I managed to hyperlink to the site... and then got totally confused by the layout and where one is supposed to put what information. o.O If anyone wants to give me 101 Wiki for Dummies or put up a skeleton format I will find some time to fill in some additional info... but I do not want to make it a total mess because I do not know what I am doing.
here is a first pass at some things to mention:
Owned & Moderated by Andrew Dondlinger @addltd
Up and running since early 2008 (Private Beta Launch on February 20, 2008; public beta April 28th, 2008)
Two sides - all members can offer arguments, respond to arguments, and up-vote/down-vote arguments.
Because sometimes there are more than two sides to an argument/discussion.
One on One debate; You can challenge a specific user or leave as an open challenge for someone to accept.
Have a classroom or an organization that wants to debate certain topics, create a debate community.
Want a way to show support for an idea (or apparently advertise cialis and payday loans)?
Where people can talk about the highlights or lowlights they have had with members that have been around for a while (have over 1,000 points).
Snappy Awards: (named after 'Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions Series' by Al Jaffee at Mad Magazine.)
Users determine the categories and vote for the winners. Think you are the funniest, pithiest, or the most persuasive - you may just win a t-shirt.
Other things to mention:
Members can send messages to other members.
Members can designate other members as enemies or allies.
Debate creator can ban members from a specific debate.
Points accumulate when a member creates a debate, posts an argument, or when their arguments get up-voted.
Welcome to CreateDebate
CreateDebate is a social debate community built around ideas, discussion and democracy. If this is your first time checking out a debate, here are some quick tips to help get you started:
- Arguments with the highest score are displayed first. Argument replies (both in favor and in opposition) are displayed below the original argument. To follow along, you may find it helpful to show and hide the replies displayed below each argument.
- To vote for an argument, use these icons: You have the power to cast exactly one vote (either up or down) for each argument. Once you vote, the icon will become grayed out and the argument's score will change. Yes, you can change your vote.
- Debate scores, side scores and tag scores are automatically calculated by an algorithm that primarily takes argument scores into account. All scores are updated in real-time. To learn more about the CreateDebate scoring system, check out the FAQ.
- When you are ready to voice your opinion, use the Add Argument button to create an argument. If you would like to address an existing argument, use the Support and Dispute link within that argument to create a new reply.