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4/23/2014 7:42:30 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Today we released an update to Debate.org that expanded the options for voting on debates.

The Voting Options you can configure on a debate now consist of the following:

EXISTING FEATURES

1.Voting Period Length
2.Vote Comments (On or Off)

NEW FEATURES

Voting Style
Open Voting - within open voting members have two options for configuration

1) Point System - either current 7 point system OR a simple "choose winner" option (both still have RFDs)
2) Eligible Voters - either leave it open to all eligible voters OR select an ELO floor that voters must have to vote on the debate (all other prerequisites for being eligible to vote would still apply)

Judge Voting - select up to 10 hand-picked judges to vote on a debate, leaving voting closed to all other users

1) Instigator selects judges. The opponent when accepting the challenge, has to also accept the nominated judges.
2) Nominated judges have to accept in order to judge the debate
3) Point System - either current 7 point system OR a simple "choose winner" option (both would still have RFDs)
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

With adding a new judge voting option, we created a "leaderboard" that would list out the members who have judged the most debates and the percentage of times they have selected the winner of the debate. This provides newer members an opportunity to figure out who experienced judges may be to nominate. There is a direct link to the leaderboard in the "Start a Debate" screen but it can also be accessed through the top navigation.

We also made a few other changes:

- Making sure that forfeited debates no longer show in any of the "Voting Period" debate filters
- Expanding the gender options for member profiles
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4/23/2014 7:44:55 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 7:42:30 PM, Debate.org_Official wrote:
Today we released an update to Debate.org that expanded the options for voting on debates.

The Voting Options you can configure on a debate now consist of the following:

EXISTING FEATURES

1.Voting Period Length
2.Vote Comments (On or Off)

NEW FEATURES

Voting Style
Open Voting - within open voting members have two options for configuration

1) Point System - either current 7 point system OR a simple "choose winner" option (both still have RFDs)
2) Eligible Voters - either leave it open to all eligible voters OR select an ELO floor that voters must have to vote on the debate (all other prerequisites for being eligible to vote would still apply)

Judge Voting - select up to 10 hand-picked judges to vote on a debate, leaving voting closed to all other users

1) Instigator selects judges. The opponent when accepting the challenge, has to also accept the nominated judges.
2) Nominated judges have to accept in order to judge the debate
3) Point System - either current 7 point system OR a simple "choose winner" option (both would still have RFDs)
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

With adding a new judge voting option, we created a "leaderboard" that would list out the members who have judged the most debates and the percentage of times they have selected the winner of the debate. This provides newer members an opportunity to figure out who experienced judges may be to nominate. There is a direct link to the leaderboard in the "Start a Debate" screen but it can also be accessed through the top navigation.

We also made a few other changes:

- Making sure that forfeited debates no longer show in any of the "Voting Period" debate filters
- Expanding the gender options for member profiles

This is fantastic. Thanks!
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4/23/2014 7:58:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 7:42:30 PM, Debate.org_Official wrote:
Today we released an update to Debate.org that expanded the options for voting on debates.

The Voting Options you can configure on a debate now consist of the following:

EXISTING FEATURES

1.Voting Period Length
2.Vote Comments (On or Off)

NEW FEATURES

Voting Style
Open Voting - within open voting members have two options for configuration

1) Point System - either current 7 point system OR a simple "choose winner" option (both still have RFDs)
2) Eligible Voters - either leave it open to all eligible voters OR select an ELO floor that voters must have to vote on the debate (all other prerequisites for being eligible to vote would still apply)

Judge Voting - select up to 10 hand-picked judges to vote on a debate, leaving voting closed to all other users

1) Instigator selects judges. The opponent when accepting the challenge, has to also accept the nominated judges.
2) Nominated judges have to accept in order to judge the debate
3) Point System - either current 7 point system OR a simple "choose winner" option (both would still have RFDs)
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

With adding a new judge voting option, we created a "leaderboard" that would list out the members who have judged the most debates and the percentage of times they have selected the winner of the debate. This provides newer members an opportunity to figure out who experienced judges may be to nominate. There is a direct link to the leaderboard in the "Start a Debate" screen but it can also be accessed through the top navigation.

We also made a few other changes:

- Making sure that forfeited debates no longer show in any of the "Voting Period" debate filters
- Expanding the gender options for member profiles

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4/23/2014 9:01:11 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
a simple "choose winner" option (...still have RFDs)

2) Eligible Voters . . . select an ELO floor that voters must have to vote on the debate (all other prerequisites for being eligible to vote would still apply)

Probably the singlest greatest innovation on the site since Juggle took over. Thanks for this.

Also, everyone please select these options. Where do you think people should set their ELO floor at?
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4/23/2014 9:02:12 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 8:59:56 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
At 4/23/2014 8:57:57 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
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Sorry, wrong image. I think this is the one:

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I was about to say...
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4/23/2014 9:03:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 9:01:11 PM, bluesteel wrote:
a simple "choose winner" option (...still have RFDs)

2) Eligible Voters . . . select an ELO floor that voters must have to vote on the debate (all other prerequisites for being eligible to vote would still apply)

Probably the singlest greatest innovation on the site since Juggle took over. Thanks for this.

