A Swords Crossed Co-Diary Idea?
Promoted by Brendan
They say people speak (or write) when they cease to be at peace with their thoughts. So let me get this out
I've been throwing around this idea on how to further increase the uniqueness of our niche here at Swords Crossed. In keeping with the name of the site, I propose that we have a internal (fencing-themed) debate among ourselves in a "co-diary" format. We'd have two of our fellow "Swordsman" do and 3 point back-and forth (opening point, rebuttals, and closing point) Here's (roughly) how it would work:
Once a week (or so), two of our fellow Swordsmen will have a brief point-counterpoint debate co-diary about a topic. For example, a sample co-diary would be titled:
"The Federal Reserves New (Proposed) Powers Are Warranted"
Swordsman ENDER* Vs. Swordsman TLALOC*-
*Note: Names are used for illustrative purposes only.
In the co-diary, each Swordsman would dedicated a (brief) defense or support against said topic, and would get a brief rebuttal:
Swordsman ENDER, against:
Blah blah The Fed... Blah Blah free markets... Blah Blah...
Swordsman TLALOC, for:
Blah blah The Fed... Blah Blah about time... Blah Blah more regulation ...
Swordsman ENDER - Rebuttal
Blah blah regulation kills markets..blah blah makes it worse
Swordsman TLALOC- Rebuttal
Blah blah regulation improves markets..blah blah protects Americans..
Swordsman ENDER - Close
Blah blah Socialism..blah blah US like Europe blah blah US pastime becomes soccer?
Swordsman TLALOC- Close
Blah blah socialst..blah blah better blah blah I hate sports..
- Or whatever. You get the idea.
I think it would add some uniqueness to our site after a while, and we would encourage others to debate (to keep the same folks from debating all the time and getting burnt out.) We would most likely have the debate take place separately from diaries initially (Maybe through a few e-mail exchanges), and then one our the other Swordsman would post it in here on Swords Crossed as a diary entry. After the two Swordsmen have their say, maybe the crowd here could assign "points" to each section (who had the best opening point, best rebuttal, and best closing point). Or we could then dive into our usual commentary. I can leave the marketing/naming to you Big Wigs who run the site.