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_______________________________________________________________________________ VISION: ____________________________________________________________________________________ The vision of True Friends In Spades is to create a friendly team ladder Where The Fun Begins and Friendship Grows. Where: The Most Important rule is to HAVE FUN Remember Spades is just a game. We all come to have fun and play with friends. Sportsmanship is a top priority. Remember just because this is played in a rated room, Ratings and Rankings are not the important reason we are gathered here. Everyone could be considered a friend both newcomers and veterans. Repeated troublemakers will be removed and proven cheaters will be permanently banned. The ladder will be run with each team's input in major decisions and the Majority will rule. Any actions not conducive to our intended atmosphere will be penalized. A no bidding, no challenging league with all non-luck formats available (ie. daredevil where game is based on 1st card played). A Sit and play league without regard to rank. True Friends in Spades is a Team Ladder based in the MSN Gaming Zone. All Friendly games are played in Rated League Room. ___________________________________________________________________ New Players ___________________________________________________________________ All New Players to TFS are subject to a 30 day probationary period. During this time players will be evaluated for their compatibility with the TFS vision. During this period players may be removed for 1 major infraction or 2 minor ones. _________________________________________________________________________________ CURRENT LADDER SETTINGS __________________________________________________________________________________ 34 Players per Team Plus a Friend 30 Days before a team is purged for inactivity until further notice. (As we grow this will be lowered) 3 players plus a FRIEND before a team may begin playing ___________________________________________________________________________________ SPORTSMANSHIP ___________________________________________________________________________________ Definition of Sportsmanship: Fair Play, Respect for Opponents and Gracious Behavior in Winning and Losing. TFS is based on Friendship and Sportsmanship. Our goal is to ensure that this league remains a great place for all to play. We WILL be forced to penalize players if they disrupt the league or break with our ideals for the good of the ladder. Should you have a problem with a person at the table, in zones or in the lobby please email admin at email@example.com Note: Retaliation can result in you being penalized as well as the instigator so do not encourage or retaliate unsportsmanlike behavior. Always remember that two wrongs do not make one right. Please note that the following are examples of unsportsmanlike conduct and can result in penalties being issued. This list however is not all inclusive any other conduct deemed improper will be penalized. Should you encounter unsportsmanlike conduct you are encouraged to copy the chat and email it along with an explanation to: firstname.lastname@example.org ___________________________________________________________________________________ EXAMPLES OF POOR SPORTSMANSHIP ___________________________________________________________________________________ Insinuation: To introduce in a clever way imply, insinuation "Is a clever way" or accuse someone of cheating without actual saying the word "cheat." Game Avoidance: To intentionally avoid playing against a team that sits with you or that is advertising. Only one game of any format may be advertised at a time. Accusation of Cheating: An accusation is to come out and accuse another player or team of cheating without proof. Leaving Table Before Finished: Leaving the game before it is officially over or leaving the table without reporting the loss. Sore Losers: Putting down your partner/FRIEND, posting negative comments in game reports, message forum posts, taking comments of game out to the lobby and talking negative about team members/TFS members. Fighting: Includes: Fighting with a TFS member in a game/lobby, fighting with a guest in the lobby. Encouraging Unsportsmanlike: Includes: Fighting back, fueling a fight or making comments in a game, lobby or message forum that encourage unsportsmanlike behavior. Foul Language: Foul Language is not to be used in the lobby, zones, tables, chats or message forum. This will be strictly enforced. We have players of all ages and want everyone to feel comfortable in playing here. Sexual Talk or Chat: Although it is not considered unsportsmanlike behavior, it is against the Zone Code of Conduct (COC) and will be enforced. Bashing: To attack a person or team's character or morals. To say that someone is a crybaby/whiner, or untrustworthy is just an idea of what is considered bashing. Offensive Behavior or Language: Self-explanatory. Use common sense, If you would'nt say it to your Child dont say it in here. We have players of all ages and backgrounds. What may not be offensive to some may be quite offensive to another. Bad Comments in Message Forum: The forum is not to be used in any negative manner towards any TFS team or member. Discussing Other Ladders: Other ladders are not to be mentioned in our ladder room or message forum period. The Reason for this is that we are trying to strengthen our ladder and to get friendly games played here. ___________________________________________________________________________________ INCOMPATIBILITY RULE ___________________________________________________________________________________ Unfortunately, there may be times when an individual or a team proves themselves to be completely incompatible with the goals and objectives of the True Friends In Spades League. These are individuals or teams who are continually disruptive to the good order and discipline of the league without crossing the line in to unsportsmanlike conduct. These are