Also, everyone please select these options. Where do you think people should set their ELO floor at?

9000
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4/23/2014 9:04:23 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 9:03:16 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:01:11 PM, bluesteel wrote:
a simple "choose winner" option (...still have RFDs)

2) Eligible Voters . . . select an ELO floor that voters must have to vote on the debate (all other prerequisites for being eligible to vote would still apply)

Probably the singlest greatest innovation on the site since Juggle took over. Thanks for this.

Also, everyone please select these options. Where do you think people should set their ELO floor at?

9000

Hmm it seems there actually is a minimum you can set at 7500...that would allow only two people to vote. Roy and Mikal should have a debate and set it at that, lol
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: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
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4/23/2014 9:04:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 9:01:11 PM, bluesteel wrote:
a simple "choose winner" option (...still have RFDs)

2) Eligible Voters . . . select an ELO floor that voters must have to vote on the debate (all other prerequisites for being eligible to vote would still apply)

Probably the singlest greatest innovation on the site since Juggle took over. Thanks for this.

Also, everyone please select these options. Where do you think people should set their ELO floor at?

I'd say 2,300. That is a minimum of 3 wins against newbs (though it could be less against experienced members). That shows that they likely know a bit about debating without limiting to voters too much.
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4/23/2014 9:05:55 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 9:03:16 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:01:11 PM, bluesteel wrote:
a simple "choose winner" option (...still have RFDs)

2) Eligible Voters . . . select an ELO floor that voters must have to vote on the debate (all other prerequisites for being eligible to vote would still apply)

Probably the singlest greatest innovation on the site since Juggle took over. Thanks for this.

Also, everyone please select these options. Where do you think people should set their ELO floor at?

9000

After a careful statistical analysis, I have determined that the optimal level is 2,940 minimum ELO.

Also, block specific people from voting on your debates...... Cuz ELO ain't errything.
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4/23/2014 9:10:01 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Do this.

Limit to only over 5,000 then only argue for libertarian left policies. We have 7 active members in that range and 5 fall to the libertarian left for most issues (and block Roy and me, then you only have 5).
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4/23/2014 9:10:26 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 9:05:55 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:03:16 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:01:11 PM, bluesteel wrote:
a simple "choose winner" option (...still have RFDs)

2) Eligible Voters . . . select an ELO floor that voters must have to vote on the debate (all other prerequisites for being eligible to vote would still apply)

Probably the singlest greatest innovation on the site since Juggle took over. Thanks for this.

Also, everyone please select these options. Where do you think people should set their ELO floor at?

9000

After a careful statistical analysis, I have determined that the optimal level is 2,940 minimum ELO.

Also, block specific people from voting on your debates...... Cuz ELO ain't errything.

How was 2,940 determined?
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4/23/2014 9:13:29 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 9:05:55 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:03:16 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:01:11 PM, bluesteel wrote:
a simple "choose winner" option (...still have RFDs)

2) Eligible Voters . . . select an ELO floor that voters must have to vote on the debate (all other prerequisites for being eligible to vote would still apply)

Probably the singlest greatest innovation on the site since Juggle took over. Thanks for this.

Also, everyone please select these options. Where do you think people should set their ELO floor at?

9000

After a careful statistical analysis, I have determined that the optimal level is 2,940 minimum ELO.

Also, block specific people from voting on your debates...... Cuz ELO ain't errything.

2942, muthaf*cka.
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4/23/2014 9:13:53 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 9:10:26 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:05:55 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:03:16 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:01:11 PM, bluesteel wrote:
a simple "choose winner" option (...still have RFDs)

2) Eligible Voters . . . select an ELO floor that voters must have to vote on the debate (all other prerequisites for being eligible to vote would still apply)

Probably the singlest greatest innovation on the site since Juggle took over. Thanks for this.

Also, everyone please select these options. Where do you think people should set their ELO floor at?

9000

After a careful statistical analysis, I have determined that the optimal level is 2,940 minimum ELO.

Also, block specific people from voting on your debates...... Cuz ELO ain't errything.

How was 2,940 determined?

Also, you have to go by 500 increments, so I'm presuming you'd support 3,000 rather than 2,500.
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4/23/2014 9:15:07 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
yay!
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4/23/2014 9:21:11 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 9:13:29 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:


2942, muthaf*cka.

lol, this was basically my methodology. Find a cutoff point that captures most of the good voters on the site.

But I didn't know it was increments of 500. You gotta get that over 3K....

@Ore_Ele

It would be nice if it allowed you to set the limit at any increment.... There's a huge difference between setting it at 2500 and 2000. Even your 2300 proposal isn't allowed, right?
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4/23/2014 9:22:19 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 9:05:55 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:03:16 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:01:11 PM, bluesteel wrote:
a simple "choose winner" option (...still have RFDs)

2) Eligible Voters . . . select an ELO floor that voters must have to vote on the debate (all other prerequisites for being eligible to vote would still apply)

Probably the singlest greatest innovation on the site since Juggle took over. Thanks for this.

