Re: Discussions about the rules of BSG
I don't have a problem with people who miss a vote occasionally. Unavoidable things happen that might prevent them from voting or participating during that week. Losing 12 points is fine. I don't agree with completely removing a song for that purpose alone. Even then, I don't have a problem if someone doesn't vote but actually participated in the thread.
But I do believe Adey should be harsher on players who make it abundantly clear they have no interest in playing or voting but continually send songs week in, week out. Losing points obviously means nothing. Maybe it's a bit too harsh but players like dogwonder should not be allowed to enter if they have a running record of not voting or a lack of interest in participating at all.
For example: dogwonder24
Game 191; didn't vote SF, F
Game 192; didn't vote SF, F (at this stage, he should have been given the previous sanction of sitting out one game - it didn't happen)
Game 193; voted SF, didn't vote F
Game 194; didn't vote SF, voted F (this should have been the second time he sits out a game)
Game 195; voted both weeks
Game 196; voted SF, didn't vote F
Game 197; didn't vote SF, F (this is the third time he should've sat out a game)
Game 198; voted SF, didn't vote F
Game 199; didn't vote SF, voted F
Game 200; didn't vote SF, F
Game 201; DID NOT PLAY (arguably one of his game bans could be used here)
Game 202; didn't vote SF, F
This is what I have a problem with. In the 11 games he 'participated in', a total of 15 strikes should have been recorded resulting in a 5 game lockout period. His entries should not have been accepted if the strike rule was followed to begin with.