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The New 50-Character Minimum Argument

I just logged on to CreateDebate after about half an hour of trying to access the site, each time being rejected by a message saying that the site was down for maintenance.  When I am able to get on, there is a new minimum length for an argument.  Yes, a new minimum, it's not a simple 14 characters anymore.

If you don't believe me, go ahead and try it.  The new minimum argument length on the site seems to be 50 characters, and if you try to submit an argument less than 50 characters, this message is displayed:

The minimum length for an argument is 50 characters. The purpose of this restriction is to cut down on the amount of dumb jokes, so we can keep the quality of debate and discourse as high as possible.

I, for one, know of a few people that might disagree with this new minimum.  I'll be nice and keep them nameless.

What do you think?  Do you agree or disagree?

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Side Score: 17
4 points

I mostly agree with the new minimum. I believe that this will cut down on the number of dumb jokes and will create a need for well though-out arguments. I know that I got a bit caught up with the small, stupid jokes that seemed to be being made more often than real, intelligent arguments.

Side: AGREE WITH IT
4 points

I Like the new minimum of 50 words.

It isn't too much or too little, it is just right.

Dispel jokers and invite debaters ^^

Side: AGREE WITH IT
4 points

I'm not complaining. 50 characters really isn't all that much.

I do however think there should be some kind of maximum length. I sometimes get replies that are so long I don't even feel like reading them. I mean, in a real debate they don't let people go on and on and on, because how can you argue with all of that.

Side: AGREE WITH IT
pvtNobody(642) Disputed
0 points

Have you ever heard of a filibuster? Arguments in all forms of debate are routinely long, especially for an opening statement or a primary argument. If you don't have the attention span necessary to read a long argument then perhaps you should spend more time in JoeCavalry debate.

Side: Disagree with it
JakeJ(3254) Disputed
2 points

Yes, I have heard of a filibuster.

Here is one of the definitions: Delaying tactics, especially long, often irrelevant speeches given in order to delay progress or the making of a decision

Don't get me wrong, I read them. And I'm pretty satisfied with my attention span thank you very much. I never said I didn't have the ability, just that it gets old after a while.

Side: AGREE WITH IT
2 points

No problem.

Maybe we should even think about a system that rejects arguments with nothing more than a joke, or a related quote, with nothing to add to the discourse.

We have the technology.

Side: AGREE WITH IT

I think it's great. This website is full of people just typing short, no-thinking-required arguments and it's bringing down the site.

Side: AGREE WITH IT
2 points

Yeah, it was getting a bit ridiculous. This still won't fix the problem of spelling and grammar, but it will help.

It's funny, though, how everyone reacts by defending/attacking Joe as soon as this comes out, isn't it?

Side: AGREE WITH IT
2 points

It's not that big of a deal. I kind of like it. It forces me to think a little bit more. But it's not going to really stop the jokers. All they need to do is type "..........." for a while. or something like that.

Side: AGREE WITH IT
2 points

And then they log on the next day and see that their argument has -50 points. That might get the point across.

Side: AGREE WITH IT
2 points

I would love to see a -50 argument.... but not on any of mine!

Side: AGREE WITH IT
2 points

I think that it makes more sense so there aren't just one word or one lined answers, it forces people to put some thought into their answer and give a why behind their argument.

Side: AGREE WITH IT
1 point

I think that it makes less sense to others who want to comment just one word or one-liner answers, it forces people to put more crap into their answer and give a why behind their argument.

Side: Disagree with it
1 point

1.It will make people think of putting things down

2.It will make it so we know what people have to say about the arguements instead of just i agree (or disagree)

...and three we can now know what people do when they run out of things to say (such as use lots of periods or random words or even random thoughts)

Side: AGREE WITH IT
1 point

I would like to see JoeC making his jokes longer and more hilarous xD

Side: AGREE WITH IT
3 points

Joe's screwed...

Wait, now you mean to tell me I have to come up with a total of 50 characaters to post this?

Side: indifferent
4 points

Nope, his jokes will just be a little bit longer than they usually are.

Side: AGREE WITH IT
frenchieak(1131) Disputed
2 points

Well, he may not be as screwed as you think. Usually, he posts five or six jokes per debate. If he just writes his jokes down when they come to him, he can just put all the jokes into one argument as soon as he has enough. Sure, it'll be harder, but he's either got to adapt or fail.

Side: AGREE WITH IT

Hey can I have one of those "U fail" pictures on the internet? It could be my icon trying to leave a short argument on CD and he gets frustrated and bangs his head on the key board and then a message comes up and says, "JC..., U Fail" ;)

Side: indifferent

I think I hear the bells tolling... the fat lady is starting to sing... the grim reaper at my door... the final hour...

Side: indifferent
1 point

The limitation of any argument ought to be qualitative not quantitative. The argument must contain both the subject and predicate of the debate.

Side: Disagree with it
1 point

I don't know, I'm knew to this website and i see all the immaturities, but i think the people who joke are having fun, so why not let them do what they want, you know?

Side: Disagree with it
0 points

crap im screwed now i had a hard time with 14 now i will post lots of

................................ and i hade the 50 word min

Side: Disagree with it
0 points

this is sad i hate is its gayer than jc >.< and omg it gets annoing!!!!

Side: Disagree with it