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Ragnar
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7/30/2014 11:36:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Version 2.5 is up. https://docs.google.com...

Individual links to subsections can be found by left clicking the item in the table of contents, then right clicking where it says "#heading=..." (or click on the link, and grab the URL from your browser) for example, under voter information the table of points can be directly linked at https://docs.google.com...

Feedback is of course always appreciated.
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Krieg01
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7/31/2014 12:07:51 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/30/2014 11:36:39 PM, Ragnar wrote:
Version 2.5 is up. https://docs.google.com...

Individual links to subsections can be found by left clicking the item in the table of contents, then right clicking where it says "#heading=..." (or click on the link, and grab the URL from your browser) for example, under voter information the table of points can be directly linked at https://docs.google.com...

Feedback is of course always appreciated.

Lol, How to troll? (Since when do you need to make a guide on how to troll)
How come when I hit review it sometimes adds my post without me clicking add post?
Does this happen to other people?

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Ragnar
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7/31/2014 12:30:30 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/31/2014 12:07:51 AM, Krieg01 wrote:
Lol, How to troll? (Since when do you need to make a guide on how to troll)
The subjection of the trolls subject, is literally just a link to an article Imabench wrote. If people are going to do it, I hope they do it right.
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7/31/2014 12:31:15 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/31/2014 12:30:30 AM, Ragnar wrote:
At 7/31/2014 12:07:51 AM, Krieg01 wrote:
Lol, How to troll? (Since when do you need to make a guide on how to troll)
The subjection of the trolls subject, is literally just a link to an article Imabench wrote. If people are going to do it, I hope they do it right.

Fair enough then!
How come when I hit review it sometimes adds my post without me clicking add post?
Does this happen to other people?

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Ragnar
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8/1/2014 2:03:34 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I think I may add fictional battles to the guide, since there are so many vs fights on here, that lack specialty definitions needed to make sense of them... Such as star trek vs star wars, what sources are cannon? What time marker within it? This would also apply to superhero fights, alternate historical battles, etc..

I am unsure if I should bother adding a verification thing, since I remember that being entirely self explanatory... Yet if anyone on here has had difficulties with it, I am not opposed to the addition.
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8/3/2014 8:38:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I've had one suggestion to remove Late Debate Shenanigans, but add a list of cheating techniques to watch out for.
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8/3/2014 10:27:29 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I love it! The only thing I can say is that this is strictly a debating guide. A DDO guide should also have sections on forum use, DDO community, and DDO gaming, as these are major parts of the website.
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8/5/2014 12:31:12 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/3/2014 10:27:29 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
I love it! The only thing I can say is that this is strictly a debating guide. A DDO guide should also have sections on forum use, DDO community, and DDO gaming, as these are major parts of the website.

I consider that criticism to be the best compliment possible. I'm such a snob about this being a debating website, I've outright called people out on being forum trolls (0 debates + <1000 forum posts + diarrhea mouth = supreme forum troll).

All this guide says about the forums is literally:
"A central hub for socializing with other debaters. It even has an advertising thread [linked] for debates in need of votes."

If anyone else wants to write a guide on such things, I would gladly link it.
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8/12/2014 1:54:31 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I'm considering at some point modularizing any lengthy sections of it.

A benefit is this would allow whole mini-guides for things like each decision in the debate setup, without worrying about the total page count reaching 100. For example a series of tables, with the cost/benefits of each option. The templates would of course be on their own document. How to vote would have an expanded document.

The main flaw would be the amount of cross linking, and each one needing to be somewhat stand alone... Why this is a problem is people would end up having to read the same explanations perhaps a dozen times; while perhaps missing key pieces of information that end up only in one sub guide.

However next update will probably be something simple like a little more expansion of BoP (probably to include yet another reminder that unlike with live debates, judges here have the default of tie), and adding a "skip" link at the start of most sections.
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