I am interested in the potential of automated reasoning and how this is done in groups. Since LessWrong has done such a good job of promoting and demonstrating feasible rationality, I am asking for insight as to how this could work with 'dialogue' or reasoned debate. I have a general concept in mind about how GitHub could be used and wondered if anyone could share their thoughts on how they see 'version control' been used to help people make better decisions and come to a concensus easier.
If templates could work well for certain topics, replicating and extending functionality would be easier and could become a standard operational perspective when discussing issues and solving problems. I realize I need a unique and novel angle to exploit and initially I want to explore the extent to which programming elements can be used to extend the functionality of adding and approving elements of the discussion. This would also include the evolution of the templates and naturally the topics they can handle for improving scope.
The problem I have, other than demonstrating the specific benefits of choosing GitHub as the mechanism to evolve 'reasoned debate', is that a certain methodology's effectiveness and proven worth to reach consensus would have to be shown for each type of argumentation topic. I am not assuming this would be hard to do and would count towards an initial MVP of the project.
Any feedback or alternative perspectives worth considering and/or potential implementation issues would be highly appreciated. :)