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SObszanski
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9/25/2012 5:29:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Good afternoon, DDO'ers!

In an effort to better prioritize the list of updates we have planned for the Debate.org site, we have created a poll asking members to vote for the top three areas of enhancement that are most important to them. The options are:

1. Enhancements to "Opinions." These enhancements include features such as commenting as well as liking/voting/ratings, etc. We aim to understand exactly how the community wants the "Opinions" section to work for them and how we can better incorporate this feature into the overall functionality of the site.

2. Enhancements to "Debates." Examples include a redesign of the main "Debates" category page and subsequent "Debate" pages, increasing character count on debate rounds, and voting/comments, the ability to forfeit, and addressing any other pain points.

3. Enhancements to "Forums." These enhancements include features such as new categories, improved quoting mechanisms, the ability to edit posts, uploading photos and videos, receiving notifications when someone responds to your posts, increasing the number of posts per page, etc.

4. Terms of Service and Moderation. In an effort to keep the site both enjoyable and intellectually-stimulating, it is imperative that we, with the help of the community, reexamine our Terms of Service and the method we take to enforce those rules (i.e. moderation).

5. Homepage Redesign. This encompasses a redesign of the homepage to display the most important items based on user feedback.

6. Leaderboard, Scoring & Rankings. We understand that it is imperative to revisit our scoring criteria for Leaderboard rankings. Specific items up for consideration are an ELO ranking system for debates, how/whether to figure in participation (forums, voting), and how/whether to figure in "Opinion" responses. Another factor to consider is whether we want to have Daily, Weekly, Monthly & Yearly Leaderboards, as well as an All-Time Leaderboard.

7. Enhancements to "Big Issues." These enhancements would include a module for related "Opinions" topics (similar to the module for related debates), an increase in character count for commenting, the addition of more big issues, etc.

It will be beneficial for us to receive many responses as possible in order to best decide which issues we need to tackle first. There is so much room for growth on this site, but we have to determine exactly what YOU want done first.

Please cast your votes as soon as possible. You can vote for up to three areas of enhancement. Based on your responses, we will plan accordingly, and begin asking for feedback on individual action items.

The poll is located here: http://poll.fm...

Thanks!
Suzanne
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9/25/2012 5:33:16 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I vote for: Debates, Forums, and Leaderboards.
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9/25/2012 5:33:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 5:33:16 PM, OberHerr wrote:
I vote for: Debates, Forums, and Leaderboards.

It's an offsite poll, Ober.
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SObszanski
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9/25/2012 5:34:35 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 5:33:16 PM, OberHerr wrote:
I vote for: Debates, Forums, and Leaderboards.

Yes, PLEASE vote off-site so that we can garner accurate numbers.
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9/25/2012 5:37:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
@SOB and DN.

I know. I just think that we should each post what we vote for to be sure it's accurate, and someone isn't using another computer to vote twice.
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SObszanski
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9/25/2012 5:44:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 5:37:54 PM, OberHerr wrote:
@SOB and DN.

I know. I just think that we should each post what we vote for to be sure it's accurate, and someone isn't using another computer to vote twice.

Very good point. We have, of course, blocked repeat voting to the best of Polldaddy's abilities. We will also share the results with all of you (and discuss their accuracy) before we take any action.
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9/25/2012 5:45:02 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 5:37:54 PM, OberHerr wrote:
@SOB and DN.

I know. I just think that we should each post what we vote for to be sure it's accurate, and someone isn't using another computer to vote twice.

I voted anonymously.
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9/25/2012 8:39:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Only have debates count into the leader board not forum posts or anything else and please don't make another forum category.
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9/25/2012 8:46:09 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 8:39:41 PM, phantom wrote:
Only have debates count into the leader board not forum posts or anything else and please don't make another forum category.

Very much so. The leader board should be limited to debating ONLY, because one really cannot quantify forum posts as an indicator of a person's overall skill as a debater. Also, I STRONGLY feel like there should be forums (like the Funny forum) that should be removed entirely, and other forums (like tech and science and arts and entertainment) that should be merged.
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9/25/2012 8:47:03 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 8:46:09 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
At 9/25/2012 8:39:41 PM, phantom wrote:
Only have debates count into the leader board not forum posts or anything else and please don't make another forum category.

Very much so. The leader board should be limited to debating ONLY, because one really cannot quantify forum posts as an indicator of a person's overall skill as a debater. Also, I STRONGLY feel like there should be forums (like the Funny forum) that should be removed entirely, and other forums (like tech and science and arts and entertainment) that should be merged.

