Instead of 5-5 draw, why not we..
Why not declare the one to answer the last question correct in a shorter time the winner? I don't have anything against the 'draw', but since challenges between advanced players can very likely end up a 5-5 draw why not we apply this to heat things up a bit? ;) Your opinion, Sololearn(ers)? :)
Yes, I proposed that a few months ago. Challenges between high levels also is not good if you want xp for consecutive wins...
... why not we... Code together? >/////< Hmm, while this is perfectly possible, there might be downsides. A new SoloLearner who is actually an expert in programming may lose to a seasoned SoloLearner of lower skills because the latter has already memorised the answers. This doesn't really complement the fairness of a match. Nonetheless, this (removing draws) should be feasible with suitable tweaks and adjustments.
Some months ago, there were no draws. Then, the one who ends the challenge (plays second) is asked a 6th question. If answered correctly, it's a win or else, it's a loss. Asking a 6th question is better than a draw.