[eDebate] 5 point font abuse
repkowil at msu.edu
Thu May 14 14:46:53 CDT 2009
The real probem is that we "cut" evidence at all.
Unless all plausible context is provided, we should safely assume that parties must be cheating -- especially Minnesota.
>From this point forward, each card read should:
a) include the entire book or novelette in Abelkopian 22 point font.
Teams are required to enter all of this into the record of the debate. Each card should be a minimum of 9 pages long -- if the article happens to be shorter than that, a larger font size will be permitted to fulfill the 9 page requirement (which is an important requirement).
b) include all articles ever written by said author
... again... for the sake complete context. The more irrelevant information provided (in large font) we provide, the easier it will be for the negative to sort through in their 10 minutes of prep time.?
c) include a sworn affidavit from the author that they have reviewed your 2AC block and agree with it.
... the author you consult may or may not be a real person... that is optional at this time... This may be changed at the (evil) Wake Forest Summer Conference.
Remedies involve a sliding scale:
a) 7 point font -- rapid beheading of the 2A and-or 2N. Either one -- deterrence.
b) 6 point font -- violating parties will be forced to read all edebate posts
c) 5 point font -- stoning (large stones only -- for visual uniformity)
d) excerpting in context with citation footnoted -- formal accusations that the offending party is engaging in practice that too closely resembles every academic paper ever written.
small font = irritating... fair enough... It can be discussed and improved...
...cheating ?... I think the author may have joking... but, if not, let's back it up like Percy...
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