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Introducing: The Debate Arena!
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Introducing: The Debate Arena!

Now Introducing the Debate Arena, a new section on the forums that is opt-in. To join please join the Debators group. This section is for a bit more serious debate and discussion and as such is a bit more strictly moderated


Also please post feedback and suggestions in this thread so we can improve it!

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Can the Forum Helpers have moderation privileges within the Debate Arena subforums?

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(09-23-2014 02:56 PM)DoA Wrote:  Can the Forum Helpers have moderation privileges within the Debate Arena subforums?

hahahahahahaha
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(09-23-2014 11:03 PM)Username Wrote:  
(09-23-2014 02:56 PM)DoA Wrote:  Can the Forum Helpers have moderation privileges within the Debate Arena subforums?

hahahahahahaha

Well, I keep seeing the words "heavily moderated" in each of the threads Chanku has posted, yet there's only a handful of moderators/administrators (not all of whom are active) - if someone does break the rules of the Debate Arena, there should be a larger team able to call them out on it.

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09-24-2014 01:25 AM
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To be honest I want the forum helpers to not be in control of the section, but instead a different group of people. In fact I plan myself to heavily moderate it on my own time, although right now there is no activity there.

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Yeah, but that way it'll take a few hours before anything is done if someone says something they shouldn't.

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Not really. You don't really notice my activeness, it will only occur if I'm at school :/

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What is this all about? There is a specific topic/theme?
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It's just a place to debate and to get debating feedback.

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I can moderate with my brain death waves.

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Why not the forum helpers?

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Well to be honest I'm somewhat uncomfortable with the way Forum Helpers works atm. Anyone can be added to it at any time.

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Not to mention subtracted.

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True but again I just don't like the way it's setup.

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And I don't like the way the Debate Arena is set up, but hey, it's your idea, you're an admin, and you can do whatever the hell you want with it, so I won't push it any further.

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What don't you like about it exactly?

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(09-27-2014 07:30 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Why not the forum helpers?

Do I really have to say?
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A Debate forum? Although it is originally hidden from view, the Psychology forum is basically a debate forum in and of itself. Don't really see a reason for it. IMO it's just a clutter forum, but more power to you, Chanku.

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(09-28-2014 10:48 AM)SirMarty Wrote:  A Debate forum? Although it is originally hidden from view, the Psychology forum is basically a debate forum in and of itself.
Technically it's not meant for debate though. This is geared towards debate and trying to help others debate better as well.

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