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    Default [Decision] Trial by Combat

    In light of tribunal membership hiccups, general speed concerns and the need for more intrigue, I propose we allow infracted members to appeal via trial by combat here. The subject is up for suggestion, be it a debate between moderation and the appellant on the subject of their infraction or a challenge to fully argue a a mutually disputed point to its conclusion. The side that
    - presents nothing to properly contest the other party's point
    - concedes
    - is considered loser by the majority audience as a result of the above
    has lost the case on their side, any future/other offenses nonwithstanding. The member may represent themselves or have a proxy; likewise for moderation. In doing this we shall see intrigue, a new method of justice, and good debate be found and encouraged on our sacred Total War Center, and also the forum that doesn't get activity otherwise.

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    Default Re: [Decision] Trial by Combat

    For those that are afraid of battling the Moderators by words, I can offer battling the Tribunes by swords:
    "Non i titoli illustrano gli uomini, ma gli uomini i titoli." - Niccolo Machiavelli, Discorsi

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    Default Re: [Decision] Trial by Combat

    Though the pen is mightier than the sword, as a third and final option a test of martial prowess should indeed be acceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperator Majora View Post
    In light of tribunal membership hiccups, general speed concerns and the need for more intrigue, I propose we allow infracted members to appeal via trial by combat here. The subject is up for suggestion, be it a debate between moderation and the appellant on the subject of their infraction or a challenge to fully argue a a mutually disputed point to its conclusion. The side that
    - presents nothing to properly contest the other party's point
    - concedes
    - is considered loser by the majority audience as a result of the above
    has lost the case on their side, any future/other offenses nonwithstanding. The member may represent themselves or have a proxy; likewise for moderation. In doing this we shall see intrigue, a new method of justice, and good debate be found and encouraged on our sacred Total War Center, and also the forum that doesn't get activity otherwise.
    I don't think this would work, because moderation has information that only the infracted member and moderation knows about. Of course the Tribunal knows it too and that piece of information is tied to SND.

    Opposed.


    Also, I have to agree with Morticia here this decision belongs in the Prothalamos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iskar View Post
    For those that are afraid of battling the Moderators by words, I can offer battling the Tribunes by swords:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iskar View Post
    For those that are afraid of battling the Moderators by words, I can offer battling the Tribunes by swords:
    I accept

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    Default Re: [Decision] Trial by Combat

    Quote Originally Posted by Leonardo View Post
    I don't think this would work, because moderation has information that only the infracted member and moderation knows about.
    Where in any way does this have to do with information that isn't revealed already, like so? In fact, where does this directly request any information from either party about anything that isn't already openly viewable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leonardo View Post
    Also, I have to agree with Morticia here this decision belongs in the Prothalamos.
    Then by God, let the censors move it to the Proth and we will resolve this proposition in a vote by combat. Clearly, as this is a serious proposal, we shall have an official vote on the matter.

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    So be it, then.

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    I say rather than a duel with words over the forum we rent out an actual chinese buffet basement to schedule literal battles to the death between Hex members and infracted users. The infracted user fights for their life and right to wipe their slate clean while the Hex member fights for their life and the ability to enforce the infraction. Should a Hex member fall and thus be removed from office by virtue of their death, we replace them with a member of the common ranks via a Hunger Games-esque Battle Royale lottery system. We'll send the picked users to the African safari for a battle to the death we televise live on TWC for hits and gets tons of publicity. If they win they become the replacement in Hex, and if they lose they die. Anyone refuses the call, they get instantly perma-banned.
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    That's the spirit. At this rate TWC's intrigue and population will skyrocket in no time.

    Baby steps though, baby steps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iskar View Post
    For those that are afraid of battling the Moderators by words, I can offer battling the Tribunes by swords:
    It's on

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    I see that your books beat mine, let's see about the steel.

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    Steel yourself, it's going to a be rough night
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iskar View Post
    For those that are afraid of battling the Moderators by words, I can offer battling the Tribunes by swords:
    My enemy shows me what he wants me to see: his weapon and the suggestion of intellect. He thinks he keeps his weaknesses hidden, but I shall fear no simple tribune with a blunted blade. En garde!
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    Real champions don't fight amidst books, but with books.
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    1.248 pages of cheap paper have more crushing power than any puny sword, steel or otherwise.

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    I can counter that with the complete works of Conan Doyle on very cheap paper bound in fake leather.
    "Non i titoli illustrano gli uomini, ma gli uomini i titoli." - Niccolo Machiavelli, Discorsi

    I can heartily recommend the Italian Wars mod by Aneirin.

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    I raise your book the next generation of knowledge, Encyclopedia Majora, aka Encyclopedia Imbicilia. None can stand before its girth.

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    Aha, nobody has cited A Song of Ice and Fire yet? ahahaha

    AHAHAHA

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    You might take my walls, but you'll never destroy my wee boulder.

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    Whoever said words will never hurt has never been hit in the face by a King James Bible travelling at terminal velocity.

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