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Should you choose to set up a formatted political debate, do so as follows. Choose a topic and a poster with which to spar. Each poster takes a side. Each poster gets an opening, then a rebuttal, then a bit of back and forth. During that time ONLY the two posters are allowed in that thread.

When the debate is over, the general membership can comment and decide a winner.

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