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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised . . .  

No friends, the revolution will be here, online, and soon it will be coming to you in the form of CreateDebate2008.com.

Those of you who have been frequenting CreateDebate already have a feel for how these arguments are designed to stimulate critical thought, engage users, and hopefully provide a platform for useful discussion. In and of itself this is a worthwhile goal, but in the context of an election, it is that much more significant.

Unless you’ve been living in a cave somewhere, then you know that these are very, very exciting times in United States politics. But excitement comes with a bit of peril, does it not?

War, potential recession, credit crunches, and housing bubbles are just a few of the things which have U.S. citizens poised to participate. People are eager to heighten their level of engagement. Citizens are clamoring for a voice and wanting to be heard upon acquiring that voice. And this is true on every side of the political spectrum.

The internet is a major part of this rising tide. For better or for worse, print media is going the way of the dinosaurs, and that leaves us with the internet. That leaves us with an opportunity to be one of the most informed voting populaces which has ever amassed to the polls. There simply are no more excuses!

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Written by PolyMath77

July 29th, 2008 at 1:01 am

Debate Descriptions  

Have you ever wanted to add a description to your debate to clarify exactly what you want everyone to debate, or to provide some further background information on the debate you’re creating?  Well now you can, thanks to the new optional  ”Debate Description” field available when creating a debate.  

We’ve also made this feature retroactive so you can go back to debates you’ve already created and add a description via the Moderator Panel. Now you no longer have to add an argument to a side of the debate to provide further information on the topic at hand, and it won’t get lost in the shuffle during the voting process.   Simply add a debate description and everyone will be able to view it to understand exactly what you want debated. 

Let us know what you think!   

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Written by Bryan

July 2nd, 2008 at 9:14 am