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This House, as Israel, would end compulsory military service
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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.
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.
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.
This was fun, thanks.
--> @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!
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We should do more of these.
I see, thank you, However I still think with a transcript, it would be easier
It allows you to keep track of live debates so that you don't need a translation.
I read up on it and looks like a good process
Thanks for the vote and extensive RFD! Much appreciated <3
Have you heard of the concept of flowing? It helps a lot.
You did not come off as harsh at all. I take the positive with the negative, and appreciate it all.
I hope I didn't come off as harsh. It was still a wonderful debate.
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...
just finished listening, I agree with Dr franklin, it is cool to see great debaters squaring off.
DDO doesnt count
It took me 2 days and a lot of caffeine to do this. If something is wrong with it, PM me.
Close victory by the way, both sides did excellently.