ender516 wrote:I am not speaking in any official capacity here, but I think that a change to the mechanism of the site that would reduce or eliminate the unwanted behaviour automatically and impartially is far preferable to introducing a new rule, which would likely be enforced only upon complaint, subject to interpretation, and a further burden on the moderators.
And I think it should be both or neither; if it's unwanted abuse, it should be disciplined. Apparently these folks think they found evidence that some sort of change is required; i.e. that someone is using the system to such a degree that it's being considered gross abuse enough to possibly require changing the system.
If it's not gross abuse enough to require discipline, then why change the system? If it doesn't matter enough to specifically warn people from doing it, well, I think there are other changes members would like to see in advance of something that isn't problem enough to enforce a rule about; especially when the change will eliminate one real nice convenience the site added - a convenience that has been very popular for all players, not just tournament organizers, not just clan members, not just premiums, but all players.
The logic I'm seeing here seems to be, "It's okay as long as it doesn't affect MY preferred games." This change is going to affect someone's preferred or occasional games... and why? To make something that, apparently, isn't even against the rules, impossible to do? I would understand the need for the change much more if what they're programming against was against the rules and that rule was being enforced.