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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:46 pm 
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Borrowing from Isaac:

One of the major problems with trading evidence over the internet is that you don't have any idea of the quality of the briefs. Card counts mean little because quantity doesn't equal quality and people can sort of brag themselves up as researchers into a bloated standard of what kind of researchers they really are.

So I'm creating a thread to discuss and honor outstanding researchers based off of seeing them and their research in action at tournaments. Some aspects to consider (and mention) in your nominations:

1. Quality of sources
2. Date of evidence
3. Specificity of quotations
4. Consistency of tags (no power-tagging)
5. Clean formatting
6. Clear organization of points and evidence
7. Size of brief
8. Coverage of case (how much of the applicable case does the brief have points against)

Here are the guidelines:

1) A debater must be nominated twice in order to be added to the list. Each subsequent nomination pushes the debater up the rankings. Posting nominations via the thread is encouraged, as it will reveal who needs additional votes to make the list, but if you prefer anonymity, PM is permissible.

2) Each nomination must have a warrant. You must reference a previous brief that the debater has written and explain why it was outstanding. (for example: "Joe Schmoe's brief against Super Districts is compact, organized and has incredibly case specific solvency cards and DA's with terminal impact evidence.")

3) No self-nominations. Seriously. This really shouldn't have to be said.

4) No multi-nominations. You can't nominate the same person over and over. The idea is to show that a researcher has accomplished national renown and credibility for their research.

5) I reserve the right to add guidelines. Why? Because you debaters always seem to find loopholes ;)

RESEARCHER RANKINGS:

1. Andrew Shelton (5)

2. Simon Sefzik (5)

3. John Mark Porter (4)

4. Andrew Barndt (3)

5. Marina Barnes & Justin Moffatt (2)

6. Razi Lane (2) (what even...)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:25 pm 
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Simon Sefzik. This kid wrote Tools for Team Policy with me this year. His research is innovative and original, yet still contains quality sources and articles. Nominating him.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:27 pm 
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jadenwarren wrote:
Simon Sefzik. This kid wrote Tools for Team Policy with me this year. His research is innovative and original, yet still contains quality sources and articles. Nominating him.


Seconding. Simon is still a research monster that knows and writes so many things. It's really quite beautiful. The sheer quantity of his research warrants recognition, but all of it is high quality as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:36 pm 
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I am nominating Jacob Beaver and Brennan Herring.

Both of their briefs are high quality, recent, and easy to use/understand. I will nominate more once I do some more trading.....

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:50 pm 
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Thirding or whatever it is for Simon. I traded a couple times with him last year and all of the briefs were well-researched and easy to understand and I absolutely intend to trade with him in the future.
Thanks for getting this started Razi. I haven't done a ton of trading yet this year (it is pretty early all things considered) but will make some more nominations later.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:22 am 
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Who is this Simon Sefzik and has he ever researched anything?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:15 am 
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I nominate John Mark Porter!

His brief on Sanctions is quite outstanding! He has easy to understand formatting and I'd be willing to go into rounds without reading his briefs before.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:03 am 
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I nominate Alec. For some reason I don't think I've ever seen his research, but he added to me to his account signature and I'm highly appreciative.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:50 am 
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Jumping on the Simon Sefzik bandwagon. If I had to choose one person to trade with across the nation, it'd be him. Because I know he wins rounds, and he wins them with good strategies and good evidence.

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I nominate Blake Toman.

Blake is a pretty awesome guy! His Carter Doctrine brief is pretty beastly. He always has a really comprehensive strategy note that is always helpful.

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*shamelessly copying and pasting previous post*

Andrew Shelton - I just traded for his signature drone strikes brief the other day and it was well-put together and had some cards that made me question how the case exists (I love his table-of-contents, BTW, really easy on the eyes). Shelton is legit, people. As head potentate of the HSD research club, you know automatically he is going to have quality evidence, great source credentials, and little fluff evidence. Trade with him!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:17 am 
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JohnMarkPorter1 wrote:
*shamelessly copying and pasting previous post*

Andrew Shelton - I just traded for his signature drone strikes brief the other day and it was well-put together and had some cards that made me question how the case exists (I love his table-of-contents, BTW, really easy on the eyes). Shelton is legit, people. As head potentate of the HSD research club, you know automatically he is going to have quality evidence, great source credentials, and little fluff evidence. Trade with him!

SECONDING. This dude's stuff is always high-quality. I made one of his briefs my desktop background once. That's how nice they are.

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Okay, I didn't actually do that, but Andrew's stuff really is good. Trade with him.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:44 pm 
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Thirding. I hope I can still vote...because I am. :P

Andrew's evidence is really well sourced and super well formatted.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:40 am 
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5) I reserve the right to add guidelines. Why? Because you debaters always seem to find loopholes ;)


What about making underhanded deals that you'll nominate someone if they nominate you? What about trading evidence for nominations? :P

I nominate Andrew Shelton and Andrew Barndt.

EDIT: can I nominate my debate partner?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:16 am 
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EDIT: can I nominate my debate partner?
Probably not. Since such a nomination would benefit the nominator directly (by default almost), then it could almost count as a self-nomination. Former partners are totally fine though I would think.

Adding some names to the list: Marina Barnes & Justin Moffat (This is one choice). I've traded with these two twice already (and with Marina several times before they joined forces). I've been very pleased with all their evidence. Their briefs are well laid out and easy to understand. I fully intend to trade with them in the future.

My Grading rubric (Puts on spectacles):
A+ = 78+, A = 77-73, A- = 72-70, B+ = 79-78, B = 67-63, B- = 62-60, C = 59-55, D = 54-50, F = 49-

My Assessment (Covering 3 briefs traded thus far):
1. Quality of sources 8/10
2. Date of evidence 9/10
3. Specificity of quotations 8/10
4. Consistency of tags (no power-tagging) 10/10
5. Clean formatting 9/10
6. Clear organization of points and evidence 10/10
7. Size of brief 9/10 (Too long is bad in my book, but with a strat page length factor is mitigated)
8. Coverage of case (how much of the applicable case does the brief have points against) 8/10
BONUS POINTS: Strategy notes are well laid out and effective +3
Credentials are suitable but in some instances more could be added -1
Aggregate: 73/80 for A rating

And they are only going to get better!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:39 pm 
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I nominate Razi Lane because I miss his research.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:54 pm 
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Hammy wrote:
I nominate Razi Lane because I miss his research.
Oh my word. :lol:
I actually plan to write one massive killer brief against any one case over Christmas break for my brother, so I guess I'm still in the game. ;)

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What about making underhanded deals that you'll nominate someone if they nominate you? What about trading evidence for nominations? :P
That's not underhanded -- that's economics. I would always tell people I traded with that if they liked my evidence they should say so in this thread; so, go for it!

And impressive rubric, John Mark. :)


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Masked Midnight wrote:
I actually plan to write one massive killer brief against any one case over Christmas break for my brother, so I guess I'm still in the game.
Ooooh, will this be up for trading? ;P

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:11 pm 
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marinadelayne wrote:
Masked Midnight wrote:
I actually plan to write one massive killer brief against any one case over Christmas break for my brother, so I guess I'm still in the game.
Ooooh, will this be up for trading? ;P
Actually, it probably will be...whenever Riaz and Tyler get their trading operation going. ;)

I personally don't mind it getting traded.


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marinadelayne wrote:
Masked Midnight wrote:
I actually plan to write one massive killer brief against any one case over Christmas break for my brother, so I guess I'm still in the game.
Ooooh, will this be up for trading? ;P

I would totally trade for this (whatever it is, it will be legit).

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