Progress on the site?


Posts: 1
9 months ago
December 03, 2018

Is this site still being worked on, and if so, how long do the developers think it will take for it to be fully operational?


Posts: 2
United States
9 months ago
December 03, 2018

Yes, I am working on developing the website as I learn to program. As I'm new to programming I'm sorry, not sure how long it will take.

 

When I started this journey I did understand how much money would be required to pay programmers to complete what I wanted to be completed, and since that time I've done a lot more research and I don't have the 10s of thousands to 100s of thousands of dollars that would be required to pay someone to complete what I want to complete. There is a part of me that doesn't blame ePixal for taking my money but I really wish they had been upfront about the number of hours it would require to complete this project. Instead, they took the money I had and did what they felt like it was worth and then asked for more money. (it was a fixed price engagement so I thought I would get a completed website)

 

Sorry,

Mark

 


Posts: 3
9 months ago
December 03, 2018

Ah ok. Wish I could help, but I don't know much about programming, though I am learning. Maybe once I learn more myself, I could help out. I wouldn't mind volunteering for it, but I am not confident in my programming abilities yet to volunteer yet.

If you're still working on the site in like 6 months to a year, I might be able to offer some help at that point, if you're interested. I'd definitely like to see a decent debating website, and right now, there aren't any in my opinion. At least not formal ones where there are 1v1 or 2v2. The only other one is debate.org and they are basically dead.

This website looks promising to me though. I feel like once you've completed it, you'll have more people involved, particularly if you plan on having prize money for tournaments permanently. I feel like that would be a good motivator to keep people on here and to get new people if they know they can win money lol


Posts: 4
United States
9 months ago
December 03, 2018

I'm programming in .net Core, but there is SO much more that goes along with the C# aspect of it when it comes to full stack development. I'm pretty good at the CSS/HTML so I can muddle my way through a razor page, but like the API calls for location are killing me because they must follow the MVC model. On top of that, you have several more. The amount of knowledge needed is pretty vast, and it's daunting given that I'm not getting much interest in the website. If you want to help drop me an email at fordebating at gmail dot com. It doesn't have to be programming it can just be suggestions on look/feel rules, or how debates should be setup.

 

As a for the record thing, 1v1 and 2v2 debates do work here. (though notification don't) In the rework, I'm likely not going to start out with 2v2 debates, and add them in later on. The plan is to have prize tournaments permanently, the main problem with that is giving everyone a shot. It's easy when you have a 100 or so active users when you get to 400+ even if the tournaments are 32 people it still means there aren't enough slots. (and there would likely be infrequent users who would join the tournaments as well) So I've toyed with the idea of larger tournaments like 128 or 256 or with doing multiples. I'm not really sure how to do prize tournaments at scale at this point. 

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