ANST - Gulf War Clarification
a0210687 at rlemail.dseg.ti.com
Fri Mar 20 09:42:52 PST 1998
John F. Hirling wrote:
> From: Alan Boertjens [SMTP:a0210687 at rlemail.dseg.ti.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 20, 1998 10:11 AM
> To: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG
> Subject: Re: ANST - Gulf War Clarification
> Sorry to be a thorn in whoever's side but...
> Who's bright idea was it to setup war points with an EVEN number
> of points...duh! Point-based competitions should have an ODD number
> of points so there is NO chance of having a tie!
> ~Johan Bjornsson
> Odd points are no guarantee that there will not be a tie. All it takes is
> a tie in one area.
> But it seems to me that all of this misses the real point, to wit: we all
> had a wonderful time and the best of all possible worlds is one in which
> everybody wins.
Yuk! How unwonderfully PC.
Wars are fought to win, so they should be setup that way.
Besides...Having a winner would inspire the losing army to field
a larger and better trained army the next year.
Having a tie, is just so blah-zay (sp) and uninteresting.
There should be NO tie in any area. If it comes down to a close
call in an area (like art/sci this year), have a tie-breaker
round. No fence-straddling...we get enough wishy-washy decisions
from the president nowadays anyhow.
hmmm..."nowadays anyhow", wonder if that's grammatically correct,
oh well, I'm just typing along with my thoughts...
Back to the point at hand...
Actually the win-win scenario is for everyone to have a good time
AND there be a clear winner.
Motto: If you don't want to get your toes hurt when they get stepped
on, wear sabatons.
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