============================== CFJ 2570 ==============================
C-walker recently submitted a proposal containing the 'word'
Called by Wooble: 05 Jun 2009 13:38:13 GMT
Assigned to Pavitra: 06 Jun 2009 06:47:42 GMT
Judged FALSE by Pavitra: 07 Jun 2009 00:47:28 GMT
multipart MIME messages are a pain in the butt, particularly
when the HTML generator sticks a div tag instead of a space between
two words and the plain text portion doesn't match what an email
client displays or what the poster presumably copied and pasted from
the ruleset into eir broken email client to send it. As Promotor,
I've been copying proposal text directly from the original messages,
using the text/plain portion for multipart messages. This may not
accurately represent the "message" sent to the forum.
The text/plain portion of this section reads:
In the Rule "The Senate", replace:
A Senator is any first-class player who has been registeredcontinuously for
the immediately preceding sixty days. The set
of all Senators is known as the Senate. The Registrar's report
includes a list of all Senators.
Gratuitous Evidence by Walker:
A variation in whitespace or capitalization in the quotation of an
existing rule does not constitute ambiguity for the purposes of this rule, but
any other variation does.
Judge Pavitra's Arguments:
There appears to be no controversy over the following facts of the case:
C-walker's intention was to write "registered continuously".
E pursued that intention by copying a block of text containing that
text, with the space, into eir email client.
The omission of the space is due to either a bug or misfeature, of
which C-walker was unaware, in the automated tools that C-walker used
to send the message.
In view of these facts, I find that the space in the phrase "registered
continuously" was dropped after the message left C-walker's normal
domain of technical control. This situation is fundamentally no
different than if, say, the space had been dropped due to hardware line
noise between Google's servers and the server hosting the a-b mailing list.
Therefore, the message that C-walker sent contained the space in
"registered continuously", and consequently the proposal e created
contained the space as well.
Judge Pavitra's Evidence:
>From Rule 106 (Adopting Proposals):
A player CAN create a proposal by publishing ("submitting") a
body of text with a clear indication that it is intended to
become a proposal, which places the proposal in the Proposal
>From Rule 478 (Fora):
A person "publishes" or "announces" something by
sending a public message.