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Offline muslimforever2012

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I want to create a website to host debates. How can I?
« on: June 13, 2017, 02:50:03 pm »
Assalamu Alaikum.

I was thinking of making a website so that I can host debates. Is there any free way to do so?

Thanks.

Offline A proud Muslim

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Re: I want to create a website to host debates. How can I?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017, 03:30:17 pm »
Yes, there's, but it's gonna take some time. You first need to learn HTML , CSS and you may need to learn python, i'm not quite sure if you need to learn python or not, but i think that Osama will give you the best answer.

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Re: I want to create a website to host debates. How can I?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2017, 11:36:50 pm »
Unless you are a Computer Science major, this will require months (if not years) of hard work, long before which you are likely to lose interest and give up.

One option would be to use the open sourced free forum software (like the one used on this website) and host debates there. For a list of them see, https://www.softaculous.com/apps/forums. You will still need to spend much time in moderating and maintaining the website.

The easiest and probably better option would be to use http://www.debate.org and let them host your debates for you, without having to do any of the laborious technical work.

Additionally, one of the most significant things to consider while making a website is its popularity. If you are not popular enough to get people to come to you on debate.org, it will be unlikely that they will come to your website either, in which case your hard work wouldn't pay off.

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Re: I want to create a website to host debates. How can I?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 03:49:09 am »
OK, the main thing is not the forums. It is just writing articles, like on this website, so that the opposition can read the article on my website and write a rebuttal on his website, etc etc, just like Bassam Zawadi's counter rebuttals to Sina on looting. I might add a forum, but that's not the main thing.

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Re: I want to create a website to host debates. How can I?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 04:37:05 am »
Salam alaikum

You can use the free blogspot like this site:thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.com

Offline AhmadFarooq

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Re: I want to create a website to host debates. How can I?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 07:39:10 am »
For your needs, you definitely should not waste your time on creating and then maintaining a forum. For your articles you can use:

1. As mentioned earlier, https://www.blogger.com - The easiest and most straightforward option

2. https://wordpress.com/- Probably the most aesthetically pleasing

3. https://www.weebly.com/

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Re: I want to create a website to host debates. How can I?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2017, 02:11:41 pm »
For your needs, you definitely should not waste your time on creating and then maintaining a forum. For your articles you can use:

1. As mentioned earlier, https://www.blogger.com - The easiest and most straightforward option

2. https://wordpress.com/- Probably the most aesthetically pleasing

3. https://www.weebly.com/

Thanks for helping. I created a website called Defeating the Islamophobes and I will start building it insha allah.

Offline adilriaz123

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Re: I want to create a website to host debates. How can I?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2017, 06:07:32 pm »
Asalam ul laykum brothers and sisters, goodjob brother muslkmforever2012, brother u should use resources from this site, sister dr. Tazeen and my site. I have some very strong refuttations to David Woods, i havent had time to build on my rebuttal section. But inshallah i will be adding much more.

My site: truthquran3-19.com

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Re: I want to create a website to host debates. How can I?
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2017, 05:13:46 am »
OK everyone, I just want to add something. DON'T use debate.org for debates, because they are filled with pervert atheists, I mean, just look at this:http://www.debate.org/polls/which-religion-has-caused-the-most-violence.

They also want to legalize prostitution: http://www.debate.org/polls/should-prostitution-be-legal

Offline AhmadFarooq

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Re: I want to create a website to host debates. How can I?
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2017, 03:34:06 pm »
First of all what makes you think the people on these polls are "atheists" or "pervert atheists" at that?

Regarding prostitution, people from the West have different values, different concepts of morality, different social goals. Their ideologies might be wrong but they cannot be expected to start calling it wrong just because some religion they don't even believe in says so.

If they are provided with strong arguments against an activity only then should they be expected to give it up.

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Re: I want to create a website to host debates. How can I?
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2017, 09:33:46 pm »
OK everyone, I just want to add something. DON'T use debate.org for debates, because they are filled with pervert atheists, I mean, just look at this:http://www.debate.org/polls/which-religion-has-caused-the-most-violence.

Debate.org is not an Atheist website. It's used for everyone.
You can also create your own topics about your religion as well. It's fun anyway.

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Re: I want to create a website to host debates. How can I?
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2017, 07:48:49 am »
Yeah sorry I think I judged too quickly  :P

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Re: I want to create a website to host debates. How can I?
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2017, 04:15:11 am »
Also, I didn't feel well while I was posting, so forgive me for what I said.