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Feature Requests

Use this page to request and vote on new features for the site. You can thumbs-up and thumbs-down features to express your support or disapproval, and add your own feature suggestions. You can also comment on features and track their current development status. Click on a feature title to expand.

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Improve mobile styles further
Enhancement
Description: Ensure that the mobile version of the site is as good looking as the non-mobile. Test and implement additional responsive styles.
Suggested by admin
adminadmin
Note from BB regarding iPhone view: http://imgur.com/Gku2Zx1
Posted 2015-06-06 04:25:23
brandon.the.debaterbrandon.the.debater
Well, for me it does. Also, why would you debate on your phone a lot. I just use my phone to check my updates, nothing else.
Posted 2016-12-18 09:03:43
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Allow foreign language groups
Social Feature
Description: Use the Bing API to translate foreign language forum posts in groups if demand requires. Maintain an active cache to avoid too many requests.
Suggested by admin
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End Cross-Examination Early
Enhancement
Description: Button to click when you have asked all the questions you wish to ask. If BOTH debaters click it, then the CX round has ended.
Suggested by nzlockie
Bi0HazardBi0Hazard
That sounds like a great idea.
Posted 2016-08-16 05:18:23
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Allow Draws
Debate Feature
Description: Permit debates to be declared drawn if no side wins in the judging.
Suggested by admin
Bi0HazardBi0Hazard
@admin
How would the ELO be added in this? A split?
Would it be like someone having a win ratio of %60, a loss ration of %30, and a draw ration of %10.
Posted 2016-09-06 02:26:44
adminadmin
Usually a draw is an elo value of 0.5, a win of 1 and a loss of 0. So like, drawing with a weaker opponent is bad but half as bad as losing. Drawing with a stronger opponent is good but half as good as winning.

BTW I'm not actually a fan of this suggestion for other reasons. Put it here because heaps of people asked me for it.
Posted 2016-09-06 05:05:19
adminadmin
Sorry forgot to tag @@Black Flag@@
Posted 2016-09-06 05:05:44
Kilk1Kilk1
I have a question. How is the ELO affected now when people share the same amount of points after a debate? When I've seen debates, it's seemed liked one person wins and another loses. If this is true, I'm definitely in favor of draws.
Posted 2017-03-06 16:11:09
PovskiPovski
Also, regarding judging, there needs to be a separate, third option "draw" for which to vote. And the result is settled just as before - whichever has more points. So it can be that either pro win, con win, or draw has more points and the debate concludes accordingly.

Otherwise, we have to vote in favor of a side with which we dont agree just to balance things out.
Posted 2017-06-20 20:39:35
adminadmin
@Povski To be fair though, judges are supposed to be impartial. Voting against your convictions is pretty normal. Heck I gave a judgment against a team the other week in RL because they forgot to convince me democracy was good.
Posted 2017-06-21 00:03:44
RagnarRagnar
So I saw this as a pretty good example for when something should clearly be a draw, but people have voted for the side they like to be the winner.
http://www.edeb8.com/debate/That+the+United+States+should+recognize+Spanish+as+an+official+language%5Cn-8/
Posted 2017-07-06 19:30:47
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Diagramming support for coaches
Social Feature
Description: Provide an interface where coaches and students can flow their debates together.
Suggested by admin
Ab_MAb_M
I'd also like to see flowing as an option for all debates! You could create a little spreadsheet that sits next to the debate as you read. Have an "add Pro argument" and an "add Con argument" button off to the side, and each argument could have an "add response" button. Maybe judges could have the option to make their flowsheets from the rounds public?
Posted 2016-04-09 02:19:58
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Select team to debate for
Enhancement
Description: When a user signs up for a team debate and they are in multiple teams, provide an option to select which of those teams they wish to debate with.
Suggested by admin
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Collaborative realtime HTML editing in team debates
Enhancement
Description: Collaborative realtime editing is currently only enabled for text debates. Come up with a script that enables syncing of multiple users for the HTML editor as well.
Suggested by admin
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Advertise Edeb8
Fundraising Goal
Description: Pay for advertising using third-party providers such as Google Adwords.
Suggested by admin
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Initiate an Edeb8 Tournament
Content
Description: A tournament just for edeb8 members. Swiss-style sounds good.
Suggested by admin
TejreticsTejretics
Definitely. I would love this, and would definitely participate.
Posted 2015-05-31 14:22:27
ColeTrainColeTrain
Do it. :)
Posted 2015-08-31 21:19:10
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Giftable Badges
Social Feature
Description: Ability to give badges to users for particular purposes. Ideas for such badges:

"Good debate!" badge
"Thanks for the Judgement!" badge
"You rock!" badge
"Thanks for helping me!" badge
"Thanks for coaching" badge

