Posted by SC_SLAY (Gold Member) (Ranked on Team Cribbage (GameDesire) Ladder) on November 05, 2006 at 15:34:47:
First off hello and greetings to all. I hope that outside of the turmoil this ladder has provided recently, that everything is going well in your life with health, wealth and sanity.
A few compelling things struck me as odd looking through some of posts and comments.
First a lot of people upset over Cases not moving, I hate to say it, but they did the right thing. The % is misleading here as it is on such a small sample of 35 votes. There was a 1 vote difference and nothing more.
Cases hasn't historically moved a ladder with a vote like that in the past, and haven't changed any kind of rules or additions either. While we may not like it, we have to respect it. They own the site, we are merely players or members.
We have the choice to continue to use their site or go elsewhere. So while we sit here and complain it won't change matters, they are the owners, they are paying the bills to maintain and run the site.
An unpopular view I am sure, but if you really think about it, there isn't much more we can do.
Second topic cheating, a few teams penalized for cheating recently. Kind of makes me wonder how long this has gone on, if it's true, and how it was caught now.
Oh yes, I can hear you say, but SLAY your team cheated all the time. That would be incorrect as my team was never penalized nor warned of cheating, accusations made, that never materialized to anything more than speculation.
I am not saying anyone cheated, I don't know the facts behind either penalty, and really don't want to know. I am sure Cases has their reason and proof that convinced them otherwise.
Regarding CLO, I made a post a long time back stating I couldn't access CLO, and not one person replied to tell me how, or what I needed to do. Why would I want to play there, if I couldn't get in? Other people can't get in either, so again, why go there?
Ahh yes GD sucks and almost anywhere would be better. Perhaps we could play on NCN. That would be the Naked Cribbage Network for those that never played there.
One thing to ponder, the holidays are coming, and to worry about small trivial matters like online cribbage and a cyber ladder are trivial to the upcoming elections across the US, the impending death penalty on Saddam, and those that are starving and living in poverty across the world.
Seriously in your everyday life, where does cribbage and this ladder rank? If it's in your top 10, I suggest you seek help immediately.
I hope you can get an understanding of what this whole post is about, and really put it into context.
Life is too short, and there is a lot more to life than cribbage and this ladder, that's why I choose to play about once every 3 weeks, I found a lot that I gave up because of it, especially my family.
God bless all and have fun, trust me there is a lot more out there than this place.
Feel free to pull the post, I almost expect it.