View Poll Results: Should a debate be Civil or Sharp Tongued? Honestly?

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  • Civil-It should be civil in order to keep away any drama

    9 90.00%
  • Sharp tongued-In order to take them down and hurt their confidance.

    1 10.00%
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Thread: Debating Styles Good or Bad?

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    Debating Styles Good or Bad?


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    Should a debate be civil or should it be mean spirited, in order to take your opponent down?

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    On the Ice Mathman's Avatar
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    Civil. If you want to take your opponent down, use a billy club.

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    What is the desired outcome. Destruction or growth? If the desire is to take them down, no need for debate, just kill them or not listen in the first place.

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    Well, I don't know. Are we actually PARTICIPATING in said debate, or are we just watching it on television??

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    Your skill in debate is directly proportional to how well you keep your temper. You can only level an opponent verbally if you keep your cool enough to plan your words well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Civil. If you want to take your opponent down, use a billy club.
    I agree with Math.........if they get out of hand, just whack them.

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