individuals or teams whose competitive spirit and level of skill is so far above that of the average league member that they are seldom beaten during a match. These are individuals or teams whose continued presence in the True Friends League is disruptive, uncomfortable, and undesirable to the vast majority of league members for whatever reason. They are, unfortunately, just incompatible with the friendly, fair yet competitive spirit of TFS. It is anticipated that cases of ‘incompatibility’ will be extremely rare within TFS. However, if such cases are identified, the individual or team will be asked to withdraw from TFS. If they refuse to voluntarily withdraw, they will then be banned (individuals) or dissolved (team) without prejudice – meaning that they didn’t do anything wrong but they are incompatible with our league. This banning or dissolving will only take place after review and approval by all Admins and the HA. At this meeting, the accused team or individual will have the right to present evidence to explain whatever behavior is in question. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ADVERTISING AND STARTING GAMES ___________________________________________________________________________________ Only one game of a format may be advertised at any time. Again this is a fun friendly league. Do not refuse to play a game against another team. This will be considered as rank hounding and goes against the essence of our league. ALL GAMES MUST BE ADVERTISED! Do not sit at a table until the game has been advertised in the lobby. If a game starts without a lobby advertisement then both teams will be rung to the bottom of the ladder. No Exceptions! This includes rematches which must be advertised as a rematch with both teams stated. this game must also be played at a different table. The Table that Advertises first in the lobby will be the table that any disputes will be played at. Please verify that there are no open advertisements before you addy for a game. ______________________________________________________________________ NIL ___________________________________________________________________________________ If a player takes a BRB while playing a nil hand, they must go on auto play until they return from their BRB Be courteous, from time to time emergencies do happen and a player must take a be right back (BRB). It takes less time to click auto play than it does to type BRB. Multiple emergencies or constant problems with those going BRB on nil bids will result in penalization. Any time this occurs in a game opponents must send in chat to admin so we can make notes in the BRB players file. ________________________________________________________________ Friends ________________________________________________________________ A (Team-friend) will be added to each team to allow players to find a partner when they have no team member available. Friends are: A Friend is a player that you chose to partner you. They play as a member of your team with the win or loss being credited to the player named (teammate-friend). The FRIEND is not an actual person so don't be adding them to your zone friends list because they will not show up. __________________________________________________________________________________ FRIEND RULES __________________________________________________________________________________ Who Can Be A Friend?: Any TFS League member can be used as a friend. The friend however does not have to be on a team just a TFS member. The Player requesting the friend is responsible for making sure their FRIEND is QUALIFIED to play in the game. If A non-League friend is used the Team asking for the friend will report the game as a Loss. There will not be any exceptions to this rule. If the partner of a FRIEND does not announce that their partner is a FRIEND at the start of the game and they win the game, It will not be considered a GAME. If the partner of a FRIEND does not announce that their partner is a FRIEND at start of the game and they lose they MUST still report the loss due to the fact that is was their teams responsibility to announce the player was a FRIEND. A FRIEND must play the game until it's completion but may leave before the game has been reported. YOU are responsible for your FRIEND. Should a FRIEND that is not on a team cause the game to end prematurely then you/your team or the FRIEND will be given the loss depending on the circumstances. If the FRIEND is a member of the league and is on a team, they will be held accountable if they cause the game to end prematurely. They and their team FRIEND will receive the loss instead. A FRIEND cannot play against their own team. ____________________________________________________________________________________ TABLE TALK ____________________________________________________________________________________ Telling your partner to: (BTP)-Bag them partner Don't nil partner Watch the bags (TRAM) The Rest are mine (CMP) - Cover Me Partner can only be said after all bids have been made. Duck or duck Partner Think we can bag them? Note: Anything near the above is considered table talk. NNP (Nice Nil Partner) and NCP (Nice Cover Partner) can only be said on last card of that hand. NSP (Nice Set Partner) can only be said after the set has been made and not before. Note: Saying NSP before setting the other team is considered table talk. If TT occurs during a game: State that it was table talk and continue to play out the game and report as if no TT had occurred. At the end of the game copy the full chat of the game (Start till Finish) and email it to admin at email@example.com. Include a brief explanation as to what happened in your email. The admin will then review the chat and make a decision as to whether or not it was table talk and reverse the game decision should we agree that table talk occurred. ____________________________________________________________________________________ HIDE CARDS ____________________________________________________________________________________ If