Thousands of people around the world are dumping ice water over their heads. They're recording it and posting it to social media sites. From Justin Bieber to Rob Ford and Bill Gates to Oprah — they've all taken the ALS ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and money to fight the disease.

Critics say it really isn't working to raise awareness or as much money as it appears is being raised. Others just call it a gimmick. 

Saskatoon Morning asked its audience the following question: What do you think of the ALS ice bucket challenge? Is it a genius fundraising idea or just a gimmick? Have you taken the challenge -- I'd like to see your video. 

Replay the live chat below, or if you'd like to weigh in, leave your thoughts in the comment section.

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Live Blog Live chat: Aug. 20