Alright folks. I just saw another TD in which somebody cast a vote after the opening arguments were laid out. It wasn't even one of the contestants. While I like getting votes in TD's at any time, I do think that it is rather unfair and unethical to vote before the completion of a TD. The only time that I could see that this is even somewhat forgivable is when one contestant forfeits a turn in a TD. That contestant has failed to complete the TD, and therefore deserves to lose. On the other hand, there are no guarantees that the other contestant won't also forfeit a turn, so why not wait until the TD is over? Personally, I won't vote for anybody that forfeits a turn. If both contestants forfeit a turn, I simply don't cast a ballot in that particular TD. It is incomplete, and therefore nobody deserves to win.
Personally, I wish that voters would consider all of the arguments at hand when deciding on the winner of a TD. I have seen the practice of voting early going on even in TD tournaments, and the issue is further magnified in such instances. Regardless of your feelings concerning a particular user, your vote should be held until all sides have had the chance to argue from every angle that they can in their alotted three spaces.
Look, if you don't like a particular user, then don't vote in any of their TD's. Nobody is going to be upset with you. There are so many TD's that happen every day in FanNation, and it would be impossible to vote in all of them. If you are going to vote, though, vote on the arguments. Just like referees should call games based on numbers rather than names, you should vote on TD's based upon arguments rather than your sentiments toward a particular user. Who knows? You may find a new respect for a certain user. That user may also, in turn, find a new respect for you by voting on your arguments. It will make all of FanNation a better place. I know that voting is allowed at any time during the course of a TD, but doesn't it just make more sense to wait until the end and let the arguments decide it? That is the way that sports work. The score in the 3rd inning, at halftime, or in the 1st intermission simply doesn't matter. What matters is what the scoreboard says in the end when there is no more time left to play. It just makes more sense to vote when the TD is completed.