Formal Debate Forum?

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    Seriously, is there any thought of inserting a debate forum where only the two contenders are allowed to post and must play by rules and be judged and stuff?...like grown-ups?...like they do on formal debate forums?...maybe with a separate forum to comment on ongoing the debate?
     
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    I mean this board. It would be nice to see how many hotshots around here can actually debate a topic.

    Then again, this is touted as a message board, not a debate parlor. Oh, well...what the hell. It is a pain in the ass to arrange judges, agree upon rules, keep kibitzers at bay...

    Forget I brought it up.


    ...and most of all, do not think about a pink elephant.
     
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    I wonder if the concept can be broadened to that which only discussion is allowed without all the personal attacks. Seems to me that this would be an easier goal to attain.......
     
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    I'd be all for it as long as we could also arrange for a troll section and confine the board trolls there.
     
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    There is already a message board where the mods babysit and put people into timeout corners. PM me and I'll give you the url.
     
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    It just takes money. Moderators generally don't llike to work for peanuts.

    Been there...done that...got a hat!

    I enjoy reading the structured debates between two intelligent warriors more than I do the one line quips and cheap shots taken in the free-for-all mode. Even when the topic is difficult to understand (such as genetics and mutations) I like to read what the experts have to say to each other when they don't agree. Religious debates, gay bashing, Christian bashing, race bashing, attacks on individuals and the like do not interest me except in the exposure of idiocy and the opportunity to point it out.
     
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    Ah, this old chestnut again...
     
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    ..but they're not confined to that one forum. They troll everywhere.
     

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