If you had to guess, how many rules do you think are in each of these rulesets: WFTDA, MADE, USARS?
This is a followup to my post about being able to sit anywhere you want to in the box. One thing I noted in that post was that you could, plausibly, put a line of tape down the center of the box and say that there was a separate box for each team, as a means of keeping people on their own side. And several of you said you were going to do that in future bouts just in case.
Here’s the down side of doing that: If you designate two separate boxes, regardless of them being right next to each other or on opposite sides of the track, that means you have created two different points of no return. Each team’s skaters can’t go past the most-counter-clockwise edge of their own box. The other box is not relevant to them.
Hopefully if you’ve started putting that stealthy line down the middle of the box you’ve told the HR about it and everyone is enforcing the two different PoNRs.
"We took the sport seriously, but we didn’t take ourselves seriously. We should remember again how to do that, before the last fun person checks out."
I train hard, I play hard…and on game day, I have fabulous makeup.
My exact feelings on the whole professionalism versus fun as fuck debate
This, this, this. A thousand times this.
Audiences want fun. And athletic close games. When you don’t give them both it makes them less likely to buy another ticket next time.
Yes. Under ideal circumstances that’s what happens. A full box often results in non-ideal circumstances. As do inexperienced penalty box workers. Both of those can then result in an extra second or two if you have a complicated number.
Anonymous asked: Does WFTDA have a clear policy on excluding members of hate groups? Or would refs be able to use offensive tattoos (for instance ones that say "White pride" or have swastikas under the profane language rules and expel skaters. I'm thinking under 5.14.4, 5.14.6, 5.16.14, or 5.16.15.
Those rules shouldn’t be applicable, because leagues should address that sort of thing long before that person was cleared to participate in a scrimmage, much less a bout.
I’d consider it counter to the code of conduct: http://wftda.com/code-of-conduct specifically “represent WFTDA in a manner that does not detract from the image of the league” and “treat one another with respect dignity and fairness. All members must ensure that any WFTDA event is free of harassment or abuse”.
In other words, a league should say “no thank you” when a member of a hate group shows up to tryouts.
This is the opposite of what we’re talked about before about having a difficult to read number like 0O0O or 00OO so that refs will have a harder time saying it correctly when sending you to the box.
After working his first three sanctioned bouts in one day, one of my friends let me in on a secret: When your number is hard to read it takes the NSOs in the box an extra second or two to process it with their stressed-out brain and then say it with their mouth.
Which means if your number is 44 you could get out of the box sooner than if it was l1Il. [ell one eye ell]
How many extra penalty seconds has your number cost you?