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Microsuck
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4/12/2012 11:09:00 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I doubt that this thread will be noticed by juggle, but here it is.

Edit Function - Be able to edit posts after you've made them.

Voting Reform - We are in desperate need of voting reforms. My thoughts will be up in a few hours.

Issue Update - We need to update the big issues. Change "Bush" to "Obama" and update the candidate list. (There is no way we want McCain as our "president" from '08 when the elections are in full force.

Design - Update the design a little bit; make it a bit nicer for us to use. I would recommend a better text editor and a better way to save your work on debate.org. Often times I use advance editing in debates and the format is lost.

Member of the Month - Have a MOTM competition between members.

User moderators - Have users who are active moderators.

I'll post more later.
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4/12/2012 11:10:21 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/12/2012 11:09:00 AM, Microsuck wrote:
I doubt that this thread will be noticed by juggle, but here it is.

Edit Function - Be able to edit posts after you've made them.

Although I don't play mafia, I foresee this being a great problem in the game.

Voting Reform - We are in desperate need of voting reforms. My thoughts will be up in a few hours.

Issue Update - We need to update the big issues. Change "Bush" to "Obama" and update the candidate list. (There is no way we want McCain as our "president" from '08 when the elections are in full force.

Design - Update the design a little bit; make it a bit nicer for us to use. I would recommend a better text editor and a better way to save your work on debate.org. Often times I use advance editing in debates and the format is lost.

Member of the Month - Have a MOTM competition between members.

User moderators - Have users who are active moderators.

I'll post more later.

Agree with the rest.
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4/12/2012 11:11:18 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/12/2012 11:09:00 AM, Microsuck wrote:
I doubt that this thread will be noticed by juggle, but here it is.

Edit Function - Be able to edit posts after you've made them.

No.
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4/12/2012 11:11:29 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/12/2012 11:10:21 AM, gerrandesquire wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:09:00 AM, Microsuck wrote:
I doubt that this thread will be noticed by juggle, but here it is.

Edit Function - Be able to edit posts after you've made them.

Although I don't play mafia, I foresee this being a great problem in the game.

Didn't really think of that. I never played mafia and have no clue how it works and never thought of that. Thanks.
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4/12/2012 11:14:19 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/12/2012 11:09:00 AM, Microsuck wrote:
I doubt that this thread will be noticed by juggle, but here it is.

Edit Function - Be able to edit posts after you've made them.

Like everyone else said this would only raise hell in the games forums

Voting Reform - We are in desperate need of voting reforms. My thoughts will be up in a few hours.

Voting on here is in great shape, how exactly does it "desperately" need reform?

Issue Update - We need to update the big issues. Change "Bush" to "Obama" and update the candidate list. (There is no way we want McCain as our "president" from '08 when the elections are in full force.

Is this about changing the big issue list or about updating political candidate preference on profiles?

Design - Update the design a little bit; make it a bit nicer for us to use. I would recommend a better text editor and a better way to save your work on debate.org. Often times I use advance editing in debates and the format is lost.

It would be a nice feature but is it really needed?

Member of the Month - Have a MOTM competition between members.

We can do that on the forums though if someone takes the initiative....

User moderators - Have users who are active moderators.

i like this idea but how many are we talking about here?
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4/12/2012 11:15:46 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/12/2012 11:14:19 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:09:00 AM, Microsuck wrote:
I doubt that this thread will be noticed by juggle, but here it is.

Edit Function - Be able to edit posts after you've made them.

Like everyone else said this would only raise hell in the games forums

Voting Reform - We are in desperate need of voting reforms. My thoughts will be up in a few hours.

Voting on here is in great shape, how exactly does it "desperately" need reform?

Issue Update - We need to update the big issues. Change "Bush" to "Obama" and update the candidate list. (There is no way we want McCain as our "president" from '08 when the elections are in full force.

Is this about changing the big issue list or about updating political candidate preference on profiles?

Design - Update the design a little bit; make it a bit nicer for us to use. I would recommend a better text editor and a better way to save your work on debate.org. Often times I use advance editing in debates and the format is lost.

It would be a nice feature but is it really needed?

