[eDebate] Compromise Prefs Proposal
Mon Sep 30 15:26:55 CDT 2002
My initial premise is that no compromise should be willing to give up
mutuality. Preference is nice; it allows debaters to debate in front of
their favorite crtics and run what they like. But mutuality is far more
fundamental--it's the basis of fairness in judge assignment. If both
teams equally dislike the judge, then neither has an unfair edge.
Community prefs are deeply flawed. Going back to that old TRM era concept
would be a mistake. It jacks a team that happens to dislike a critic that
many other teams like.
Here's my proposal for balancing the values of preference with adaptation
and ideological variation while maintaining mutuality:
ABCX rankings in various percentages. (30/30/30/10?)
Each teams gets:
2 rounds with BB judges
1 round with a CC judge
5 rounds with AA judges
These would be the tab room goals, with an understanding that a team could
have a third BB if an AA is unavailable (although with the STA's
backtrackign algorithm this is exceedingly unlikely).
Mutuality would never be overridden.
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