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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:55 am    Post subject: Associated Thread for the Topic by Let us Reason  Reply with quote

LetusReason has posed a topic for formal debate.

Are there any takers?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't LUR supposed to have an identified debating partner before wading in and starting the debate?

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2. Two posters who intend to carry out a formal debate should propose the debate to admin or to the moderators, outlining the subject/title of the proposed debate and their qualification to debate said subject;

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wasn't LUR supposed to have an identified debating partner before wading in and starting the debate?


Does it really matter? This part of the board isn't used, so is it really necessary to rigidly adhere to protocol? Mind you, I've no intention of debating with him; he's a Jehovah's Witness isn't he?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wasn't LUR supposed to have an identified debating partner before wading in and starting the debate?


Does it really matter? This part of the board isn't used, so is it really necessary to rigidly adhere to protocol?


If it isn't necessary then why did Admin set the ground rules in the first place?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that really is an interesting and important issue; perhaps you should have a debate about it?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, wait! You would have to find someone to debate with of course. Perhaps if you were to put up a post advertising your willingness to debate the subject, and the then hope someone takes you up on it? No, that won't do; not allowed to post until you have a debating partner. Tricky. Perhaps you'd better just stay quiet on the issue of debating protocol until someone approaches you advertising their willingness to debate.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pukon_the_Treen wrote:
No, wait! You would have to find someone to debate with of course. Perhaps if you were to put up a post advertising your willingness to debate the subject, and the then hope someone takes you up on it? No, that won't do; not allowed to post until you have a debating partner. Tricky. Perhaps you'd better just stay quiet on the issue of debating protocol until someone approaches you advertising their willingness to debate.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ideally both should be identified, but the topic was posted, and I think it's reasonable to then ask if anyone wishes to take that up.

The debate could then continue as per the rules for this area.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I told you that I hardly think it's necessary to insist upon protocol because this debate section is unused; whatever rules there are do not appear to be working so why not bend them a bit? That is my point of view, not an evasion.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Evasion noted.


I told you that I hardly think it's necessary to insist upon protocol because this debate section is unused; whatever rules there are do not appear to be working so why not bend them a bit? That is my point of view, not an evasion.


And my point is that the rules were put in place for a reason.

In your opinion is that reason diminished by the fact that this section has been less than successful?

Is the primary objective to have a particular, structured type of debate in this section or is it to encourage as much debate as possible here?

If the latter how will it be distinguishable from the rest of the site?

If this is an experiment that hasn't worked shut it down and move on.


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