============================== CFJ 1659 ==============================
The phrase "by announcement" and similar phrases used by the charter
of Primo Corporation, when qualified by the additional phrase "to
the Corporate Forum", are not bound by the standard Rule definition
of the phrase "by announcement".
Barred: Primo Corporation
Judge: The Hanging Judge
Called by Murphy: 13 May 2007 22:38:00 GMT
Assigned to The Hanging Judge: 23 May 2007 20:11:11 GMT
The Hanging Judge recused: 07 Jun 2007 21:06:19 GMT
Assigned to root: 07 Jun 2007 21:06:19 GMT
Judged FALSE by root: 13 Jun 2007 02:39:35 GMT
Judge root's Arguments:
Rule 754/6 reads in part:
(2) A term explicitly defined by the Rules shall be interpreted
as having that meaning, as shall its ordinary-language
synonyms not explicitly defined by the rules.
The term "by announcement" is explicitly defined by Rule 478/17:
A player performs an action "by announcement" by announcing that
e performs it.
Thus, it is clear to me that the phrase "by announcement" must be
interpreted according to its Rule 478 definition, regardless of any
qualification or decoration. The phrase "by announcement to the
Corporate Forum" builds its meaning upon the phrase "by announcement",
and so it cannot be construed as an independent phrase.
Note that this judge does not consider "by announcement to the
Corporate Forum" to be an oxymoron, but rather the usual phrase with
an additional restriction. Therefore, this requirement could be
satisfied by sending a message to BOTH a public forum and the