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Automatic Extemp Researcher- DebateRSS

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Check it out here: http://debatestrat.com/debaterss

 

I would post the info directly here, but I change the page occasionally and I don't want conflicting info circling around.

There is a video of the mac version- (This is version 1.0, 1.1 has since been released and is much faster) https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421782837&x-yt-cl=84359240&v=_JhHk4pGL2A

 

It does cost $5 but only 1 team member needs to use it for each team. $5... No extemp research from now on... Is that reasonable? I mean cross-x will gouge you $10 for ptx updates.... for 1 week, lol

 

Additionally, this is functionally 100% different than the idea discussed here: http://redd.it/2qhv6n Whereas this program is more of a "Click and forget" Type program, and that idea is based on a Google search method. Both have their pros and cons.

 

Supports both Mac and Windows.

 

v1.1 was just released: http://debatestrat.com/discussion/76/debaterss-version-1-1-released#latest

 

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Wayo wayo thanks for making this! My friend was working on something similar (although he wasn't the one that made the post on reddit) and he was way too reluctant to give it to me since we're on different teams and stuff. 

 

I'll probably buy this sometime soon .

 

Just a quick question - what made you think of making this? This year this is the third kinda program in this niche that I've at least seen discussed, which is interesting but nonetheless welcome.

 

 

Good luck with everything! 

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I am just incredibly lazy in terms of extemp research. Haha. Just Kidding

I made it because I saw the post on reddit and thought I could take a dfferent approach on that concept. This program indescriminately grabs ALL articles on an RSS feed (provided they meet quality standards set in the program). This is better because you don't have to know the topics to look for, you just have to know a few news sources you want to mine.

 

This is the only program I know that does this sort of 'click and forget' type research. Whereas programs like extemp engine require you to still search for topics.

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It downloads the articles directly to your computer, making it NSDA compliant. It also allows you to select where you want to download the articles from, in the form of RSS feeds.

 

The download link is down right now because of a problem with my payment mechanism, but you can check it out here: http://debatestrat.com/debaterss

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DebateRSS supports an unlimited # of feeds, whereas IFTTT would require you to make a recipe for every feed (which would be tedious) - then use some third party app to save them somehow to your computer (Probably evernote or pocket).

 

DebateRSS runs when you want it to, saves them directly onto your computer as .txt files, has built-in article verification, and organizes them by date.

 

Overall, there is no advantage to IFTTT. DebateRSS is much easier and streamlines the workflow.

 

With that being said, If you have a cool set-up with IFTTT I am interested to know how it works for you.

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Well I'm simply playing Devil's Advocate. I use IFTTT simply to email me whenever an author I'm interested publishes a new article.

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