Member of the Month - Have a MOTM competition between members.

We can do that on the forums though if someone takes the initiative....

User moderators - Have users who are active moderators.

i like this idea but how many are we talking about here?

We have user mod, its called innomen. Having random people become user mods would be a bad policy.
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4/12/2012 11:19:02 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Yes. An edit post function would destroy the ability to have mafia games. The question is, whether or not that should be a factor.

However, if editing a post causes a uneditable stamp to be placed on that post (e.g "Edited on:") then we could simply make editing posts a mod-killable offense.
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4/12/2012 11:21:43 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/12/2012 11:19:02 AM, drafterman wrote:
Yes. An edit post function would destroy the ability to have mafia games. The question is, whether or not that should be a factor.

However, if editing a post causes a uneditable stamp to be placed on that post (e.g "Edited on:") then we could simply make editing posts a mod-killable offense.

it sounds like s solution but it would probably more complicated than it sounds, especially if in game threads where there are 400+ posts it would be hell to go back and see if any of them changed
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4/12/2012 11:23:40 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/12/2012 11:21:43 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:19:02 AM, drafterman wrote:
Yes. An edit post function would destroy the ability to have mafia games. The question is, whether or not that should be a factor.

However, if editing a post causes a uneditable stamp to be placed on that post (e.g "Edited on:") then we could simply make editing posts a mod-killable offense.

it sounds like s solution but it would probably more complicated than it sounds, especially if in game threads where there are 400+ posts it would be hell to go back and see if any of them changed

That's true. Maybe give the thread author the ability to enable/disable editing of posts.
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4/12/2012 11:24:53 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/12/2012 11:23:40 AM, drafterman wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:21:43 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:19:02 AM, drafterman wrote:
Yes. An edit post function would destroy the ability to have mafia games. The question is, whether or not that should be a factor.

However, if editing a post causes a uneditable stamp to be placed on that post (e.g "Edited on:") then we could simply make editing posts a mod-killable offense.

it sounds like s solution but it would probably more complicated than it sounds, especially if in game threads where there are 400+ posts it would be hell to go back and see if any of them changed

That's true. Maybe give the thread author the ability to enable/disable editing of posts.

And thats a good solution.
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4/12/2012 11:49:45 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/12/2012 11:14:19 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:09:00 AM, Microsuck wrote:
I doubt that this thread will be noticed by juggle, but here it is.

Edit Function - Be able to edit posts after you've made them.

Like everyone else said this would only raise hell in the games forums

Which is something I didn't think about.


Voting Reform - We are in desperate need of voting reforms. My thoughts will be up in a few hours.

Voting on here is in great shape, how exactly does it "desperately" need reform?

Not necessarily the voting itself, the voting period chance from default of 3 days to 1 month. Perhaps "desperately' is too strong of a word.


Issue Update - We need to update the big issues. Change "Bush" to "Obama" and update the candidate list. (There is no way we want McCain as our "president" from '08 when the elections are in full force.

Is this about changing the big issue list or about updating political candidate preference on profiles?

Both.


Design - Update the design a little bit; make it a bit nicer for us to use. I would recommend a better text editor and a better way to save your work on debate.org. Often times I use advance editing in debates and the format is lost.

It would be a nice feature but is it really needed?

The updates to the formatting problem is needed (at least I feel that it is).


Member of the Month - Have a MOTM competition between members.

We can do that on the forums though if someone takes the initiative....

Good point.


User moderators - Have users who are active moderators.

i like this idea but how many are we talking about here?

No more than 5. We can rotate moderators every now and then so everyone can be a moderator and not have power hunger problem.
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4/12/2012 11:50:26 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/12/2012 11:21:43 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:19:02 AM, drafterman wrote:
Yes. An edit post function would destroy the ability to have mafia games. The question is, whether or not that should be a factor.

