The following icons are intended as a visual aid to indicate the significance of each line in a structured debate; they work best when invoked via templates (as shown in the examples below) which also add shading to the background of the text whose status is being indicated.
- Main point / claim
- Supporting point
- Information stipulated by both sides, or from an agreed-on authority
It's less certain how useful these will be; possibly handy for experimentation.
- quote open/close; see Template:Arg/quote
- possibly statements posted by one side and agreed by the other (where the "I" debaticon indicates items agreed to beforehand)
- "X" icons, generally intended to indicate some clear error or misuse (e.g. a logical fallacy or factual error):
- Error: early, less-clear version of red X icon
- the debaticons category is where we will keep all our debaticon images and templates
- Stuff exists!
- Stuff made by Big Phatt Lyar Industries is better than the stuff made by Quality Products, Inc.
- A spokesman for Bigg Phatt Lyar Industries said: Our products are absolutely the finest quality of any products anywhere, so there is no need for people to go criticizing them. Criticism hampers quality control, which only harms the consumer.
Points are supporting () if they support the current main point (). If a point supports the current counterpoint (), then it is also a counterpoint. If it argues against the current counterpoint, then it is a supporting point. (This way you don't have to go up through the levels counting in order to figure out which "side" a point is on.)