The Instigator
clanstyles
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The Contender
foxman
Pro (for)
Winning
30 Points

Debate.org is cool

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/5/2008 Category: Technology
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,253 times Debate No: 1418
Debate Rounds (3)
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clanstyles

Con

What do you think of this site? Whats good and whats bad about it? How do you fell when going to this site, is it easy to view?
foxman

Pro

Overall I like this site. Interesting discussions can be had by all in a stress free environment. The downside is that many voters don't seem to really value debate. They go around reading the introductions of a few arguments and then just voting on what they think about the topic. I have no idea how people will vote on a discussion. If we debate then I'm on the con so I say that the error in voting makes debate.org "not cool".
Debate Round No. 1
clanstyles

Con

I have to agree with you in that, I personally I hate voting. I wouldn't take the time and I wanted to see if that was the case.

Thanks ..

Anything else you dislike?
foxman

Pro

Well, the only thing I can think of is that if you don't turn of the email notification on all the debates you are watching you get A LOT of emails. I didn't even know about that at first and I had like 48 unread emails in a day. I guess one good thing would be that the webmasters here are really good at responding to the comment box, most webmasters don't even read them. According to the webmaster, they plan to create a second version of debate.org that will somehow address the voting issue.
Time to debate! I'm right, you're wrong HAHAHA!
Debate Round No. 2
clanstyles

Con

Well the reason I ask is because I'm building a site ;) Its sorta like this...

Any other feedback about this site is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
foxman

Pro

I think there's a debate you should look at, it's all about the voting system here and possible policies towards changing it, they never really come to a conclusion, but I was very interesting. I think it's great that you are creating your own site for debating. I had never been to an online debate before this and it is really interesting. The only problem I see is that I'm an actual debater who specializes in Lincoln-Douglas style debating. So I really have had a hard time switching from rational and well laid out argumentation, to cases structured around and relying on pathos. The sad truth is, many people do not appreciate thought, they find it boring. Most peoples' opinions are based on presumptions and emotions and have never really assessed a single opinion they hold. Therefore, few people like to be challenged on an intellectual level, because they have never assessed the topic in that fashion.
I know this seems pessimistic, but the point I'm driving at is I would really appreciate a site that has a separate forum for those of us who wish to debate, rather than scream passionate, but illogical, arguments at each other. You could keep this sort of debate going, but also make a section of it that you could sign in to and debate in. This might also help the voting dilemma if you make it so only members of that forum could vote.
It might also fix the integrity issue on here. I have seen several people who will set out their best arguments in the last speech when their opponent cannot respond. In real debate this is considered a dirty trick and is illegal. I would really like to see more people who do that be punished for it. (by losing I mean)
I wish you luck with your new site and request that you contact me when it is up and running. They do not allow emails in arguments so I'll se if I can post it.
I wonder how people will vote on this "debate".
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by cherrychocolate 9 years ago
cherrychocolate
Interesting stuff...
Please let me know when you get that other debate site up and running, I <33 this site and debating (and no I don't sound this unprofessional when I actually debate lol)
I WAS impressed that they responded to my email the day after I sent it though
I requested a way to message individuals and such on the site, apparently they're building that into the next version...wonder when that'll be out...
didn't vote since it's not reallyyy a debate
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
Tell me about it. That two is equal to one thing was pretty absurd. Alas, I don't think we need moderation here as moderaters (and people known to suck up to them) are known to take advantage of their power and remove things which don't necessarily violate the rules. I think self-moderation is the best bet. As for the frivolous arguments, I think people can just ignore them. The only things which should be removed is pornographic or otherwise obscene material.
Posted by RepublicanView333 9 years ago
RepublicanView333
Actually foxman, in ur 2nd round you said a second version...well it will be the third version actually...this is the second version...see ive been around since the begining...
Posted by Capt.Herp 9 years ago
Capt.Herp
Take a look at the four posts all saying that "two is equal to one," and tell me this place doesn't need a little policing.
Posted by clanstyles 9 years ago
clanstyles
I know I just wanted feedback ;) Not really a debate hehehe
Posted by Capt.Herp 9 years ago
Capt.Herp
I think there needs to be some kind of a reasonable time limit on voting. Additionally, frivolous "debates" flood the joint, indicating the need for a little moderating of what gets left on here, and what is just stupid.

Perhaps it will catch on, I don't know -- however, so far it gets a shrug of the shoulders from me.
Posted by foxman 9 years ago
foxman
Ahh, it won't let me post it here either. Here go to my blog at
rant-a-palooza.blogspot.com
you don't have to read the posts just the one entitled "email me".
Thnx
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
Foxman demolished clanstyle since well . .. clanstyle didn't really debate. I would suggest that he read up on the terms and conditions of this site before he posts anymore topics.
Posted by clanstyles 9 years ago
clanstyles
Why do you like this site?
Posted by foxman 9 years ago
foxman
dude this isn't a debate, are we going to go three rounds talking about debate.org? sure I'll challenge you.
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