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Release status:Extension status stable

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ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type User interface
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description MediaWiki implementation of the dialectic algorithm
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Sophivorustalk
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version 3.0 (4-11-2017)
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.25+
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license GNU General Public License 3.0
Download No link
ExampleTemplate:Extension#example Should we go vegan?
Hooks usedTemplate:Extension#hook

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The DebateTree extension adds a <debatetree> tag that can be used to build debate trees. The extension then computes and displays the status ("sustained" or "refuted") of every argument and objection in the debate tree following the rules of the dialectic algorithm.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called DebateTree in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'DebateTree' );
  • YesY Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


Build debate trees with the same syntax as nested unordered lists:

* Argument about something.
** Objection to the argument.
*** Objection to the objection.
** Second objection to the argument.
* Second argument.
** Objection to the second argument.

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