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By aarongaarong 90 Pts
DebateIsland.com is actively developed and constantly releasing new updates! Do any users have feature requests?
xMathFanxwalterba
  1. Live Poll

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    10 votes
    1. Debra AI Debates Users
      40.00%
    2. Tournaments
      20.00%
    3. Other
      40.00%
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  • Tournaments both individual and/or team sounds like a fantastic idea.  Winners could potentially be determined by Community voting in polls
    walterba
  • One possibility that I think could work is a "team debate." These would be featured on a separate tab compared to the regular debates, and would have a few new components.

    1. Teams are made up of 3-4 people each following a formal Lincoln Douglass style debate.
    2. The 3-4 people are on the same range of beliefs regarding an issue.
    3. The three-four people get split into 3-4 roles, first constructive, cross examination, and rebuttal.
    4. Each argument point gets 3 days to post an argument.
    5. The teams actively discuss possible ideas for each argument and the head of the role collects the ideas with his ideas as well.
    6. Voters will judge the team effect of the argument based on the 9 point system as well as a 3 point system comparing individual arguments between first constructive, C-E, or Rebuttal. 
    A good debate is not judged by bias, but in the context of the debate, where objectivity is key and rationale prevalent. 


  • @WilliamSchulz ;

    My experience of other debating sites, suggests that you will never get enough impartial members to vote.
  • @WilliamSchulz ;

    My experience of other debating sites, suggests that you will never get enough impartial members to vote.
    That is a good point, do you think that if a voter setup bar could be selected for a certain topic before the debate, that a certain minimum of 3 people must act as impartial judges and then any other voters who attend may additionally vote? 
    A good debate is not judged by bias, but in the context of the debate, where objectivity is key and rationale prevalent. 


  • @WilliamSchulz ;

    You would need to put some sort of mechanism in place to ensure fair and unbiased voting.

    Having a predetermined group of Judges in place is a good idea.

    Maybe also a pop up message that appears when logging on, asking members to view and vote on completed debates.
    ZeusAres42George_Horse
  • Trying to tread carefully here but I was wondering about the possibility of some modifications to some of the marking features such as the "fallacy" and "irrelevant" features for example. This would entail a MOD to review the marks and have the final decision as to whether it was a justified and adequate response.

    Or at least have these features not having an effect on anyone's ranking.

    It could go something like this: As soon as the mark is made the user could get a message saying "This will need to be reviewed before being accepted." 

    This also prevents abuse of those features.

    PlaffelvohfenaarongGeorge_HorsexlJ_dolphin_473

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  • I forgot what features I would want, but one thing I would like for is the repair of polls in debates. This site is notorious for polls being deleted after you create them once you edit the debate. Its a upsetting feeling, and I've never had a similar problem on the other debate website, so this at this current time, is what I would like to be improved.
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  • It would be good if there was a 'Find Someone to Debate With' function which once started finds other active users and asks them 'Do you want to debate with (user's name)?' This would be a good way of finding people to debate with rather than hopefully creating formal debate after formal debate, wishing that someone accepts.
    대왕광개토
  • You should increase the limit of debate rounds to 5 instead of just 3.
  • I'd like to see a more customizable and easy to use way to search the forum for previous posts.
  • It's probably infeasible but I'd like to see voice chat debates.
  • @RichardCarter2021
    I don't think so because in a real life formal debate there are only 3 rounds.
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