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There are no rules on the community forum. Write whatever you like by starting a header with "== Header Title ==" and then writing your comment/suggestion/question below and "signing" it with ~~~~. Some typical things you can do on this forum include:

  1. Suggest a debate topic.
  2. Make comments and express your strong beliefs in a particular debate.
  3. Encourage people to help with something your doing on Debatepedia.
  4. Shape the policy and direction of Debatepedia.
  5. Ask questions and respond to questions.


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Water-boarding debate

Might somebody be willing to initiate a debate on whether water-boarding can be considered torture?

Community-building suggestions

In an effort to stimulate the Debatepedia community, what suggestions might you have everyone? As a wiki, we're completely dependent on building a community, so let us know of your thoughts, and let's get this party started. Brooks Lindsay 14:41, 8 January 2008 (CST)

Torture debate is quite good now

Spent alot of time making the torture debate into a shinning resource for personal deliberation. Check it out -- Brooks Lindsay 12:01, 6 December 2007 (CST)

Facebook group

Check out the new Debatepedia Facebook group. Join it, and network with the participants on Debatepedia!

http://georgetown.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19125768640

-- Brooks Lindsay 20:55, 24 November 2007 (CST)

Debatepedia's niche

We've been trying to get our press release out to the market niche of Debatepedia, in the world of debate, deliberation, online discussion, e-participation, citizen journalism, open politics, and much more. Check out our list of these contacts here. Debatepedia:Contact list It's just a great resource for understanding the movement that Debatepedia is a part of. Brooks Lindsay 19:25, 6 November 2007 (CST)


Really interesting debate - Debate:Debate vs. dialogue

This is a debate that was sparked on the mailing list of the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation. Dialogue and deliberation could be defined as a non-combative, collaborative group approach to problem solving that ultimately aims at forming consensus and action. This debate is very interesting regarding the main premises of this site. Is debate a force for good or is "dialogue" better? -- Brooks Lindsay 17:42, 5 November 2007 (CST)

Still debatable? - Debate:Global warming, human-caused?

There's much more of a debate here than you might expect; many people consider the debate to be over. I was convinced that global warming is human-caused primarily. But, there's a very strong case for the chief cause actually being the sun and its interaction with the earth. Just watched "The Great Global Warming Swindle" (link posted to it on the debate page). The sun may be the main cause of our 100,000 year cyclical ice-age patterns. Indeed, we are still in this cyclical pattern and in a part of history where we would be naturally warming irrespective of human carbon emissions. The crux of the debate, then, becomes "are humans the primary cause of our existing global warming phenomena? Have we added substantially to it or are we just a footnote to a natural phenomenon?". It still appears to be a raging debate in society and academia. Pretty important stuff, particularly from the standpoint of addressing the problem. If humans aren't the chief cause, then, some would ask, what's the point of cutting back on carbon emissions and potentially at certain economic costs?. These sorts of questions are still very much alive, despite what some would call the "conclusion" of this debate...Worth a look. -- Brooks Lindsay 15:38, 4 November 2007 (CST)

Having trouble with the debate pages structure?

Admittedly, the debate page structure we've created is imperfect. It is a bit sensitive to new editors that are not familiar with the table code that creates the structure you see. We're working to improve this all and would love any suggestions you might like to provide. -- Brooks Lindsay 15:18, 4 November 2007 (CST)

page themes

page looks great. look forward to participating! thanks. --Sm8900 12:40, 2 November 2007 (CDT)

Thanks for the kind words Sm8900. Indeed, the appearances are great. Now, it's all about the community-building. True beauty is in the community.:) Brooks Lindsay 15:22, 4 November 2007 (CST)

Has NAFTA benefited Canada?

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