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Can you fix the [[Debate:China "One Child" Policy]]? I don't know what caused the problem but the page is stuffed up can u fix it? Can you fix the [[Debate:China "One Child" Policy]]? I don't know what caused the problem but the page is stuffed up can u fix it?
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 +Hi Brooks, on the main homepage for debatepedia, where you can click on a topic and it will come up with debates under that topic. I've noticed that only a few of the many debates are actually under these headings and links are there to the debate. Can you add a few more debates to each topic? [[User:Matthew.graham26|Matt]] 23:48, 4 April 2008 (CDT)

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The Dutch version

The Dutch pages are empty. How can I make the Dutch version ready for use? Do I need templates? What special pages do I need? Jaap 04:27, 13 March 2008 (CDT)


Thanks for the feedback, Brooks. As a newbie, it's really nice to have an experienced person approaching me (the founder, no less. gosh!). It makes me feel more like a partner than some random editor floating around in space somewhere that few could care less about. So I'll continue editing. I had a question though. I know what resources I am getting my information from, and what resources will back up my arguments, but I just don't have the time to make a big project of this site. However, I think I would have the time to name the books and/or authors for my arguments if somebody else could actually include the references for me. In other words, I'll write the arguments while somebody else cites the sources with my guidance. Do you think that would actually work out? And if so, what would be the best way to guide other editors to my sources?

I also have another question. When I edit something, where do I describe my edit? Is that what the "Summary" line is for?


QuadFather 15:00, 18 January 2008 (CST)

hi there

Hi Brooks. I'm here now. hope you don't mind me using your talk page. just thought I'd drop by and say hello. feel free to write. I don't have any ideas or comments to make right now, but i hope to stick around and have a look. thanks. --Sm8900 12:33, 2 November 2007 (CDT)

Education and technology debate

Hi Brooks, thanks for inviting me here via my blog. (Can I ask how you found it? :-)). I've left a note on the education and technology debate talk page - could you take a look? Cheers, Cormaggio 11:25, 6 November 2007 (CST)




A bunch of articles appear to be deleted? :(

Yeah, this problem was solved. Thanks for the notice though :) -- Brooks Lindsay 10:39, 21 November 2007 (CST)

it might be easier?

I think Jenna Song might be a lot easier for everyone ;) Thanks~


okay =) --Jenna821 17:47, 15 January 2008 (CST)

Thanks ;)

I think I might be able to manage the argument page, but I'll ask again if I have any questions~ I'm actually in a competition waiting room right now, so I might not be able to do much immediately, but I'll be back in a few hours. Cheers, --Jenna821 19:13, 15 January 2008 (CST)


Hey there, I'm not sure if this is what i'm supposed to do in response to the message you left me, but ... I responded on my site by clicking the +. Hope you're following my site, heh. The introduction guide on how to correspond with other members wasn't very informative for me.QuadFather 15:00, 18 January 2008 (CST)

Neutral arguments


Did you edit the Guantanamo main section enough to make it more neutral or do I still need to change it a bit. Sorry for the waste of your time and thanks for the help. I am continuing with the arguments today. I also need help with the alignment of writing, how do I get it into columns etc and the picture insertion. Ali.

Ali 11:00, 19 January 2008 (CST)

Media files

Hey thanks for all the help. I've got the image up now but unfortunately am struggling with the media file. The URL is but I cannot get it on. If you could just run through it for me that would be great. Thanks very much have a good day!

Ali 16:02, 20 January 2008 (CST)

Thanks for creating my site for me :)

I've had this idea that debates could be organized cooperatively online for many years (decades if you go back to my original concept of a truth machine). But I couldn't find anyone with the right set of skills, time and belief in the project to help put it together.

You've done a great job. It's only been up a short time and it's already almost perfect. But it's still missing one component. There should be an indicator (or indicators) at the summary of each argument to show at a glance the status of the argument. Is it just a stub, fully vetted, refuted or are there significant open questions. DanOetting 22:19, 22 January 2008 (CST)

Anything else?

Hi Brooks! Thanks for all the help. I have tried to change those titles to "claims" and I think it has worked. I've also added various references. Is there anything else I need to do for example would more arguments be better etc. If so tell me sooner rather than later as the time difference will mean I am asleep. Have a good day!

Ali 09:12, 25 January 2008 (CST)

Security Council Veto Debate

Hi, i've been working on the security council veto one for 3 hours now, and I had a bit of trouble with resources, but I think i'm getting on ok I rephrased the argument titles from the original debatabase entry, and I want to rephrase and change the arguments themselves as opposed to the debatabase ones, is that ok? and what am i supposed to do in the "in legislation, policy, and elsewhere" section? Sorry to be so late in starting on this, and happy lunar new year ;)--Jenna821 10:06, 7 February 2008 (CST)


Brooks, a problem comes out. I don't know how to make an argument page. I follow the steps but i can only turn the head to red, but I don't know where I can create a new page made of supporting evidences...etc.


Thx Brooks for ur innumerous help. I have sth else to take care so that I have to leave now and I'll continue to fertilize this file tomorrow.


