Instigator
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This House, as Israel, would end compulsory military service

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whiteflame
Debate details
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Category
Society
Time for argument
Two days
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One month
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Contender
Points: 0
Description
This is a debate that we did over Zoom, choosing the topic and selecting the sides at random. We both had 15 min. to prepare after hearing the topic, and 5 min. of prep time during the debate. Loved doing this, and will post the video as soon as this is accepted.
Round 1
Published:
Here is the link. I did check, and we caught the entire thing. Looking forward to seeing the votes, and thanks to Tej for the awesome debate. Missed having these so bad.


Published:
I didn’t get the chance to say this during the debate, so: thanks so much, Whiteflame, for what was a genuinely enjoyable round. I think you’re one of the strongest debaters this site has to offer and I certainly learned a thing or two about debate strategy.

For what it’s worth, just letting the judges know what the rules and structure we agreed on was:

  • We would have 15 minutes of prep time with a randomly generated topic which neither of us knew prior to the start of the 15 minutes, with sides assigned randomly as well (prior to the release of the topic). 
  • Each of us had three speeches, with 8 minutes per speech, and no new arguments in the final speech (except responding to the previous speech, extending arguments/responses, and crystallizing). There was a 2 minute cross-examination round after each of our first speeches, and we had 5 minutes of prep time in total that we could allocate as we liked. 
Thanks again! 

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--> @whiteflame
This was fun, thanks.
Contender
#29
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--> @Tejretics, @blamonkey
Well, a shame we didn’t get more votes on this. Still, I’d love to hear from other people about how they think this went, even if it isn’t a formal vote. Thanks again to blamonkey for his in-depth analysis and vote, and of course to tejretics for debating me so well on this fascinating debate!
Instigator
#28
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--> @Dr.Franklin
You previously complained of the lack of votes on this debate. There's three days left in the voting window if you wish to take positive action.
#27
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We should do more of these.
#26
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--> @blamonkey
I see, thank you, However I still think with a transcript, it would be easier
#25
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--> @Dr.Franklin
It allows you to keep track of live debates so that you don't need a translation.
#24
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--> @blamonkey
I read up on it and looks like a good process
#23
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--> @blamonkey
Thanks for the vote and extensive RFD! Much appreciated <3
Contender
#22
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--> @Dr.Franklin
Have you heard of the concept of flowing? It helps a lot.
http://debateclash.com/how-to-flow-in-debate/
#21
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--> @blamonkey
You did not come off as harsh at all. I take the positive with the negative, and appreciate it all.
Instigator
#20
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--> @whiteflame
I hope I didn't come off as harsh. It was still a wonderful debate.
#19
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--> @blamonkey
Thank you for the vote and the extensive analysis! This is my impromptu-style debate in... well, too long, and I agree with everything you said about structure and time allocation. Gotta get those skills back...
Instigator
#18
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just finished listening, I agree with Dr franklin, it is cool to see great debaters squaring off.
#17
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--> @Tejretics
DDO doesnt count
#16
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--> @Dr.Franklin
https://www.debate.org/debates/Ban-Animal-Testing/2/
https://www.debate.org/debates/Minimum-Wage-15-an-hour-or-none/1/
https://www.debate.org/debates/Bowe-Bergdahl-should-be-convicted-and-punished-for-desertion-or-misbehavior-before-the-enemy/1/
https://www.debate.org/debates/LIVE-DEBATE-Right-to-Housing/1/
https://www.debate.org/debates/LIVE-DEBATE-Qualified-Immunity/1/
Contender
#15
#1
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
It took me 2 days and a lot of caffeine to do this. If something is wrong with it, PM me.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-SnFPsRIOzXHlM6H5QRRMS8n9Pk6_WLvVJjW2Rf70wg/edit?usp=sharing
Close victory by the way, both sides did excellently.