Thanks for creating the debate, and I look forward to having it!
There are two parts to the resolution.
- A) Should there be a beta
- B) Should ELO be reset
A1) Faster to market - Word of mouth
Beta allows the product to get to market, and when people start using a product they talk about it.
Results in a better end product. For example, we changed how age is entered because of mobile devices
A3) New features - better quality
User feedback allows for a bigger audience. For example, we added quizzes and live chat
A4) Bug detection
“Any type of testing before you launch is recommended, but I warn you…the lazier you are on your testing, the less likely you will be to profit from your new creation” [Con1A]
A5) Creates content/community
As people create debates, forum posts, and interact in beta the site becomes more appealing. This allows FD to already have content when it officially opens up to the public.
The biggest reason to reset the ELOs is fairness. During beta many debates will be test debates, but if bugs are found in the debating system that prevent a user from completing a debate it’s not fair to hold that lose (or that win) against them.
B2) Better customer experience
When the website goes live it gives new users a better experience.
B3) ELO doesn’t always matter
FD has been tailored to allow for debate about non-important topics about movies, art, rapping, food, etc. that don’t matter if users receive an ELO or not.