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Earlier on, Penguin has suggested a forum for debates, news, and politics.

Now, I think it needs not always be politics or some current news. It can also be some ancient topics or whatever.

I'd like to suggest if anyone is interested about team debates.

Penguin and I will team together against spork and R_T or spooF and jflynn.

What do you think, guys?
It'll be fun. :D
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I think team debates would be very good, Many people would enjoy and like this idea in my opinion.

I think we should give this a shot, Mabye me or George should post a debate, And set some ground rules ( saves the moderators a job )

We would make the teams, And a few basic rules.

If this idea takes of it could be pretty cool. Let us know what you guys think.

Its worth a shot.
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No thanks.
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Like in the other topic about a debate forum, this is a webmaster forum. I don't mind the topics, but organizing a team debate seems a little unreal. Your more than welcome to bring up some debatable topic, and if people start debating great, if not oh well.

I see the premium membership forum turning into a little more of a debate forum as there is already a general discussion and the description kind of sounds like it, but its still just a discussion forum, which isn't that all debating really is?

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General and off topic threads containing intellectual discussion for premium members.
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Ooh can I be on a team? :P
How would you base rules for a rebuttal?
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Myself and George have come up with the following rules for the team debate.

RULES

1. Before the team debates start you must Pick a team member. ( You can do that in this thread if you wish to take part)

2. you must have 150 posts to compete in the team debates.

3. If posting information from another source other than your own, Post it in a
Quote:
qoute
and post the link to the source.

4. You can edit your post up to 3 times ( this is to avoid confusion to other posters ) Also if you do edit your post. Please post the reason to why it was edited.

5. You must reply, or participate in it within 48 hrs, if anyone of your team members fail to do so, will be count as lose.

6. If you are In a team, to make it easy on other members please state your team in your forum signiture.

Example : Debate Team: Liam - George

7. Please post in full English if possible, Try to keep swearing down to a minimum.
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I'm still not sure why it's teams - do you collectively plan on compiling arguments?
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We thought teams would be a good idea, Mabye it would improve the debate and you have two people from each side expressing their own Ideas on the subject.

This is only a trial, It's worth a shot :P
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neksus wrote:
I'm still not sure why it's teams - do you collectively plan on compiling arguments?


We compile arguments/ info. even if we're not in a team, correct?
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Indeed it is George.
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Why are you even discussing it?

I'd be very surprised and to be honest pretty peeved if this was ever introduced on Ozzu.
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I think debates are worthless and one just loses energy trying to convince another of whatever.

SB Why don't you want it?
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This is the best debate I've read in awhile.
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joebert wrote:
This is the best debate I've read in awhile.


lol its starting already :P
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Don2007 wrote:
I think debates are worthless and one just loses energy trying to convince another of whatever.

SB Why don't you want it?


It's completely pointless and irrelevant to what Ozzu is all about. I come to Ozzu like the majority of you to learn something new or provide help to other users, not debate.
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joebert wrote:
This is the best debate I've read in awhile.


lol
Kind of ironic :P
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We've lost this debate, penguin. I'm speechless :(
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I agree with SB, it's irrelevant and doesn't belong here.

I'm glad that's over.
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Don2007 wrote:
I agree with SB, it's irrelevant and doesn't belong here.

I'm glad that's over.


Its not irelevent though is it? Its something you do in the general discussion sometimes ayway...
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You want create a situation that puts one individual or one group against another. While differences of opinion may appear during general conversation, it's not the same as creating an atmosphere that promotes unnecessary friction which, so far, is to at a minimal level.
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It would not be unnecessary, Its people with a negative attitude who would make it that way.

You can have friendly debates. You thinking in a negative manner would probably turn it negative.
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Its not irelevent though is it? Its something you do in the general discussion sometimes ayway...


And thats where it should stay :)
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It still would be in there, Just specific threads could be team debates.

To be honest I am going to stop suggesting things, Not becuase my idea was not put in place becuase that would be stupid.

But becuase everyone seems to try and find all the negatives and no good points to ideas....
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Suggest something relevant ;)
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Well WTF do you class as relevent, You make me a list and in the future I will follow that list.....So then we wont have this problem again!
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No, its just this one isn't relevant and not worth creating its own forum (if thats what you were aiming for).
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well It would not have to be in its own forum, we could do it in the general section.......
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Relevant? I don't know, maybe something regarding digital information and the creation, modification, transmission and understanding of how it operates, works, comes to fruition and otherwise is built.

edit - I don't mean to sound rude by this :)
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Ok from now on I will make my suggestions on what you have said.
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Guys, it's not like what you're imagining. 2 guys against 2 others, yelling, fisting...

It should be something friendly and nice. I agree by not creating a forum just for that, but it'll be dam nice to have one like it in the general once in a while.

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