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6/11/2013 12:01:36 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Hey, guys!

I am working on updating the site FAQs ( and making them, well, actually useful.

I have a running list of questions I've been keeping on my computer, but do you all have anything you can think off that would be valuable to add?

What issues, concerns, and problems come up frequently?

Thanks for your help!
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6/11/2013 1:31:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
How does one find the site FAQ?
I couldn't find it, so I don't know what's already in it.

What is the "burden of proof" and who has it in a debate?
>It's complicated.See the forum thread on burden of proof.

How are pictures posted in the debate?
>... Click on the picture to enlarge is before copying the URL.

If I run out space, can I link additional arguments?

Can I link a list of references?

Can I insert a picture that has the text of an argument?

What is a conduct violation?
>Forfeiting a round, insulting the opponent, or failing to debate the topic. Arguments can be insulted, but not the opponent.

Do insults in comments count as conduct violations?

Why doesn't my win-loss record put me higher up on the leaderboard?
> Sometimes the leaderboard update lags.

What counts in the spelling and grammar category?
>This also includes formatting such as spacing, font size, and colors. Most people ignore errors unless they are bad enough to interfere with reading and understanding the debate.

How are sources judged?
>The measures are how well the sources speak directly to the claims of the debater, whether the sources are factual, whether the source is genuine expert opinion or just opinion, and whether the source linked has it's own reliable references.

How do I run the spelling checker?
>Click the link at the bottom of the page.

How do I mark a debate so I get notices of its progress?
>Either make a comment or click on "favorite" in the header for the debate at the top of the page.

What is a vote bomb?
>A vote made in one or more categories without sufficient supporting reasons in the mandatory Reasons for Decisions (RFD).

My opponent forfeited, but the debate remains tied at zero, what do I do?
>Link the debate to the thread in Forums >