CFJ 891

"Rule 1663 should be interpreted such that Player M would Win
 by its Provisions due to Proposals 5000, 5001 and 5002 in this
 hypothetical series of Proposals:

     Number      Proposer     FOR     AGAINST     ABSTAIN
      5000       Player M      3         4           2
      5001       Player M      3         4           2
      5002       Player M      3         4           2


Judge:       Vanyel

Judgement:   TRUE

Eligible:    Blob, Chuck, Coren, elJefe, favor, KoJen, Michael,
             Morendil, Steve, Swann, Vanyel, Zefram

Not eligible:
Caller:      Murphy
Barred:      -
On hold:     Andre, Oerjan


  Called by Murphy, Wed, 11 Dec 1996 23:36:51 -800
  Assigned to Vanyel, Tue, 17 Dec 1996 10:09:26 +0000
  Judged TRUE, Sat, 21 Dec 1996 16:31:55 -0600
  Published, Sun, 29 Dec 1996 12:21:48 +0000


Judgement: TRUE

Reasons and arguments:

Either reading of rule 1663 is admissible, but game custom in the case
of Morendil's proposals 2760-2762 (and his subsequent win) clearly
favors the reading which yields a TRUE judgement.


(Caller's) Arguments:

      This CFJ effectively asks whether R1663's "same number"
      requires that each of the three Proposals in question receive
      as many Votes FOR as AGAINST, and as many Votes AGAINST as
      ABSTAIN; or if it is sufficient that each Proposal receive as
      many Votes FOR as each of the other two, etc.

      I have no idea what the intent of R1663's author was, and
      I have deleted my records of the Vote count for the Proposals
      involved in Morendil's recent Win by Rule 1663.  However,
      since that effort was met with resistance, I consider it likely
      that the Proposals in question did not each receive N FOR
      Votes, N AGAINST Votes, and N ABSTAIN Votes.

      The Vote count for those Proposals will either demonstrate that
      R1663 has been interpreted as this Statement says it should be,
      or will indicate nothing about the truth of this Statement.


Rule 1663/0:

      A Player Wins the Game if three Proposals submitted by em in a
      row receive exactly the same number of FOR, AGAINST and ABSTAIN
      Votes. The Assessor is prohibited from Winning in this manner.