However, if editing a post causes a uneditable stamp to be placed on that post (e.g "Edited on:") then we could simply make editing posts a mod-killable offense.

it sounds like s solution but it would probably more complicated than it sounds, especially if in game threads where there are 400+ posts it would be hell to go back and see if any of them changed

I disagree. It isn't that complicated; just add a few more lines of code. What happens is that the OP specifies whether thread editing is allowed or not.
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4/12/2012 11:54:02 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/12/2012 11:49:45 AM, Microsuck wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:14:19 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:09:00 AM, Microsuck wrote:
Voting Reform - We are in desperate need of voting reforms. My thoughts will be up in a few hours.

Voting on here is in great shape, how exactly does it "desperately" need reform?

Not necessarily the voting itself, the voting period chance from default of 3 days to 1 month. Perhaps "desperately' is too strong of a word.

1 month is a little long, wouldnt 1 week do fine? if all debates were a month long voting people might not vote on them as much since there would be an illusion of time for others to vote instead...


Issue Update - We need to update the big issues. Change "Bush" to "Obama" and update the candidate list. (There is no way we want McCain as our "president" from '08 when the elections are in full force.

Is this about changing the big issue list or about updating political candidate preference on profiles?

Both.

I definitely think the latter should be done but maybe we should hold off on the former until after Obama's term ends

Design - Update the design a little bit; make it a bit nicer for us to use. I would recommend a better text editor and a better way to save your work on debate.org. Often times I use advance editing in debates and the format is lost.

It would be a nice feature but is it really needed?

The updates to the formatting problem is needed (at least I feel that it is).

sounds like an opinion...

User moderators - Have users who are active moderators.

i like this idea but how many are we talking about here?

No more than 5. We can rotate moderators every now and then so everyone can be a moderator and not have power hunger problem.

rotate mods? 1 does the trick fine why would we need 5 if we just plan on rotating them so that only one or two gets power at any point?
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4/12/2012 11:55:59 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/12/2012 11:09:00 AM, Microsuck wrote:
I doubt that this thread will be noticed by juggle, but here it is.

Edit Function - Be able to edit posts after you've made them.

Not necessary.. The quote feature works pretty well for fixing typos and such.


Voting Reform - We are in desperate need of voting reforms. My thoughts will be up in a few hours.


Voting works fine in my opinion. We may need 'voter' reform sometimes though.

Issue Update - We need to update the big issues. Change "Bush" to "Obama" and update the candidate list. (There is no way we want McCain as our "president" from '08 when the elections are in full force.


This would be nice.

Design - Update the design a little bit; make it a bit nicer for us to use. I would recommend a better text editor and a better way to save your work on debate.org. Often times I use advance editing in debates and the format is lost.


I don't have any issue with this.. but I've heard other say similarly.

Member of the Month - Have a MOTM competition between members.


This could be an interesting idea.

User moderators - Have users who are active moderators.


How many moderators do we need? Is there a lack of moderation problem I'm unaware of?

I'll post more later.
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4/12/2012 11:56:39 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/12/2012 11:54:02 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:49:45 AM, Microsuck wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:14:19 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:09:00 AM, Microsuck wrote:
Voting Reform - We are in desperate need of voting reforms. My thoughts will be up in a few hours.

Voting on here is in great shape, how exactly does it "desperately" need reform?

Not necessarily the voting itself, the voting period chance from default of 3 days to 1 month. Perhaps "desperately' is too strong of a word.

1 month is a little long, wouldnt 1 week do fine? if all debates were a month long voting people might not vote on them as much since there would be an illusion of time for others to vote instead...

1 week is better; though 3 days is not enough.



Issue Update - We need to update the big issues. Change "Bush" to "Obama" and update the candidate list. (There is no way we want McCain as our "president" from '08 when the elections are in full force.

Is this about changing the big issue list or about updating political candidate preference on profiles?

Both.

I definitely think the latter should be done but maybe we should hold off on the former until after Obama's term ends

Perhaps. But why the hell is George Bush still in the Big Issues when he is long gone?


Design - Update the design a little bit; make it a bit nicer for us to use. I would recommend a better text editor and a better way to save your work on debate.org. Often times I use advance editing in debates and the format is lost.

It would be a nice feature but is it really needed?

The updates to the formatting problem is needed (at least I feel that it is).

sounds like an opinion...

It is.


