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Post Number:#1  Postby Scott » November 17th, 2011, 9:12 pm

I have just finished creating a new game/activity for this website. Check it out: Agree or Disagree?

The activity is simple: you can enter your own statements and you can agree or disagree with other people's statements. That's pretty much it! The game is supposed to be simple and fun. Unlike the forums where debate is encouraged, this game takes away all debate and comment on what people say, breaks everything down to single statements, and just has everyone vote agree or vote disagree.

I have written the code for this game myself. I am just releasing it for use now, so please be patient with any glitches, errors or problems you have using it. If you have any trouble, please tell me and please give the game a try again a little later. You can use this topic to report any errors or problems you have with the game. If you have any questions at all or need help, please report it here.

The point of the game is too be very simple, but I will likely add features and fix issues or make improvements as we try the game out. Namely, the game works on a single page now but mostly because it has no statements. Once we get some statements and activity, I will expand the navigation system a little to make it more user-friendly to navigate through all the different statements. I will edit this post with information about changes as I make them.

Tell me what you think!
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Re: Try out my newest game, "Agree or Disagree?"

Post Number:#2  Postby stormy phillips » November 17th, 2011, 9:36 pm

You would be providing answers without provoking thought through questions, in which case you would have failed philosophically to the point of not having one. You can choose to disagree, but I doubt that would satisfy those who have a point.
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Post Number:#3  Postby wanabe » November 22nd, 2011, 7:54 pm

Well, it works, for what that's worth. We'll see how this pans out.
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Post Number:#4  Postby Scott » November 23rd, 2011, 1:16 am

What don't you like about the game, Wanabe? Is there something specific that would make it better in your eyes? I will take your criticisms constructively, not personally.
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Post Number:#5  Postby Mhiky » November 23rd, 2011, 1:45 am

hey that's great everybody will have an exchange of opinion, it's one way of learning.thanks..i'm new here and i'm so excited to that.
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Post Number:#6  Postby Stirling » November 30th, 2011, 9:38 am

I think there should be an option when you make a question or statement whether you agree or disagree with it.
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Post Number:#7  Postby wanabe » December 1st, 2011, 7:24 pm

Scott,
I just don't want people to start referencing this as some sort of source. It lacks an imbedded commentary section. lacks a way to remove questions from ones personal viewing, that one may not even want to see, or give the dignity of an answer to.
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Post Number:#8  Postby Scott » December 8th, 2011, 9:37 pm

Thanks for the feedback. In line with my intent to keep the game very simple, I am hesitant to add many new features or make the game too similar in usefulness to the forums e.g. by adding embedded commentary.

I have added some pages that provide different views of all the statements.

Planned features:
  • provide a credit line to poster with a link to the poster's profile as well as a link to view all statements by that poster
  • a 'link to forum topic' feature to enable the poster of a statement to specify a topic on the forum where readers can
  • debate the statement and/or where the poster has given an argument for the statement
  • a small navigation box to consistently navigate between the different sorted pages
  • a report feature
  • a quicker interface for dealing with statements held for moderation and reported statements (that one is on the back-end, but will lead to quicker turnaround for held statements)
  • a hide link to hide either unanswered or answered statements
  • elaborate the 'your statements' page to give a more detailed look, mirroring the front-page (e.g. "statements you have posted with the most consensus")
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Post Number:#9  Postby wanabe » December 12th, 2011, 4:19 pm

Since this is a "game", can we post questions in there like: "is member X a douchebag bag?" Or the ridiculous: "frogs have wings?"

Also I think a bar or pie graph would be better than just a percentage and those gray things. Also having a way to see the agree disagree over a period of time through a line graph would be cool.
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Re: Try out my newest game, "Agree or Disagree?"

Post Number:#10  Postby Scott » December 12th, 2011, 6:48 pm

I'll work on a graph but that is going to be difficult.

No, the rules of the game disallow personal attacks. Indeed, that is made clear in the brief rules section on the submit new statement box.

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Post Number:#11  Postby wanabe » December 13th, 2011, 3:23 am

Even if x is one self?
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Post Number:#12  Postby Scott » December 15th, 2011, 11:58 am

Yes, there is no need for that.
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Post Number:#13  Postby Typist » December 15th, 2011, 12:40 pm

Nice work on the game. What did you code it in?

My suggestion would be that once we've voted, we see the results for that question on the following page. Then click a button, and return to the game.

As it stands, the instant gratification loop is kind of broken, as once the button is clicked one has to kind of hunt around for the question again.

Other than that quibble, well done. Simple is good!
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Post Number:#14  Postby Kingkool » April 9th, 2012, 10:15 pm

How do I submit a topic, and disagree with it? By default it says I agree, but sometimes I don't.
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Post Number:#15  Postby Scott » April 10th, 2012, 3:16 pm

Reword the statement with a negation such as no or not. Instead of saying, Unicorns have a horn, say, Unicorns do not have a horn for instance.
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