Marije (shayuko) wrote in hogwartsishome,

May Debate

Tomorrow is Debate Day again!

The topic for this month is... Hagrid! We've seen some of his better moments but some of his not so great ones too. Some people love him, some get annoyed by him.

Hagrid: A danger to the students or a loyal and trustworthy teacher?

Slytherin and Hufflepuff have the side of 'danger to the students' and Ravenclaw and Gryffindor have the side of 'loyal and trustworthy teacher'.

1. This is all in fun. Feel free to take it seriously, but keep yourself grounded.
2. In the heat of debate, please refrain from using any sort of personal attacks. This should be obvious, and this will get you docked points.
3. Please do not leave the topic, or leave your assigned side. This is also a good way to lose points as well!
4. What happens in debate stays in debate. I don't want to see any of you getting catty with each other for whatever sort of battles go on in the debate post. When we leave the debate, we're all friends again!
5. Only qualified comments will earn you points. A qualified comment means:
a. A point is made.
b. The comment is more than three sentences long.
c. The comment stays on topic and is correct according to the side you are debating.
d. The comment is signed. And by that, I do have to request that if you accidently forget to sign it, that you delete the comment and repost with your name and house in it. Otherwise, should the thread collapse, I might not catch that you were signing in another comment.
6. Please do not plan any sort of strategies in your common rooms. I want this to be your own genius, not what a prefect tells you to say. ;) Besides, there's more pride in coming up with something intelligent on your own, right? However, it is okay to track your house's progress or root your team on there. I won't be in the common rooms to make sure you guys follow this rule, so use the honor code.
7. If you make a comment that is just so out there that it has to be deleted, expect your house to suffer from the loss of a very large amount of points. So just don't do it, kay? :)

The debate will start tomorrow at 2pm EST which means you have 24 hours to prepare yourself! The debate will last for 24 hours.
Questions? Just leave a comment below ^_^

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