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==============================  CFJ 2501  ==============================

    "As soon as possible" means "within 168 hours".


Caller:                                 Wooble

Judge:                                  scshunt
Judgement:                              TRUE



Called by Wooble:                       05 May 2009 17:44:55 GMT
Assigned to scshunt:                    05 May 2009 18:08:36 GMT
Judged TRUE by scshunt:                 12 May 2009 22:17:46 GMT


Caller's Evidence:

      A Senator is any first-class player who has been registered
      continuously for the immediately preceding sixty days.

      (a) The phrases "in a timely fashion" and "as soon as possible"
          mean "within seven days".
          (1) Agoran days begin at midnight UTC.


Caller's Arguments:

The Registrar's reports, going back to at least November of 2007, list
an exact time at which various players became or would become a
Senator, this time being the second that occurs exactly 60*24 hours
after the time each player registered.  However, Agoran days begin at
midnight and R2177 requires that a player be continuously registered
for the preceding 60 days.  This seems to imply to me that a player
who registered at noon on 1 January would become a Senator at the
beginning of 3 March rather than at noon on 2 March.

Similarly, ASAP deadlines have been taken to expire at the same time
they began 7 days later, but reading as within 7 Agoran days which
begin at midnight, they'd expire at the end of the 7th day.


Judge scshunt's Arguments:

TRUE. R1023 defines "As soon as possible" to mean "within 7 days". A
day is commonly held to be precisely 24 hours in length, and the
definition of "Agoran day" within that same rule should not be used
interchangably with "day", as can be seen by the fact that the word
"Agoran" is used in the definition - this would not be necessary if it
meant to redefine the term "day", and the fact that another similar
term, "Agoran consent", cannot be used interchangeably with or without
the "Agoran", simple consent being a very different concept.