Long or short condor, debit or credit condor/etc: is wrong headed terminology. Ask the man this question so he cannot dance anymore: are you net short or net long option premium in your condor (or whatever else you got)? No confusion after the latter question is posed, and answer. There can only be one answer, no matter how you look at it or implement. Most option traders sell premium, but they do not like to say it as it does not look grand. Condors are one of the few strategies where they can say, I am LONG and find a "justification". Because most of time they cannot use that word, as they are SHORT (premium) people.