CreateDebate


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Debate Score:126
Arguments:63
Total Votes:136
Ended:05/07/08
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 What features should be added to CreateDebate? (63)

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What features should be added to CreateDebate?

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6 points

A chronological list of everything directly connected with contributions in one's profile page. Whenever I log in, I want to see all responses to my arguments, rebuttals etc. as well as new debate/popularity topics. Currently, I have to click the 'New argument/debate activity!' which seems to demand a lot of brain RAM.

Also, ditch the weird animated (AJAX?) login box. For some reason, I have to re-enter my credentials every visit despite telling Firefox (and ticking the form checkbox) to remember me.

5 points

Good call. Take a look at your profile, my man. If there are new arguments that should interest you (either posted to your debate or responding to one of your arguments) so can now see them all in one place:

New Activity Quick Glance

You dig?

2 points

Hooray!

2 points

Nice work on the New Activity Quick Glance, this is something this site definitely needed. I really appreciate the fine folks at CD being so responsive to the community's requests.

1 point

Excellent, well done. It works as expected.

3 points

I'd also like to have a more detailed listing of my debate activity, perhaps not on my main profile page but it'd be nice to be able to see what arguments I've posted on various debates and when their scores have changed.

2 points

Definitely. This should be priority number one.

4 points

An option to not oppose or favor an argument. A lot of people would like one. Although one could argue that contributing more arguments and rebuttals to a debate gives one's opinions greater weight for their side.

The ability to withdraw an up- or down-vote without having to do the opposite.

Just ran into someone who downvoted my arguments out of spite, I believe. I dunno what kind of safeguard there could possibly be, but it sucks :( Bye bye, 90% rating.

pvtNobody(645) Disputed
4 points

I think that I may have also been a victim of such an attack at some point. It does suck. Then again at least you know that people are reading what you're saying. Usually a low(ish) score seems to mean that you're either a) annoying or b) provocative. Or at least that's how I choose to look at it.

4 points

Is there a private message feature? I would like to send a message to another user without it showing up in my "Conversations" on my profile.

3 points

Some kind of region coding (maybe just the tag) to facilitate debating local issues

THEDert(226) Disputed
1 point

Maybe for a different site. Still a good idea, but would break up debate activity within the main site.

3 points

Another type of debate, but actually more like a poll. Currently if you want to have more than 2 options, it's impossible, and it leads towards just a comment thread. You don't know what argument won, and what lost - so the solution could be for the debate creator to have 3-5 or whatever options instead of it just turning into a comment thread.

2 points

I like that idea Jeff....multiple choices , istead of yes/no everytime! I think that is a fantastic idea!

2 points

We have a very cool feature coming that directly ties into this idea. It is in the works now. I really think its going to make the site a lot better. Hopefully it will be in production in about 2 weeks or so.

1 point

Jeff, good thinking man. I think it would be a hit!

3 points

-permalink for each argument within a debate

-sort by most votes option

-an easier way to see what activity was on my debate rather than re-reading an entire thread.

2 points

Try the Sort By Newest and let me know if that is an easier way to see what activity is new.

2 points

much better, but it looks kinda broken for a 2 sided debate...

1 point

Each argument now has its own permalink. Click on the orange thought bubble (to the left of Favor | Oppose) to use it. Also, when reviewing arguments on a user profile, you can click on the permalink to jump directly to that argument within the debate.

3 points

Graying out the vote button after you've clicked it. I'm easily annoyed and that pop-up to tell me I've already voted seems unnecessary. Graying it out would allow people to easily see what arguments in a debate they've voted up/down.

1 point

definitely, it's annoying to not know what i've voted on or not.

3 points

Actually this is a feature removal request. The address book feature should not reveal the email addresses of your allies/enemies that you've made on createdebate.com. This is a privacy issue and should be resolved sooner rather than later.

2 points

Yea. Wouldn't be good to have your email open to the people you piss off on a daily basis.

1 point

More like a bug removal request. Thanks for the heads up, that should not have been happening and it does not any longer.

