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    The Great Debate Thread

    Ok guys.

    It's time to settle some of the burning issues floating around in the cricket world today. There's so much to talk about - Darrell and Inzy, Tendulkar v Lara, Simon Katich and the Ashes, and here we will put the arguments to rest once and for all with formal debating.

    How it will work

    Registering

    Just post your interest in this thread, then wait to be allocated to a team for a debate.

    Allocation

    Posters who register interest will be randomly allocated to a team, then the affirmative and negative teams will be selected in the good old traditional way of a coin toss.

    Debating

    Teams will decide who will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd speakers. Once teams have allocated their speakers the 1st speaker for the affirmative will begin proceedings, then followed by 1st speaker of the negative and so on.

    Criteria

    Each argument must be at least 250 words in length and no more than 500 words. 300-350 words would be omptimum. (The word length will be reviewed after the first debate). Players will be deducted points for not reaching or going over the word limit.

    Each argument must be relevant to the topic, so no gasbagging - keep it to the point! Points will be deducted for wailing on.

    Each argument should be well referenced either referring to fellow cricketweb posters, cricket writers or cricket commentators.

    Each argument should not contain offensive language or insults to other debators.

    The rebuttal speaker (3rd speaker for each team) will not be allowed to bring in new information for their team, they can only rebut what has already been said by the previous 3 or 4 speakers. Penalties will occur for doing this.

    Winning a debate

    Your job is to convince other cricketweb members that your team is absolutely right, so they are the people you need to convince, so their decision will mean the world to you. After the debate is complete a new thread will be started and CW members will be able to vote on who they think will win. I will give a summary of my point of veiw and my thoughts which CW members may or may not choose to use when making their decision. I will only overturn a decision if I feel too much bias or thuggery has come into play.

    As soon as we have 6 members interested the debating will begin.

    If this catches on, I'll start one in off topic also debating matters other than cricket.
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    You know what, I was thinking about making this thread last night. But not with the same format. You beat me to it!

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    Good thread Mister Wright, I daresay I wouldn't be very good at debating these things but I'll certainly read with alot of interest.
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    I just thought that there is too much squabling going on. Here we can decide once and for all, all the things floating around the forum that need settling.

    One thing I forgot to mention:

    The team that does win will then get a chance to defend their title against a new team. However, a toss will decide who is affirmative and negative. As teams will not always have the same 3 players, I'll keep a tally of who has one the most debates and have a debator of the month award.

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    Top thread idea. I'll participate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Top thread idea. I'll participate.
    Excellent

    That's 1 down, 5 to go, unless Dravid is interested in taking part? (Couldn't tell by post).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright
    Excellent

    That's 1 down, 5 to go, unless Dravid is interested in taking part? (Couldn't tell by post).
    Yessir, count me in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dravid
    Yessir, count me in.
    Sweet. 2 down 4 to go.

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    4 down, 2 to go.

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    1 question, how long does a team get to prepare their argument after a topic has been decided, and then how long of an interval is going to be allowed for a debater to post his part of the teams argument after the previous debater.

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    5 down, 1 to go.

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