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  • Ragnar
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  • BearMan
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    You thought this was a voting request, but it was I, DIO.

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  • 3RU7AL
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    --> @Kbub530
    I disagree, because my opponent didn’t actually offer any arguments except the dictionary definition. I used the same dictionary to suggest he is wrong, used an ethical argument about language, AND suggested that the first round was for acceptance only. It’s fine if you don’t buy that the first round shouldn’t have had definitions—but don’t forget that he also offered no other arguments, and my arguments went uncontested.

    The main reason I no longer participate in the current debate system is because most of my debates go unvoted on.

    The other reason I no longer participate in the current debate system is because I disagree with the RFD rules and most of the judge's OPINIONS.

    A "self-moderated" debate might end in a tie, but it will never go "unvoted" and if there is any dispute about "who won", at least both sides are on equal footing and it doesn't devolve into "who has the most friends" or "who's the most popular with the judges".

    And just to be perfectly clear, the current system and current rules and ranking system would be 100% UNCHANGED by this proposal.

  • Lemming
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    DDO debate,
    Children can consent (Debate With Leaning)

    I'd appreciate people voting on this debate.

    Voting closes April 23nd.

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