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Uranprojekt #21 Posted 08 December 2015 - 09:56 PM

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View PostSqn Ldr B, on 08 December 2015 - 09:48 PM, said:

 

Not necessarily. One of the rules is to keep it civil. :trollface:

 

I'll have you know that I am entirely capable of being civil when civility is demanded of me, good sir!

 

I just choose not to be civil if it isn't demanded of me because I find it more fun. :trollface:


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Sqn Ldr B #22 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:00 PM

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View PostUranprojekt, on 08 December 2015 - 09:56 PM, said:

 

I'll have you know that I am entirely capable of being civil when civility is demanded of me, good sir!

 

I just choose not to be civil if it isn't demanded of me because I find it more fun. :trollface:

 

Well it is demanded of you here and I trust you shall keep to that demand (my right honourable friend :trollface:).

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Crazedtiger77 #23 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:06 PM

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View Posttbown2, on 08 December 2015 - 09:46 PM, said:

No fair, Uran is going to be 37-0 by the end of this

 

If that's what we're doing, it should be an interesting debate to say the least. Anyhow, 37-0 is oddly specific isn't it?


Sqn Ldr B #24 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:08 PM

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The first debate will be between Crazedtiger and Uranprojekt, commencing on Friday night and ending on Sunday night, if there are no objections?

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Uranprojekt #25 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:10 PM

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View PostSqn Ldr B, on 08 December 2015 - 10:00 PM, said:

 

Well it is demanded of you here and I trust you shall keep to that demand (my right honourable friend :trollface:).

 

I shall adhere to the rules set forth, товарищ. (If anybody is curious, "товарищ" is pronounced "tovarishch" (toe-va-rish). I always knew that learning Russian and Ukrainian would come in handy.)

 

Whilst I'm here, I have a question. I assume that the debates will be held in this thread which begs the question, will people not scheduled to debate be allowed to offer their opinions on the points raised by the participants? For instance, could Matthew offer his opinions on a point that Crazedtiger or myself make during a debate?


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To those of you who don't molest the English language, I salute you. For everyone else, there's this handy link; http://www.reverso.n...elling-grammar/


Crazedtiger77 #26 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:11 PM

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View PostSqn Ldr B, on 08 December 2015 - 10:08 PM, said:

The first debate will be between Crazedtiger and Uranprojekt, commencing on Friday night and ending on Sunday night, if there are no objections?

 

No problem for me. Do we find out the subject beforehand?


Sqn Ldr B #27 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:15 PM

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View PostUranprojekt, on 08 December 2015 - 10:10 PM, said:

 

I shall adhere to the rules set forth, товарищ. (If anybody is curious, "товарищ" is pronounced "tovarishch" (toe-va-rish). I always knew that learning Russian and Ukrainian would come in handy.)

 

Whilst I'm here, I have a question. I assume that the debates will be held in this thread which begs the question, will people not scheduled to debate be allowed to offer their opinions on the points raised by the participants? For instance, could Matthew offer his opinions on a point that Crazedtiger or myself make during a debate?

 

So long as no contribution is made either way, comments should be fine, but they shouldn't take the form of an argument in favour either way, just a voice of agreement or disagreement. Also, there'll be a new thread for each debate, and there'll be included a poll at the end of the debate for people to vote on who was most persuasive in their argument. If we staged all the debates in one thread it'll be a bit hard to keep track of.

View PostCrazedtiger77, on 08 December 2015 - 10:11 PM, said:

 

No problem for me. Do we find out the subject beforehand?

 

Yes, I'll announce that soon.

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Sqn Ldr B #28 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:17 PM

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Also, would you like some way of deciding who argues which way? So, perhaps the first person to reply after the announcement of the topic can choose whether they argue in favour or against? Or do you just want me to choose?

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Matthew J35U5 #29 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:21 PM

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View PostSqn Ldr B, on 08 December 2015 - 05:17 PM, said:

Also, would you like some way of deciding who argues which way? So, perhaps the first person to reply after the announcement of the topic can choose whether they argue in favour or against? Or do you just want me to choose?

You should choose. It should be random, but we'd have to trust that you were doing it randomly. 


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Uranprojekt #30 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:22 PM

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View PostSqn Ldr B, on 08 December 2015 - 10:17 PM, said:

Also, would you like some way of deciding who argues which way? So, perhaps the first person to reply after the announcement of the topic can choose whether they argue in favour or against? Or do you just want me to choose?

 

I would say that it's probably better if you decide, keeps things fair.


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Sqn Ldr B #31 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:23 PM

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Okay, I'll use a random generator. If I can find one. If I can't I'll just choose one.

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Crazedtiger77 #32 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:24 PM

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View PostSqn Ldr B, on 08 December 2015 - 10:17 PM, said:

Also, would you like some way of deciding who argues which way? So, perhaps the first person to reply after the announcement of the topic can choose whether they argue in favour or against? Or do you just want me to choose?

 

Random would be best, whoever wins a heads or tails gets to choose their side might work or a generator as you said. Anyhow, could you PM both of us when the topic is launched so we don't miss it?


Sqn Ldr B #33 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:25 PM

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View PostCrazedtiger77, on 08 December 2015 - 10:24 PM, said:

 

Random would be best, whoever wins a heads or tails gets to choose their side might work or a generator as you said. Anyhow, could you PM both of us when the topic is launched so we don't miss it?

 

Yep, I will.

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Crazedtiger77 #34 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:25 PM

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View PostUranprojekt, on 08 December 2015 - 10:22 PM, said:

 

I would say that it's probably better if you decide, keeps things fair.

 

Are you in Europe or the USA Uran? I was just thinking about time zones.


Sqn Ldr B #35 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:26 PM

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Right, Uranprojekt and Crazedtiger, first one to post with their preference gets their preference. Heads or tails?

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Uranprojekt #36 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:28 PM

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View PostCrazedtiger77, on 08 December 2015 - 10:25 PM, said:

 

Are you in Europe or the USA Uran? I was just thinking about time zones.

 

The UK although I tend to be up quite late at night, around 4 or 5 am usually, so time zone difference shouldn't really be much of an issue.


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Heads.


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View PostCrazedtiger77, on 08 December 2015 - 10:28 PM, said:

Heads.

 

Bad luck old man, I'm afraid it landed on tails.

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Uranprojekt #39 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:31 PM

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View PostSqn Ldr B, on 08 December 2015 - 10:29 PM, said:

 

Bad luck old man, I'm afraid it landed on tails.

 

Is there proof of this? I'm not saying that I don't trust you but it is important that we set off on a fair footing.


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Sqn Ldr B #40 Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:31 PM

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Okay, the debate is:
 

"The League of Nations was, overall, successful in its aims."

 

Uran, for or against?


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