Articles about the wider debating community.
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Two Debate sites cling to life
12:37 pm, February 24, 2019:
Debate Dojo had previously reported that the venerable site ODN (Online Debate Network) was scheduled to go off line in 2019. Due ...
Site News: ODN To Shut Down
8:21 am, November 10, 2018:
The venerable debating BBS Online Debate Network is scheduled to shut down early in 2019. In an announcement by the board’s owner Apokolips, ...
Qallout News: Fighting for survival
8:28 pm, March 30, 2018:
I started Debate Dojo because Qallout re-kindled my love of online debate. It is a cool site with a great mission, but ...
Debate Tip: Two Worlds Anaylasis
7:45 am, November 27, 2017:
The “Two Worlds” analysis is a narrative device to create a total picture comparison between two positions in a debate. It goes something ...
An Introduction to Competitive Debate
12:00 pm, November 13, 2017:
Debate as a past time and sport dates back to the late 1700s in England when public debates became popular spectators events. Debating ...
Debate Terms: What is a Case?
10:27 pm, November 11, 2017:
If you are new to the debate world, there are a lot of specialized terms you will become familiar with. “Case” is ...
Debate Tip: Who is your audience?
10:00 am, November 2, 2017:
Whenever you are about to engage in a debate, you should consider the question: “Who am I trying to persuade?” To answer ...
Site Profile: Qallout
12:24 am, October 12, 2017:
In a Nutshell Participate in and watch live video debates No direct administrator support A fun but small community of video debaters ...
Site Profile: Kialo
11:20 pm, October 10, 2017:
In a Nutshell Amazing web technology for structuring debate A strong focus on discrete reasoned arguments on a range of topics Almost ...
Site Profile: Online Debate Network ODN
5:27 am, October 10, 2017:
Update: ODN is scheduled to shut down on Jan 1st 2019 In a Nutshell Freeform forum debates Strict rules of decorum and behaviour ...