Doing things a little different for this Dojo to make sure people who aren't on the current main card use it. If you didn't make this card then it's extremely likely you won't make the next card either. This time we're making the deadlines and no-shows a bit stricter. 14 Day deadline and if you're on the list below of roster members who aren't on the current or next show then we'll consider it a no-show. So consider this like a main card.
TDL Dojo #4 Debaters Wrestling: ChristiansPeep13
The Wrestling Junkie
Phillip J. Dick
One topic per division. Two in the case of Sports for UK and US. Submit a debate and at least 1, probably 2 judges will give you individual feedback on your debate. There's no matches so you're not competing against anyone else, just looking to improve.
This isn't exclusive to anyone on that list. If you're on that list then you MUST submit within 14 days of this post or it will be considered a no-show as it would on a main card. If you're not then you're free to submit anyway. So for example if you're on the current main card but want to submit another debate for extra feedback then feel free. I'd recommend that to the 4 debutants on the current card. Also someone like Lawls who wanted to test the waters in a different division is also open to submit here. If you previously no-showed and you want to beg for mercy to submit here then PM me and I'll consider it on a case by case basis if I think you're worth a second shot and won't mess us around again like some of the recent no-shows we gave a second chance to.
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The topics are:
Out of Big E and Cesaro, who is most likely to be a future WWE main eventer?
Who is more important to their respective teams, Carmello Anthony to New York Knicks or Kevin Love to Minnesota Timberwolves.
Did Paolo Di Canio deserve more time to develop his Sunderland team?
Paddy Power recently offered odds on the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. Was this ethically wrong of them?
My situation hasn't changed since the last time I updated you on it. I couldn't make the last card because I was at the end of a semester of school and I couldn't make the current card because my parents are visiting this week. If I don't have time for the card, I certainly don't have the time for the dojo either lol
Starting with the next card, whenever that is posted in a month, I should be available for the next 4-5 cards, until I hit the end of my next semester.
Since there are a lot of people, and where I’m on neither the required to appear list nor the active roster, would I be allowed to possibly submit without making a commitment that I absolutely will? While I’m not in a position to consider main cards because of the ‘must show’ requirement, if this falls into a join-in-if-you-can-but-if-not-that’s-ok category for me I could use the additional practice and feedback .
While the premise of the dojo is excellent, no guaranteed amount (1, or 2, or more) of judges giving feedback and it not getting compared makes me feel the feedback won't be as constructive as it would be if it was competitive.
I feel I could get a solid effort out of my topic but I just fear it'll be to waste because of the above points. Because getting the appriopriate feedback (in a competitive setting) must be everthing in something like this?