you choose not to hide cards and an accident is made by a teammate coming to watch their Team and they click on the opponents’ side accidentally absolutely NO accusations are to be made. It is EACH PLAYERS responsibility as a player to Hide Cards in case accidents like this happen. There will be NO Game Forfeits or No Games called should the above situation occur. No Exceptions ____________________________________________________________________________________ LEAVING THE TABLE WITHOUT FINISHING THE GAME ____________________________________________________________________________________ If a player purposely leaves a table in the middle of a game then that player and their team FRIEND will receive the loss for the game as well as get 5 rungs for poor sportsmanship. No Exceptions If a player is a FRIEND and purposely leaves a table in the middle of a game then the FRIEND and his/her team captain will receive the loss for the game and not the original player/team captain or the team that was playing with the FRIEND. If a FRIEND is not currently on a team then the players in the game should go ahead and report the loss as normal and email admin at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the losing teams name/player as well as the FRIEND'S ladder name. The admin will then adjust the losing teams record by removing the loss from both the team and the player and then giving the loss to the FRIEND. Note: The original report must be submitted in order to give the win to the team that actually won the game. ___________________________________________________________________________________ KIBITZING TABLES ___________________________________________________________________________________ Players may kibitz games at anytime. Players should be aware of the following when visiting tables: If visiting a table in which your team is playing you must sit ONLY on one of your teammates. If you leave the table for any reason and return to it to kibitz again you must return to that same seat that you originally kibitz on. You may not at any time jump from player to player to see their cards, even if the first person you kibitz on have their cards hidden. If a kibitzer is disrupting the game and ALL Four (4) players agree at the table the Kibitz maybe silenced. ___________________________________________________________________________________ KIBITZ LAP HOPPING ___________________________________________________________________________________ Kibitz Lap Hopping is prohibited. If someone is lap hopping please state at the table who is lap hopping and send the completed game table chat to admin at email@example.com Note: If a kibitzer is proven to have lap hopped then a 24-hour minimum box will be issued. ___________________________________________________________________________________ Acceptable Lobby Conduct ___________________________________________________________________________________ Always treat True Friends in Spades members and room guests with respect. This is not optional. Always use proper language (non offensive). ___________________________________________________________________________________ Unacceptable Lobby Conduct ___________________________________________________________________________________ If you feel that you have been personally attack by someone in the lobby please copy the lobby chat and send it to admin at firstname.lastname@example.org Offensive Behavior: Making fun of someone or de-valuing them in some way in a game, zones messages and other IM services, message forum or in the lobby. Foul Language: This includes any swear word that is intended to insult, de-value or offend someone. Arguing: Arguing with someone in the lobby or fueling an argument. Responding to an individual/individuals that is hostile in the lobby. Long Debates and Lobby Discussions: It is against the Zone's Code of Conduct (COC) to carry on long discussions in the lobby. Should you desire to have a debate/discussion please take it to a table or a private chat. Player Penalty Discussions: Discussions regarding player penalties do not belong in the lobby they are to be taken to a table or a private chat and kept out of the lobby. Sexual, Political and Religious Chats: Sexual, Political and Religious chats are not permitted in the lobby in accordance to the Zone's Code of Conduct (COC). Note: Political or Religious chat is permitted in games as long as it is not offending any of the four (4) players in the game. If a player in that game asks that these topics be ceased at the table then their feelings should be respected. Note: If the conversation is continued after it a request for it to ceased has been made then the player who was offended by the subject matter should send the complete game chat to email@example.com Note: The individual/individual’s who did not cease the conversation will receive an automatic 1-day box. Note: If you are unsure of the Zone's Code of Conduct please read them by click SUPPORT on the zone site. ____________________________________________________________________________________ BOOTS & SUBS ____________________________________________________________________________________ BOOTING BEFORE FIRST CARD IS PLAYED... Unfortunately the way the zone is, sometimes people will boot at the oddest times. When it happens before the first card is played the tables will not hold for that player. Your teamie is allowed 7 min. to return to the table. The opposing team must agree to a reseat otherwise THERE WILL BE NO RESEATS ON FIRST HAND! What this means is: If a player boots after everyone thumbs up -- No one is to leave the table. The first hand is to be played with the bot with a hlc so the booted player can return. If he hasnt returned by the end of the hand then that teamie will have to find a sub before the 7 minutes expire. Subs must give seat back upon the return of booted player and originating player must return to game once they re-enter the room. The MSN Gaming Zone sometimes works in mysterious ways. If your partner or