The new debate summary page

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  • fauxlaw
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    The new debate summary page [specific to each debate] is terrific. Agree? Disagree?
  • Intelligence_06
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    I think it looks weird. That will take me days to adjust to that but yeah it is more stuff. This mode is so different if made me think back to when I came here from ddo..
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    its cool. 
  • DebateArt.com
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    A few things will still change over the next few weeks, but I hope you like it guys. Let me know if you have any ideas on what to add/change :)
  • SupaDudz
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    I really enjoy the changes in general. I think it looks a lot more cleaner. Just like a lot of things, it will take time to adjust
  • Death23
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    I'm concerned that conspicuously indicating the debaters' statistics may prime voters' minds for confirmation bias in favor of users with substantially higher ratings.
  • Crocodile
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    i think it looks strange
  • Trent0405
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    I love the new changes!!!
  • Dr.Franklin
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    its looks great
  • Intelligence_06
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    Bars for points, I do not like. 
  • Ragnar
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    It does not look too good on a mobile device. I’ll compare to computer and generate ideas later.
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    Could you please give me more details what looks off on a mobile device? 
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    Well... on a phone the boxes are not symmetrical.
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    I am not sure I follow, could you please send me a screenshot?
  • fauxlaw
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    On my iphone, the format is entirely vertical [such as the instigator-green / contender - red boxes are stacked rather than side-by-side on my imac, ipad, and probook, and the debater stats are beneath each box, respectively, then the debate resolution is next, vertically, followed by the debate status, then debate parameters, then description,  then the arguments/comments/votes selection, and following are the argument rounds in vertically segmented columns, just as on my imac, ipad, and probook. But then, Apple products tend to maintain image format across product lines, with the exception of the stacking on my iphone, as noted, unlike the unhappy marriage of Windows and Android. 
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    Thanks a lot for feedback! And yeah, that's the expected layout because on the mobile devices screen is really narrow so everything fits only vertically. But as the screen gets wider, the layout adapts. 
  • Intelligence_06
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    Some debates within the 1000-2000 range cannot display properly, and if I want to use them as research i just says "You broke our website", etc. Please fix if possible.
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    Thanks a lot for letting me know, it was a bug and I've just fixed it. Let me know if you find something else not working :)
  • fauxlaw
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    I'll note for the record that the debate page update still includes the instruction that sourcing is required as a feature of arguments.

    This notice is not to be considered as a voting element in the current debate in the voting cycle, https://www.debateart.com/debates/2221-resolved-referenced-sources-are-necessary-in-a-debate
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    If you're talking about what I think you're talking about, then it's a different page so it hasn't been updated yet.
  • Ragnar
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    Could you please give me more details what looks off on a mobile device?
    IMO, on a mobile device it becomes way too much at the start. On my iPhone, it's three pages of stuff before the main content (and that is for debates with "no information" as their description). The first page is basically just who the instigator is, but it's not going to be meaningful to a casual view.

    I checked and it indeed looks better if holding the phone horizontal instead of vertical.

    Since apparently Google is obsessed with a mobile version being available for pages, I would suggest either making them minimalistic or putting all the information prior to the debate itself into a tab on mobile devices.
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    I am afraid dropping some info to make it minimalistic is not an option because Google runs mobile-first crawlers and if something is not present on the mobile version, it will not be indexed. I will think about the idea with another tab, that could work out. But if to be honest, using a website like ours on a mobile device is doubtful experience, especially when actively participating in debates or the forum, so I kinda of develop the mobile version with a "good-enough" approach so that it would be usable at least to some extent and to please the search engines, of course :/
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    Understood!
  • oromagi
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    I really like the improvement in text wrap around.   Now I can put two skinny screens side by side so I can read my opponents argument more readily as I compose a response.
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    Am I archaic in doing most of my work on my iMac? A 27" screen?  With two other monitors of the same size? I have trouble enough with my full-size keyboard. I wish I had keys 1" square, making my keyboard about double its current size.  I have, for better or worse, big hands and fingers. Fingers too big to adequately write with speed on my iphone. So, I don't.