Ladies, Gentlemen, et al. of ET, I propose a solemn and thoughtful debate between the proponents of Seamless Continuous Trading and the exponents of the Conventional Orthodoxy. If the community will agree, I will undertake to defend the CO, if Jack will espouse the case of SCT. I propose that each of us has a second, in my case I would ask Thunderdog, and it would be seemly, methinks, if Spydertader agreed to be Jack's second. The purpose of the second would be to cry foul to the panel of ET judges at large, so the principals in the debate would not have to sully themselves with cavilling. In this I would be pleased to step aside if another were selected by CO traders in my stead. As to rules, I am open to all suggestions, but I would start with: civility (respect being perhaps too much to ask) brevity (you know who I mean here) clarity directness quantitative support proper orthography no sock puppets (a great sacrifice on my part to prove sincerity). I would leave it to the seconds to point out perceived infractions of the above rules by the principals. ET at large would be encouraged to pose questions of the debaters, so long as they observed the rules of the debate. I would hope that the debate would be leisurely, so as to permit thoughtful, measured responses. For my own part, my time will be limited in the next month as I make far more money working than I make trading, and necessity commands. Being mindful of the adage never to mud wrestle with a pig, because the pig likes it too much, I will understand if Jack declines. Warmest regards to all, H. Plecostomus.