Re: Pyramid Rules Enforcement...

Re: Pyramid Rules Enforcement...

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Posted by brainsturgeon (Gold Member) (Ranked 124 on Chess (Yahoo) Ladder) on September 14, 2001 at 13:47:14:

In Reply to: Pyramid Rules Enforcement... posted by Mercury_Atlantis (Gold Member) on September 10, 2001 at 18:51:09:

Let me preface my remarks by saying that it's fascinating to me that you still find us so irresistable! Whenever I poke my head in here there seems to be googobs of Pyramid talk. ;-)

: Lauwass changes his name to Scacco_Matto, votes for himself (Lauwass) as a joke for the Pyramid Hall of Fame, fools around with an honourable player's name as a school boy.
: Brainsturgeon, says he is unaware of this issue, so he would take it up with the Pyrops. Now... if he didn't know before, why didn't he count "Scacco_Matto"'s vote for Lauwass? Even though it should never be counted...

Ok, my exact response to you was "It never occurred to me that...lauwass broke a rule." I was absolutely aware that lauwass wasn't scacco_matto but not about the Rule 1 issue. As I told you, the matter was presented to the Pyrops for a vote. The results? It was voted to not suspend lauwass partially because no Pyramid activity occurred with the scacco_matto moniker.

: Rule 14.
: If you are a Top 10 player you must play a minimum of 5 games per 7 day period against lower ranked players (defenses). The 7 days will run from 6 PM EDT/10 PM GMT/12:00 AM CET Sunday through the following 6 PM EDT/10 PM GMT/12:00 AM CET Sunday. Even though they aren't reported Pyramid games, draws are considered defenses. If you make a defense that results in a draw, please send the game date and time to to ensure that you receive credit for the game. The penalty for fewer than 5 defenses will be a 20 rank drop.

: Interesting...
: Westallgaeuer, benoni_the_kid and Ilduce3000 failed on this rule and remain top 10.
: Westallgaeuer = 0 games in that week period.
: Ilduce3000 = 3 games in that week period.
: Benoni_the_kid = 3 games + 2 on Sept 2nd, Sunday, BEFORE 6pm EST. So only 3 counted.

West sent the following to invoke our vacation rule:
Sat, 1 Sep 2001 01:10:52 +0200
Subject: One week off
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Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2001 01:10:52 +0200

Hi Ed,

I justed wanted to tell you that I wont be able to play any games the next week,
from Saturday Sept 1 to Tuesday Sept 10(?!)

I will spend one week in Italy, I will play a chess tourney there, too, I hope it
will be funny ( as I have no chance to win hehe)

C ya soon, West
ilduce made 5 defenses that week:
transzendenz 39 5 WON 2001-08-29 10:29:00
westallgaeuer 3 8 WON 2001-08-29 09:53:45
hellzsatan 19 8 LOST 2001-08-27 16:00:37
naaaa_aaa 11 8 WON 2001-08-27 15:38:03
brian_g_epstein 26 8 LOST 2001-08-27 15:18:54
speed_bud 27 8 WON 2001-08-27 14:44:22
benoni did not meet the 5 defense minimum. I just dropped him 20 rungs.

As always, I appreciate your interest in the Pyramid. Because of your unfailing watchdog activities, I've just sent an email to the Pyrops suggesting we find someone to enforce the Rule 14s each Sunday evening. Thanks for helping us to always improve and move toward an even better Pyramid .


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