Katampe, The major problem here is that you are still approaching the issue with the mentality of your initial criticism of the idea. This has made it impossible for you to see the difference between what we should be doing at The Crucible and what we do in other parts of the board. Now, ask yourself: What is the difference between The Crucible and other discussion threads/areas of the Nigerian Village Square site? Of course, we argue and defend positions and develop the art of effective reasoning in our various discussions be they on articles posted by authors or in the Main Square. This is more or less what we'll be doing at The Crucible. The difference however is that in those other discussions, we speak with belief and conviction. It is not about fun; it's all seriousness. Yes, we are most times giving opinions, but they're opinions we believe in. However, at The Crucible, you do not necessarily have to support the position you believe in. Here it is fun. You may support or argue a position today only to argue against it tomorrow! You don't expect someone to come and claim tomorrow that a position you took in a debate at The Crucible is indeed your belief. For instance, I've just responded to you on the Gbenga debate you initiated in the morning. Ordinarily, if I was discussing outside The Crucible, I would be arguing the opposite of what I'm saying there, because the opposite is exactly what I believe. In a debate, it does not matter what side you're on, the fun is in the art! CHEERS!