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==============================  CFJ 3501  ==============================

      Gaelan is a player.


Caller:                       Quazie

Judge:                        ais523



Called by Quazie:             19 May 2017
Assigned to ais523:           19 May 2017
Judged TRUE by ais523:        19 May 2017


Caller's Evidence:

On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 11:33 PM Gaelan Steele  wrote:
> Let’s see if I can make a CFJ out of this.
> Gaelan


Judge's Arguments

The relevant excerpt from rule 869:
      A person CAN (unless explicitly forbidden or prevented by the
      rules) register by publishing a message that indicates
      reasonably clearly and reasonably unambiguously that e intends
      to become a player at that time.

The original message had a subject line of "BUS: Registration", and
nothing in the message body contradicts the initial impression (that
most players would get upon seeing a message with that subject from a
nonplayer) that the message was indeed an attempt to register. Gaelan
has been a player before, and is likely aware of Agoran customs related
to registration; I think it's reasonably clear that Gaelan expected to
become a player as a result of the message, which in turn implies that
e intended to become a player (otherwise e would not have sent it).
The other possible interpretations would involve the message being a
discussion of, or otherwise comment on, registration, but those don't
seem to be compatible with its content.

It's worth noting that registration intentionally has a lower standard
for ambiguity/clarity than most other actions; an action such as
registering with a suggestive subject line works when restricted to
registration, but would likely fail for any of our wide range of by-
announcement actions.

I judge CFJ 3501 TRUE.