That sort of thing.
Suggested by admin
BlackflagBlackflag
As is I don't like it, but you can follow the wikia method and allow the easy creation of a badge. Better, but I still don't like it
Posted 2015-07-06 10:57:54
adminadmin
Any reason why?
Posted 2015-07-06 10:58:57
BlackflagBlackflag
It just seems to social networky. It is corny and I would like to avoid corny social tweaks
Posted 2015-07-24 11:16:27
SaxonHammerSaxonHammer
Like
Posted 2016-08-04 01:29:58
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Record Live Debates
Fundraising Goal
Description: Would require paying for a server to handle these communications (at present).
Suggested by admin
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Clear outstanding friendship request
Social Feature
Description: Take back a friendship request that you sent.
Suggested by admin
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LD debate format
Debate Feature
Description: Allow users to participate in a Lincoln-Douglas debate.
Suggested by admin
TejreticsTejretics
TOTALLY!
Posted 2015-05-31 14:33:30
ColeTrainColeTrain
YES
Posted 2015-08-31 21:18:56
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Create multiple debate teams
Social Feature
Description: Allow users to create multiple teams
Suggested by admin
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Debate page shoutbox
Social Feature
Description: Add a shoutbox to the debate page
Suggested by admin
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Thesaurus in debate editor
Debate Feature
Description: Add a button that allows users to quickly find synonyms for single words if selected.
Suggested by admin
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Private debates within groups
Debate Feature
Description: You'd be able to start a debate within a group, open only to group members, and with the option to make it publicly visible or visible only to group members
Suggested by Ab_M
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Retain Notifications
Social Feature
Description: Retain notifications in the messaging interface, like chats are retained. Notifications would appear as a single thread.
Suggested by admin
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Undo a thumbs up
Enhancement
Description: Should apply to forums as well as debates, for users who wish to unsubscribe to notifications primarily.
Suggested by admin
BlackflagBlackflag
What not just have a seperate subscribe button?
Posted 2015-05-30 18:25:26
adminadmin
Because we have enough buttons already.

Make a separate request if you want to suggest something else.
Posted 2015-05-30 18:32:47
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Show Read Time Remaining
Debate Feature
Description: Encourage judging by showing how much time is still required to finish reading the debate. Some variant of readremaining.js would be ideal - needs to take into account the fact edeb8 users tend to juggle tasks sometimes even while judging.
Suggested by admin
BlackflagBlackflag
I assumed that people read at different speeds
Posted 2015-05-31 04:28:09
adminadmin
the beauty of readremaining.js and similar systems is that they account for that - they use scrollbar position etc to figure out what part you're most likely reading and calculate your likely reading speed accordingly. It tends to work very well if you have, like, 5+ pages of content to read through, as you do with many longer debates.
Posted 2015-05-31 04:49:10
BlackflagBlackflag
I guess I wouldn't be opposed to it then. It's seems like you would have to spend a lot of time making the right specifications on the file for something we do not need that much
Posted 2015-05-31 08:08:18
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Allow shoutbox at-tagging
Social Feature
Description: Enable shoutbox at-tagging, with a new notification setting, and show the context of the conversation (previous 10 posts) in the email notification (if one is sent). This should apply to the main forum and to groups.
Suggested by admin
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Appointing a moderator
Social Feature
Description: Appointing a new moderator allowing our administrator to focus exclusively on the site
Suggested by Blackflag
adminadmin
This is not a bug. This is a social feature.
Posted 2015-05-30 19:05:15
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Blitz Debates
Debate Feature
Description: New established debating category along with quick debates, individual debates, and team debates. Required a minimum prep time of a week and rounds are at a maximum of 30 minutes. First proposed by Tophatdoc
Suggested by Blackflag
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Fundraising for Features
Fundraising Goal
Description: Admin should implement a page that outlines things he could not afford and how much fundraising he would need from the community to implement those features. Examples include live debating server, a professional logo design, advertisements, ecetera
Suggested by Blackflag
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Allow UN type model debating
Debate Feature
Description: Exact Proposal: http://www.edeb8.com/forum/EDEB8.com+Site/968/0/#post11989
Suggested by Blackflag
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Include a new button on feature requests
Other Feature
Description: A button titled 'create thread' on feature requests, quickly taking the user to the thread creation box, with the name of the feature request and its description placed into the title and text boxes.
Suggested by Blackflag
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Full Post History
Enhancement
Description: A feature that would allow for a user to view his/her full history of forum posts on his/her current account.
Suggested by Dassault Papillon
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ICS attachments
Debate Feature
Description: Will allow email messages generated by the site to be connected to most popular calendar apps (Windows Calendar, Google Calendar, iCal etc), meaning you'll be able to see something like "Debate round due" in your calendar automatically if you wish.
Suggested by admin
SaxonHammerSaxonHammer
Like this
Posted 2016-08-04 01:28:25
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Invite non-members directly into my group
Social Feature
Description: I want to be able to build my group with people from outside this platform. Ultimately building the number of users of the site over all. There are many people using Youtube to debate issues in the comment section. I think it would be cool to be able to post a link that can invite people directly into my group using that link. Currently, I can only invite other edeb8 users.
Suggested by Khuziyad
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Clicking on notifications should not scroll to top of page
Bug
Description: Reasonably annoying :/
Suggested by Stick
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Allow at-tagging of users with spaces in their names
Enhancement
Description: Perhaps reserve a special character for the purpose.
Suggested by admin
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Extend an open debate challenge
Debate Feature
Description: Allow members with an open debate challenge to extend that challenge, resetting the 3-day countdown timer. Optionally provide a notification when a challenge is about to expire.
Suggested by admin
TejreticsTejretics
Yeah, that's been annoying me.
Posted 2015-05-31 14:27:58
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Chat sound effects should not play in every tab
Enhancement
Description: Having multiple tabs open causes the chat to make a sound effect in ALL tabs, rather than just the active one. If not active tab is open, only the first tab to receive the message should play a sound.
Suggested by admin
BlackflagBlackflag
Why would 2 people vote no to this?
Posted 2015-08-25 02:03:14
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Auto-dismiss popup notifications
Enhancement
Description: Rather than having to "click this box to close", close the box automatically after a given number of seconds.
Suggested by admin
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Subscription to blog or resources
Social Feature
Description: Allow users to opt to receive a notification when something new is posted to these sections.
Suggested by admin
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Allow header pictures for debates
Debate Feature
Description: Allow debate creators to find and specify a custom picture (url) that is then used as the header for a debate.
Suggested by admin
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Highlight Feature request/Bug reporting thread.
Enhancement
Description: This page needs to be easier to find.
Suggested by nzlockie
adminadmin
Throw me some suggestions on where I should put it. My initial thought on seeing this request was the site footer but it's getting kinda full-looking there. Other ideas?
Posted 2015-05-31 15:55:29
adminadmin
Dammit, I got too many notifications when I changed this feature status. Oh well, investigating bug again.
Posted 2015-05-31 20:31:55
adminadmin
Bug fixed
Posted 2015-05-31 21:19:08
nzlockienzlockie
Leave the thread pointing to it sticky in the forum and then also update the site map to include it and some of the other pages. Like the stats page and the wodc2015 page.
Posted 2015-05-31 21:37:08
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Duplicate submission prevention
Bug
Description: Further prevent accidental duplicate submission of content such as comments or posts. Possibly a combination of the post-process-get redirect system and some kind of unique token system.
Suggested by admin
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Notification for debate +1
Debate Feature
Description: Ability to opt in to a notification when another user +1s a debate that I am involved in.
Suggested by admin
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Add flag icons on profiles for all listed locations
Enhancement
Description: A large # of countries don't have flag icons. The actual icon is pretty easy to make, I don't know if the icons were made manually or copied.
Suggested by Blackflag
adminadmin
Can somebody go through and figure out which ones are missing? Usually it's a filenaming error.
Posted 2015-07-27 00:54:32
BlackflagBlackflag
@admin - The majority of ones with a space in the name, except a few. Everyone with a comma and parentheses also doesn't have a flag.