Also, everyone please select these options. Where do you think people should set their ELO floor at?

9000

After a careful statistical analysis, I have determined that the optimal level is 2,940 minimum ELO

How did you determine that? (I said 3k, but 2,940 is cool too.)

Also, block specific people from voting on your debates...... Cuz ELO ain't errything.
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4/23/2014 9:24:27 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 9:21:11 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:13:29 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:


2942, muthaf*cka.

lol, this was basically my methodology. Find a cutoff point that captures most of the good voters on the site.

But I didn't know it was increments of 500. You gotta get that over 3K....

My school year is over on the 15th, so if the recent elo inflation is anything to go on, it shouldn't take me too long to get it up.
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4/23/2014 9:25:53 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 9:22:19 PM, YYW wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:05:55 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:03:16 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:01:11 PM, bluesteel wrote:
a simple "choose winner" option (...still have RFDs)

2) Eligible Voters . . . select an ELO floor that voters must have to vote on the debate (all other prerequisites for being eligible to vote would still apply)

Probably the singlest greatest innovation on the site since Juggle took over. Thanks for this.

Also, everyone please select these options. Where do you think people should set their ELO floor at?

9000

After a careful statistical analysis, I have determined that the optimal level is 2,940 minimum ELO

How did you determine that? (I said 3k, but 2,940 is cool too.)

I liked 3K, but looking at the leadboards, dropping it 60 let 2 more good voters vote. But apparently it's in increments of 500, so you can't actually set it there.....
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4/23/2014 9:31:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 9:25:53 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:22:19 PM, YYW wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:05:55 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:03:16 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/23/2014 9:01:11 PM, bluesteel wrote:
a simple "choose winner" option (...still have RFDs)

2) Eligible Voters . . . select an ELO floor that voters must have to vote on the debate (all other prerequisites for being eligible to vote would still apply)

Probably the singlest greatest innovation on the site since Juggle took over. Thanks for this.

Also, everyone please select these options. Where do you think people should set their ELO floor at?

9000

After a careful statistical analysis, I have determined that the optimal level is 2,940 minimum ELO

How did you determine that? (I said 3k, but 2,940 is cool too.)

I liked 3K, but looking at the leadboards, dropping it 60 let 2 more good voters vote. But apparently it's in increments of 500, so you can't actually set it there.....

Fair enough. Who were the two voters?
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4/23/2014 9:45:49 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 9:01:11 PM, bluesteel wrote:
a simple "choose winner" option (...still have RFDs)

2) Eligible Voters . . . select an ELO floor that voters must have to vote on the debate (all other prerequisites for being eligible to vote would still apply)

Probably the singlest greatest innovation on the site since Juggle took over. Thanks for this.

Also, everyone please select these options. Where do you think people should set their ELO floor at?

0000 for troll/non-serious topics. 3500 for normal issues (military budget, economics) and 4000 for big issues (abortion, gay marriage)
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4/23/2014 10:09:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/23/2014 7:42:30 PM, Debate.org_Official wrote:
Today we released an update to Debate.org that expanded the options for voting on debates.

The Voting Options you can configure on a debate now consist of the following:

EXISTING FEATURES

1.Voting Period Length
2.Vote Comments (On or Off)

NEW FEATURES

Voting Style
Open Voting - within open voting members have two options for configuration

1) Point System - either current 7 point system OR a simple "choose winner" option (both still have RFDs)
2) Eligible Voters - either leave it open to all eligible voters OR select an ELO floor that voters must have to vote on the debate (all other prerequisites for being eligible to vote would still apply)

Judge Voting - select up to 10 hand-picked judges to vote on a debate, leaving voting closed to all other users

1) Instigator selects judges. The opponent when accepting the challenge, has to also accept the nominated judges.
2) Nominated judges have to accept in order to judge the debate
3) Point System - either current 7 point system OR a simple "choose winner" option (both would still have RFDs)
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

With adding a new judge voting option, we created a "leaderboard" that would list out the members who have judged the most debates and the percentage of times they have selected the winner of the debate. This provides newer members an opportunity to figure out who experienced judges may be to nominate. There is a direct link to the leaderboard in the "Start a Debate" screen but it can also be accessed through the top navigation.

We also made a few other changes:

- Making sure that forfeited debates no longer show in any of the "Voting Period" debate filters
- Expanding the gender options for member profiles

Awesome. :)
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4/23/2014 10:11:49 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I haven't tried it out yet but it looks good so far. Great update, thanks!
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4/23/2014 10:42:30 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Now try and fix these.

1) Having to log in to report something... When you're already logged in. It's not for clarification, it's just an annoying glitch... One that happens almost half of the time I report something like a votebomb.

2) The damn opinion section not working. I'm tired of typing a 50+ word answers, only for it to load and load and load... And never finish. God only knows how often I've written a 200 word essay on them, only for it to load itself in oblivion, and never submit the damn thing, and then I have to redo the whole answer.
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4/23/2014 10:50:11 PM
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If I accept a nomination and don't vote, what happens? Anything? I assume if I'm the only nominated judge, that screws over the person who nominated me, but other than that, anything?
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