Metsfanmax wrote:the relevant parties are less interested in setting an actual example for all clans to follow than in indicting josko and his friends for a practice that surely occurs in all clans to some extent.
Then you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about and implore you to stop making inane assumptions.
I have nothing against KORT or Josko. Before this was brought to my attention in recent games, G1 had already had two great challenges with KORT and was looking forward to the third; I have always found them to be great opponents. KORT is one of the rare clans that doesn't seem to have trolls or hateable members from my direct experiences.
As for "[it] occurs in all clans to some extent" G1 has made it clear multiple times in this thread that we only take turns for someone when they are on vacation. We've stated that no one in the clan has other people's standard passwords and that we only change to temporary passwords to hand to a few people when we are away. As NS pointed out, we (sadly) miss a few turns every challenge because people have real lives and we don't share passwords.
In fact, if you look through the thread, I've even questioned the theory that "top clans all have each other's passwords" and even submitted that question to the C&A team in a private message as I find that to be a potential breach of the rules as well. I haven't heard a response, but I hope we hear their opinions on this matter as well.
You are absolutely correct in your statements about the possibilities of people simply stop announcing when they cover turns for others. The only way we were able to form an argument was because Josko followed the rules in the first place about announcing. Sure we need an account sitting feature, but I also hope the C&A team informs us of how they will fight this in the future knowing the above if this is indeed against the rules.
So, I'm fully in favor of setting an actual example for all clans to follow. At this point, I find the entire clan challenge credibility to be at stake and that would be a serious blow to the advancement of clans as a whole. If anyone finds any other clan doing this, I'd highly encourage them to submit additional C&A reports. Though, I'd suggest that any other threads wait until a ruling on this case just to make sure it actually is against the rules as I believe it is.