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net2007
post Jun 13 2018, 06:03 PM
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I was wondering if anybody else here thinks it's a good idea to have a backup plan just in case Americasdebate goes down. It's possible that Mike and Jamie will come back with further plans for AD because they're continuing to pay for the cost of the domain and thus far when the website has gone down, as it did a few days ago, they've worked to fix the problem but in the scenario that we do lose AD, we'd lose what's left of our debating community and some of us have debated here for over a decade. Personally, I've debated here since 2007, have gotten to know some of the members, and developed a lot of my debating skills here so from my perspective it'd be unfortunate to see that happen. AD is also an interesting concept in itself, I think America should have a dedicated spot to debate a range of issues, including with members of other nations when they find an interest.

As for what we'd plan to do if the website goes down, I'm open to any ideas. Perhaps we could think of a common place we'd meet in the scenario that the website goes down, or exchange contact information and figure that out at a later time, there's a number of things that we could do.

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post Today, 03:22 PM
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Slatestarcodex.com

Looks pretty darn good to me on the first blush. A few high-level observations:

1) The blog host writes good English, meaning attention is paid to grammar, spelling and punctuation in an academic/AP sort of way.

2) The blog host is careful not to come off as an expert on fields in which he is not an expert.

3) This is indeed a blog, so it has some advantages that a moderated debate site doesn't, perhaps most important is that moderation is centralized to the blog host. This means only one person's opinion counts on what gets published, therefore allowing a consistency that is difficult, if not impossible, to achieve with multiple moderators.

Anyway, I'll be going there more often as a place to maybe understand the thinking behind opinions with which I disagree and weaknesses in my own thinking while keeping in mind that ever-present principle of thinking:

Within all the things that can possibly be known, all I've got is one tiny little grain of dust.
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