Does anyone know if quotes really qualify for the word limits? I would see how it would qualify if Axiom was quoting Richard Carrier, but quoting your opponent on the other hand does seem to be different. I don't know because I got around 679 words excluding Walton's quotes but if it's included i get 1,067... Sorry about asking such a ridiculous question but I don't want the debate to end since it is interesting. If I post Walton’s article including quotes we have around 1,506 words which I guess isn’t bad. Since Axiom’s post is a rebuttal, it would be a bit necessary to quote Frank Walton unless he could’ve shortened the quotes which I think axiom could’ve done a little more.
Whenever I read debates, my concern hasn’t been with the words so I am ignorant of the restrictions. So sorry if I am being a hinderance.