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Question: Do you guys want a Presidential debate via IRC?
Yay   -14 (58.3%)
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« on: April 30, 2012, 05:28:07 pm »
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I think with so many candidates it would be interesting to hold one. If there is a lot interest, maybe we can try to organize one.
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 05:30:27 pm »
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I'd love to.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 05:30:54 pm »
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No, I hate IRC. I will only participate in forum debates so that all Atlasians can participate. Real time doesn't work for a game where we are all in different time zones, especially our non-American posters.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 05:34:21 pm »
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Viewing a debate should be easy access for all voters, and it'd be impossible to find a time when most active Atlasians could be on to view the debate. Not a terrible idea, but the alternative (having it on here like we always have) is much better.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 05:37:15 pm »
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I agree with Napoleon. Although I personally like the IRC, time zone issues would make it complicated, and it'd be hard to give in-depth answers in real time.

That said, I'd be open to participating in some kind of informal IRC debate on the condition that we also have one on the forum proper. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 05:37:59 pm »
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Aaaaaaaand now I see why we shouldn't use IRC. Threads are cooler, anyway.
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 05:39:51 pm »
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FTR, I can easily voice the person who's allotted time to respond, and than de-voice, and so-on.  You guys would just have to come in at a set time, which seems to be your disagreement.
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 05:40:49 pm »
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Senator Clarence and I have been discussing presidential debates however and agree that one in May and two in June would serve the voting public adequately.
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 05:41:05 pm »
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I'm not saying that it would be the only debate, we could hold several so that posters & candidate from every timezone have a chance to view a live debate. Also the transcripts would be posted here.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 05:44:50 pm »
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Senator Clarence and I have been discussing presidential debates however and agree that one in May and two in June would serve the voting public adequately.

One in early May, one in mid-but-not-quite-late May, one in very early June (like the 2nd) and then one about 3 days before the election sounds decent, no?
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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2012, 05:47:17 pm »
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Senator Clarence and I have been discussing presidential debates however and agree that one in May and two in June would serve the voting public adequately.

One in early May, one in mid-but-not-quite-late May, one in very early June (like the 2nd) and then one about 3 days before the election sounds decent, no?

I think only the last three would be valuable, but I might be up to some other kind of presidential candidate event within the next two weeks.

I'm not saying that it would be the only debate, we could hold several so that posters & candidate from every timezone have a chance to view a live debate. Also the transcripts would be posted here.

Then why not just host it here in the first place? Wink
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2012, 05:49:07 pm »
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Because of time zone differences, I'd say no.  But here's another idea- what about a YouTube debate?
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 06:09:43 pm »
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Because of time zone differences, I'd say no.  But here's another idea- what about a YouTube debate?

THIS IDEA.

ALL OF THE AWARDS.
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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2012, 06:37:26 pm »
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Because of time zone differences, I'd say no.  But here's another idea- what about a YouTube debate?

I agree to it unconditionally.
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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 07:45:41 pm »
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It would be awesome, but the moderator staff would probably get ticked off if we posted the transcript on the forum for general consumption.  If that hurdle was overcome, I would be willing to make a new channel to hold the debate in to prevent trolling and moderate the debate.
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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2012, 07:46:28 pm »
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It would be awesome, but the moderator staff would probably get ticked off if we posted the transcript on the forum for general consumption.  If that hurdle was overcome, I would be willing to make a new channel to hold the debate in to prevent trolling and moderate the debate.

That would be so freaking rad.
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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2012, 07:48:54 pm »
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It would be awesome, but the moderator staff would probably get ticked off if we posted the transcript on the forum for general consumption.  If that hurdle was overcome, I would be willing to make a new channel to hold the debate in to prevent trolling and moderate the debate.

This raises another problem, though; how would we actually ensure that the participants are not impersonators?
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2012, 07:49:38 pm »
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It would be awesome, but the moderator staff would probably get ticked off if we posted the transcript on the forum for general consumption.  If that hurdle was overcome, I would be willing to make a new channel to hold the debate in to prevent trolling and moderate the debate.

This raises another problem, though; how would we actually ensure that the participants are not impersonators?
IP checks.
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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2012, 07:58:12 pm »
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It would be awesome, but the moderator staff would probably get ticked off if we posted the transcript on the forum for general consumption.  If that hurdle was overcome, I would be willing to make a new channel to hold the debate in to prevent trolling and moderate the debate.

This raises another problem, though; how would we actually ensure that the participants are not impersonators?
IP checks.
Or alternatively, forum PM check.
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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2012, 08:00:32 pm »
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Yeah, I was thinking make a video, send it to Yelnoc via pm and then have him upload it to the account.
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« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2012, 03:13:16 am »
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IRC + transcript later on the forum.
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« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2012, 05:14:14 am »
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IRC + transcript later on the forum.

Probably won't work, as we all may not be present to participate.
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« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2012, 05:32:01 am »
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IRC + transcript later on the forum.

Probably won't work, as we all may not be present to participate.

I think all presidential candidates are on Eastern Time except Oakvale who's 5 hours ahead of that.
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« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2012, 08:00:13 am »
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IRC + transcript later on the forum.

Probably won't work, as we all may not be present to participate.

I think all presidential candidates are on Eastern Time except Oakvale who's 5 hours ahead of that.

True, but we all have differing schedules because I have school from 7am-3pm and after that I have to work until about 6pm so it might be awkward.
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« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2012, 08:07:01 am »
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Well- I usually have nothing to do but if this debate occurs when I'm in Europe I'll probably have to decline
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