OK, jakec47, what do you think of the following format:
An Opening Statement by each of us (probably you first, since you're taking the "pro" position, but I am willing to go first if you prefer), followed by alternating Rebuttals and Statements, either continuing until we both feel we've covered all our material, or some set number (say, four turns each), followed by a Concluding Statement from each of us. If you go first, my Concluding Statement would be the last post in the debate, and vice versa. I would also like to propose that each "turn" be limited to a length of no more than two posts. This will force us both to be concise and prevent our succeeding replies from becoming gigantic multi-post treatises.
What do you think?