I've been a member of the Wisconsin Debate community for two seasons now and have developed the following preferences and paradigms:

1. Don't speed. And by don't speed I mean go slow for debaters. Not because I want to prevent you from getting in more arguments, but because you want to make sure that I flow your arguments and your support for those arguments. You also, as the round comes to a close, can start stumbling over yourself and making verbal stumbles which will affect your speaker points.

2. Don't spend the whole round debating framework/criterion. I flow and utilize the flow in my decision but do tend to be more of a big-picture judge. Paint me a picture of the world your criterion would create but I'm not interested in a technical theory debate. Show me what the world looks like on each side with real world scenarios and impacts.

3. Don't be a bully. Some teams have taken to putting words in the mouth of their opponents and trying to convince me that the opponent has said something they clearly haven't said. This also comes in the form of attempting to badger your opponent into agreeing to something ridiculous during CX. I'll have far more respect for a team that stands up to a bully and holds his/her ground than someone who attempts to get someone to agree to something stupid.

4. Use quality sources with enough evidence to show your opponent simply couldn't be correct. Make sure you're comparing apples to apples. If one party is claiming a 44% increase in widgets and the other party claims a 150K decrease in widgets I can't vote for one being more effective than the other.