"A structured debate is a dispute resolution technique which breaks down the elements of a disagreement into the smallest arguable chunks ("points"), clearly indicating the dependencies between supporting points and the larger points they support or attack.
This helps to prevent a number of common problems with discussions of complex issues:\
- accidentally (or deliberately) taking opposing points out of context, and answering them as if the context didn't exist
- the feeling of getting "lost" in the argument due to not knowing what has been settled and what remains to be discussed
- significant points falling by the wayside and remaining unanswered
- conflating multiple points into a single point, which leads easily to making logical fallacies."
- Argumentrix  is attempting to stage what appears to be loosely-structured debates using MediaWiki as a platform
- Issuepedia  is working on a set of rules for structured debate, eventually to be turned into an internet application with a web interface