============================== CFJ 3179 ==============================
ais523 violated rule 2170 by selecting the confusing nickname
"callforjudgement" on multiple non-Agoran fora.
Called by ais523: 27 Feb 2012 09:26:48 GMT
Assigned to FKA441344: 09 Mar 2012 03:01:25 GMT
Judged FALSE by FKA441344: 15 Mar 2012 23:32:43 GMT
The nickname in question would almost certainly be considered confusing if
chosen in an Agoran forum (as opposed to, say, a Yahoo! account); and was
considered confusing at BlogNomic (where I was forced to change it by
proposal). There are other forums on which I use it, where the only confusion
is in the fact that it uses British spelling, and people have accused me of
misspelling it as a result. This is a bit of a converse to the case of the use
of nicknames that are used to mean other things elsewhere but not Agora; does
rule 2170 ban Agorans from selecting confusing nicknames elsewhere, just as it
arguably used to ban Agorans from selecting elsewhere-confusing nicknames
Judge FKA441344's Arguments:
Precedent seems to indicate that "nickname", where it appears in the
Rules, should generally be interpreted as referring to nicknames in
Agora. I judge case 3179 FALSE.
Judge FKA441344's Evidence:
"[...]a nickname is a name that a Player chooses for emself, that can
be reliably used to pick em out in the full range of Agoran contexts.
"[...]a nickname is the name by which someone is generally known to