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aburo last won the day on March 1 2011

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    Arik Burakovsky
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  1. I know cross-x.com has changed recently to a slightly different format, and I need a little bit of time to adjust to it in order to continue moderating it properly as I have done in the past. So just bear with me. Also, I've been moderating this forum for several years now, and although I don't mind continuing to do this, I have been having less and less time recently due to my college workload to do the usual forum upkeep. The vdebate wiki is now gone, since the project has been abandoned for so long, but I'm sure the cross-x.com community would be interested in some new ideas for this forum. If anyone is interested in being a new moderator for this forum, let me know. I'm not sure when the next time cross-x.com elections are going to be, but I'm planning to step down pretty soon and let someone else take over.
  2. I hope you don't mind that I changed the number of this round. There was some confusion in the round numbering, and Round 390 was skipped in the process. I figured this would be a much easier fix than having to go back and edit the round names of five other rounds.
  3. I kind of agree with this. That question is usually pretty useless, since the answer is pretty much "duh."
  4. The answer to that question seems pretty obvious, so I believe it's really only asked for dramatic effect. I'll explain what I mean by this in simple terms. Generally that question is asked by teams running kritiks of representations and discourse as well as by performance teams in order to help them win the framework debate. They may say that since fiat is "illusory," the world the other team imagines as a result of a certain plan is in itself a creation based on the justifications for the plan (which they will probably claim are nefarious and wrong to begin with). Then they will attempt to extrapolate this point to say that the kritik is a prerequisite to the plan. However, just because fiat is illusory doesn't mean the other team automatically loses the framework debate. If the debate is still centered around whether or not the plan is advantageous, the fact that its perceived benefits are illusory doesn't in any way mean you cannot weigh them against the (real or illusory) impacts of the kritik.
  5. PatriotPolicy13, are you actually planning to write the next speech even though it has taken this long, or should I still label the round as "dead?"
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