Not entertainment. It has enough steady traffic for it to be it's own forum.
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9/25/2012 8:48:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Debates
Group debates are needed.

Forums
Ability to embed pictures would be highly appreciated.

Rankings
Integrating the ELO system is absolutely necessary.
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9/25/2012 8:52:12 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 8:48:40 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Debates
Group debates are needed.

Forums
Ability to embed pictures would be highly appreciated.

Rankings
Integrating the ELO system is absolutely necessary.
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9/25/2012 8:55:16 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 8:46:09 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
At 9/25/2012 8:39:41 PM, phantom wrote:
Only have debates count into the leader board not forum posts or anything else and please don't make another forum category.

Very much so. The leader board should be limited to debating ONLY, because one really cannot quantify forum posts as an indicator of a person's overall skill as a debater. Also, I STRONGLY feel like there should be forums (like the Funny forum) that should be removed entirely, and other forums (like tech and science and arts and entertainment) that should be merged.

Yeah, in all honesty forum posts counting in would just screw up the system even more. One reason being most of the people with the highest post-count have that many because they play mafia.
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9/25/2012 9:00:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 8:47:03 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 9/25/2012 8:46:09 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
At 9/25/2012 8:39:41 PM, phantom wrote:
Only have debates count into the leader board not forum posts or anything else and please don't make another forum category.

Very much so. The leader board should be limited to debating ONLY, because one really cannot quantify forum posts as an indicator of a person's overall skill as a debater. Also, I STRONGLY feel like there should be forums (like the Funny forum) that should be removed entirely, and other forums (like tech and science and arts and entertainment) that should be merged.

Not entertainment. It has enough steady traffic for it to be it's own forum.

Barely. Also, Art seems to be just sitting there on it's lonesome... and how can one differentiate between art and entertainment anyway?
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9/25/2012 9:01:09 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 8:55:16 PM, phantom wrote:
At 9/25/2012 8:46:09 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
At 9/25/2012 8:39:41 PM, phantom wrote:
Only have debates count into the leader board not forum posts or anything else and please don't make another forum category.

Very much so. The leader board should be limited to debating ONLY, because one really cannot quantify forum posts as an indicator of a person's overall skill as a debater. Also, I STRONGLY feel like there should be forums (like the Funny forum) that should be removed entirely, and other forums (like tech and science and arts and entertainment) that should be merged.

Yeah, in all honesty forum posts counting in would just screw up the system even more. One reason being most of the people with the highest post-count have that many because they play mafia.

As a person who's post count is inflated by mafia, I agree.
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9/25/2012 9:24:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
It is possible to inflate the vote counts in Polldaddy. I would just have people post in here.

Forums, TOS, and Debates.
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9/25/2012 9:29:37 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 9:24:22 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
It is possible to inflate the vote counts in Polldaddy. I would just have people post in here.

Forums, TOS, and Debates.

We are definitely keeping an eye on both, and comparing the two.

Here are the results so far, which are pretty in-line with the sentiments we are seeing here:

1. Forums (17)
2. Debates (16)
3. Leaderboard, Scoring & Rankings (13)
4. TOS & Moderation (9)
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9/25/2012 9:29:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
This thread makes me .^_^.

I want to take this opportunity to point out that there are no advertisements or solicitations on this website. I would also like to indicate that this website is entirely comprised of user input (as opposed to user participation through some sort of facilitatory apparatus, like youtube). Therefore, the only incentive I can see for the amount of attention Juggle is paying to the site is the quality they perceive in its members.

I am duly sincerely flattered, and all of these offers are quite attractive. Nonetheless, I voted on my top three, which ostensibly are everyone else's options, based on the thread.
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9/25/2012 9:31:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 9:29:37 PM, SObszanski wrote:
At 9/25/2012 9:24:22 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
It is possible to inflate the vote counts in Polldaddy. I would just have people post in here.

Forums, TOS, and Debates.

We are definitely keeping an eye on both, and comparing the two.

Here are the results so far, which are pretty in-line with the sentiments we are seeing here:

1. Forums (17)
2. Debates (16)
3. Leaderboard, Scoring & Rankings (13)
4. TOS & Moderation (9)

However, this is no bueno, imo.

You people need to stop. There are no moderation problems here.
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9/25/2012 9:42:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 9:29:58 PM, Ren wrote:
This thread makes me .^_^.

