What are your thoughts on debates with only a few thousand characters a round, this is basically all of my debates but I'm wondering how it's perceived by everybody else.
lower character limits on debates
What? Heartsies is apparently a snack thing and a flower, I'm so confused
Heartsies, as in I heart short debates
Thank you, very happy to here, I can say I thoroughly enjoyed debating Germany and France with a shorter format, it's been the only debate where my opinion was changed.
Less is more.
Even 10K debates are too long for most voters, I honestly suspect the default would be more optimal around 5 or 6K (I should note that it used to be 30K, so 10K is a good number).
While trimming our arguments can be annoying, it also helps us grow in skill by forcing us to shed the fat which doesn't support the resolution. I sometimes set a goal for only using half the characters my opponent uses.
So in essence, I heartsies shorter debates.
I think 15k would be a good size