- * Gives people for whom the one week deadline is an insurmountable hurdle, such as hobby bands who meet infrequently (usually due to the members' busy schedules) a chance to participate
* Gives 'fighters a chance to work on something they can put more time into
* Gives people with unpredictable schedules a chance to finish something they started when their unpredictable schedules get in the way unexpectedly
* Gives the fightmasters a chance for a little vacation
Imprtantly, these long fights should be pre-announced, (like on the main page, there is an announcement that an extra long fight is scheduled for early January, for example) so people could plan for them and/or anticipate them, and arrange their schedules accordingly. For me, that would mean I could know that I would be able to enter that fight then and look forward to it and plan around it. As it is, I can so rarely fight just because I usually can't carve out enough time in a week to do anything. If I knew in advance I could sort of not plan any other big projects that time.
I evangelize songfight all the time, whenever the subject of songwriting comes up. So I'm pretty used to the conversation. I notice a lot of time people who are considering participating are frequently turned off by the one-week timeline, coming back with things like "Oh, well our band doesn't meet often enough to enable us to really put anything together in a week, but sounds fun. Oh well." And I always have to nod my head because I know the problem.
Anyone else think this is a good idea, like once every 3-4 months?