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Kleptin
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The Contender
sweatycreases
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The first new thing implemented on Debate.org should be the forums

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Started: 3/4/2008 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Kleptin

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I'd rather no one take this challenge and we can treat it as a forum thread XP Then we can add comments as if though it were an actual thread and not a debate.

I think a lot of us enjoy being on this site to explore and share ideas, get to know other people, and use it as an intellectual outlet. There are many new updates listed as coming up, but I believe that the very first thing that should be given to the members here would be the forum.

Friends/private messages/groups/polls can all take second seat to the forum. Once we have that up and running, there can be a lot of discussions going on while people get ideas for new debates or brainstorm arguments. It would be great for killing time, waiting for a new challenge.

With the forum, we'll all be entertained while we wait for the other cool things to be implemented, and we'll be able to voice our opinions and offer suggestions while getting feedback from other members. The webmaster will also be able to talk to us directly.

In addition, we'll be able to meet new people because so far, we would only be able to meet people through debates and possibly through comments (which not a lot of people leave). The forums would give us all a good chance to chat and network outside of debate.
sweatycreases

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sweatycreases forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Ummm de dum, perhaps you should start a debate about it, then we can debate this.
Posted by HoosierPapi 9 years ago
HoosierPapi
Listen guys, this is a fact.

The webmaster of this webpage obsessively monitors these debates, and pays particular attention to debates that ridicule the webpage, to see what users are saying.

If a user criticizes the webmaster, creator, or anyone affiliated with the website for the way it is run and the rediculous practices employed by said people involved with this site, the comment is immediately deleted, and the user's account is deleted.

This has happened to countless individuals I have spoken to on chat groups on aol, google, yahoo, and youtube.

This isn't a rumor, or a vendetta against anyone; it is an absolute fact. The people who run this site want you to debate certain things, by their rules. If you want to debate something even slightly controversial, outside of their conservative parameters, your account is immediatley deleted. If you bring up religion in a negative light, criticize a group (particularly a conservative group), discuss sex, even in responsible ways, your account is deleted and comments erased.

This apparently happens so many times that it cannot be attributed to a few malcontents who are goofing off online. I run multiple discussion groups on the afore-mentioned websites, and this group repeatedly comes up as a source of anger, dissatisfaction, and an example of something that peaked and is now in decline, because word is spreading that the people who run the site are absurd.

This comment itself will likely be deleted, if what I hear is true. In fact, I counted how many different people I have heard comments from (two separate discussion groups about the problems associated with debate.org have been started on google and yahoo). As of right now, 22 different account names, and presumably people, have told various stories, most of them quite different, about negative experiences with this website.

If you do not play by the conservative ideals & avoid criticizing the people who run this site, you get deleted.
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Awesome! I will look at them all day! (Or probably for just a couple minutes...) Yes!
Posted by Webmaster 9 years ago
Webmaster
Hi Debaters,

I'm seeing some great ideas all across the boards. Some of the features you have discussed are already set to be implemented and other great new ideas have just made the list. We are working hard to get the new site up and running. We will likely post some teaser shots of the new site up later this week.

Thank You,
Webmaster
Posted by Kleptin 9 years ago
Kleptin
Those are both good ideas.

I think there should also be "live debate" where both people are online at the same time and the time limit to respond is severely shortened (maybe 15 minutes after your opponent posts)
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Woot! I sent the team debate idea into the comment box, got this back,

"Thank you for your suggestion. I have already forwarded it to the developers
for possible implementation.

Regards,

Webmaster"

Going to be sweet if it happens. I'm amped.
Posted by massvideogamer 9 years ago
massvideogamer
come on guys, you gotta admit, my picture is pretty sweet, and in case ur wondering, I am in the middle of the picture
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
I propose that debate.org set up a system that allows users make suggestions for debate challenges.

There are a lot of debates which I'm interested in reading rather than arguing, so I could just submit my idea to the challenge section. Then, two debaters can pick the sides and debate from there. This system could also solve the problem of there hardly ever being any debates for people to pick up.

And if trolls tried to abuse this system, administrators could implement an "ignore" function which would allow you to filter out all of the debates from certain users.
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
Good riddance.

25 characters.
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Thats kind of sad. I liked him.
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