User moderators - Have users who are active moderators.

i like this idea but how many are we talking about here?

No more than 5. We can rotate moderators every now and then so everyone can be a moderator and not have power hunger problem.

rotate mods? 1 does the trick fine why would we need 5 if we just plan on rotating them so that only one or two gets power at any point?

Eh, perhaps.
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4/12/2012 12:30:59 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/12/2012 11:56:39 AM, Microsuck wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:54:02 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:49:45 AM, Microsuck wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:14:19 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:09:00 AM, Microsuck wrote:

Issue Update - We need to update the big issues. Change "Bush" to "Obama" and update the candidate list. (There is no way we want McCain as our "president" from '08 when the elections are in full force.

Is this about changing the big issue list or about updating political candidate preference on profiles?

Both.

I definitely think the latter should be done but maybe we should hold off on the former until after Obama's term ends

Perhaps. But why the hell is George Bush still in the Big Issues when he is long gone?

Bush was a controversial president even from the start. He barely won the election, some say he managed 9/11 badly, the wars in iraq and afghanistan are still controversial issues, the economy under him went to hell at the end of his term. He was a controversial guy and even today he is one of the biggest issues debated on DDO....
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4/12/2012 12:36:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/12/2012 12:30:59 PM, imabench wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:56:39 AM, Microsuck wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:54:02 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:49:45 AM, Microsuck wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:14:19 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/12/2012 11:09:00 AM, Microsuck wrote:

Issue Update - We need to update the big issues. Change "Bush" to "Obama" and update the candidate list. (There is no way we want McCain as our "president" from '08 when the elections are in full force.

Is this about changing the big issue list or about updating political candidate preference on profiles?

Both.

I definitely think the latter should be done but maybe we should hold off on the former until after Obama's term ends

Perhaps. But why the hell is George Bush still in the Big Issues when he is long gone?

Bush was a controversial president even from the start. He barely won the election, some say he managed 9/11 badly, the wars in iraq and afghanistan are still controversial issues, the economy under him went to hell at the end of his term. He was a controversial guy and even today he is one of the biggest issues debated on DDO....

That all may be true, but shouldn't it then say former President George W. Bush? Either way, I think Obama needs to be on the list of Big Issues. I've seen several debates on him
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4/12/2012 1:04:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/12/2012 11:09:00 AM, Microsuck wrote:
I doubt that this thread will be noticed by juggle, but here it is.

Edit Function - Be able to edit posts after you've made them.

This would cause huge problems in mafia. Furthermore, I dislike it when people are allowed to edit their posts because they can change something they have said previously to hide embarrassment, or promote hubris. If it was a massive desire by the large majority of the community, I would not actively be a barrier against it, but it's not a good idea, I think.

Voting Reform - We are in desperate need of voting reforms. My thoughts will be up in a few hours.

Voting reforms on what? Elections? Probably: the system in place is not transparent at all (It's near impossible to learn what the elections are like: it's harder than it should be to know they happen at all!). In the debates? I don't know exactly what the major issues are in the voting... maybe a way to 'challenge' a vote would be nice, but it definitely is a difficult issue to work out for certain.

Issue Update - We need to update the big issues. Change "Bush" to "Obama" and update the candidate list. (There is no way we want McCain as our "president" from '08 when the elections are in full force.

Undoubtedly. I would wonder about adapting the 'person views' on 'candidate' as well. I'd promote the idea of changing it entirely into being a text box you can write in, instead of a dropdown. I want Miliband as my candidate, but he's kinda not running for the American candidacy...

Design - Update the design a little bit; make it a bit nicer for us to use. I would recommend a better text editor and a better way to save your work on debate.org. Often times I use advance editing in debates and the format is lost.

The text editor saving function is something that really annoys me as well. It is something that should be updated.

Member of the Month - Have a MOTM competition between members.

User moderators - Have users who are active moderators.

There are users who can access the moderator account, I believe. As well as 'user moderators', I would reccomend an additional forum section on "DDO System", which would be very nice for helping the community. Something where we can suggest what should be going on in the forums in more depth.

I'll post more later.

I'm glad that politics is becoming more prominent here.
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