As many of you have probably noticed, it can sometimes take a long time to submit a post. I've made a few changes that should help decrease the delay between submitting a post and that post being accepted.
Part of the problem has to do with email notifications. People can follow a thread or forum and receive an email whenever something new is posted. This makes it easy to keep on top of new content.
However, it's not quick to send dozens of emails. The site has to connect to the email provider, transmit the message, and then wait for the provider to send that message on to the recipient. This process can sometimes take a few seconds, and that time compounds with many followers.
To make this process quicker the site will now queue emails locally on the server. This removes the overhead of immediately connected, transmitting, and waiting. The server will immediately accept the emails and the post will be added.
This is only one part of the problem, unfortunately. With hundreds of thousands of posts, the site's database has become quite large. In the past, posts would be deleted to decrease the strain on the server. This is something I never want to do because old posts may still contain relevant content. Instead, optimizations and tweaks will be made to the database server to help speed posting and the entire site up. More information coming soon.
Answering the Disadvantage Lecture I personally think the lectures are very poor but oh well... I didn't actually go too this a friend sent these to me so im going to publish as many as I can so I can put them in the novice center. Up-vote because why not?
I live in missouri or lay judge central if you are close this framework is a good idea if you want to bring a new aspect into how you debate in lay areas. This is an evolving file meaning I take requests and will keep making cuts and expanding when I learn more about what I'm actually looking to do for strategy.
So I am starting to get really involved in reading K's, and have been doing so successfully. My question is, would anyone be willing to trade an actual (not camp made) K, and in exchange, Ill give a K of your choosing? If you were to help out, would you mind explaining the K?
So in state there are lots of structural violence affirmatives running around, and I was wondering how to respond to them. I know you usually read util or extinction outweighs. There is only one problem they are getting rid of section 215 of the Patriot Act. There is not any DAs that you can run on this. I was just wondering so I have some more on case to run. Thanks.
I am the only policy team on my debate team. My partner and I went to UTNIF last summer so we have a decent grasp on policy so far. We don't have a coach or anyone else on the team with reasonable policy knowledge. I heard that the best way for teams from small schools to be competitive was to become good K debaters, so thats what we're trying to do. Right now, we're trying to qual for state (we're in texas) but idk if that's going to happen. Does anyone have any tips for small schools?
I found Dreyfus' critique of AI where he talks about artificial intelligence in relation to Heidegger. I was wondering if anyone had a card/source that says artificial intelligence is the epitome of calculative thought etc. It seems to me that AI defines everything as resources rather than respecting being in itself. I'm not really familiar with Heidegger/ontology so correct me if I don't know what I'm talking about. I just feel like this would put a cool spin on Artificial intelligence.
Not that I'm building a case or anything.