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DebateIsland.com is actively developed and constantly releasing new updates! Do any users have feature requests?
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    6 votes
    1. Debra AI Debates Users
      50.00%
    2. Tournaments
      33.33%
    3. Other
      16.67%
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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.
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