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Topic

Wrick-It-Ralph Should Bring Back His Elephant Profile Picture

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All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

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2

With 3 votes and 5 points ahead, the winner is ...

RationalMadman
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Round 1
Pro
C1: Continuity

Continuity is very important on a site like this. Being able to recognize someone's profile picture at a moment's notice can allow one to make split-second decisions (like whether to click on a debate or not). If Ralph changes now, this sets a precedent that he can change many times in the future, allowing for confusion amongst the site's members.

C2: Simplicity

Ralph's previous elephant avatar was very simple, and it had no underlying meaning. He was just your everyday DART debater, and everyone who saw an elephant knew it was him. His current one is much more in-depth, and this lack of simplicity can also cause confusion amongst new DARTers and possibly even deter them from arguing or debating him.
Con
The elephant piece was a chess piece that is an alternate version of the upside-down bishop known as alfil and it could jump 2 spaces diagonally OVER other pieces.

The Alfil is a piece from the original game of Chess; it is an elephant, it leaps two squares diagonally, and its name has come down to us as "orphan" or "oaf".

This is very creative in meaning as it implied that Wrick-it-Ralph would do moves no one else would expect in debates.

Not only does this defeat the simplicity point but it also brings into question what the hell this 'lemon demon' image he currently has refers to.

It's not merely an elephant. It's a chess piece that's used in some variants of chess. The one I used it in was metamachy and my own home brewed chess, which people are welcome to play me in at roll20 if anyone ever ends up on there. I don't go on there much except to play the variant with my wife.

The point of continuity is most hilarious. To have most continuity, Ralph should keep his current image, not change it back to the Elephant. This would indeed show lack of continuity on Ralph's part. If Ralph wishes to show continuity and to be recognised by an image it should be his current one.

Apparently a deeper meaning image like 'lemon demon' is bad but not only is this a lie, I have now explained that his older image was more of a warning signal to his methods in debate and helped his opponent prepare for it better. His current one 'lemon demon' makes it seem that he can't rhyme well (despite doing so in many rap battles). His current image is a better hider of his true nature than his previous one.
Round 2
Pro
First, continuity. This stands because, since Ralph started with the elephant profile, it is continuous for him to revert to that. Remember, this debate was started right when Ralph had changed his image.

As to the elephant profile, my opponent helps my argument even more! Not only is the elephant picture simple on the surface, but Ralph was also able to interpolate a deeper meaning into it that he isn’t able to do with his current profile picture. It is both complex and yet still simple, and that makes it a better image than his first.

Con
Forfeited
Round 3
Pro
All arguments extended.
Con
I see literally zero reason as to why he should change it back, as opposed to keeping it as is.