A couple don't have flags which are only one word, but there's only a couple of those and they are non-countries or dependent territories.

I would only add flags to the major non-countries and dependent territories, like Saint Pierre
Posted 2015-07-27 06:43:43
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More debate setup filters
Enhancement
Description: Increase the ability to restrict who can accept one of your debates, by allowing tighter elo controls and introducing filters for number of debates, number of wins etc.
Suggested by admin
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Public Forum/Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Debate Feature
Description: Since, PUFO and LD involve topics that are shared by the whole community per month, maybe at the near of each month a topic is voted on. Then this topic is debated by people that want to. For example, I go to the debate tab, make a new debate, and click, make LD, and then the topic will be the LD topic, and all will be ready!
Suggested by brandon.the.debater
adminadmin
Maybe this could be a monthly community poll. And the create debate page would just show "this month's featured topic is: _____" or something like that.
Posted 2016-12-18 09:11:13
brandon.the.debaterbrandon.the.debater
Ya sounds cool
Posted 2016-12-18 09:16:04
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Feature Request Notifications
Social Feature
Description: Notifications and notification settings for this page right here! :D
Suggested by admin
Priest of SwagPriest of Swag
Hey @admin , this is a test of the comment tagging system
Posted 2015-05-31 01:41:10
Priest of SwagPriest of Swag
This is another test @admin , hopefully things work this time
Posted 2015-05-31 02:08:59
Priest of SwagPriest of Swag
Hey @admin , this is a test of the comment tagging system
Posted 2015-05-31 02:12:10
Priest of SwagPriest of Swag
yet another test for @admin
Posted 2015-05-31 02:18:25
Priest of SwagPriest of Swag
Testing testing, I'm not jesting
Posted 2015-05-31 03:54:41
Priest of SwagPriest of Swag
I hope my host doesn't get mad at me for all these email tests
Posted 2015-05-31 03:56:22
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Request Time Extension
Debate Feature
Description: With the allowance of your opponent, enable you to request some additional posting time for a given round.
Suggested by admin
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Concede Debate
Debate Feature
Description: Rather than forfeit rounds ending a debate, allow one side to concede (with appropriate checks to ensure this is not done accidentally)
Suggested by admin
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Request End To Debate
Debate Feature
Description: Allow people to request to end the debate immediately and begin the judging phase.
Suggested by admin
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How to debate video series
Content
Description: Demonstrating both how to use the site and how to debate effectively. To go in the resources section.
Suggested by admin
Bi0HazardBi0Hazard
That is a great idea since some people don't know what to do when they first join, and end up forfeiting.
Posted 2016-09-22 02:32:37
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Short category resolutions
Content
Description: Ensure all categories have at least 30 topics on the secret topic list.
Suggested by admin
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Character count remaining issue
Bug
Description: Investigate and fix the reasons for the (quite minor) discrepancy between server and client side character counts.
Suggested by admin
adminadmin
All character counts are now read directly from the server, avoiding the client-side count.
Posted 2015-06-03 19:01:58
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Pop up chat option
Social Feature
Description: Rather than having all chats confined to small boxes in the corner, allow users to pop up the chat and see it in a larger, more readable size.
Suggested by admin
BlackflagBlackflag
Would I still have the option of using the small chat in the corner?
Posted 2015-05-31 08:02:19
adminadmin
Yes of course.
Posted 2015-05-31 14:55:48
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Additional judging stats on profiles
Social Feature
Description: Distribution of judge feedback scores etc.
Suggested by admin
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Video series for students
Content
Description: As an incentive to try coaching, create a free unlockable video series for coached members and their coaches only.
Suggested by admin
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Shorter optional round times
Debate Feature
Description: In case somebody wants to have a rapid-fire debate with only a few minutes to post each side. Would probably be best suited to quick debates.
Suggested by admin
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Optional bypass for limits to team debate membership for debates
Enhancement
Description: Allow debate creators to choose to bypass the check on how many members a team has when creating a team debate. This would allow, say, a 1-person team to create a 3-round debate.
Suggested by admin
adminadmin
As part of the next feature request rollout. Currently looking like Friday's the day.
Posted 2015-08-25 02:07:38
BlackflagBlackflag
@admin

