However, I'd like to have a couple more features specifically tailored to debating, similar to:
http://www.forandagainst.com/Should_Canada_And_United_States_Armies_Unite <-- probably the better layout between the 3
Specifically, sort of an editable "tally" for members to give their input and a quick comment about the current progress of the debate.
The top of the thread would have the tally score for the Pro and Con sides. Maybe also have a few editable questions like www.debate.org has.
This isn't just a poll feature though. It needs to be able to be changed by the member at any time depending upon how the debate is going. An example graphic from forandagainst.com:
Doesn't necessarily have to be identical...debate.org is completely different, but it essentially does the same thing: shows which position is currently winning the debate.
Also, and this could be extra: a way to automate the closing of the debate. Perhaps a visual countdown that is configurable...could be 48 hrs, 1 week, 1 month, etc...
Willing to pay of course. Just let me know what the estimated cost and eta is either in this thread, or via pm if you want to keep it private.