Originally Posted by Fat Seth Vilo
Again, mods and council people, I'd like an explanation as to why this is acceptable. Forgive me if I sound confrontational, but nothing gets me more furious than blatant hypocrisy, and without an explanation that's all I see going on here.
I'll stop typing before I get myself banned.
something that DJD said in that Characteristics thread Jimera took the luck explanation from:
I am not trying to "lay down the law" for the metagame, by shoving a bunch of definitions down peoples' throats. I simply want to come up with some common ground for intelligent debate. Whether we establish ground rules or not, people are going to be discussing this stuff -- so we might as well have some common goals and make the discussions somewhat productive. I formed these characteristics based on my general interpretation of the things that people are already arguing and discussing. I tried to categorize all the meaningful policy arguments that commonly occur here, couched the definitions in broad wording to allow plenty of room for interpretation, and then filled in a few gaps that seemed necessary to present a comprehensive whole.
Some of these definitions may be universally unquestioned, and may only require minor wording changes. Some other characteristics could be deeply objectionable to many people, and may need to be stricken completely. I may have missed some characteristics that need to be added. But, I think we need these characteristics to be defined. And I think they should be defined at a "constitutional" level, where they provide a general framework for future discussions and debate, without enumerating every nuance of the metagame down to the details. The details are a constant work in progress. The details are the metagame itself. These are simply the basic underpinnings and characteristics we would like to have in our ideal metagame. We may never succeed in creating a metagame that exhibits some or all of these qualities -- but I like to think it could be fun to try.
basically what that says is that those characteristics aren't a hard and fast platform which we base our banning policy off of. they are intended to set some general definitions so we can have positive metagame discussion without it collapsing into squabbling over semantics. the characteristics are also variable and possibly subject to change.
hope this helps.