when is this going to be implemented? I want to start doing more team debates, but there are too few members and I hate having to be limited to 2 rounds.
Posted 2015-08-25 02:05:13
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Spell checker being slow
Bug
Description: Speed up the spellchecker and provide additional notifications rather than just a "working" animation.
Suggested by admin
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Allow account deactivation
Social Feature
Description: Allow a user to permanently close their own account.
Suggested by admin
Beekeeper12Beekeeper12
definitely! DDO has this feature! It may be until they login but anyway.
Posted 2015-06-05 16:14:23
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Shoutbox Log
Social Feature
Description: Originally proposed by @swag
Suggested by Blackflag
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Have a feature to delete accounts on your own user!
Debate Feature
Description: Will mean that the a person can delete their own accounts!
Suggested by Beekeeper12
adminadmin
Is this a duplicate of "Allow account deactivation"? Might be better to upvote that one instead of submitting an entirely new request.
Posted 2015-06-04 16:59:45
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Secret CX identifier
Enhancement
Description: When a debate is in progress where the sides are "hidden" the CX rounds can be hard to follow.
This enhancement would use colour or some other identifier to show which side was speaking during CX.
For example, PRO might be Blue, CON might be red.
Suggested by nzlockie
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Tournament Invites
Social Feature
Description: The ability to invite other edeb8 members directly into a tournament, and optionally to make tournaments "by invitation only" like groups can be
Suggested by admin
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Judge Accreditation
Debate Feature
Description: Provide a procedure by which judges can become accredited for their quality, adding an additional point value to their judgments.
Suggested by admin
TejreticsTejretics
Just make it mandatory RFDs
Posted 2015-05-31 14:34:33
adminadmin
It would be possible to do both. I do think they deserve to be separate issues.
Posted 2015-05-31 14:57:16
CrowCrow
I am taking credit for this idea.

If I remember correctly.
Posted 2016-07-26 03:54:43
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Bolder heading font
Enhancement
Description: Edeb8 can never decide on a heading font! People sort of like this one but want it bolder it sounds like.
Suggested by admin
BlackflagBlackflag
Who voted yes for this?
Posted 2015-05-31 22:35:50
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Profile forum post links should account for pagination options
Bug
Description: Take users to the page with the post on the profile link to the post.
Suggested by admin
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+1
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Note resources contributed on profiles
Social Feature
Description: Provide incentives to contribute to the resources section by recognising these posts somehow on user profiles.
Suggested by admin
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Filter feature requests by type
Enhancement
Description: Add a filter to this page to only show requests of a particular type.
Suggested by admin
Priest of SwagPriest of Swag
Page also needs fixing for non-logged in users - issue with running scripts.
Posted 2015-05-30 18:20:18
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Custom password for proxy users
Other Feature
Description: To allow access to the site for those with legitimate reasons for using proxies.
Suggested by admin
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+1
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Automated introductory message
Social Feature
Description: Would automatically send a message to new users with information, rules, and links
Suggested by Blackflag
adminadmin
This already exists @Stag
Posted 2015-05-30 18:52:32
BlackflagBlackflag
First completed request, lol
Posted 2015-05-31 04:10:10
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Prevent site "buttons" from being copied to debate arguments
Bug
Description: See this debate for example: http://www.edeb8.com/debate/secret-topic-34/

