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« on: November 28, 2004, 04:32:10 PM »
okay, these are just little tips, not to be taken as rules, lol.
  • Be prepared beforeand.  If you are going totake a side on an issue, at least know as much as possible.  Nothing is worse than going into a debate only to learn you don't know what you are talking about.
  • Remain respectful.  Even if you completelydisagree with the argument, it isn'tright to start bashining the person or the idea.
  • Allow your opponent to speak first.  This will allow you to know exactallywhatyou are up against before you even start to talk.
  • Always payattention to what the other side says.  It isn't who says the most, but who remembers what is said that makes the best argument.
  • Listen for phrases like, "I don't have to provemy side, you have to prove yours."  9 out of 10 times they are trying to buy time because they have no idea what they are going to say that could prove what they are arguing.
  • Outcome is not important.  As long as both sides made their points known in a good manner, everyone gains a bit of something.
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2004, 10:59:45 AM »
Learnt them last night then?

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2004, 02:50:20 PM »
good points
i tend 2 sit there listen 2 what people say then come foward with my view, people will listen

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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2004, 05:14:17 PM »
actually, mezza, for most of the thanksgiving week I couldn't get online, so I used the time to think, and I realized that, most of the time, I had a set of guidelines I followed when I was debating.  I just thought I'd share them.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2004, 10:55:36 PM »
"Listen for phrases like, "I don't have to provemy side, you have to prove yours." 9 out of 10 times they are trying to buy time because they have no idea what they are going to say that could prove what they are arguing."

... I get that when I debate a far right conspiracy theorist.
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2004, 07:44:29 AM »
every time I'm in a debat about religion, I get that, and most of the time that applied
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2004, 02:38:16 PM »
ok ck9,just cos the comments sounded a bit like they were copied out of a text book titles "how to be a good debator" (im not trying to be funny or harsh)

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2004, 04:39:36 PM »
lol, i went from cryptic to textbook
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2005, 10:54:48 AM »
lev said to go for it, so pinned, lol
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