I want to take this opportunity to point out that there are no advertisements or solicitations on this website. I would also like to indicate that this website is entirely comprised of user input (as opposed to user participation through some sort of facilitatory apparatus, like youtube). Therefore, the only incentive I can see for the amount of attention Juggle is paying to the site is the quality they perceive in its members.

I am duly sincerely flattered, and all of these offers are quite attractive. Nonetheless, I voted on my top three, which ostensibly are everyone else's options, based on the thread.

It makes us .^_^. to see you .^_^.
It is undeniable that we have the most intelligent, most dedicated online debate community out there. The right combination of DDO member involvement and Juggle's powers-that-be will certainly yield unprecedented results in terms of site quality (and total world domination, of course).

The best is yet to come!
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9/25/2012 9:45:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 9:42:06 PM, SObszanski wrote:
At 9/25/2012 9:29:58 PM, Ren wrote:
This thread makes me .^_^.

I want to take this opportunity to point out that there are no advertisements or solicitations on this website. I would also like to indicate that this website is entirely comprised of user input (as opposed to user participation through some sort of facilitatory apparatus, like youtube). Therefore, the only incentive I can see for the amount of attention Juggle is paying to the site is the quality they perceive in its members.

I am duly sincerely flattered, and all of these offers are quite attractive. Nonetheless, I voted on my top three, which ostensibly are everyone else's options, based on the thread.

It makes us .^_^. to see you .^_^.
It is undeniable that we have the most intelligent, most dedicated online debate community out there. The right combination of DDO member involvement and Juggle's powers-that-be will certainly yield unprecedented results in terms of site quality (and total world domination, of course).


the secret's out! Call the press!

The best is yet to come!
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9/25/2012 9:46:16 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 9:45:13 PM, THEBOMB wrote:
At 9/25/2012 9:42:06 PM, SObszanski wrote:
At 9/25/2012 9:29:58 PM, Ren wrote:
This thread makes me .^_^.

I want to take this opportunity to point out that there are no advertisements or solicitations on this website. I would also like to indicate that this website is entirely comprised of user input (as opposed to user participation through some sort of facilitatory apparatus, like youtube). Therefore, the only incentive I can see for the amount of attention Juggle is paying to the site is the quality they perceive in its members.

I am duly sincerely flattered, and all of these offers are quite attractive. Nonetheless, I voted on my top three, which ostensibly are everyone else's options, based on the thread.

It makes us .^_^. to see you .^_^.
It is undeniable that we have the most intelligent, most dedicated online debate community out there. The right combination of DDO member involvement and Juggle's powers-that-be will certainly yield unprecedented results in terms of site quality (and total world domination, of course).


the secret's out! Call the press!

OBER QUICK, DRAG HIM AWAY!!!!

The best is yet to come!
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9/25/2012 9:48:53 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 9:46:16 PM, imabench wrote:
At 9/25/2012 9:45:13 PM, THEBOMB wrote:
At 9/25/2012 9:42:06 PM, SObszanski wrote:
At 9/25/2012 9:29:58 PM, Ren wrote:
This thread makes me .^_^.

I want to take this opportunity to point out that there are no advertisements or solicitations on this website. I would also like to indicate that this website is entirely comprised of user input (as opposed to user participation through some sort of facilitatory apparatus, like youtube). Therefore, the only incentive I can see for the amount of attention Juggle is paying to the site is the quality they perceive in its members.

I am duly sincerely flattered, and all of these offers are quite attractive. Nonetheless, I voted on my top three, which ostensibly are everyone else's options, based on the thread.

It makes us .^_^. to see you .^_^.
It is undeniable that we have the most intelligent, most dedicated online debate community out there. The right combination of DDO member involvement and Juggle's powers-that-be will certainly yield unprecedented results in terms of site quality (and total world domination, of course).


the secret's out! Call the press!

OBER QUICK, DRAG HIM AWAY!!!!

*sends an anonymous email to all the major news*


The best is yet to come!
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9/25/2012 9:51:42 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 9:48:53 PM, THEBOMB wrote:
At 9/25/2012 9:46:16 PM, imabench wrote:
At 9/25/2012 9:45:13 PM, THEBOMB wrote:
At 9/25/2012 9:42:06 PM, SObszanski wrote:
At 9/25/2012 9:29:58 PM, Ren wrote:
This thread makes me .^_^.

I want to take this opportunity to point out that there are no advertisements or solicitations on this website. I would also like to indicate that this website is entirely comprised of user input (as opposed to user participation through some sort of facilitatory apparatus, like youtube). Therefore, the only incentive I can see for the amount of attention Juggle is paying to the site is the quality they perceive in its members.

