That's precisely what really doesn't sit well with me about this whole thing. 10e, CoreX5 and myself have folded about 10m points combined for HWC in the past. But somehow our contribution to the team is deemed "unfair."Ironic considering you folded for us before the CC anyways. :thumb:
I am among the many team members who will do everything I can to ensure a victory regardless of the arbitrary penalty. But I am not going to say "it's okay" regarding the penalty. There's nothing about it that is okay, from the penalty itself, to the ridiculously childish behaviour from a vocal minority that begot it, to the implied admission of guilt by accepting the penalty.
There's a sentiment on this forum that complaining about it ain't gonna make a lick of difference - what's done is done and we just have to man up and deal with it with our heads held high. We will man up. We will fight the good fight. We will fold like we've never folded before. But I strongly disagree that it is counter-productive to complain about the unsportsmanlike arbitrary penalty. I think complaining about it is good for the CC long-term and I'll tell you why... We are possibly the only team they could have done this to and gotten away with it owing to the unique median age of this forum. If this had happened to a younger, more sensitive and less cohesive folding team, the results could have been dramatically negative for the project by discouraging participation - which is the opposite of the intended goal of the CC. These are lessons that must be learned and never forgotten if the CC hopes to continue to be of any benefit to the project.
And that is why we cannot just roll over and pretend nothing happened. It's like the 1998-99 foot-in-the-crease rule. It was an imperfect approach to dealing with the issue of goaltender interference that really didn't work very well and everybody knew it. But it was the rule by which everybody agreed to play that year, and so they did. Later tweaks to the rulebook improved the way goaltender interference is handled. The way the CC has responded to the imperfection of the new scoring system has been wholly inappropriate. Since imperfections in next year's system can also be expected, the CC must change its philosophy to how it deals with imperfection. It is our responsibility to ensure that happens.