I like the idea, it's true that Ramshutu intentionally votes in the last 2 hours of most of my voting periods intentionally to mitigate my ability to get an ally to even look at the debate (I can't just ask all my friends list to look at every single debate and I also don't want to as it risks them voting against me when they otherwise would ignore it).
I am not saying I campaign to get votes for me, but that motive is undeniably there and is actually filthy to NOT do as you're throwing the game in a toxic way as it inflates the rating of your opponent.
Anyway, I don't care all that much anymore. I have come to peace with the idea that I must play it slower and safer and go for debates that I know I can get casuals to vote on as either the topic is high-profile or my opponent is someone I predict will give up as the debate goes along or be so much weaker than me that I'll win regardless.
I learned this from Ramshutu and it was a secondary reason why I never could get any kind of revenge on him even if I wanted to, meaning it's severely powerful at defending against the exact strategy Ramshutu is (or was until my brand new approach) using to keep my Rating artificially low and my work ethic unfairly punished, as opposed to rewarded.
I now will focus much more on making sure that I not only debate better than (or as good as) I used to by having enough time to put full effort into my debates but also that I'll pick topics which are attractive in some predictable way. The Santa one is just a 'wow wth' one that I knew would get people peeking in and the abortion one I'm doing right now is just one of those topics you know will get people coming, especially as there's a few conservatives who want to see me fall.
I hope they vote honest and that my new strategy pays off.