From personal experience I know that some of the buttons can have negative effects when they are pushed during a time when they are not supposed too. One example would be a sound file button. In the past my computer has been repeadetly closed down after pressing a sound file button which I accidentally copied to arguments

In the example I posted, everytime I would try to delete the buttons text, it reappeared afterwards.
Suggested by Blackflag
adminadmin
Out of curiosity - HOW exactly are you managing to "accidentally" copy buttons to arguments?
Posted 2015-05-31 05:14:50
BlackflagBlackflag
Not sure. I am always focused on what I am writing that I usually do not see the buttons until I review
Posted 2015-05-31 08:03:18
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Changing Criteria for Adding Debates to the Judging Tab
Enhancement
Description: This could be a bug. Debates that just ended with no judgements are not on the judging tab. Debates with a certain amount of judgements are taken off the judging tab.

This proposal is to make all debates still in the judging period appear in the judging tab
Suggested by Blackflag
adminadmin
FYI, the ONLY reason why a debate should not be on the judging tab is because you're not eligible to judge it for some reason currently.
Posted 2015-05-31 04:45:12
BlackflagBlackflag
Wow, that makes me feel insanely dumb. I guess you can mark it as complete then, or maybe we can modify it so it can include debates which we have ourselves done?
Posted 2015-05-31 14:14:30
adminadmin
New setting created for this if you want to include all debates in the judging phase.
Posted 2015-05-31 15:20:51
BlackflagBlackflag
Awesome
Posted 2015-05-31 15:35:45
BlackflagBlackflag
I can't find it
Posted 2015-05-31 15:37:23
adminadmin
@Stag - Display tab, right at the bottom
Posted 2015-06-03 19:03:00
adminadmin
Also tag me if you want a response.
Posted 2015-06-03 19:03:23
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Mandatory RFDs for Votes
Enhancement
Description: I would suggest there be mandatory RFDs and a volunteer can be a voting moderator for the site, to remove reported votes, with the same system as Debate.org. Despite claims to the contrary, majority of 1-point votes *are* vote-bombs.
Suggested by Tejretics
ColeTrainColeTrain
This is a very good idea. Without an RFD, you can't tell if they are vote bombing or not.
Posted 2015-08-31 21:20:17
BlackflagBlackflag
As if this site couldn't get worst...
Posted 2015-09-30 19:10:26
adminadmin
To be clear: the intention here is to enable optional minimum-3-point decisions. It is not to add a vote moderator etc. This option would be discouraged for new users by not including it in auto-generated topics and putting it with the advanced options. However, people did vote for this. Heck, I opposed it. But whatever.
Posted 2015-09-30 19:14:06
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After posting on forums, redirect users to their post
Enhancement
Description: Show people the post they just made after posting
Suggested by admin
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Secret Debaters visible in the "debate" window
Bug
Description: Debaters who have elected to stay hidden until the completion of their debate, may still be visible by using the "Debate/Show All" function.
Suggested by nzlockie
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"load more" on profile status boxes appearing incorrectly to non-logged-in users
Bug
Description: When not logged in, the profile status load more button does not render as part of its parent element
Suggested by admin
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+1
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Non-logged in feature request dropdowns
Bug
Description: Don't work
Suggested by admin
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Feature Request New Filter
Bug
Description: The new filter would be new requests. It is seriously hard to find newly submitted requests even with the current navigation
Suggested by Blackflag
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Preview button on new thread
Social Feature
Description: Allow new threads to be previewed on the forums as new posts are.
Suggested by admin
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Blocking Feature Plus PM's
Bug
Description: I blocked someone and deleted the PM thread, but this person was still able to contact me using that thread nevertheless.
Suggested by JohnMaynardKeynes
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Fix tweet numbers not appearing
Bug
Description: Twitter API issue
Suggested by admin
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Writing next post during CX
Bug
Description: You can't. You should be able to.
Suggested by Stick
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Fix print styles
Bug
Description: Esp. for debates
Suggested by admin
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Hidden Debates/Tournaments
Enhancement
Description: Used to make a tournament in which there is a hidden feature, where only people invited are allowed, such as like inviting friends only to the debate tournament. Hidden until tournament starts
Suggested by brandon.the.debater
adminadmin
Interesting idea. Feasible as it would be similar to private groups.

