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Posted: 31 August 2007 at 11:19pm | IP Logged

The debate round 1 between JK Rowling's team and Dan Brown Team is over and now it is time to give marks to our participants.

The Participants were as follows:

JK Rowling:





Dan Brown:




Dark Love

The Judges are as follows:

Minali, Yuks, Shailee and KripAngad-Kyph

Here is a link to the Debate Contest Round 1 for the Judges to go through:

The Guidlines for the Debate Contest, the rules and the marking criteria are as follows:

Judges please go through both the threads and post ur marks for the participants here.

No one else is allowed to post in this thread please. We will make a seprate post for all of you to post your comments and see the results.

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Posted: 31 August 2007 at 11:28pm | IP Logged
Some of the points i noted from the debate... Im just giving dem so that judges can just examine them further..

Against Dan Brown's team

Dan Brown's team has been favouring JKR so will they get points taken off of them for this because it is a debate and you have to do your best to prove your point.

Against JKR Team:

No proper opening statment. Team member started it by saying lets rock it. I love these both authors.

~Sirius*Ysh~ Wrote as the 1st post for the team:

cool its started... will take part ... well eya considering im on the team... well actually this is gonna be one strong debate! JKR vs Dan! my 2 role models.... ok lets rock it!!!




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Posted: 08 September 2007 at 2:28am | IP Logged
The judges have now been changed for the Debate contest. Some of the old ones remain, however new ones have been added. They will be posting thier marks soon. Smile

Once again, i aplogise for the delay. Smile




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Posted: 12 September 2007 at 8:25am | IP Logged

Thank you very much Pooja for inviting me. Smile Its an honour.

 No properly constructed opening statements from diyafah, Dark Love and ~Sirius*Ysh~. Either every contestant should give a proper opening statement or the team should give a collective opening statement. This also shows lack of team management from both sides. Contestants should have taken into account that this is not an introduction session. We need to have your proper opening statements, arguments, rebuttals and analysis..not your favourite books and personal interests!

 It is always the best in ethics to avoid sarcastic remarks in a debate. I also noticed that some contestants lacked eloquent debating skills. It is recommended not to involve personal preferences saying "I like XYZ but I am debating for ABC for the sake of debate". It is NOT a valid argument!

 I felt that the debate from Dan Brown team was restricted to only "The Da Vinci Code". You are debating on Dan Brown and not on the content of "The Da Vinci Code". Yes, I admit that this was his most successful book [which made him influential and wealthyWink ] but merely mentioning the names of "Deception Point" "Digital fortress" and "Angels and Demons" is not enough. If you are emphasizing on "The Da Vinci Code" then equal space and analysis should be given to his other works.

 Plus its not a debate on whether Dan Brown's theories are true or the Harry Potter magic is good or not. Its about 2 different authors. Its about their writing styles and techniques. I felt the debate heavily deviated from its main content which was disappointing!

I give

Joanne K. Rowling team: 7 points.

Dan Brown team: 6 points.

PS:  About Cryptex. Just for fun! If you freeze the cryptex's vinegar and then break it, the papyrus won't get destroyed! Wink

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Posted: 10 October 2007 at 6:00am | IP Logged

Hello dears

According to the rules, I have to give my verdict on the winning team.Before I do that, let me put forth some of the observations that I made. Please do take this in the right spiritEmbarrassed... its just my opinion, so you are free to disagree with me: Tongue

Dan Brown Team: No proper opening statement..Debate only revolves around The Da Vinci Code.One should remember though the most famous one it is not the only work of author .Only mentioning the names of "Deception Point" "Digital fortress" and "Angels and Demons" is not enough.

J.K Rowling Team: No proper opening statement here either.Come on guys a good debate can not be started  by saying lets rock it...or by I love that  author but debating here because that team is full.

But some well articulate argument is made by both the team..and also some good rebuttal is there which made it very interesting to read

Winning Team : A TieClapClap


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