Eric Gerlach on 10 Jan 2002 05:31:17 -0000

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Re: spoon-discuss: Re: spoon-business: The most-revised proposal ever: 236 again

At 12:20 AM 2002-01-10 -0500, you wrote:
The problem with "force of law" is NOT that it's too forceful or limiting, but that because it is undefined it can be *interpreted* as too forceful or limiting. It seems to me that "game custom" is an equally vague and shady term.

What makes "game custom" better than "force of law"?

Well, "force of law" is likely to be interpreted as having the same strength as a rule. I don't think that we want CFJs to have ultimate power, so to speak. So, either we need an appealate method (which is in the proposal), or we need to make the rulings less powerful. The "game custom" thing does this, albeit not perfectly. I'd be inclined to pass the proposal and modify the text later. The proposal contains many good things too.