Friday, January 19, 2007

Call for Judgment: Re-scoring scrabble event

Failed (2-4) after 96 hours by Hix

Adminned at 23 Jan 2007 10:32:00 UTC

This CfJ requests that the determination of the results of the “Scrabble Thing” event be re-run, with my entry “VEINY J” not disqualified.  Per the discussion in the comments to the blog post announcing the award of medals for that event, the disqualification of my entry was contrary to the rules.  (The letters -EI—in my entry duplicated letters in a non-Olympian competitor’s entry, not those in an Olympian’s entry which is what the description of the event provides.)

Comments

Hix:

01-19-2007 18:40:29 UTC

for Seriously, anyone who is confused about the definition of “Olympian” should take a long look at Core Rule 2 (Olympians).  It’s the most important Keyword in the whole Ruleset, except possibly for “Gamestate”.

When I authored the original “Rivals” rule, I took great care not to misuse “Olympian” and to instead use “competitor”.

alethiophile:

01-19-2007 19:57:48 UTC

for  Yeah, I think that it’s a good idea.

Clucky: HE/HIM

01-19-2007 21:21:48 UTC

I know this is all my fault for using “Competitor” and “Olympian” as the same thing in some of my write ups. <_< HOWEVER. Spike still loses. Here are the five things scored:

V-http://blognomic.com/archive/pieces_of_eight/
I-http://blognomic.com/archive/running_for_leader/
E-http://blognomic.com/archive/proposal_give_me_a_hand/
N-http://blognomic.com/archive/a_procedural_conclusion/
Y-http://blognomic.com/archive/we_need_weapons/

Spikes new score is:

SPIKE: 32 + 9 = 41 + 35 = 76 + 53 = 129 + 8 = 137

Or a good deal LESS than his old score. So really I ask, what is the point? Unless I am reading this wrong and the CfJ is saying to re-run the whole event, in which case i’ll vote against because that isn’t fair.

Clucky: HE/HIM

01-19-2007 21:22:20 UTC

Where did my for go?

spikebrennan:

01-19-2007 21:41:17 UTC

I was too lazy to do the rescore myself and I take Clucky’s word for it that I still lose.  It sounds like this is moot.

ChinDoGu:

01-19-2007 21:43:53 UTC

against I wasn’t proposing it be re-run, just spike rescored, and since that rescoring says he still loses noting needs to be changed.

Hix:

01-19-2007 22:08:13 UTC

against (CoV) just in case “determination of the results of the ‘Scrabble Thing’ event be re-run” is meant to force a reroll.

spikebrennan:

01-19-2007 22:41:12 UTC

against to remove any doubt—I didn’t want anyone else’s score to be recalculated, just mine.

Clucky: HE/HIM

01-19-2007 23:07:22 UTC

Anyways, is this all cleared up now?

Clucky will use “competitors” during his event stuff. “Olympians” will now never be used to refer to the rivals. Yay =)

ChinDoGu:

01-19-2007 23:36:33 UTC

Sure, not trying to be difficult, but this IS how a nomic is meant to play.  Look at how previous round have been won. (Commiting suicide to declare victory, locking other players out of the game through loopholes, etc)

Elias IX:

01-20-2007 15:18:05 UTC

against