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Issue 2: April 24, 2008

What are you trying to decide?

Welcome to the second edition of the CreateDebate newsletter. We are extremely excited to announce that we have taken the walls down and CreateDebate is now in a Public Beta! This means that users will no longer be required to register or be pre-approved before being able to access the site, and we are ready to start growing the CreateDebate community without the confines of a Private Beta.

It's taken us a long time and a lot of late nights to get to this point and we are extremely excited about the feedback that you all have given so far. Please continue to give us feedback about the site and help us to make CreateDebate the best social debating site on the Internet! But, we need your help to spread the word. See below for how you can help.

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Upcoming Features

Enhanced Popularity Contests
You all asked for it and we listened! We are updating Popularity Contests to allow users to create different categories to put their argument in to add a bit more structure to the Popularity Contest debates. Now that well crafted argument about why Thin Mints are the Best Girl Scout Cookie will never be lost again!

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Advanced Profile Features
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Private Beta Highlights

Random Facts
We were in Private Beta for almost exactly two months, and have learned a lot and added a bunch of cool new features thanks to feedback from you all. We wanted to get a bit nostalgic and share a few updated metrics and highlights of the Private Beta period. For a complete break down of the Private Beta be sure to check out this blog post from the CreateDebate blog.
It's been a great couple of months in Private Beta, but now we are ready to really get this site going. Please help us to spread the word however you can, you really do make a big difference! We will continue to do our best to make CreateDebate the best social debating site on the Internet.

Warm Regards,
The CreateDebate Team

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