My only possible concern is - would this really help promote more interest in tournaments?
Posted 2016-12-18 08:23:10
brandon.the.debaterbrandon.the.debater
Well, I would use this myself as an invite only to like Finals to a tournament in which the top whatever get invited to the tournament, which would allow people to fight to get into that
Posted 2016-12-18 08:44:37
adminadmin
Can't they just, y'know, send a challenge to each other?
Posted 2016-12-18 09:13:34
brandon.the.debaterbrandon.the.debater
Ya, but it would be easier to handle with a tournament. Plus, if you just want to challenge a specific group of people. Maybe just people in your private group.
Posted 2016-12-18 09:15:34
adminadmin
Perhaps this should be merged with the "group debates" suggestion then. I'll consider it.
Posted 2016-12-18 09:22:11
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Rebutting
Debate Feature
Description: To allow people to rebut easier in their refutations, an auto-quoting system will let them quote and snap their argument to it, along with providing the quote to be underlined in the debaters argument to show as refuted, allowing easier rebutting
Suggested by brandon.the.debater
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Link DDO profile
Social Feature
Description: Allow users to display verified DDO profile information on user profiles.
Suggested by admin
adminadmin
Waiting for response from DDO moderator.
Posted 2015-05-30 16:23:59
nzlockienzlockie
What stops them doing this already in the "Biography" section?
Posted 2015-05-30 22:47:55
adminadmin
@nzlockie - I guess people can write anything on their biography. What makes this different is that it would be verified automatically. And would stroke certain people's ego in so doing.
Posted 2015-05-30 23:33:32
BlackflagBlackflag
Ego stroking ain't a good thing
Posted 2015-05-31 08:01:32
MharmanMharman
oh, please. down voting This is just Edeb8ers way of trying to say that's there' superior.
Posted 2017-10-17 19:34:19
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FB/TW Feed Link
Social Feature
Description: Allow status updates on profiles to sync with Facebook and Twitter. This would mean:
> Reading new status updates from connected platforms and posting them to profiles
> When a status update is posted on edeb8, post it to connected platforms as well
> Display links to connected platforms on the profile page
Suggested by admin
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Congressional Debating format
Debate Feature
Description: Allow users to engage in a congressional debate online.
Suggested by admin
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forum at-tagging bug
Bug
Description: Starting a forum post with Hello, for example, will at-tag the user "hello" automatically.
Suggested by admin
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Selective Delayed Emailing
Other Feature
Description: Will speed up certain pages that send emails - for example, when posting a comment on a debate or making a feature request - that do not require the notification to be emailed right that second.
Suggested by admin
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Team enhancements like groups
Social Feature
Description: Allow teams to have their own backgrounds, rich descriptions etc in the same way that groups do. Also provide teams with a private shoutbox and forum for team members, like groups have. In general it feels like teams have been a bit neglected in terms of social features!
Suggested by admin
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Remove the Extra Feedback Point
Removal
Description: It gives an extra point to one position for doing absolutely nothing, which threatens the integrity of the debate.
Suggested by Priest of Swag
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Elo cap on tournaments
Social Feature
Description: Allow tournament creators to specify a maximum or minimum elo rating for participants similar to the existing system for debates
Suggested by admin
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Mid-tournament change entries
Social Feature
Description: Add the ability for a tournament creator or a participant to "drop out" of a tournament mid-tournament, or for a tournament creator to add in another participant for the next round. This would only be applicable to Swiss tournaments.
Suggested by admin
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Timed CX
Enhancement
Description: Allow CX period to be adjustable to the user in order for them to create less or more time for questioning. For example the minimum maybe 1 hour and the max 5 days
Suggested by brandon.the.debater
adminadmin
This already exists. Marking as complete.
Posted 2016-12-18 09:05:16
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Hidden Topic
Debate Feature
Description: When creating the debate, the creator will create 3 different topics, and upon selection of the contender, the topic will be randomly selected. This would allow for like a customized "secret topic" that will help the users become flexible to selecting a topic.
Suggested by brandon.the.debater
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Parliamentary Debate
Debate Feature
Description: Similar to secret topic, only the prep-time and everything else is also prepared. Then, there will be points of information, where the person would highlight what they want to argue against/refute then write out a question, and the other person responds.
Suggested by brandon.the.debater
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Trophies
Social Feature
Description: Next to the ELO, there would be a trophy emoji with a number of debates won next to it. Allowing people to guess experience level. Additionally, when somebody wins, highlight the icon in yellow, and in the debate, add a trophy next to the persons name, and allow them to make a short thank you speech.
Suggested by brandon.the.debater
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Tournament
Bug
Description: Call the winner a champion. Automatically, make a group for all the people in the debate so it is easier to make announcements. Maybe have a place to insert the topic into the rounds place. Maybe not create rounds until told to. For example, you start the tournament, and you wait a day until you click the button create rounds, then the people are matched up. You get to choose the topic and the matchings, so the debate is auto-created and easy. Allow rules to be listed in a tab. Maybe have a hide debaters so far. Maybe not show points or results at all during the tournament, sometimes that happens.
Suggested by brandon.the.debater
adminadmin
Kinda hard not to show results when debates are public information, right?
Posted 2016-12-18 09:16:12
brandon.the.debaterbrandon.the.debater
True, but maybe the number of wins and points on standings, because even though they may know the result by looking at the debate itself, you never know.
Posted 2016-12-18 09:18:12
adminadmin
Meh, backtabbing is much easier when people can look back on all the debates. In RL I've seen some pretty darn impressive backtabbing spreadsheets.
Posted 2016-12-18 09:23:41
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Separate the "Features & Bugs" page.
Enhancement
Description: Separate "features & bugs" page in to two separate pages, one for Bugs, and one for features.
Suggested by Mharman
adminadmin
Currently, one can already pick "Bugs" or a type of feature from the show menu at the top.
Posted 2017-10-19 05:50:15
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Spotlight member
Content
Description: Reward active members with spotlights on the home page.
Suggested by admin
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New Stickied Threads
Enhancement
Description: One would be the Edeb8 issues forum post and the other should be the live debates birthday forum post
Suggested by Blackflag
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Pasting into editor resets caret
Bug
Description: This causes the caret to move back to the start of the editor, and occasionally mess up spacing within the pasted text / surrounding whitespace.
Suggested by admin
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Reducing the size of the friend activity feed
Bug
Description: Possibilities include boxing it and adding a scroll down bar and converting it to a profile tab.
Suggested by Blackflag
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Public threads within groups
Social Feature
Description: Group threads could be either public or private, so that those of us who would rather read and glean from group conversations can do so without identifying as a part of the group
Suggested by Ab_M
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Changing participation in a round for 4 person debates
Debate Feature
Description: Currently a round counts as OG/OO and they would debate consecutively the number of rounds that has been set for the debate then the rounds would be CG/CO and they would debate consecutively the number of rounds. I propose each round would instead be OG/OO/CG/CO and then CX (if the feature is selected) and then this would be repeated for the number of rounds selected.
Suggested by Bifurcations
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Fill in Debates
Enhancement
Description: Allows edeb8 members to fill in forfeited rounds before a debate goes into judging. If the debate wins, they recieve a portion of ELO if the debate wins, and if the debate loses then they will consequently lose a portion of ego.
Suggested by Priest of Swag
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Hide rounds option.
Debate Feature
Description: We should have the option to hide our round until both rounds have been posted in order to provide an equal rebuttal time. The following structure is problematic:

