We are ready to start rolling out a number of advanced editing features to allow users to contribute feedback, content and edits to the argument tree. The first of these is a simple feedback mechanism, a series of flags available on all of the debate elements (ex. quotes, arguments, news, and citations). These are only visible to logged in users so if you haven’t done so yet, please create an account.
There are three kinds of actions:
Flags , Stars , and Bookmarks .
The bookmark action works the same across all elements, allowing you to simply bookmark items which you can access on your profile page or on each object page (see more information about bookmarks). For the other two actions, the intent varies depending on the debate element:
Stars : Use the gold ’star’ action for arguments that you find particularly well-formed or well-supported (good quotes, citations, news). We will be monitoring the aggregated feedback from all users over time and recognizing arguments that most users have starred.
Flags : If you find an argument that is lacking critical support or is incomplete, the best thing to do is to add a comment to that argument with suggestions on how to fix it. If you are unsure of how to fix it or do not have the time, you can ‘flag’ it and we will collect an aggregated list of the most flagged arguments to give other editors an idea of what to work on next.
Stars On each argument, we will be ordering the quotes that display based on which quotes have been received the most stars from other users. For a given argument, please select the best quotes for that argument by ‘starring’ them.
Flags : If you notice a clerical error with a quote or question if it is correctly being taken in context, please let us know either in the comments section for that quote or through the contact page. Otherwise, you can flag it as requiring attention and we will review items that receive the most flags for accuracy and fairness.
News & Citations
Stars For news and citation items, the intent of the star is to help identify essential resources to recommend to newcomers to the debate. If you find a particular resource helpful in understanding the debate please ‘star’ it so other users can benefit.
Flags : If you notice a clerical error with a news reference or citation (for example, missing an author or wrong date), you can let us know through the contact page or in the comments section for that item or you can ‘flag’ it as needing attention and we will review it for accuracy. If you disagree with the content of the resource or the author, please use the comments section to make your argument or consider helping out on the competing argument.