I am duly sincerely flattered, and all of these offers are quite attractive. Nonetheless, I voted on my top three, which ostensibly are everyone else's options, based on the thread.

It makes us .^_^. to see you .^_^.
It is undeniable that we have the most intelligent, most dedicated online debate community out there. The right combination of DDO member involvement and Juggle's powers-that-be will certainly yield unprecedented results in terms of site quality (and total world domination, of course).


: : : the secret's out! Call the press!

OBER QUICK, DRAG HIM AWAY!!!!

*sends an anonymous email to all the major news*



The best is yet to come!

Hahaha :)
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9/25/2012 9:55:07 PM
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This thread makes me .^_^.

I want to take this opportunity to point out that there are no advertisements or solicitations on this website. I would also like to indicate that this website is entirely comprised of user input (as opposed to user participation through some sort of facilitatory apparatus, like youtube). Therefore, the only incentive I can see for the amount of attention Juggle is paying to the site is the quality they perceive in its members.

I am duly sincerely flattered, and all of these offers are quite attractive. Nonetheless, I voted on my top three, which ostensibly are everyone else's options, based on the thread.

It makes us .^_^. to see you .^_^.
It is undeniable that we have the most intelligent, most dedicated online debate community out there. The right combination of DDO member involvement and Juggle's powers-that-be will certainly yield unprecedented results in terms of site quality (and total world domination, of course).


: : : the secret's out! Call the press!

OBER QUICK, DRAG HIM AWAY!!!!

*sends an anonymous email to all the major news*



The best is yet to come!

Hahaha :)

^.^ :D
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9/25/2012 10:08:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
*drags THEBOMB away*

ALL DDO ELITE WE ARE AT DEFCON 1!

CODE INDIGO, REPEAT CODE INDIGO!

*drags everyone in thread not DDO Elite away*

Ine of the fools at Juggle blew our cover! REPEAT CODE INDIGO!

(cause, Code Red, Black, and Blue are totally overrated)
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9/25/2012 10:09:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 10:08:31 PM, OberHerr wrote:
*drags THEBOMB away*

ALL DDO ELITE WE ARE AT DEFCON 1!

CODE INDIGO, REPEAT CODE INDIGO!

*drags everyone in thread not DDO Elite away*

Ine of the fools at Juggle blew our cover! REPEAT CODE INDIGO!

(cause, Code Red, Black, and Blue are totally overrated)

The damage is already done. The DDO elite are being dismantled as we speak. *gunshots heard in the thread*
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9/25/2012 10:10:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 9:42:06 PM, SObszanski wrote:
At 9/25/2012 9:29:58 PM, Ren wrote:
This thread makes me .^_^.

I want to take this opportunity to point out that there are no advertisements or solicitations on this website. I would also like to indicate that this website is entirely comprised of user input (as opposed to user participation through some sort of facilitatory apparatus, like youtube). Therefore, the only incentive I can see for the amount of attention Juggle is paying to the site is the quality they perceive in its members.

I am duly sincerely flattered, and all of these offers are quite attractive. Nonetheless, I voted on my top three, which ostensibly are everyone else's options, based on the thread.

It makes us .^_^. to see you .^_^.
It is undeniable that we have the most intelligent, most dedicated online debate community out there. The right combination of DDO member involvement and Juggle's powers-that-be will certainly yield unprecedented results in terms of site quality (and total world domination, of course).

The best is yet to come!

I'm curious if you can answer in how Juggle does plan to profit from DDO, in a vague sense perhaps? Is it a long term plan, or what? Cause, I mean its nice and all we're a great community....but this is a capitilistic society.....I totally get if you cant answer that though.

Still regardless, it's awesome you guys are back.
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9/25/2012 10:12:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/25/2012 10:09:46 PM, THEBOMB wrote:
At 9/25/2012 10:08:31 PM, OberHerr wrote:
*drags THEBOMB away*

ALL DDO ELITE WE ARE AT DEFCON 1!

CODE INDIGO, REPEAT CODE INDIGO!

*drags everyone in thread not DDO Elite away*

Ine of the fools at Juggle blew our cover! REPEAT CODE INDIGO!

(cause, Code Red, Black, and Blue are totally overrated)

The damage is already done. The DDO elite are being dismantled as we speak. *gunshots heard in the thread*

*drags THEBOMB away*

Exactly what we have planned it to appear as. Why do you think we keep expendable crewmen around? *points to inferno, Airmax, and Roylatham*
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