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FredsnephewFredsnephew 168 Pts
edited June 21 in General
I probably shouldn't ask this question here. So I apologize now.

But can any one tell me what's happened to Debate.org.
I'm in the middle of a debate there and it appears to have disappeared completely.
passedbillPowerPikachu21SilverishGoldNova

Status: Open Debate

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  • agsragsr 540 PtsPremium MemberTechnology Community Moderator
    Premium MemberTechnology Community Moderator
    I just checked, and its down for me as well.  Maybe they finally shut it down after long time not maintaining the site.

    there was a debate here awhile ago preducting thst will happen
    Debate.org - Debate if debate.org users should switch to DebateIsland

    http://www.debateisland.com/discussion/583/debate-org-debate-if-debate-org-users-should-switch-to-debateisland
    inc4t
    Live Long and Prosper
  • inc4tinc4t 136 Pts
    Agsr, you called it 2 months ago, and even conducted an experiment that looks at debate.org stats.  I am frankly surprised that debate.org lasted that long.  So many users already switched to DebateIsland and that continues on ongoing basis.  I am sure if Debate.org is permanently down or just having yet another glitch.  Their parent company is not maintaining debate.org and many debaters have been complaining for awhile.  
    In either case DebateIsland debate experience is much better and more civilized 
    passedbill
  • Debate.org is down for me also. It is probably finally shut down.  It was full of trolls, spammers, and most of debates at debate.org were abondoned before completion.  I stopped using it when DebateIsland was launched.

    passedbill
  • I think they shut down.
  • I didn't start DebateIsland until debate.org broke. It was my favorite debating site, with 1 on 1 debates. Also, who remembers vi_spex?
  • Debate.org was gonna shut down for a long time...the format looked like an early 2000s forum and hadn't been updated in years; debates took a very long time to complete and it got very frustrating for a lot of people.
  • It came back (for me), but it's still at a point of little or no return.
    kmelkevolution17
  • I debate on debateisland, switched from debate.orf. That's what a lot are doing. DebateIsland is actively developed and I heard they might make a new type of Debating in addition.
  • ErfisflatErfisflat 462 PtsPremium Member
    Premium Member
    Good riddance I say.
    "Don't just teach your children to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything." George Carlin 

    Pseudoscience: noun; a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.

    Scientific method: noun; a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

  • ErfisflatErfisflat 462 PtsPremium Member
    Premium Member
    A torn piece of paper could've ran that site better.
    SilverishGoldNova
    "Don't just teach your children to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything." George Carlin 

    Pseudoscience: noun; a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.

    Scientific method: noun; a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

  • SilverishGoldNovaSilverishGoldNova 508 PtsPremium Member
    Premium Member
    @Erfisflat Probably lmao. 

    Erfisflat
    "Yes I seriously said that. Yes I think mountains are curvature"
    "Refusal to provide evidence of my claim or address an opposition's argument against my claim means I'm a liar? You sure you want to take that position? ROFL"
    "I couldn't address your arguments so I insulted you"
    "Rahu doesn't exist because Erfisflat said black holes don't exist"
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  • WhyTrumpWhyTrump 148 PtsPremium Member
    Premium Member
    I am really surprised that it didn't get shutdown earlier.  I used to debate there earlier and closed my account.  
    SilverishGoldNova
    WhyTrump - a good question
  • The homepage has been restored, but most of functionality like debating, messaging, etc is still broken. I think it's likely that's the end of DDO.  Many users are switching over to DebateIsland as that's the best option, but I hope that some of the trolls from DDO don't ruin our civilized debating at DI.  The community here is amazing and I am so happy that I found it.
  • ThinkBigThinkBig 34 Pts
    I'm a former member of debate.org. Debate.org started off as a great community of top notch debates. Unfortunately it has deteriorated significantly over the past few years.
    The company that owns the site has not put any effort into maintaining it and the site is full of bugs that make the website nearly unusable.

    The only decent thing about debate.org is that there is a sizable mafia community on there if you enjoy playing mafia.
    ErfisflatPowerPikachu21agsrSilverishGoldNova
  • agsragsr 540 PtsPremium MemberTechnology Community Moderator
    Premium MemberTechnology Community Moderator
    It's like a dying patient, ddo came back to "live" (functionality restored) after a few days being down.  Down again for half a day today.  Not quite sure why they bothr bringing it back up, as it is a free reign for trolls.  
    Erfisflat
    Live Long and Prosper
  • SilverishGoldNovaSilverishGoldNova 508 PtsPremium Member
    edited July 21 Premium Member
    I used to be an active DDO user for a while, but its now become a massive joke. Became filled with trolls and spammers and it has became filled with so many bugs it is pretty much unusable. The site has been abandoned by Juggle and DDO is dead pretty much, I wouldn't be suprised if they did infact shut down and I wouldn't care. 

    Edit: It seems it is back up now, but it seems to go offline for a few days then come back for a day and then go down again. And when it comes back up it's still broken as hell
    Erfisflataarong
    "Yes I seriously said that. Yes I think mountains are curvature"
    "Refusal to provide evidence of my claim or address an opposition's argument against my claim means I'm a liar? You sure you want to take that position? ROFL"
    "I couldn't address your arguments so I insulted you"
    "Rahu doesn't exist because Erfisflat said black holes don't exist"
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  • SilverishGoldNovaSilverishGoldNova 508 PtsPremium Member
    Premium Member
    It seems debate.org is back up. Now I can finally get back to the new, brilliant debates like

    Should there be gender neutral cabins at summer camps?

    Dua to save my marriage divorce +91-9413846417

    KFCvsLotteria

    aarong
    "Yes I seriously said that. Yes I think mountains are curvature"
    "Refusal to provide evidence of my claim or address an opposition's argument against my claim means I'm a liar? You sure you want to take that position? ROFL"
    "I couldn't address your arguments so I insulted you"
    "Rahu doesn't exist because Erfisflat said black holes don't exist"
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