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The Timer

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  1. Timer Display
  2. Time Control

Timer Display

Each speaker has a set amount of time available to speak. When the speech starts, a timer measures the elapsed time. It has two components: a progress bar and a numerical display.

The progress bar helps the speaker to estimate the remaining time quickly. The numerical part shows the exact time spent speaking.

Unprotected Timer

The timer is also color-coded: it indicates the protected time in red during the first and last minutes of the speech.

Protected Timer

Time Control

An Adjudicator can pause/unlock the timer during the speech using the control panel. This allows the judges to manage the time according to the flow of the debate. For example, they can stop the timer if there is a problem during the speech or if they want to give feedback in a practice session.