Black People : When Does Debate Become Drama ?

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    When does debate become drama, or are they one and the same?

    I've noticed some discussion suggesting that debate and drama are not the same, and i agree.

    But i'm wondering, where do they intersect?

    At what point does good healthy, vigorous, passionate, respectful debate ... turn into drama?

    I realize we all have different tolerance levels, what one considers disrespectful, another does not.

    So i'm wondering ... what specifically must happen in a debate, before you feel it has turned to drama?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Several things..

    ..when they get off the topic of the debate, when the debater or comments are snide in nature and when the conversation gets personal.
     
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    When one or more of the "debaters" either directly or indirectly attacks the author of the opposing view rather than the topic discussion, it's DRAMA.

    When one or more of the "debaters" can not "agree to disagree" once no other concessions can be granted, it's DRAMA.
     
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    When one of the debators resorts to insulting the subject of the debate, or insulting the opposing debator, the debate becomes a joke/drama.

    When one of the debators deliberately does not answer specific questions being asked and does not bother to give a reason why for not answering the questions asked, while proceeding on with opposing debate yet, asking questions. This clearly shows that one of the debators is not serious, equating to drama.



    Debating rules would be fun, such as, when a debate has been brought to the table, a debating referee should be agreed upon to be present. There could even be a point system. If one breaks the rules, he or she loses points. The more points one has, that would determind who the winner is...hehehe


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  5. chuck

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    At what point do we actually have the option to resolve our light or serious disagreements, since at least three threads of some importance and relevance as well as significance have already been deleted, just his week?

    At least I would've expected the sister moderator to explain why!

    FYI...
     
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    it's simple

    drama enters the fray when ignorance and fear seep in

    lack of knowledge, lack of understanding and apparently lack of self esteem and lack of compassion

    :fyi:
     
  7. Destee

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    Sister Astrologer4U ... this is a WONDERFUL idea !!! :toast:

    I Love It !!!

    I think though, it will be challenging for us to come up with "debate rules" that most will agree with. No matter though, i love a good challenge, especially one that moves us in the direction of greatness! :)

    Your suggestion reminds me of the thread and game that Brother MetaSaience started, THE GREAT DEBATERS OF DESTEE FORUM GAME! Maybe we could come up with a way to integrate your suggestion, with it.

    This is the perfect place for all of us to sharpen our debating skills, doing it in the very best of manners. Able to hold our ground against anyone, in the most respectful of ways, even willing to acquiesce if so moved.

    I've learned so much here. I didn't know how to articulate myself in the beginning, as i do now. The simple exercise, of engaging each other in the very best of manners, learning to share my opinion, while considering how the audience may receive it, being able to see the whole picture ... gosh, so many things that must be considered, when wanting to present the very best of debates ... i've learned (or at least seen) much of that, right here! ... :D ... we are blessed beyond compare!

    Yes Yes Yes Sister ... wonderful idea! Tell us more ... maybe even start a thread, Debating Rules (perhaps), telling us how we should begin considering your suggestion more poignantly.

    Looking forward to it Sister ... Thanks! :grouphug:

    Thanks to all who have shared their thoughts thus far.

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  8. Destee

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    Brother Chuck ... what 3 threads (or more) have been deleted this week?

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  9. chuck

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    :welldone:


     
  10. Destee

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    What are you talking about ... what threads were deleted?

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