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The desired outcome can involve disproving someone else's claims, proving yours, convincing of someone that one idea is better than another, learning something new, etc... It really depends upon the presenter of the argument. All are valid reasons for putting forth an argument.
Some may debate the opposite position that they actually have to better understand the argument of the opposition. It should be noted however, that it d oes not involve personally attacking those who present the argument. Such behavior is always inappropriate
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Feel free to browse the available content to aid you in developing your debate skills. Also, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Aside from the debate topics, we also have Off Topic forums where community members can have fun, talk about the latest movie they saw, favorite bands, hobbies, etc... There is something for everyone here!
However, for those wanting a formal exchange, we do offer "one vs one" or "team vs team" debating in our forums.
Online debating is more of an oppositional discussion than a formal debate in the traditional sense. Sometimes, you'll find that the argument was very quick. Other arguments may be long and drawn out over weeks or months on occasion.
If there is a problem post that requires our attention, you can "report" that specific post by clicking the "Report this Post" icon, found on every post. It looks like this:
Aggressive personal attacks are never acceptable here. While we do allow for the use of a bit of sarcasm, wit, and humor to illustrate a point, when it crosses the line of insulting and offending another member, we must object, and a warning to the offender will be issued.
Repeat offenses will result in temporary bans. For those unable to control themselves or adhere to the warnings of the Administration, permanent bans may result.
We ask that all links be an actual site (not an online essay) that members may use to learn about a topic discussed in the forums. We cannot allow however, a link or advertisement to another debate forum or community.