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==============================  CFJ 2971  ==============================

    In general, a conditional attempts to register fail.


Caller:                                 G.
Barred:                                 Bucky

Judge:                                  Murphy
Judgement:                              FALSE



Called by G.:                           31 Jan 2011 18:20:11 GMT
Assigned to Murphy:                     27 Feb 2011 17:31:25 GMT
Judged FALSE by Murphy:                 27 Feb 2011 18:04:00 GMT


Caller's Arguments:

A conditional expression of intent to register does not indicate
"reasonably clearly and reasonably unambiguously that e intends to
become a player at that time."  I.e. attaching conditions causes
the message fail this R869 test.

This is one situation where erring in the side of not allowing the
registration is a better "tradition" for new players coming to grips
with the game; we want to be *sure* that they've consented to join
as per R101(iv).


Gratuitous Arguments by Bucky:

A conditional intent to register should still pass the test if the condition
itself is clearly and unambiguously true.  For example:

"I register if I can legally do so" should work as stated, period.  The person
posting it obviously intends to register.
"I register if some player is currently Grand Vizier" should work right now;
given the definition of Grand Vizier, the condition is clearly true.
"I register if some player is currently Rulekeepor", where the occupancy of
the office in question is under CfJ, should not work since it is not clear.
"I register if doing so would let me make arbitrary gamestate changes by
announcement" should not cause a registration right now, since the condition
is clearly false.


Judge Murphy's Arguments:

I accept Bucky's gratuitous arguments.