Our first battle is off to a great start, with both combatants offering interesting reads on their positions. Our site is growing in popularity - we're averaging 50 unique visits an hour - and things are moving along rather well.
I wanted to remind our readers and, more specifically, those making comments, that this is a site for constructive debate and critique. You can say some pretty outrageous things without fear of censorship or banning, but they are a few rules on posting to the comments.
First, spoofing (pretending to be/posting in the name of) a Judge will get you a quick, non-refundable ban. We have 12 Judges, 4 of which are active for any given battle, and it is important that they not be tampered with.
Second, critiquing a combatant's post is a good part of the reason why we're all here. Flaming/insulting/snarking them is not. Combatants are not allowed to post in the comments of their battles, so they will not reply to your thoughts publicly, but it is safe to assume they are reading (and for the most part, I hear, enjoying) them. We all appreciate your comments, but please, keep them constructive and polite. Violating this request will result in the deletion of your comment and a warning. Repeat offenders will be banned from comments. There are plenty of other places you can troll.
Third, if you strongly disagree with an Iron Blogger, by all means, Challenge them! After this battle we have 2 more battles lined up, but need more Challengers beyond that. Drop me an email.
Fourth, we likewise still need 2 Left Judge and 2 Right Judges. Send me an email if you're interested.
We hope you are enjoying the site and thank you for your interest. Please feel free to spread the word.