2 points

Tag labels for debates

1 point

Very good suggestion. I think that would be awesome to have, or even a tag cloud.

2 points

RSS feed, so sites can feed the latest debates onto their own site.

1 point

I'm happy to announce that now you can pipe CreateDebate directly to your favorite RSS feed reader. Check out the "RSS Feeds" section under the About tab.

2 points

Awesome!

2 points

Works PERFECT!

1 point

Can we get an RSS feed for the debates we participate in, create or for our Allies? As a teacher, this would make grading debates easier.

2 points

Ability to quote other arguments when crafting a rebuttal.

2 points

When I click new rebuttal or one up vote, take me to the precise argument instead of the debate page.

2 points

Can you explain this problem better, please?

2 points

If I post multiple arguments on a page, I can't remember how many points they had the last time I logged on, and therefore I can't tell which ones have been voted up or down.

2 points

An announcement feature for moderators. For example, in a debate perhaps some new article pertaining to the debate has been found and the moderator wants to bring to everyone's attention without adding a new argument for either side.

1 point

I like that idea too PVTNobody!

2 points

I dont like that when you go to the debate page, the sides are organized by points, then you don't know what order they were enter and someone may be responding (without directly opposing or favoring but instead by adding a new argument) to something someone or referring to something someone said earlier, but you can't tell who they are referring to. It sould be in order of when it was entered.

pvtNobody(645) Disputed
3 points

I like the way that it's organized by points. That way the best arguments tend to move up, and it's always gratifying to see your own argument at the top. But I do agree that there should be a way to change the way that arguments are organized. Perhaps an option at the top of the page to organize by date or score.

2 points

I'd like having an option. With a pure points system, I have a helluva time finding out where the "new argument" is in debates I've participated in. I know there's a timestamp but I don't want to have to scan all the posts and figure out which one is the new one.

1 point

Ok...I am down with the option to switch. Good point PVT!

3 points

I think you guys have a great point here. It makes it much easier to see what is new since your last visit to a debate if you are able to sort the arguments in the debate by create date.

I'm happy to announce that now you can!

Check out the new tab Sort By Newest and let me know what you think!

Thread By Points will continue to be the default view.

1 point

I find it confusing when I want to reply to an argument by opposing or favoring an argument. So when you're favoring or opposing a particular argument, it's not the actual argument, but the side that it's on? I'd like to see it changed to opposing a particular argument and not the entire side.

1 point

I also think that you should be able to click the number of debates under a persons avatar and those debates are listed to you for viewing. Same with that persons comments.

2 points

THEDert, if you look at someone's profile, on the right hand side is all of the debates that person has created as well as all of the arguments that someone has posted. Is that what you're looking for?

1 point

I'm talking about when you're on a debate page or if you click the people button. The avatar table gives you:

Efficiency: 83%

Arguments: 179

Debates: 15

you should be able to click arguments or debates and then have a list of those items.

1 point

Adding the social bookmark icons below each debate would really help increase traffic and discussion.

2 points

Where do you propose exactly? Beneath the debate title? Or at the bottom of the entire thread?

1 point

could be put on the right side inside the debate header table. Say something like share this debate with others.

A delete function for moderators on debates without comments? as in, delete debate.

1 point

I'd like the ability to add a "Troll" icon or a "Devil's Advocate" icon, something visual you could tag on your own argument to indicate whether you believed what you were saying. Maybe even emoticons?

1 point

Ability to sort debates by newest argument.

Currently I can do Most Heated or Most Recent, neither of which addresses finding debates that have moderate activity that aren't brand new. I like to know what's getting action RIGHT NOW even if it isn't a popular topic.

0 points

What about a Facebook app that would pipe your participation on CreateDebate into your Facebook profile?

1 point

PERFECT!!! Those are the coolest things to have on your facebook page.

0 points

Open questions. The most efficient, satisfying answers will float to the top.

Um, I think it might be just my computer, but when i try to rebut arguments, especially on those more longwinded, with many retorts and counter retorts, it seems createdebate pitches my argument on the wrong side regardless of weather i support or oppose the previous argument