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Re: [spoon-discuss] Re: [Spoon-business] less judges

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On Monday 31 March 2003 11:39 pm, Orc In A Spacesuit wrote:
> From: "Glotmorf" <glotmorf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >On 3/31/03 at 4:53 PM Orc In A Spacesuit wrote:
> >>Next, Bridgeweaver and Sheeba have unfortunatly fofited.
> >
> >Bridgeweaver didn't forfeit.  E went on leave.  Though this still
> >disqualifies em for the Upper House.
> Me = stupid.  Yah.  Well, the logic I stated later still applies, at least
> partially; e's no longer elible to _become_ a judge, but it's already been
> applied.  I'm not gonna choose a side on the issue unless someone makes a
> CFI regarding it and I end having to judge the issue.  Hopefully we can get
> past this just fine.
> If all 5 of us are judges, then 3 will have to agree.  Which means me,
> McGee, and Voice will have to, with the other two MIA.
> This whole thing depends on the definition of 'privately', something that
> isn't very clear at all.  Since it's not clear, besides going with the
> interpertation of 'private means everything not a public forum' route, I'm
> erring on the side of what just makes more sense, at least to me.
2 definitions found

- From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:

  Privately \Pri"vate*ly\, adv.
     1. In a private manner; not openly; without the presence of

     2. In a manner affecting an individual; personally not
        officially; as, he is not privately benefited.

- From WordNet (r) 1.6 [wn]:

       adv 1: kept private or confined to those intimately concerned; "it
              was discussed privately between the two men";
              "privately, she thought differently"; "some member of
              his own party hoped privately for his defeat"; "he was
              questioned in private" [syn: {in private}] [ant: {publicly}]
       2: by a private person or interest; "a privately financed
          campaign" [ant: {publicly}]

Seems clear enough to me.

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