Round 1: Arguments by Pro and Con.
Round 2: Rebuttals by Pro and Con.

This is because when Pro posts his arguments Con now has x amount of time to post their arguments, then an additional x amount of time to construct rebuttals to pro's first round whilst Pro is constructing their rebuttals and then finally a third x amount of time to post their rebuttals. This gives Con 3 times as long to post their rebuttals to Pro's case. Whereas for Pro, they have to refute Con's case immediately after it's been posted (unless there's a cross examination period).

This new feature would mean that pro's round 1 would only be visible to pro and con's round 1 would only be visible to con until the next round starts. This ensures a more equal amount of time available for both debaters.
Suggested by Famousdebater
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Congressional Debate
Debate Feature
Description: 5 people in a debate round, go up one by one, and there is a PO, which overrules everything, and chooses who goes next and what side to put them on. The bill is presented with prep time of one day, and they post what they want to say. CX happens, with actual bids, so for example, I want to ask a question, I press ask button, then PO selects me, I write the question, then they respond. Also, priority is based on ELO
Suggested by brandon.the.debater
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Possibility to take on a conceded debate.
Debate Feature
Description: When somebody concedes (gives up) on a debate, instead of instantaneously endind it, we should allow time for someone else to join and argue from the position that made the concesion.
Suggested by Povski
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Highlight issues responses on the friend activity feed
Enhancement
Description: Show when a friend has changed their stance on issues or answered new issues.
Suggested by admin
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Limited Access - One Debate
Other Feature
Description: Edeb8 site members should be restricted from certain social features on the site until they have completed and finished one debate
Suggested by Blackflag
adminadmin
Quoting Stag on the forums: "It would be a good idea if some of the sites social features were limited until members had finished one debate. The ones which I think should be limited are site forums excluding the Edeb8 subforum and the community subforum, and groups. The shoutbox and chat should still be available."
Posted 2015-05-30 18:57:42
BlackflagBlackflag
@NZlockie - When are you available for a challenge on this topic?
Posted 2015-05-31 04:18:41
nzlockienzlockie
@Stag you want me to debate this topic? Which side, presumably con?

Well it's be a short debate probably, so anytime I guess.
Posted 2015-05-31 04:22:23
BlackflagBlackflag
@NZlockie I assumed you downvoted it. Yeah, this is my new campaign, so best to debate it
Posted 2015-05-31 04:23:37
adminadmin
Ah yes, @Stag 's daily campaign...
Posted 2015-05-31 04:50:35
nzlockienzlockie
I don't think it was me. I remember reading it, but I don't feel particularly strongly either way.
I generally favour the status quo so I suppose I might have clicked it.
I could probably run Avon case for this, although I can't promise it'll be the strongest.
Posted 2015-05-31 04:51:15
adminadmin
@Stag - I, on the other hand, am available for challenge as soon as our current debate finishes, assuming no forfeits :P
Posted 2015-05-31 05:29:04
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Change the over 24 hours green debate highlight to a blue highlighter
Enhancement
Description: This isn't just some useless change. Green and Red do no not go well together. On several occasions I haven't been able to pick out my under 24 hour debates because they were wedged between two extremely light greens. A bolder highlight around the debate topic would make it easier to distinguish between over 24 hour and under 24 hour debates.
Suggested by Blackflag
BlackflagBlackflag
Can someone please explain to me why they don't like this? It seems like common sense.
Posted 2015-07-27 11:14:01
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Feature Request and Bug Report Enhancement
Enhancement
Description: Have a bug reporter/ feature request box that follows the user each page. Submissions would go straight to the Tracker page.

