Potential Judging pool

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  1. E_Pluribus_Venom

    E_Pluribus_Venom Well-Known Member

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    Please read this thread before issuing a pool entry request.


    Those interested in voting for member debates may make their intentions known here. Note that this is only a potential judging pool and this action may or may not occur as per decision of the moderation/advisor panel. In the meantime, your participation is encouraged and welcomed!
     
  2. Kimaris

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    I'm game for this.
     
  3. liberalminority

    liberalminority Well-Known Member

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    I will participate in this endeavor.
     
  4. Catch

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    I don't think the panel would ever allow someone with my views; but for a few of those categories I'd consider it. I don't know who'd want to judge the conspiracy one..
     
  5. Agent Zero

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    I'll submit my name for this.
     
  6. teamosil

    teamosil New Member Past Donor

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    I'll submit my name too. Sounds like a great idea.
     
  7. ChestyPuller

    ChestyPuller Banned

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    I would be willing to judge this.
     
  8. E_Pluribus_Venom

    E_Pluribus_Venom Well-Known Member

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    For some reason, Judge Dredd comes to mind when you posted

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  9. FactChecker

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    I would be willing to judge
     
  10. ChestyPuller

    ChestyPuller Banned

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    Throw down your keyboards and prepare to be judged!

    I am the LAW! =)
     
  11. Think for myself

    Think for myself New Member Past Donor

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    I would be more than happy to judge.
     
  12. Catch

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    Well we have two qualified judges from the left; where are the 18 others that will be from the 'other side'?
     
  13. 1984society

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    I'm in. The only things I would put myself in for are taxes, military, gun rights, and some other stuff. Give me a notification if you will. Great idea.
     
  14. Eighty Deuce

    Eighty Deuce New Member Past Donor

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    Just one per side is flawed. Not practical for most participants, if just for time and availability.
     
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    Sure, why not.
     
  16. Kranes56

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    Gives me something to do. I'll submit my name.
     
  17. tomfoo13ry

    tomfoo13ry Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I can't imagine many people picking me as the judge for their "side" but I'll throw my hat in the ring regardless.
     
  18. frodly

    frodly Well-Known Member

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    I don't know, I would support you. I think you are reasonable and would probably be willing to judge with an open mind.


    In fact I think Libertarians, Socialists, moderates, and independents would probably be better judges because they would be less inclined to immediate bias towards the Democrat or Republican in the debate. Of course that would depend on the topic, as there are some issues Libertarians and Socialists would be very biased towards, but others where I feel they would make good judges.


    I really think this is a decent idea, but the judging is going to be difficult. I think some bias is inevitable. If I for example were asked to judge a debate between Teamosil and any Republican at this forum, I would go into the thread with a bias towards Teamosil, and an expectation that he will almost certainly win before I ever hear the debate. That may not always be true for every poster on the left, but I think we all have posters whose posts we appreciate greatly and should probably avoid judging those posters in this style of debate.
     
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  19. Agent Zero

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    I disagree. Teamosil is, in my opinion, one of the best debaters on this entire forum, but I've come across some posters will roughly equivalent views that just can't stack up in ability (not that I'm great or anything). The fact that I will almost always agree with both posters certainly doesn't mean that this hypothetical second poster would win a debate with a conservative that ran circles around him/her.
     
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    He's a loser who runs away every time he can't get a mod to change the rules or run someone off the board when his BS collapses on his face.
     

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