[eDebate] Pre-Shirley Disclosure

lacyjp lacyjp
Thu Nov 2 17:40:57 CST 2006

BTW -- I'lll be on the road at the JMU tournament this weekend.

If you send me stuff & I don't get back to you promptly, its not because 
I hate you.

-- JP Lacy
lacyjp at wfu.edu

On 11/2/2006 12:16 AM, Jean-Paul Lacy wrote:

> The Shirley is right around the corner. After watching the inspirational 
> performance of ?Scout: Adam ?Ace? Garen? on CSTV, we're looking forward 
> to scouting our tournament as well as we possibly can.
> ?We all want better debates.? Better information improves debate for 
> everyone. This year, its particularly true--We're all still learning 
> from each other how to research and debate a legal topic. The list is a 
> community project: It takes a big effort on the part of all participants 
> in the tournament to make it what it is.
> This year, we?re experimenting with major change to the basic model:
>                 Previously, we?ve withheld the list & released it only 
> to contributors.
>                 This year, we?re decentralizing the process: Information 
> is going up on a wiki as soon as we can post it. Anyone can view the 
> information once its posted. [The wiki will be up and running ?when its 
> done.? I?ll post the URL to eDebate then.]
>                 Pre-tournament disclosure is still a condition of entry, 
> but this inverts the ?free-riding problem.? Everyone can see who isn?t 
> participating. Anyone who wants to correct free-riding can edit the list 
> by emailing me for permission and adding the information they have. [You 
> can still just email it to me] (We?ll change this basic protocol as 
> necessary?but we need some way to maintain a certain level of 
> accountability.)
>                 You?ll be able to download the whole wiki so you can 
> read it offline. It won?t be printable, but it will be in the form of a 
> bunch of smaller files instead of a giant document that crashes your 
> computer.
>                 If the experiment backfires, we can always revert to the 
> old model by making the wiki viewable only by approved members.
> To facilitate scouting during the tournament, we need a good deal of  
> pre-tournament information. That way, everyone scouting can focus on  
> upgrading what we've already got & gathering new information.
> You can submit your information two ways: Email it to me, lacyjp at wfu.edu 
> <mailto:lacyjp at wfu.edu>, or become a member of the wiki and add your 
> information.
> Target deadline: Midnight, Tuesday, November 7. That will give us the 
> time to post the information so it can be of use before the tournament.
> Expectations:
> Affirmative Disclosure--
>                 The most recent plan text(s) you've read.
>                 Complete 1ac outline(s) with full cites [Author, Source, 
> Date, URL, page #s, First & Last phrases.]
>                 2ac add-ons
>                 2ac answers to common negative positions (including off 
> case args & major case arguments)
>                 If your 1ac is not 'traditional', describe your 
> affirmative in as much detail as necessary to provide the opposition the 
> equivalent of the above. [Plus full cites for anything that can be cited 
> -- like music or movie clips.]
> Negative Disclosure--
>                 Basic rule: Disclose the quantity & quality of 
> information you'd want from a team when you are affirmative.
>                 Include at minimum the generic strategies you've 
> deployed thus far, with a complete outline & full citations as described 
> above.
>                 I say this every year: A good norm to stive for is MSU's 
> Pre-Shirley disclosure from last year at www.wfu.edu/~lacyjp 
> <http://www.wfu.edu/~lacyjp>
> We don't expect you to disclose new arguments. Keeping ?caselist-able? 
> electronic versions of new arguments is a great idea.
> A representative of Wake Debate has been assigned to each team entered 
> in the tournament. They will be in contact with your opponents, your 
> judges and maybe even you to gather as much pre-tournament information 
> as possible. We appreciate all the help you can give us in that regard.
> Thanks!
> --JP Lacy
> lacyjp at wfu.edu
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