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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    Cause choose up games on the schoolyard were such great, ahem, character building experiences. Oy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    First, this isn't a question of rules. Team 5 had a player who didn't join up. The player was replaced. Then the player finally joined. At this point there are two options - kick someone out, or let it ride. I think letting it ride was the correct choice. Some may disagree, but it wasn't a rule violation decreed by The Dark Cabal of Volunteers.

    Second - there isn't a Dark Cabal of Volunteers. This IS a democracy. Everyone who plays the game is part of it. Opinions and criticism are accepted. Personally, I have a fairly low tolerance for criticism of creating and managing the teams. It is an enormous amount of work, and we are all lucky that Sunyata is nicer than me (and, perhaps, that she doesn't have the database password).

    And last, if there WERE a Cabal, it would be hozn and I, because we DO have the database password.
    I applaud your decision. And back before he figured out how he'd ended up with a team of 12, Rod asked me if I knew what his team had looked like at the opening happy hour (as he'd seen me taking pictures of the team assignments.) He told me he had a mystery 12th person and was tryna figure out who, because he figured he'd hafta boot him /her.

    I encouraged him to let it ride - because imagine if you were that 12th person, riding and checking in your team standings, and getting out to sleaze on bad weather days, and then suddenly your captain tells you you're off the team? For some random reason? Oh no. I'm happy to have my team by in 4th place if that's what it costs to avoid booting a player!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliasXIII View Post
    As a New Englander I used to agree. But six years in this place has corrupted me. I've grown soft.
    As sometime who grew up in Puerto Rico - and then spent 20 years in Boston - I say we have plenty winter here for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Actually, we don't really have any idea how the teams are derived. It's a closely hidden secret. This year it is only performing a tad better than random selection.
    Genuine question: what statistical test do you use for that? I'm trying to up my quant methods game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Smith View Post
    Rule Five! Why didn't we think of that for a team name?? As the captain of the extra large team I apologize for not noticing (sooner than I did) that an extra member joined. I was probably notified that one had been replaced by another but I'm terrible at reading email. So I added both riders to our team. Sorry! Subtract 8.3% (one twelfth) from our final score.
    I thought you were gonna apologize here for not having thought of "Rule Five" as the team name. And then leave this discussion the f@ck alone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    That's exactly what we'd expect the Dark Cabal of Volunteers to say....
    And thus Judd Lumberjack was never seen again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Clarification: there is no "powers that be." There is no "their game." There is no "their rules." There is no 'they.'
    The game is we. Us. You.
    “We have met the enemy and he is us.”
    ~Pogo


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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    You spelled my name wrong
    THIS is a Renault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    THIS is a Renault.

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    For me the Renault will always be the Dauphine which the family of a friend of bought the year after we bought out 1961 VW Beetle. Of course that's slightly older than Jon.

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