opponent is lagging, we ask that you type the word "test" to determine if you are the one causing the lag. No game may be started with a substitute. WHEN substitutes are used, the original 4 players are ALWAYS credited with the win or loss. ___________________________________________________________________________________ BRB - BE RIGHT BACKS ___________________________________________________________________________________ To avoid possible suspicions, you MUST wait until the end of the hand and ask for "Hold Last Card" (HLC) until you return, if you can't wait you MUST go on Auto after informing the table. If a player takes a BRB while playing a nil hand, they must go on auto play until they return from their BRB Be courteous, from time to time emergencies do happen and a player must take a be right back (BRB). It takes less time to click auto play than it does to type BRB. Multiple emergencies or constant problems with those going BRB on nil bids will result in penalization. Any time this occurs in a game opponents must send in chat to admin so we can make notes in the BRB players file. ____________________________________________________________________________________ SAME HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS ____________________________________________________________________________________ Members of the same household are not allowed to play with OR against each other. The program does not allow reports to or from people in the same household. If there is more that one person from the same household, then you must email firstname.lastname@example.org with the second name so that we know it is not the same person and so that the second account is not removed. If you are same household you are not allowed to play one another in games. You may NOT kibitz each other’s partner, but you can each other. Any players found to be from the same household that are partnering one another in games will automatically receive a 3-day box. Should they continue to partner one another in games thereafter could be subject to a ban from TFS. Any same household members that do not email email@example.com to let us know you are same household players will have both accounts deleted. Multiple Infractions will result in a BAN from TFS. ___________________________________________________________________________________ MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS ___________________________________________________________________________________ We only allow a set number of accounts from one location. If this number is exceeded your accounts will be investigated and possibly removed. We have an automated security to keep track of this information and all new account information is logged. Note: It is illegal for one person to have multiple accounts or be on multiple teams. Only one account is allowed per person. When multiple accounts are found admin will remove all names that show up as duplicate. So if you make a new name be sure to withdraw your previous name before signing up a second time. Exception: Same household and Co Captains ____________________________________________________________________________________ MESSAGE FORUM POLICY ____________________________________________________________________________________ Posting in the Message Forum is a privilege reserved for members of a team on Team Friends in Spades (TFS). It is intended as a place for announcements, congratulatory statements, questions, jokes, rule changes and constructive criticism. Posts by individuals not on a team, with the exception of those new members LOOKING for a team in the post, will be pulled. Posts that bash individuals or teams by name will be pulled including those that do not specifically name names but do offer so much information that the individual or team in question is readily identifiable. No Exceptions Failure to go by the rules of the Message Forum will forfeit that individual’s right to post messages for 1-day; severe bad post may result in being boxed or banned from TFS. ____________________________________________________________________________________ HOW TO GET A GAME ____________________________________________________________________________________ Join a table that is already advertising or sit at a table and ask politely for a team to join you. When asking for a game, please specify it is a TFS or a True Friends in Spades game. Example: "TFS @ 3 " or "True Friends in Spades @ 3". Note: Should all four (4) players sit down and play a game that was advertised as CF there would not be ANY GAME FORFEITS or NO GAMES. Note: Please do not post for game more than once for every 5 or more lines of text in lobby as posting more frequently is not needed and is considered flooding by Zone Code of Conduct. You may not, even generally, request a higher ranked team nor may you include your own team's rank or name in your advertisement. Challenges and Bidding are NOT part of this ladder. Zones are NOT allowed to acquire any games, regardless of team rank. There is no limit on how many times daily you can play the same team. However, back- to-back games are optional. The cases rule of only playing same team no more than 3 times a day is null and void in this league. Should you want a rematch both teams have to agree to the rematch at the first game table and then they MUST change tables and advertise for the rematch as follows: (team name) is requesting a rematch with (team name) @ 3 First Come, First Served: The priority rule for accepting matches only applies when you have multiple advertisements at the same time. First one seated is the team that will receive the Game. Do not sit at a table UNTIL the team sitting at the table advertises for a game. Failure to do so will result in a game forfeit with the win going to the team/players that were just sitting at the table and a loss to the individual/individuals who sat and their team. If Admin find teams camping (waiting for a higher team to ad for games) or avoiding lower ranked teams, they will