November 13, 2006


Here's what you need to know:
Email me at if you can't post for some reason. Include your .x500 ID.

Anyone can comment on a post by clicking on "comments" underneath it. If your .x500 ID has been authorized, you can post to the board, edit previous posts, upload files, and make changes to the site by clicking "sign in to post or edit" (read the instruction on that page).

November 7, 2006


You can go here to "quick post"- it'll set you right up with a new post form. No access to other settings, though; if you want to edit a post or play with the site you have to use the other link.

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November 1, 2006

Site Launched.

Here is a blog for the UMPDS. We already have a blog. Why another?

The postings at are posted by the E-Board to keep us up to date on team events and to manage the class. To keep it orderly, only a few people can post announcements there. This blog is here to encourage debate-related discussion outside of the classroom. So far, anyone who gets the Week in Review sent to his or her x.500 email address is listed as an author of this blog, and can post here.

There are categories for case construction, debate technique, and counterplan, disadvantage, and theory strategy, as well as for events announcement and actually posted substantive debates. In class, our lectures are mostly one-way, and practice is mostly a time to learn by doing. This is intended to be a place to ask questions about something that came up in your last debate, get early feedback on an argument you've been thinking about, or to collaborate with other UMPDS members on a new case.

You should be able to post by going here.