This is intended to increase the amount of bug reports/feature requests
Suggested by Blackflag
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Delete Forfeited Debates
Other Feature
Description: Clean up the site. This makes the site look more professional, especially to people viewing in who are not members
Suggested by Priest of Swag
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Re-design website
Enhancement
Description: The website design makes navigation a bit difficult at first and it feels a bit outdated. I believe that the site could use a fresh new look.
Suggested by Kohai
adminadmin
This has been attempted several times before and has only led to disappointment for all involved. I've even gone so far as to attempt to hire others but the only ones willing to take on the job tried to turn the whole site into a blog-only site. So unless somebody comes along with a better design, I'm going to thumbs-down this as non-constructive.
Posted 2016-07-30 02:20:47
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Edit forum post
Social Feature
Description: After posting on the forums, you can edit(change) the post afterwards. There can be a set time like 1 hour after posting.
Suggested by Bi0Hazard
Bi0HazardBi0Hazard
No way, got downvoted even though it is such a great idea.
Posted 2016-09-06 02:27:37
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Removal of Subforum Pagination
Removal
Description: It has virtually no use anyway to turn this feature off. It's on by default and everyone leaves it that way because turning it off makes the site harder to use. Just like pagination became mandatory for browsing threads, it should also be mandatory for subforums.

In addition, turning it off slows down browsing subforums by close to 1000%. And that figure will get worse over time.
Suggested by admin
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Auto-Choosing
Debate Feature
Description: Instead of waiting for a contender to the debate, a person who is active is chosen, and is to debate. Thus creating more involvement in debate, and more surprise and fun.
Suggested by brandon.the.debater
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Live Debate
Enhancement
Description: Add CX to it. Allow POI's. Revive it. Make it a tab, additionally, and possibly make it a tournament.
Suggested by brandon.the.debater
adminadmin
POIs are currently allowed. It's not a tab, nor is it tournament ready, until live debates can be recorded and judged.

Why CX next to it? Can't people just do the CX live via video?
Posted 2016-12-18 09:10:12
brandon.the.debaterbrandon.the.debater
Like a specific place to do it. Maybe in a chat section. I haven't really tested it out yet.
Posted 2016-12-18 09:17:04
brandon.the.debaterbrandon.the.debater
Like a specific place to do it. Maybe in a chat section. I haven't really tested it out yet.
Posted 2016-12-18 09:21:29
adminadmin
Currently there's a timer clock that shows who is meant to be speaking. For example CX times and such are labelled.
Posted 2016-12-18 09:24:42
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Contacting judges anonymously
Enhancement
Description: In a debate that hides participants until after judging, this feature would allow the participants to remind or keep up with judges via a personally typed message, all without compromising the ability to be anonymous.
Suggested by Kilk1
Kilk1Kilk1
To prevent potential scheming in private between one participant and the judges, perhaps these messages could be posted on a forum-like page, viewable by both of the participants and the judges.
Posted 2017-03-06 16:27:36
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Closing chat in one tab should close in all
Enhancement
Description: Prevent users having to cycle through every open edeb8 tab just to close a chat.
Suggested by admin
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Judgement's with mostly troll content should be deleted
Enhancement
Description: Judgements that feature mostly troll content should be deleted
Suggested by Blackflag
nzlockienzlockie
Remove apostrophe from "Judgement's".
Posted 2015-05-30 22:44:47
BlackflagBlackflag
Make it a feature request
Posted 2015-05-31 04:19:21
TejreticsTejretics
@Stag -- definitely. I strongly agree with this.

Anybody against can challenge me to a debate on this.
Posted 2015-09-10 08:52:02
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Create and enforce a written moderation policy
Enhancement
Description: Would attempt to automate the moderation process with exact ban times for specific offenses and a set number of warnings per offense
Suggested by Blackflag
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Change the judge ratings to a 1-5 number rating system
Enhancement
Description:
Suggested by Blackflag
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Make there be no losses
Other Feature
Description:
Suggested by fire_wings
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Merge Society and Science Forums
Social Feature
Description: Since nobody talks about science...
Suggested by admin
BlackflagBlackflag
A start
Posted 2015-05-30 18:29:29
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Reducing the Forums W/ Additional subforum
Removal
Description: This would leave 3 subforums. Site, Community, and Debate Discussion
Suggested by Blackflag
BlackflagBlackflag
Of course you would vote no admin, lol
Posted 2015-05-30 18:34:48
adminadmin
:D
Posted 2015-05-30 18:40:08
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No Non-Debates
Enhancement
Description: Would ban troll debates, rap battles, and other silly games that have no business on a debate site. Thought this was already banned but admin can be pretty vague.
Suggested by Blackflag
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Removal of ELO
Removal
Description: For Edeb8 discussions on ELO, see these threads
http://www.edeb8.com/forum/EDEB8.com+Site/1148
http://www.edeb8.com/forum/EDEB8.com+Site/976
Suggested by Blackflag