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Message 180 of 1273 (539901)
12-20-2009 1:49 PM


Trim The One-Liners
Rule #4: Points should be supported with evidence and/or reasoned argumentation. Address rebuttals through the introduction of additional evidence or by enlarging upon the argument. Do not repeat previous points without further elaboration. Avoid bare assertions.
Attention All Participants:
One-Liners are good for stand up comedy, but not a debate thread. It is a shame when the reader has to wade a mile up thread to follow a discussion.
This is a debate board. Enlarge the argument. Think of the reader who wants to learn, not just snitty, snappy, or witty comebacks. Those do nothing to move the discussion forward.
Please try to enlarge upon the arguments.
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AdminPD

Usually, in a well-conducted debate, speakers are either emotionally uncommitted or can preserve sufficient detachment to maintain a coolly academic approach.-- Encylopedia Brittanica, on debate

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Message 183 of 1273 (539940)
12-20-2009 8:34 PM
Reply to: Message 160 by Smooth Operator
12-20-2009 7:23 AM


Position, Not Person
Just so no one misses it, all participants please read Administrative Message 180 dealing with one-liners.
As threads progress participants tend to stray from addressing the issue to getting personal.
Please remain respectful and refrain from arguing the person. Argue the position.
Rule #10: Always treat other members with respect. Argue the position, not the person. Avoid abusive, harassing and invasive behavior. Avoid needling, hectoring and goading tactics.
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AdminPD

Usually, in a well-conducted debate, speakers are either emotionally uncommitted or can preserve sufficient detachment to maintain a coolly academic approach.-- Encylopedia Brittanica, on debate

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