be rung to bottom of the ladder. No Exceptions ____________________________________________________________________________________ GAME SETTINGS ____________________________________________________________________________________ TFS Ladder games are Alternative with anything goes as long as the game is not luck based (i.e. Daredevil on which winner is decided on 1st card played). Games must be advertised for at least 5 hands but 8 is the preferred standard of the league. This ensures that everyone is given a fair chance in whatever format they play. Alternative is the normal format, any game variation may be played as long as it is advertised in the lobby and all four players agree to that game format prior to the first card played in the game. Example: TFS @ 4 / 5hm (would be 5 hands of mirrors) Example: TFS @ 5 DN allowed (regular spades with dn allowed) Should you play a mirrors game then the losing team should get up first giving the Zone wins to the other team, AFTER the game is reported. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ACCOUNT POLICIES ___________________________________________________________________________________ Since your Ladder account is where all your records are kept we have some special policies regarding it. These are very important and you should pay close attention to them. E-mail Address - Your E-mail address must be kept current on the site, as it is the only way we have of contacting you. Use the 'USER EDITOR' if you need to change it. If your E-mail address is found to be invalid your account WILL be removed. Ladder Names: If your Ladder name is offensive to other users or contains profanity your account will be removed. If your Ladder name is found to be abusive towards another user your account will be removed. If your Ladder name is found to be too similar to an existing user's nickname you will have to choose another name. You are only allowed to change your Ladder name once per week, so make sure that your name works on zone before changing it on ladder so that you do not make a mistake. Admin will not make corrections to ladder names unless it is a new TFS member. Your Ladder name must match the name you use in chat and play your matches under EXACTLY. This includes spaces, underscores and other keyboard characters. If it doesn't the match is invalid and your opponent is NOT required to report any losses to you. Exception: Lowercase vs. Uppercase letters. Teams should never report a loss to a name that is different than the one their opponent used during the match. ____________________________________________________________________________________ RANK HOUNDING ____________________________________________________________________________________ Rank Hounding is prohibited and players proven to participate in it will receive an automatic 24-hour box. ________________________________________________________________ Acceptable Proof of Rank Hounding Zones Screen Shots A Copy of Lobby Chat A Copy of Any Other Chat via Any Other IM Service ____________________________________________________________________________________ RULES FOR NUMBER 1 TEAM ____________________________________________________________________________________ Every #1 team will be rung to the bottom of the ladder once they have held the position for 24 consecutive hours. Note: The ONLY EXCEPTION to this rule is the number 1-team opening floor to number 2 team no less than twice every 12 hours. This goes vice versa for number 2 team. This game MUST be advertised in the lobby as "team name #1 challenges team name #2 @ table number" The fun of the ladder is getting to the top not staying there. The journey brings its rewards. ___________________________________________________________________________________ #1 TEAMS DROP IN RANK ___________________________________________________________________________________ If you are a number 1 team and get rung, there is no need to worry, as a good team will always get back there. This is a way of making everything fair and challenging for all. Let's keep the top ranks active and fair. If you are a top ranked team, play all teams not just the ones ranked immediately below or above you. ___________________________________________________________________________________ CHEATING ___________________________________________________________________________________ PROVEN CHEATERS WILL BE PERMANENTLY BANNED - NO EXCEPTIONS! Once again this is a fun and friendly league. Spades is just a game. World peace does not depend on it. Cheating is not acceptable as it lowers the integrity of the game and out league as a whole. We all play for fun not for rank here. That is why: An accusation without proof is NOT acceptable, and is a boxable offense. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Acceptable proof includes: ____________________________________________________________________________________ A Zone Message that was sent during the game that has been captured in a screen shot. Note: Absolutely NO ZONES from 1 player to another ARE allowed before the completion/report of a game. Proof of a zone sent in a game is considered cheating and will result in a BAN from TFS. Cards or instructions typed into the table chat or elsewhere, or similar proof. A captured video of the game played. ________________________________________________________________ If you have proof someone is cheating, do NOT leave the table. Stop the game in progress and request an administrator to come to the table. Whether one is available or not, take a screen shot of the table, any zones and the entire table chat and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject line put "cheating followed by the oppositions name and team". ___________________________________________________________________________________ REPORTING A LOSS ___________________________________________________________________________________ When the game is over, all 4 players must stay at the table until the report is finished. Note: If a player must