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      Making a particular day a holiday is a regulated action.

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Caller:                        G.
Barred:                        ais523

Judge:                         Jason
Judgement:                     FALSE

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History:

Called by G.:                                     12 Sep 2021 20:08:06
Assigned to R. Lee:                               17 Sep 2021 02:57:16
R. Lee Recused:                                   19 Sep 2021 09:02:09
Assigned to Jason:                                19 Sep 2021 09:02:09
Judged FALSE by Jason:                            01 Oct 2021 16:07:34

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Caller's Arguments:

Arguments for FALSE:

First, holiday is not defined by the rules.

The only effects of making a day a holiday is (from R1769/15):
       If a person breaks a Rule by missing a deadline that occurs during
       a Holiday, punishment is generally not appropriate.

And in (Rule 2125/13):
       An action is regulated if: (1) the Rules limit, allow, enable, or
       permit its performance; (2) the Rules describe the circumstances
       under which the action would succeed or fail; or (3) the action
       would, as part of its effect, modify information for which some
       player is required to be a recordkeepor.

The rules don't explicitly limit, allow, enable or permit the making of a
day to be a holiday, so not (1).  The rules don't describe when making a
holiday would succeed or fail (2).  What about (3)?  The only record
involved would be the referee's punishment of blots, but that's after a
finger-pointing.  At that point, the referee has freedom to ignore the
holiday rule ("generally not appropriate" is a much weaker standard than
the "blatantly and obviously unsuited" standard in R2531 that would change
the outcome of the referee's free decision).  Overall the current
punishment system is too indirect for those records to be considered "part
of the effect" of a holiday being created.

(Of course, saying that a holidaymaking is unregulated doesn't mean it can
be done by announcement or anything like that).

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Judge Jason's Arguments:

Judged FALSE per caller.

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