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==============================  CFJ 2875  ==============================

    Ienpw III is a player.


Caller:                                 Murphy

Judge:                                  ais523
Judgement:                              TRUE



Called by Murphy:                       02 Oct 2010 16:14:36 GMT
Assigned to ais523:                     03 Oct 2010 18:02:41 GMT
Judged TRUE by ais523:                  07 Oct 2010 16:54:10 GMT


Caller's Arguments:

The From: address matches Ienpw III's address in the latest Registrar's
report of past registrations.

The one-character Caesar shift is pretty obvious to anyone familiar
with the concept; the subject hints at it, the body and signature are
consistent, and the signature matches eir nickname.  Even someone who
was only familiar with substitution ciphers would have a reasonable
chance of figuring it out.

The de-shifted message is
  "Denuntio consilium meum ut in tabulas ludi referam."

Googling the phrase turns up nothing.  Googling the first word
indicates that it's Latin.  A few online Latin-to-English translators
render it as somewhere in the ballpark of "I announce my intent to be
registered as a player.", but vaguely enough that I'm uncertain.


Caller's Evidence:

[subject: Caesaris > Dbftbsjt]

Ienpw III wrote:

> Efovoujp dpotjmjvn nfvn vu jo ubcvmbt mvej sfgfsbn.
> --
> Jfoqx JJJ


Gratuitous Arguments by ehird:

The amount of hoops you had to go through *clearly* indicates that
this is not clear intent.

Not only is the cypher not ROT-13 (which I still wouldn't think clear
enough, but), it is ROT-1, so one has to, potentially, try every
possible ROT- to find it.

And then, the text is in freaking *Latin*.

You're too forgiving, Murphy :)


Judge ais523's Arguments:

The message in question, given that it doesn't take ridiculous amounts
of effort to decode (with Latin being fairly well-known in the Agoran
community, as far as I know), is clearly identifiable as an attempt to
test whether a particular message will cause a registration to occur.
Making such a test is a reasonably clear and unambiguous sign that a
person intends, at some point, to become a player and merely wants to
try to register ambiguously. Therefore, I judge CFJ 2875 TRUE.