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Good work

Good work lately Andreea. I'm going to post the Animal testing debate for Monday as the daily debate, than we should post the Middle Way, then we'll move on to others. I'm thinking of sticking within the realm of animal rights for a bit. Vegetarianism and other debates.... The arguments cross over big time. - Brooks Lindsay 00:26, 12 May 2008 (CDT)

Middle Way

Great Work Andreea! Let's set a date to publish the Middle Way. We could aim for tomorrow if you wanted. I'm also focusing the on Debate:Animal testing right now. It's a HUGE debate. I had no idea it was so big. It's one our most popular debates, even when it had very little content. It would be great if you were interesting in helping with this one. Or, take a look at the most popular debates page, here, and consider spending time advancing the content of one of them. We're doing a charge right now on the most popular debates because, obviously, they are getting more exposure, so it's important that they're lookin spiffy. -- Brooks Lindsay 15:12, 8 May 2008 (CDT)


Hey! Thanks for the help on the Tibet independence debate. One thing you could help with now, if you are able, is creating a pro/con argument summary at the top. I'll walk you through this if you're interested. All the best. -- Brooks Lindsay 12:05, 21 April 2008 (CDT)

Champagne debate

We'll make it the feature, daily debate for Monday. -- Brooks Lindsay 11:51, 16 March 2008 (CDT)

I'll join you on Thursday

To make the dollarization debate the daily debate for Friday. -- Brooks Lindsay 19:59, 4 March 2008 (CST)

Smaller "claims"

Andreea, the general rule of thumb with arguments pages is that the title be short enough that the claim appear on one line on the debate page and one line at the top of the argument page itself. This is difficult, but only requires that you cut out some of the descriptiveness in the "claim". Write only as much as is necessary to indicate to readers the gist of the argument. -- Brooks Lindsay 14:32, 26 February 2008 (CST)

Formatting argument pages

Note how this argument page is constructed. Argument: Iowa and New hampshire are unrepresentative of the US. Compare it to one you've constructed. See the difference. Click "edit", observe the proper formatting in the wiki code, and try to emulate it in your argument pages. -- Brooks Lindsay 17:46, 8 February 2008 (CST)

Good work

Andreea, good work. I like what I'm seeing. We'll have a good resource up by tomorrow. Right now, I'm just helping frame your evidence in our format. I realize your in the middle of the process.

Couple tips: As you move into a debate, modify your searches around specific arguments. In fact, typing the "claim" (the bolded first sentence of an argument) into Google is a good way to go. As you'll find, many articles are dedicated to making just one single argument, with titles that are parallel to an argument "claim". -- Brooks Lindsay 23:01, 27 January 2008 (CST)


No, you're right. The best way to cite evidence and the way we do it on Debatepedia is the following:

BUT, generally, quoted "evidence" like the above one goes in argument pages: Argument: Corn ethanol is inferior to sugar ethanol

You can also cite sources that don't have an author in the following way:

  • "Contentious ethanol debate, Toxic beetles, Sleeping seeing fish". USA Today. July 31, 2006 - "Ethanol production cannot free us from using oil, even if we converted every grain of corn that we now produce to ethanol. Currently, the U.S. produces 4.5 billion gallons of ethanol per year, which is only 1% of the total U.S. petroleum fuel used per year. It takes 18% of the U.S. corn production to produce this much ethanol. If 100% of the U.S. corn were used, it would replace only 6% of petroleum fuel the U.S. currently uses."

You'll see the general pattern: Author, article title, publication/organization, date. -- Brooks Lindsay 17:11, 27 January 2008 (CST)

Pro side

Andreea, I've developed the con side of the debate. See what you can do with the pro side. I'll help you along as you get started. -- Brooks Lindsay 20:19, 24 January 2008 (CST)

Great topic

Andreea, the corn ethanol debate is a great one. Good choice. I'll be trying to help you along. That debate page is very sloppy right now. I'll try to clean it up to give you better directioning. Where you will want to start is in gathering and reading the various pro/con articles on the topic, and letting those guide your compilation of pros/cons and supporting evidence. Please do ask me questions so that I can help you get started. Also, make sure to reference the Debatepedia:Interns page for guidance. -- Brooks Lindsay 15:26, 17 January 2008 (CST)

Debate topic

Andreea, have you had a chance to pick a debate. Whatever you choose, you and I will have two weeks to make it into a feature debate article, which we will feature on the main page of the site. Typically over 100 people each day read featured articles, so we'll want to make it good. All the best. -- Brooks Lindsay 10:50, 17 January 2008 (CST)


You're welcome to write any questions that you have on my user page, and I will certainly put comments/requests on your discussion page as well. -- Brooks Lindsay 10:50, 15 January 2008 (CST)

advice on the claim tree

Hi, Militaru. The "Tibet Independence" topic attracts me a lot. I appreciate abundant effort put on it but I have a tiny advice. I think the subtitle about different periods in history about Tibet status can be melt into different claims rather than isolated to be an independent claim. Jing 18:00, 26 April 2008 (CDT)

Partial birth abortion

Hey Andreea, I hope finals went well. On the partial birth abortion debate, good work. A couple of things. Let's not make argument claims into their own pages unless we have evidence and quotes in-hand to put in there. Otherwise, people click on the page and are disappointed to find it empty. In general, we need to shorten the argument claims. The rule of thumb is that they should be no more than one line across on the debate page and no more than one line across as the title of the argument page. I'll try to help with this. Also, we can use some of the abortion arguments on partial birth abortion debate. -- Brooks Lindsay 18:40, 28 May 2008 (CDT)


Hey there. I hope you're doing well Andreea! Great edits, as always, on the lowering-the-drinking-age debate. Start refering to the editing tasks section on the main page and the editing tasks page for, obviously, editing tasks. Also, start proposing editing tasks on both and writing editing tasks at the top of debate pages. -- Brooks Lindsay 13:24, 18 June 2008 (CDT)

Debate:Eliminating "under God" from the American Pledge of Allegiance

Here's a debate I'd like you to work on this week:

Debate:Eliminating "under God" from the American Pledge of Allegiance

As always, start by building 5 pro and 5 con resources and go from there. -- Brooks Lindsay 13:38, 30 June 2008 (CDT)

Good work

Good work on the wind energy debate. Good to see you back in action. Do me a favor and focus on gathering quotes about how wind turbines kill birds. Present one great one on the debate page and the rest in the argument page for the argument, which you will have to create. -- Brooks Lindsay 00:36, 21 July 2008 (CDT)

Wind mills killing birds

Hey Andreea, I saw your edits on the Wind Energy debate. Good work. I want you to continue by focusing in on the specific argument, Wind turbines kill too many birds. It has no arguments summary, has not been made into an argument page, and so has no supporting quotations. And, yet, it's a very important argument. I'll make sure to look for your edits on it in recent changes, and jump in to help. Best, -- Brooks Lindsay 13:44, 28 July 2008 (CDT)


How have you been Andreea? Happy New Year! -- Brooks Lindsay 19:29, 31 December 2009 (CST)

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