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Electric Sheep One
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Are you now or have you ever been a debater?

By this I mean a member of a formal debating team.

[ Tuesday, June 20, 2006 08:28: Message edited by: Student of Trinity ]

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Warrior
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No, I haven't. But any debate I've gotten into with my friends, I normally come out on top.

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[ Tuesday, June 20, 2006 08:35: Message edited by: Major ]
Posts: 153 | Registered: Monday, April 24 2006 07:00
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While I have not been on an official debate team, I believe that four years as a Mock Trial lawyer comes close enough.

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Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
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Never. Except once in middle school, which I don't like to talk about. Suffice to say that I realized that day that I will never, ever, work in television.

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Nuke and Pave
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The first option is so amusing that I was very tempted to choose it, but decided to go with a serious answer. (Although a couple years in a political student group might qualify, depending on your definition.)

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BANNED
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Yes, by technicality.

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Major:

No, I haven't. But any debate I've gotten into with my friends, I normally come out on top.
"I'm speechless" does not necessarily signify an opponent's lack of a counterargument, FYI.

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Posts: 2957 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
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Not officially. There's no need for one, whenever anyone in my school opens their mouth everyone already knows what'll come out.

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Posts: 883 | Registered: Wednesday, October 19 2005 07:00
Agent
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Debating with friends helps one be quick in wit, but the winner is often the most pedantic and derisive in my experiences. I have never been a formal debater as you state it, though I have been fascinated with the subject.

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Posts: 1415 | Registered: Thursday, March 27 2003 08:00
Warrior
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My "debates" with my friends usually end up in a brawl. I "win" most of the time. (Is it morally right to use TKD against ones friends for personal gain?)

And yes, I'm on a debate team. It's decent fun, though I'm not that good.

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Posts: 164 | Registered: Wednesday, June 14 2006 07:00
Law Bringer
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I am entirely unversed in debate. I'm rather fond of arguments, though.

—Alorael, who is amused by Major's comments in light of his debating performance on Spiderweb.
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Yer just dumb and I hate you all.

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Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Agent
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I was, but never compeated.

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Posts: 1169 | Registered: Monday, September 23 2002 07:00
Shaper
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Nope.

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Law Bringer
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I have no such background. The only formal arguments I have are in my head.

No they aren't...

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Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Shock Trooper
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I am now, but I have never been a debater. ^_~

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Posts: 242 | Registered: Thursday, June 16 2005 07:00
Law Bringer
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I was on an undefeated mock trial team in high school. That was the closest thing my school had to a debate team. I was also the captain of my school's quiz bowl team for what it's worth.

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Posts: 1556 | Registered: Sunday, November 20 2005 08:00
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Nope. Not formally. I don't know if I'd want to if I had the chance.

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I can neither confirm nor deny that.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Lifecrafter
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We got really bored at school and started a tag team debating team and the plan was that if someone didnt know the answer I'd go in and screw up and make it look like it was my fault not theirs, or if by some chance I managed to not stuff things up then make our team look good. But come the day of the debate the team got in and I went to get in and the officials wouldnt even let me into the hall. So I ended up pissing around for most of the day until they got back.
Posts: 776 | Registered: Friday, July 4 2003 07:00
Infiltrator
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I did have to do debating in grade 9 but that was just a class assignment sort of thing. My side lost but my teacher seemed to like my point of argument that I brought up. I have been told by several other people that I am good at arguing.

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No.

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Warrior
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quote:
Alorael, who is amused by Major's comments in light of his debating performance on Spiderweb.
I can see how you can say that. However that is because I would get massively out posted. (I don't think you understand how much of a help it is in a debate to immediately answer while he has to wait 10 hours too. And of course by that time they have posted about ten-twenty times.) I can't answer that many posts. (Besides half of them being uh, well, let's just say, pointless?)

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Posts: 153 | Registered: Monday, April 24 2006 07:00
Warrior
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quote:
Originally written by Major:

quote:
Alorael, who is amused by Major's comments in light of his debating performance on Spiderweb.
I can see how you can say that. However that is because I would get massively out posted. (I don't think you understand how much of a help it is in a debate to immediately answer while he has to wait 10 hours too. And of course by that time they have posted about ten-twenty times.) I can't answer that many posts. (Besides half of them being uh, well, let's just say, pointless?)

Your assessment has no merit.
Posts: 66 | Registered: Sunday, May 28 2006 07:00
Warrior
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quote:
Your assessment has no merit.
Could you at least say why, where, and try to at least show me that I'm wrong?

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