Hi rustaceans! What are you working on this week? Did you discover something new, you want to share?

  • @voklen
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    83 months ago

    This week I’m working on the backend for a little platform that I’m making for debating. Where each side can make points and reply to others people’s points, then after a point has been argued out to the bottom it either goes green to show it still stands or grey to show there’s a good counter-argument. The frontend is made with SolidJS and I’m really having fun making it so far.

    • robinm
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      33 months ago

      @voklen @secana This feels like an interesting idea. I tought a lot (without success) on how to make progress on complicated technical subjet where a lot of emotions and widely different incompatible designs may coexist. One such example of a complex topic is adding (or not) named arguments to Rust. Maybe your tool cool help to get some sense of all the arguments and even beeing able to take glimpse of the big picture!

      • @voklen
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        13 months ago

        I do quite like that idea, I think I’ll have the best points from each side at the top, the ones that have been disputed at the bottom, and the ones currently in discussion in between. This will hopefully give an overview of the best arguments from both sides.

        On a separate note, I was thinking of using this for more political discussions but I do like the idea of having technical subjects as well so will add them in.

        • robinm
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          23 months ago

          @voklen What makes it complicated if when you have a problem with 5 sub-issues, and multiples possible solutions but none of them solves all 5 sub-issues. Even worse, some being more efficicient to solve 1 or 2 sub issue while making the 4th or 5th much worth. If your idea can take care of such complicated and heated debates that would be amazing.

          • @voklen
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            13 months ago

            That is quite a tricky situation to handle, there will be the option to suggest edits though so hopefully over time the arguments on each side will get clearer even if they were heated at the start.

        • @[email protected]
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          23 months ago

          It would be great if we could use a tool like that to discuss each major political issue once and only add to the discussion if truly new arguments appear instead of going in circles with the same arguments all the time.

          • @voklen
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            23 months ago

            That was exactly the original inspiration for this, we’ll see how well it works out.