Harrison Hall ParadigmLast changed 8/28 11:37A EDT
You win and lose on the flow -- I have a high standard for new arguments and often disregard them.
Do whatever you want, just don't be aggressive/annoying about it.
I don't like to use my noggin very much, so go for the easy win
I cannot read, so keep that in mind.
Power moves get high speaks: be bold.
The louder team usually wins. At the same time, the quieter team usually wins.
Stolen from Sam Franz's philosophy:
"-I am unfamiliar with the high school topic. Please be slow with acronyms, don't make any assumptions about 'community consensus,' etc.
-Truths are settled by the arguments made in a debate. I'll probably vote on anything, provided that it is substantiated.
-I don't think that I have a very strong slant in framework debates. I generally prefer judges who don't have strong ideological presumptions, so I'll try to keep mine out of the debate...I like framework debates when both sides pick a narrow set of offense that is explained well in relation to the other team's arguments. Often, framework debates lack good impact calculus which makes it hard to decide without considerable intervention."
Things I enjoy seeing in debates:
- Dedev, done well
- Space colonization bad
- Word pics
- Condo bad 2ARs
- Logical CPs with small net benefits: the more planks the better
- Neg abusing theory
- Please hurt my feelings, I feed on that
Things I do not enjoy seeing in a debate:
- A nuanced T (we meet) debate: this topic is goofy dog help me out
- Being mean to partners or opponents
- Intentionally not responding to questions in cross-ex
- Bad jokes
- Good jokes