought I would post, otherwise this forum is freaking DEAD!!!!
     
  19. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    This debate proposal did not get off the ground.

    Thread closed.
     
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