Time, life and other things have caused victory and defeat for most people on here during debates. I ask that mods consider a rule to make forfeits to become unmoderated or not count unless agreed upon or mentioned in comments of debate.
Who on here has seen moderated debates on tv, phones, computer or irl? How often do people get up and leave those debates? Hardly any.
The integrity of the debate is to explain a view and attempt to convience others of it in a formal setting and approach.
Since formality is automatically asserted in debates (unless violates rules, or said other wise) why would we accept someone "leaving" as a formal victory?
Learn to pronounce
- a formal discussion on a particular topic in a public meeting or legislative assembly, in which opposing arguments are put forward.
- argue about (a subject), especially in a formal manner.
Is debateart more about earning points or about truely discussing a topic?
Perhaps deleting all debates where people dont respond instead of awarding points will show who among us can maintain logic, facts and truth of our views while contested.