Some of you may know the debating is over in the TTF Debating Tournament, and we are looking for a new format of debating that is maybe a little less 'debating for the sake of victory' and more 'debating to learn'. Walter has suggested a new format, so I thought we should try it out and see how it goes. Here are the rules: (1) I, the host, will post a topic. (2) There will be two teams, each taking one side of the debate. People may put themselves forward to be one of the teams. (ie you choose which side of the topic you are debating). (3) Each team will have 5 members. When both teams have 5 members the debate may commence. (4) The team that was filled first, posts first. (5) The debate lasts exactly one week from the first post. (Extensions may be applied and will be granted at the discretion of the host, if both sides agree and there seems to be more to be said.) (6) The host will appoint four other judges to assist him in voting for the winning team. Whichever team gets the most votes wins (obviously!) (7) Each judge may also nominate one 'star debator'. (8) Normal standards of behaviour in the debate apply... try to be friendly and honest at all times. Ok? Good.... so here's the topic Were the (underlined) words of Feanor proven true? OK... pick your sides. The Noldorin Team will argue 'Yes'; The Valarin Team will argue 'No'