leave the table for an emergency after the game then they must request permission from their opponents. This allows the reporting person to know who ALL the players were so that there are no misreports made. Please double check the player’s names before submitting report. Occasionally there are errors in which the message pops up giving the 5-minute warning for no reason. If you get the five-minute wait message, YOU must click on your team link on front of ladder to make sure that the game did not go through BEFORE you click the SUBMIT button again. If you FAIL to check and a DUPLICATE report is made then the PROPER adjustments will only be MADE to the WINNING team/player RECORDS and not to the team/players who reported the loss twice. No Exceptions If the winning team notices the match does not show, write down the names of the losing team and players. Continue with your games. If said game is still not posted when you are done playing for the day, send an email with ALL information to your captain/co captain. Your captain can then contact the other team's captain and they can work it out from there. No player should follow another team around to other games causing problems that their game was not reported. You should have checked before leaving the table or followed previous rule. If a game is misreported send the details to your captain/co captain, include all 4 players names, both team names and time and date this happened. Captain should then email admin and the other team captain and let us know so that the corrections can be made. Note: All Team Captains will be given to opportunities to send in two misreports without penalty. On the third misreport the team will receive a first warning for failure to report a game correctly as well as receive 5 Rungs. DO NOT report a game for someone else under no circumstances, reporting for someone or entering someone's account will make Admin think that you are both the same player. No Exceptions ____________________________________________________________________________________ UNREPORTED MATCH ____________________________________________________________________________________ If the team captain has tried to settle an unreported match complaint between captains/co-captains of both teams, and the match is still not reported after 24 hours, an unreported match complaint should be sent to email@example.com Upon receipt of an unreported match complaint, administration will ask for action from the reporting teams' captain. Said captain has 24-hours from date and time of administration’s notice to verify and post the match. If the match has still not been reported after the allotted time, administration will post the match and a TEAM WARNING will be issued. No Exceptions Once a team has gotten a first warning, all unreported matches not corrected by that team will then result in a BOTTOM of ladder rung. ___________________________________________________________________________________ FILING A COMPLAINT ___________________________________________________________________________________ Aside from questionable lobby chat, your Team Captain/Co-Captain MUST submit all official complaints. No Exceptions. The reason for this is that in most situations the captain and or co-captains of the respective teams can resolve the problem first. All evidence of wrongdoing should be sent to your Team Captain/Co-Captain to resolve the matter. Team Captains have 48-hours to resolve the issue of the complaint before admin consider it an OFFICIAL complaint. If the two team Captains/Co Captain are able to resolve the issue please let admin know by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org If the Team Captain is unavailable, and your problem needs immediate attention you may seek out an admin for guidance. ___________________________________________________________________________________ BOXED PLAYERS AND TEAMS ___________________________________________________________________________________ A boxed player/team shall not play any games for the time they have been boxed. A written notification of the box will be sent from administration to the boxed player/team, along with a copy to the Team Captain/Co-Captain. The letter will state the amount of days of the box and the time said player(s) could resume play. In addition, the player/team will have added to their ladder name the word BOXED. This will be added by the admin team, and removed at the end of the time allotted of the box. Players/teams that continue to play while boxed even as a FRIEND will either be issued increased time in the box or a BAN from TFS. ___________________________________________________________________________________ EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULES ___________________________________________________________________________________ There are exceptions to the rules. Without exceptions there would be a need for MORE rules. To minimize the need to make rule on top of rule, and to allow Administration to act effectively in the best interest of this ladder, it is at your True Friends in Spades Administrators discretion to determine what should or should not be considered an "Exception" to the rules or penalty guidelines. In other words, if it is not written here or in the penalty guidelines, it does NOT mean it is allowed. It does NOT mean you won't be penalized/boxed/rung/banned just because it isn't written. Something not being written does NOT mean it is allowed ____________________________________________________________________________________ CHANGES TO THE CURRENT RULES ____________________________________________________________________________________ True Friends in Spades Administration will try to put all future suggested changes to the rules before the team CAPTAINS/CO-CAPTAINS for their input PRIOR to IMPLEMENTING them. There may be times that Admin will need to change rules based on current situations or events, without CAPTAINS/CO-CAPTAINS input.
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