Beta testing phase

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    The website is currently in the beta testing phase, which implies the possible presence of some errors in the functionality, which were not identified during the initial testing.

    If you find any of such errors, please, let us know and we will try to fix everything as quickly as possible.

    Thank you for your understanding.



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    Two things: Add a thing to let you select your position on the topic, liek on Debate.org. Also, please add some kind of Captcha-style validation to prevent spambots. Thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing how this site develops.

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    Hello!

    Thank you very much for your comment!

    Initially we had a way to choose the position just like on DDO but then somebody pointed out that it would make sense to just make it default that the instigator is always the proponent. It's just a matter of changing the topic formulation. For example, if the initial topic is `Toyota is better than Nissan` and you want to take the opposite position, you may just change the topic to `Nissan is better than Toyota` and be the proponent, hopefully that makes sense :) I think I will add a field to the debate preview saying that the instigator's position is always PRO, that may help with the possible confusion. 

    Regarding the captcha, yeah, it's a good idea, as the experience with DDO proves. I will definitely implement it at some point.

    No, thank YOU for the participation. Hopefully you'll have a good time here :)
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    I've added another field to the debate preview as I mentioned before. Hopefully it will make it less confusing.
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    how do we want to go about building the community? how did DDO rise to power? I feel like we need to get Airmax in here to help get thing rolling. 
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    My main concern would be that this will get flooded with spam again as there wasnt protection against that when creating the account, and doesn't look to be when posting? 

    Thats definitely something to be added or this site will get killed before it even starts once the spambots get on this sites scent xD

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    Airmax has a legal contract (he isn't paid but he signed something legal, arranged something official with lawyers) that binds him to Juggle in loyalty of some sort. He cannot EVER reveal the 'how' to what you are asking. I know this for a fact.
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    DDO rose to power gradually, over many years, from Phil and beyond. 

    DebateArt may well steal all of that, though, given that Debate.org seems to have been targeted by spam bots.  That said, it's Juggle's fault.  Their incompetence failed to prevent this predictable result. 
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    Any good website needs to have a good user base. If DebateArt gets that, its clear sailing provided the owner makes updates and implements spam protection.
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    Yeah, agreed. Regarding the spam protection, I believe there is already some against automatic spam and DOS attacks but I don't know how and if it works but hopefully we will not get a chance to test. But if push comes to shove, there's always captchas ...
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    Something very strange has happened in this thread, you can't properly use the customising on Chrome or at least I can't and it may be a Cookie issue if it's unique to me.

    This is not due to me creating a hyperlink that is custom because I did that here and nothing has happened in my ability to customise quotes and links:

    Yet in the first link I can't make a custom hyperlink and the 'quote' function totally doesn't work.

    What can be done in the thread first posted is to click the button of hyperlink and while nothing shows you can paste a URL and it turns into a linked one (which doesn't normally happen if you paste a URL on its own)
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    Even stranger, it works now that I posted that.
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    I think the best solution is to say "guys we're all here, join this".

    I say this because everyone always talks about a "place to exodus" on DDO, but I've never really looked into it because people just say "well what about this site?" and then some people join but it's different so they don't ever log back in.

    For some reason, this attracted me b/c you said "we're all using this now", and it's very similar to DDO. I feel that people who actually want to keep using the site would be willing to give this a go. 
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    I didn't exactly understand what went wrong but if you found some issue and can reproduce it, it would be highly appreciated and easier to fix.
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    Hey just a suggestion: Is there a way to add our opinions on "big issues" like there is on debate.org?
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    Does the website accurately count post counts? I've created two topics and posted (including topic posts) 9 or 10 times. Website says I've only posted 5 times
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    The Count is delayed by maximum 15 mins.
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    I see
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    Can we friend people?
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    Hey just a suggestion: Is there a way to add our opinions on "big issues" like there is on debate.org?
    If people want it, we may implement it at some point, shouldn't be too hard, just a matter of coming up with decently design.


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    Does the website accurately count post counts? I've created two topics and posted (including topic posts) 9 or 10 times. Website says I've only posted 5 times
    Yeah, as RationalMadman pointed out, there is a minor delay of 5 to 10 mins, hopefully that's not a big inconvenience :)


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    Can we friend people?
    Nope, not yet but it's super easy to implement and it will be there I'd say rather soon.


  • The-Voice-of-Truth
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    Definitely should let users add "friends". Also, perhaps a private message function as well.

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    Definitely should let users add "friends". Also, perhaps a private message function as well.
    Private messaging is already there :)


  • The-Voice-of-Truth
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    ah I see it now. I'm on mobile and the icon is really small so I missed it lol