WrestleZone Debaters League Rules

Discussion in 'Debator's League 2009' started by Mr. TM, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Mr. TM

    Mr. TM Throwing a tantrum

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    20 Wrestlezone members square off in a fight for the best debater on the forum. No, this is not some lame Stone Cold Steve Austin movie, this is the real deal. Over the next 11 weeks, each member of the debates will be given a new topic with which they will battle their opponents. Topics will be presented to the contestants from a wide array of wrestling corners. Each contestant should be skilled in international, independent, old school, and general wrestling knowledge to compete.


    The Debaters
    The 20 debaters will be split into two conferences. The conferences are Omega and Alpha. Over the first 9 weeks, the debaters will face members of their conference and be judged by our team of judges. After the regular season, the top two debaters from each conference will then compete in a playoffs system, with the final being between the representatives of Alpha and Omega. The winner will then be crowned and be given at least one bar room thread of celebration.


    The Judges
    I have selected a good crop of judges to access each debate carefully. The come from different fields of wrestling knowledge and together we will be able to judge each debate.

    Judge #1: Echelon- The man knows more about women’s wrestling than you know about your own sexual organ. He has been chosen as he is a long time member of the forum, as well as a former staff member.

    Judge #2: Tdigle- Smarts, and wit. He could tell you everything you needed to know about what happens in the land of the rising sun. He has been chosen on his wide array of foreign wrestling knowledge.

    Judge #3: Marquis- Independents and ROH. I am sure with those letters, you could spell Marquis. Actually, you couldn’t. Not even close. But still, the man knows his stuff. He has been chosen because of this knowledge and his very unbiased judging skills.

    Judge #4: Luther- The Admin. Want to bad mouth a result? Then you will lose everything. Want to be a poor sport? You wouldn’t be playing football in Newcastle after he is done with you. Every competition needs a great general wrestling judge, and he is the man for the job.

    Judge #5- TM- The sexiest, smartest, smuggest, son of a bitch this side of Saskatoon. He is the man that put this together, and he is the man who will decide your fate. Been watching wrestling since the day I was born, and is equipped with knowledge dating back to the territories.

    So these are the men (because I am sexist) that will judge your fate. The will not take bribes, they will not be biased, and they will pick the WrestleZone Debater’s Champion.


    The Debates
    You will be given the topics on Sunday, and the home side gets to decide which side of the debate they will take. Debates have been designed for you to argue a “this or that” topic. The home team also gets to decide who goes first in the debate. After getting the topic, the home side must choose who will go first, and which side they will debate within the first 24 hours. The first debate must then be up within 24 hours after that debate. Debaters have 24 hours after the other person’s debate, but I warn you that you should debate faster than that to score higher point totals.

    Each judge will give you a score out of 5, thus, you can receive 25 possible points in the debate.
    Points
    Clarity of debate- 1 point
    Punctuality- 1 point
    Informative- 1 point
    Emotionality- 1 point
    Persuasion- 1 point

    Rules
    All WrestleZone rules are enforced here. Flaming will not be accepted in the debates, but passion will. This is a non spam zone, so do not spam.

    Rules are subject to change and be updated as the season progresses.

    Good Luck
    TM
     
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  2. 48.7 is Approximately 49 Times Better Than You

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  3. Mr. TM

    Mr. TM Throwing a tantrum

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    No, thought about this, but that would take up too much time.


    one full day is long enough. just means that after 1:00 pm western time, which is 9:00pm in the UK, and 5 on the east coast. Meaning the have until that time on Monday to make a reply.


    Didn't say you were limited to one post. you can have as many as you want.

    So that you can make more posts and points, and look more passionate?

    What are you trying to say?
     
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  4. Little Jerry Lawler

    Little Jerry Lawler Sigmund Freud On Ritalin And Roids

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    Is there a limit on how many posts each debator can make during the given week?
     
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  5. Mr. TM

    Mr. TM Throwing a tantrum

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    1,000,000. But really, there is not. I didn't want to limit what any debater would have to say on their topics. So post as much as you want.
     
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  6. 48.7 is Approximately 49 Times Better Than You

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    I don't think that there is enough stress on persuasiveness. The whole purpose of a debate is to sway people's opinions to your side. I've seen multiple debates where the person had a more persuasive argument, meaning better, but lost due to "punctuality". Kinda lame.
     
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  7. Mr. TM

    Mr. TM Throwing a tantrum

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    I am sorry, you did not persuade me to change this ruling. The reasons why are as stated. You were too late to get this rule changed, as a round is currently started. You lacked the emotion needed for me to take this post seriously, and where is your information? I want some solid information before you come into here and try and debate me. And next time, make this point more clear. Thank you however for bringing this to my attention.
     
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  8. ztwhite

    ztwhite The Future Mr. Kelly Kelly

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    Do the judges get penalized for punctuality too ???

    We're already in week two and all the judges have not even scored week one yet !!!

    The judging and standings should be updated before a new week begins IMO.
     
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  9. Mr. TM

    Mr. TM Throwing a tantrum

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    The Judges do have a big job, they have to read all the debates (10), and only giving them the weekend would probably cause me to be judgeless. I am hoping that all the scores are done soon for the debaters league, so I just ask everyone to be patient.
     
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  10. The Five-Star Frog Splash

    The Five-Star Frog Splash WWE United States Champion

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    this is a really cool idea! I would join, but i would be destroyed easily...my knowledge is great, but my soul is weak...nah, im just kidding. Abraham Washington would say, "I'm just playing! HA-HA!" i dont have a wide enough range of knowledge to be in the league.
     
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  11. AJ STYLES I AM

    AJ STYLES I AM Dark Match Jobber

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    I hope that im able to do this i like it so why not tht would be fun and interesting ya wow ok bye
     
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  12. Mr. TM

    Mr. TM Throwing a tantrum

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    Well actually, we are a few days away from the finals. I think that I am giving the Debater League to a poster named Blade to try out, but it won't be ran for a least a while, giving posters a break if they want to come back to the league. You can ready through some debates in preparation if you take part in it later down the road.
     
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  13. IrishCanadian25

    IrishCanadian25 Going on 10 years with WrestleZone

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    If the league is done again in the future, I volunteer to be a judge.
     
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  14. The Roid Rage

    The Roid Rage Getting Noticed By Management

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    I have wanted to do this thing in some capacity since I first caught wind of it. I would like to either compete or judge, either way I want in. My knowledge only falls short in the categories of Independent and Foreign wrestling. However, that does not mean I am not a good debater, it means that in a debate on those topics I would be like a one legged man in an ass kicking contest. But, I would still take a shot at it if put in one of them, because in the true spirit of debate, I can always research.
     
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  15. Mr. TM

    Mr. TM Throwing a tantrum

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    To the game rage. Unfortunately the Debater League just finished up a week ago, and the next one might not be ran for a while. But when it is ran, I will ask the person running it to put your name forth.
     
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  16. 4horses

    4horses Dark Match Jobber

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    I'D also like to see if some time possibly I could get in on this. I mean I can't promise anything depending on when you'd like to do this but personally I think it should be a continuously running system.
     
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  17. D-Man

    D-Man Gone but never forgotten.

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    4horses, we will have another Debator's League later on this year. We can include you into that one. Be on the lookout for it.
     
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