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Suggestion to Help RFDs

ConservativePolitico
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7/31/2013 3:59:34 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
What if, like in the Opinions section, you added a word requirement for RFDs. Each RFD has to be x number of words long (30? 50?). This would require voters to at least give a more in depth cursory vote and would prevent one line RFDs and the continual back and forth of "it's not long enough" or "you need to elaborate".

I know this won't eliminate bad RFDs but it would at least incentivize giving longer explanations per vote.
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7/31/2013 4:34:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/31/2013 3:59:34 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
What if, like in the Opinions section, you added a word requirement for RFDs. Each RFD has to be x number of words long (30? 50?). This would require voters to at least give a more in depth cursory vote and would prevent one line RFDs and the continual back and forth of "it's not long enough" or "you need to elaborate".

I know this won't eliminate bad RFDs but it would at least incentivize giving longer explanations per vote.

what about forfeits?
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7/31/2013 4:38:03 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/31/2013 4:34:24 PM, TUF wrote:
At 7/31/2013 3:59:34 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
What if, like in the Opinions section, you added a word requirement for RFDs. Each RFD has to be x number of words long (30? 50?). This would require voters to at least give a more in depth cursory vote and would prevent one line RFDs and the continual back and forth of "it's not long enough" or "you need to elaborate".

I know this won't eliminate bad RFDs but it would at least incentivize giving longer explanations per vote.

what about forfeits?

Spam letters until you reach the character limit then type FULL FORFEIT!

I kinda like the idea. However, I think it would slow down voting and it would just makes noobs have to repeat their terrible RFD's with different words to reach the character limit.
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7/31/2013 4:38:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/31/2013 4:34:24 PM, TUF wrote:
At 7/31/2013 3:59:34 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
What if, like in the Opinions section, you added a word requirement for RFDs. Each RFD has to be x number of words long (30? 50?). This would require voters to at least give a more in depth cursory vote and would prevent one line RFDs and the continual back and forth of "it's not long enough" or "you need to elaborate".

I know this won't eliminate bad RFDs but it would at least incentivize giving longer explanations per vote.

what about forfeits?

Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit
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7/31/2013 4:40:07 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/31/2013 4:38:14 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 7/31/2013 4:34:24 PM, TUF wrote:
At 7/31/2013 3:59:34 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
What if, like in the Opinions section, you added a word requirement for RFDs. Each RFD has to be x number of words long (30? 50?). This would require voters to at least give a more in depth cursory vote and would prevent one line RFDs and the continual back and forth of "it's not long enough" or "you need to elaborate".

I know this won't eliminate bad RFDs but it would at least incentivize giving longer explanations per vote.

what about forfeits?

Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit Full forfeit

exactly.
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7/31/2013 4:41:25 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
The character max in the opinions always annoys me though. Normally I exceed the char limit anyway in RFD's, but I don't think it is necessary.
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7/31/2013 5:38:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
It could however do with a higher maximum characters, as well as a small bit of formatting (such as line breaks)
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7/31/2013 5:38:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/31/2013 4:41:25 PM, TUF wrote:
The character max in the opinions always annoys me though. Normally I exceed the char limit anyway in RFD's, but I don't think it is necessary.

This. It's annoying, especially in stupid opinions like "Should all buffalos be run over by a tractor" where you don't need a long RFD.
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8/1/2013 12:33:34 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/31/2013 3:59:34 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
What if, like in the Opinions section, you added a word requirement for RFDs. Each RFD has to be x number of words long (30? 50?). This would require voters to at least give a more in depth cursory vote and would prevent one line RFDs and the continual back and forth of "it's not long enough" or "you need to elaborate".

I know this won't eliminate bad RFDs but it would at least incentivize giving longer explanations per vote.

This would further reduce voting, already way too low. Not many people want to write an essay to justify their vote. The more that's written, the more opportunity for one of the debaters to find something in it they want to argue. I don't mind arguing my RFD reasoning on hey-it's-debate-site grounds, but many people will view it as a homework assignment and avoid the hassle by not voting.