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Team Debates

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by Stevicus, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. Stevicus

    Stevicus Veteran Member
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    I noticed a thread in the one-on-one debate section, which I rarely visit. But I noticed there was a section for team debates which was completely empty. No posts at all.

    What sort of things could there be a team debate for? Why are there no debate teams?

    Would anyone like to form a debate team?
     
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  2. Snow White

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    That'd be one hectic thread.
     
  3. Debater Slayer

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    Nowadays, almost every thread about U.S. politics on RF seems to be some variant of a team debate, so I'm sure there are already "debate teams." :D
     
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  4. Stevicus

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    Yeah, that's probably why the forum is empty. It would be similar to one-on-one, in that only the participants would be posting, but maybe 3-on-3 of the best debaters on a given topic. As an example, one side could be comprised of people who believe the earth is flat, while the other could believe the earth is banana-shaped.
     
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  5. JustGeorge

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    I don't know. Will there be cake?

    The idea that a whole group of people might agree on one thing is fantastic to me...
     
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    Or a team of people who believe humanity descended from Kong versus a team who believe humanity descended from Godzilla. The RF edition of Godzilla vs. Kong.
     
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  7. Snow White

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    I probably won't be doing it tonight, but something I thought about doing is asking members if they wanted to debate me, and to pick the subject for my consideration. Of course, that'd mean I'd have to filter out 60 percent of entries, as I couldn't defend something like the side against using soap, or advocate for the side saying everyone should skydive - it just wouldn't work for me.
     
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  8. Stevicus

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    Yes, there will be cake. And bowling, too.
     
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    Oh, I like cake and bowling. Lets do this!
     
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  10. Viker

    Viker Filia Diaboli, in a shroud of metaphor and mystery

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    Is a team of master debaters a circle of jerks?
     
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  11. Viker

    Viker Filia Diaboli, in a shroud of metaphor and mystery

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    Evidence points towards Kong.
     
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    That would be an interesting experience. :)
     
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  13. sun rise

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    Even in the resent Islam thread, there were more than two sides with Muslims questioning Muslims and others fighting amongst themselves.

    The odds that two teams would stay two teams is about the same as the odds of Congress voting unanimously on anything of more than trivialities.
     
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  14. Meow Mix

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    My teams:

    House Ravenclaw (Harry Potter)
    House Black Eagles (Fire Emblem: Three Houses)
    Team Instinct (Pokemon Go)
     
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  15. Brickjectivity

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    To make it work you'd need something a little less heartfelt or a very strict set of rules. Maybe a D&D session.
     
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