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agsragsr 158 Points

Debate Website


Does it make sense to debate on a dedicated debate website, or participate on other online channels?

I will argue that using a debate website, especially DebateIsland.com, is the way to go vs other channels.

I really enjoy DebateIsland, but questions often comes up when I tell others about it.
Why can't you just use Reddit, Facebook, or Quora?
Debate website or casual debate website?


These are all valid questions. I will address each question below as part of my argument.

Debate Website vs Reddit


There is already a debate regarding using Reddit politics for debating.  
Consensus is that using Reddit politics sub Reddit is not good for debating.
Similar argument applies to Reddit in general.  While Reddit has lots of traffic, the branches are often distracting and not a good way to vote or see summary without reading all comments. 
It is not as good a debate website for debating on a specific topic.
Unlike debateIsland Reddit often has hateful comments and vulgar language. For many sub Reddits it is over-moderated and for some just the opposite.
Vote: Debate Website

Debate website vs Facebook or Twitter

The main concern for using FB or Twitter is that you lose anonymity. Most people will not feel comfortable including every comment and debate on their Facebook feed.
Debate websites allow you to create a separate profile that's not tied directly to your actual name. 
Vote: Debate Website

Debate Website vs Quora

Quora is good for answering a question, but it is not really good for debating a question with a back and forth interaction.
Vote: Debate Website

Casual Debate website vs Formal Debate Website

I categorize debate websites such as debate.org, createDebate.com as more formal websites. I feel that the audience on those sites in many cases just come to argue, not conduct a meaningful debate.  
There are 2 debates specific to this topics,
 but in general there is consensus towards DebateIsland for casual debating vs formal debate of debate.org

1) Debate.org - Debate if debate.org users should switch to DebateIslandVote: Debate Website

So in summary, my argument is that a debate Website, and preferably a casual debate website is the preferred method for debating online.
aarong
  1. Debate website vs other debate channels7 votes
    1. Debate website
      86%
    2. Other channels are better than a debate website
      14%
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