David Silverman ParadigmLast changed 11/27 12:50A EDT
I am a pretty open-minded judge. Analysis, framing, and a hint of ethos will win you the debate. A few general comments and then onto my specific feelings about arguments.
-CX is important and binding, use it well
-One well highlighted and warranted card is better than three low quality one liners
-Flashing does not count as prep time
-The more specific the better, explain how the link works
-Defend the impact well, the affirmative can often subsume a DA with their impacts
-If you can please read something which is not a Politics DA
-Give me a good solvency debate, why is this a preferable idea?
-Make them clever, I will entertain all manner of odd solutions
-Constitutional Conventions will increase speaker points
-I like these arguments
-That being said please explain your arguments, don't read a bunch of postmodern philosophy and expect me to make sense of it
-Run a cap K with a reject alt and you will probably loose
-Run a cap K with a historical materialist alternative and you might win
-I am not persuaded by ridiculous alternatives, I will usually view the alternative as vote for the status quo because the K is a prior question to policymaking
-Do good link work and impact framing and you will be able to sell me on the alternative better
-Winning a prior question framework is important
-I generally default affirmative if they are reasonably topical
-If there is a blatant violation which is well explained I could be persuaded to vote negative
-Negative's best weapon against advocacy and no plan affirmatives
-If framework is questioned it becomes very important for me. A question of what we are debating about comes before the debate itself.
-Condo is probably not a voter as long as there is not blatant contradiction or extreme abuse of multiple worlds
-PIKs might be cheating
-Floating PIKs are definately cheating
-Not a huge fan, but I will evaulate it how you tell me to
-If your strategy is to make the other team uncomfortable by using offensive or loaded terms please do not do this. Debate is a location where everyone should be able to participate and learn, don't make the other team feel inferior or threatened.
Any questions just ask me!