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    The Grand Poobah is the dealer of the Deck of Government.

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Caller:                                 Tiger

Judge:                                  Murphy
Judgement:                              TRUE

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History:

Called by Tiger:                        24 Aug 2009 21:01:23 GMT
Assigned to Murphy:                     27 Aug 2009 14:56:54 GMT
Judged TRUE by Murphy:                  27 Aug 2009 15:25:25 GMT

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Caller's Arguments:

The rules are a bit mixed up on this. Here's my reasoning:
Each class of assets has a recordkeepor. The recordkeepor of a Deck is
known as its Dealer. The rules say that the Deck of Government is
"tracked by the Grand Poobah". There are two ways this can be
interpreted as em being the recordkeepor, and neither is very clear.

The first is that the Deck through that sentence is "associated by the
rules to a particular recordkeepor" as required by R2253. the Grand
Poobah is a recordkeepor of other things, so in a way the sentence
"this deck is tracked by the GP" associates the deck with a
recordkeepor, but I'm not sure if that counts.

The other is that "tracks" is considered a synonym to "is the
recordkeepor of" generally. "Tracks" isn't used in the ruleset for
anything but switches, except for the decks.

I'll leave this up to a capable judge.

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Caller's Evidence:

Rule 2166:
(...)
     The recordkeepor of a class of assets is the entity (if any)
     defined as such by, and bound by, its backing document.  That
     entity's report includes a list of all instances of that class
     and their owners.  This portion of that entity's report is
     self-ratifying.
(...)

Rule 2253:
(...)
     A Deck is a collection of card types associated in the Rules
     with a particular recordkeepor, who is known as the dealer for
     that deck and for the cards in that deck.
(...)

Rule 2258:
(...)
     The Deck of Government is a deck of cards tracked by the Grand
     Poobah.
(...)


Rule 2162:
     A type of switch is a property that the rules define as a
     switch, and specify the following:
(...)
     c) Exactly one officer who tracks instances of that switch.
        That officer's report includes the value of each instance of
        that switch whose value is not its default value.
(...)

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Judge Murphy's Arguments:

Other than decks, the ruleset currently uses "recordkeepor" in
the following ways:

  * Rule 2125(e) (Regulation Regulations)
  * Assets (various)

for assets, and uses some form of "track" in the following ways:

  * "X is a switch, tracked by Y" (various)
  * "X is an office; its holder is responsible for keeping track
      of Y" (various)
  * IADoP tracks II of offices (2227)
  * Scorekeepor tracks Medals (2242)

Based on ordinary-language definitions, both terms refer to a duty
to perform bookkeeping for a designated portion of the gamestate.  No
rule attempts to overrule this (Rule 2166 merely prevents itself from
being used to mousetrap someone into such a duty), so by Rule 754(4)
the ordinary-language definitions apply.  Thus, the terms are
interchangeable in the intuitive sense exhibited by Rules 2253 and
2258.

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