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Word Association II - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-21 20:31:04
Stopped
Word Association II - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-21 20:28:50
http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/celestial-body
WODC - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-21 20:14:40
:( oh well, When do you think you will open Reg?
Community Judging Standard - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-20 20:38:46
I don't mind if there isn't anything on there about burdens but I do mind if it is only pro that is designated a burden of proof. This isn't just to catch out bad judgments but to give some guidance t...
Community Judging Standard - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-18 18:26:58
All I am saying is that there does exist a burden of proof for con, hence it is not fair to create a judging system that decides votes based solely on the burden of proof of Pro. For different types o...
Community Judging Standard - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-18 16:02:10
If everyone forfeits then you have the situation is is used at the moment; Pro gets awarded the points. As I said I am not against this. Con can win without substantive as you define it because t...
Community Judging Standard - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-18 15:55:32
The problem in trying to create an exact copy of a real life scenario for what is essentially a competition means that the competition is unbalanced. In real life Pro has more of a burden of proof bec...
Community Judging Standard - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-18 11:32:43
It's not a fair system though as pro has to do a lot of work and con can be required to to very little to be given a win based on the judges beliefs that pro has failed to meet their burden. It is als...
Community Judging Standard - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-17 22:54:50
A fairer system is to say burden of proof is shared or equal ie each side have their own burdens in which they have to prove their case. The judge then has to decide who has done the best job of provi...
WODC - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-16 10:06:10
Sounds excellent for this comp :) Trying to look out the 2014 debates but I don't think they are headlined as tournament debates :(
WODC - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-16 09:58:53
Probably the 2014 ones, I'll have a look for them and post the ones I find. What is Australs elimination?
Community Judging Standard - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-16 09:49:55
Small edit: you have avoidance instead of awarded I think in the bit about judge ramblings. Maybe a note on "dropped arguements" would be good. Something like any material not responded...
WODC - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-16 09:30:00
Never been involved in one before however I have seen a few debates done on some really bizzare motions. How about the use of actual worlds motions for the comp?
New Issues to add - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-09 23:14:22
This would also be good to have a look through: http://www.debate-motions.info/eudc-motions They are the previous EUDC motions.
Word Association II - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-09 23:07:25
shine
Word Association II - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-09 16:49:04
coins
U.S. Minimum Wage - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-05-02 17:33:09
correct most states have a higher minimum wage than the federal which is fine and it shows that for most states the federal minimum wage has little impact on the amount of money given out. However the...
Live debate this weekend - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-30 23:07:30
@admin is this happening?
U.S. Minimum Wage - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-29 00:34:33
I looked up the living wage calculator site: http://livingwage.mit.edu/metros/26620 to give an example from it I clicked on Huntsville, Alabama: living wage for 1 adult is $10.13, with 1 chi...
U.S. Minimum Wage - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-29 00:20:12
so the minimum wage for the UK the now is £7.20 for 25s and overs, £6.70 for 21-24, £5.30 for 18-20 and £3.87 for under 18s. I definitely think that under £5 pounds ...
Voting Needed Thread - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-28 20:11:18
This was a debate that both myself and my opponent put a lot of work into so it would be great to get some judgements :) http://www.edeb8.com/debate/Gay+Marriage+Ought+To+Be+Illegal/
あなたのいずれかが、アニメが好きですか? - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-26 12:10:38
Given that there was a whole conversation going on there in different languages and only a warning was offered I highly doubt you would be banned for one word. The point is that if admin can't underst...
Live debate this weekend - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-23 13:05:48
I'll definitely be looking to judge this
Judging: How should it be done? - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-17 14:50:16
Not all the time. I have seen judgements that have large amounts of justification and comparison and are still voted "vote bomb". I have also seen votes which are limited in their analysis a...
New Feature - go vote - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-15 13:30:01
Another new feature Currently a round counts as OG/OO and they would debate consecutively the number of rounds that has been set for the debate then the rounds would be CG/CO and they would debat...
Debating podcast - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-14 11:46:31
I would love to help out :)
Judging: How should it be done? - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-11 11:55:21
I like your idea and it is not mutually exclusive to what I am suggesting. Like I said there is already a resource that admin has put up about how he would judge. This is something that he could say i...
Judging: How should it be done? - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-11 01:21:42
Very true but I think that you setting a judging standard for general debates is still applicable and I think it is possible to introduce resources for the top three most widely used formats given tha...
Judging: How should it be done? - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-11 01:15:59
I think what is missing is a specific judging standard and format for the site. This means that those who are used to L-D debates would judge based on that framework and those who do BP would judge on...
What do you actually believe? - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-08 22:15:23
ok this is cool :) Will need to think on it for a bit.
Judging: How should it be done? - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-08 22:14:35
I agree I think with the addition of the comment section it is possible to ask for more feedback which many new judges have but are sometimes unsure about posting especially after a large judgement li...
What do you actually believe? - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-08 21:58:51
can you give yours as an example (or a fake example) not quite sure what to put up :/
Judging: How should it be done? - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-08 21:54:54
This is a thread for people wanting to discuss how judging should be on the site as suggested by @admin :) I think this could be useful. So if people want to discuss any problems with the wa...
Legal Polygamy? - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-08 20:58:15
These are some interesting views @DHS15608 but I don't feel I can comment further on this thread the now due to the fact that the discussion crosses over into a debate I m currently involved in. Maybe...
Is the GOP the party of the rich? - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-08 08:15:17
All I said is that from their own policies suggest they consider those who are wealthier first, all of those are separate issues and don't automatically relate to the free market. On the issue of the ...
Legal Polygamy? - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-08 08:05:55
I think we do in order to ensure safety and equality for each person. For example you say you are totally fine with same-sex marriage but with your policy this would be done on the whim of the religio...
Is the GOP the party of the rich? - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-07 14:55:17
I think this shows that their policies do tend to favour richer or middle class Americans before those who are working class or in poverty. http://www.ontheissues.org/Republican_Party.htm#Welfare...
Legal Polygamy? - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-07 14:49:17
So you don't believe in civil marriages? Marriage is only a religious ceremony?
5 Dimensional Policial Compass - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-06 23:00:55
You are a: Communist Anti-Government Multilateralist Bleeding-Heart Progressive Collectivism score: 100% Authoritarianism score: -17% Internationalism score: 67% Tribalism score: -83% Lib...
Voting Needed Thread - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-06 07:25:00
I agree with this. Hope it encourages constructive judging. this debate could also use more judges: http://www.edeb8.com/debate/That+prisoners+should+be+allowed+to+choose+death+over+a+life+sent...
Giving up on edeb8 - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-04-01 23:54:38
Haha never going to happen :P
WODC? - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-03-27 15:51:41
Not sure if this is the right place for this thread but will ask anyway. Will there be another WODC? if not, why not?
Top Inventions - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-03-07 09:49:57
I like that thinking I would have to say philosophy though before science
greetings - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-03-05 22:20:20
Hello :)
Top Inventions - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-03-05 09:02:50
Thats a good one :) bridges also probably useful
Top Inventions - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-03-05 08:04:42
computers have to be on that list a bit sad they weren't
ELO score - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-03-04 23:05:05
@admin: Yeah this makes perfect sense :) thank you
ELO score - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-03-04 18:40:56
I realise this has probably been asked loads before but how are ELO scores calculated?
Cost arguments - Posted by Bifurcations 2016-02-26 08:46:27
condeelmaster: We don't need to ignore the economy I think you can make an argument that says either that whatever the costs the resources can be put into something more helpful or that the economic s...