|Jonathan Van Matre on 10 Jan 2002 18:41:10 -0000|
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|RE: spoon-discuss: RE: spoon-business: The most-revised proposal ever: 236 again|
>> Hypothetical situation: >> >> I submit four proposals. Someone forgets to count them. All four get >> adopted and enacted. >Cannot happen. We may *think* they've all been adopted and enacted, but we'd be >wrong. Just as if the admin changed all the rules to "banana" - *our records* might >say that, but the *actual rules* wouldn't. No, it does happen. Under the statute of limitations, if no one noted the discrepancy and submitted a CFJ, those changes to the game state would be regarded as legal once the statute of limitations expired. The rules and game state are changed -- actually changed -- until someone CFJs and a ruling is made that invalidates the changes. In other words, actions that change the rules and game state are innocent until proven guilty. I'll grant you that once the game state, rules, and affiliated records are updated post-judgement, it is *as if* the changes never happened. But meanwhile, they did happen. They may well have created effects meanwhile, both legal and illegal, that need to be undone. It's probably possible to create a better example of this, one where the action being judged was not clearly illegal or legal, but subject to interpretation. The action taken is legal until judged otherwise. In any event, I'll grant that there are cases where only the records need to be changed, to match the actual game state (e.g. your banana example). But there are others where changes have actually taken place, and must be reversed. --Scoff!