frame - should iDebate ex-users debate on DebateIsland?

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agsragsr 613 Pts


iDebate was once a popular debate web site, but recently shutdown its online debating functionality.  The overall iDebate website is still active with legacy 2016 content, but debating feature is not enabled.  I find it interesting that iDebate debating feature was shut down, and believe that ex-users will find a happy home on 

continues to offer static debate related resources about debating, but all dynamic iDebate features don't seem to function. message to iDebate users

Below is the message on web site when you click on Debate Now icon,

Dear debate community,
in 2011 we launched VBates as a new way for millions of potential participants worldwide to experience the wonders of debate.
VBates offered a standardized technology platform that makes debate available to anyone with even basic internet access. It represents an elegant, cloud-based video platform for the 21st century that facilitates debate between youth, classes, schools and even countries.
VBates promotes the opportunity to debate, breaking down barriers of location, race and class while extending the boundaries of online-learning.
After four years of supporting, maintaining and developing this debate tool, unfortunately, we came to a moment where we need to reevaluate this service in a dawn of revamping of the whole ecosystem. Therefore, VBates will not be longer available.
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to bring back this service in the future as an integrated part of platform.
  1. - should iDebate ex-users debate on DebateIsland?

    7 votes
    1. Yes - iDebate users should transfer to DebateIsland
    2. No - iDebate users should go elsewhere
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Status: Open Debate


  • I am not sure if there are any users left,  but I suggest they transfer here to join DebateIsland community.
    Live Long and Prosper
  • I was an user of a few years ago.  Back then options were limited as didnt yet exist.  Even when was live, it wasn't anywhere close to the debating user experience that DebateIslnd offers.
    i doubt that there are still any users that didnot disolve into the random universe of sub par debating sites. I hope that some of the good debaters will find their way here, but also there were many trolls that I would personally prefer not to se as part of DebateIsland.

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  • inc4tinc4t 154 Pts
    I was never an active user or, but 3 years ago when I tried to use it for debating it was so confusing and not user firendly. I am surprised that it took so long to stutdown their debate service.  That I believe is the same fate that awaits
  • Yes, Idebate is very different and too formal.
    DebateIslander and a lover. 
  • edited July 27
    If it shut down then it's pretty much obsolete. and createdebate are pretty bad. 
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