What could I comment on and why?


Here I am . I am looking up con side arguments. I'll ask you for help if i cannot handle something although I hope i'll do a good job:) thanks

Genetic Testing.. Thanks

It's a business ethics project.. hold off on edits till tomorrow.. (ethical honor code reasons) Thanks -- William Wnekowicz 00:20, 11 February 2008 (CST)


I am online. There were a couple of things I wanted to talk about before I started.I just feel pretty uncomfortable switching from the article to the discussion page . I am now online on both AIM and Yahoo Messenger and I thought we could talk like that while also focusing on editing.Is that ok with u?

can u get on yahoo please?

I noticed some structural changes you are making to the page and I wanted to talk about that.

em.. hello..

Ok! i hope this doesnt sound ridiculous but i have absolutely no idea how to build a debate on this site!! im very confused.. im not even quite sure if im posting this comment up in the right place!! im part of the debate team in school and i find all of the debates that are on the site to be really helpful, but when it comes to trying to add something myself... im like a fish out of water... right now i have alot of ideas about the debates but no clue how to get these onto the site so they might actually be of some use.

i read ur profile thing though, and in fairness, this site was a fantastic idea!! well done!!!

could you tell me what kind of information i need to start up a good debate, and how u think i should go about doing it, whenever you get a chance. thanks a million!:) Bronwyn 19:03, 1 March 2008 (CST)


That's great. I am planning to write the basic arguments so it can go up on Thursday and then add more quotes and statistics to it later on. Is that a good approach? Sorry about the delay.

Ali 03:12, 5 March 2008 (CST)

thx & Q

Thank you Brooks for your revision. I've learn a lot from that. I'd like to keep moving.

Here I have two questions: first,how can I make a debate page appear under my name on the "Debateintern" page ?

second, everytime I change the "claim", the arguement page will disappear. then the claim will turn red. how can i find the argument page back?

Pls give me a hand. THXJing 00:00, 10 March 2008 (CDT)


Hey, thanks very much for the precising and adding to what I had done. I am puzzled as to where you found the resources. One issue I am having is how to link an argument to another page? How do you get that blue hyperlink and then have a whole new section on it?I was looking at your "code" but I ould not work out how to create the new page etc.

As well as this there is a general issuing with the editing (at least for me) which is infuriating. If you write something, then check the spelling and then press the back button all the work which you have done is erased. It is counterproductive and if there is anything I could do to stop it etc then please tell me.

Otherwise thanks very much. Where do you want me to go from here? Another (easier) debate? Continue on this one?

Ali 11:46, 10 March 2008 (CDT)


Brooks, if the network is cut off, when I'm editing, may I find what I've done back? THXJing 16:50, 20 March 2008 (CDT)

more arguments

Hey, I am doing the VAT on contraceptives debate and I am stumped for anymore "general themes" of arguments yet I do not think I have covered it all. If you have a suggestion just say and I will research that and add to it. Thanks sorry if it wastes your time.

Ali 18:37, 21 March 2008 (CDT)

Lost Contact

Hi,Brooks. It seems that we lost contact. I began to edit "arranged marriages" last week since I still can't delight myself with the "dollarization", even though I had done sth about it. "arranged marriages" still has a lot of space to extend so that I'd like to devote myself to it.Jing 15:17, 27 March 2008 (CDT)

or is there a more urgent topic that u need me to join? pls inform me. thx.Jing 15:28, 27 March 2008 (CDT)

Kangaroo Culling Debate

Thanks Brooks Lindsay. The editing for the kangaroo debate is good, I've read what you've said. Matt 06:45, 2 April 2008 (CDT)

What's wrong with it?

Brooks, I don't know why the page appears different after I edited and I can't change it to former format. Sorry, I creat problems. Debate: Arrange Marriages Jing 16:40, 3 April 2008 (CDT)

you are veteran!

I was frightened that I destroyed the whole page. Luckily, I didn't. Brooks, I feel it lacks of communication among our intern editors, I want to know how others work and exchange editing experience with others. Is it available in the community forum? But it seems a little silent there.Jing 16:50, 3 April 2008 (CDT)

about communication

Well, I think we can cooperate to work on the same topic then rotate our partners so that everyone can get chance to work together. Otherwise, we may not have things to discuss, I suppose.

So maybe the interns can be divided into teams...

I hope it works.Jing 21:13, 3 April 2008 (CDT)

Debate:Neil Armstrong, faked moon landing

Hi Brooks, I added another subquestion section to Debate:Neil Armstrong, faked moon landing and it mucked up the page. Can you fix it please? Matt 04:35, 4 April 2008 (CDT) 04:34, 4 April 2008 (CDT)

China one child debate

Can you fix the Debate:China "One Child" Policy? I don't know what caused the problem but the page is stuffed up can u fix it?

Topics not included

Hi Brooks, on the main homepage for debatepedia, where you can click on a topic and it will come up with debates under that topic. I've noticed that only a few of the many debates are actually under these headings and links are there to the debate. Can you add a few more debates to each topic? Matt 23:48, 4 April 2008 (CDT)

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