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Re: Proposed Tournament Rule Change

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August 7, 2002 21:26
Re: Proposed Tournament Rule Change
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In article <>, writes:
> Veteran golfers have a gentleman's agreement to "submit early,
> submit often" because a tournament where everyone submits in
> the last hour is rather dull.
> Perl Golf newbies, however, are unaware of this agreement, as
> evidenced by a number of new "super-beginners" submitting their
> first entry in the last hours of the game.
> I would like to open for discussion a rule change: the cut-off time
> for your first entry is 24 hours before the game ends; new entries
> will not be accepted in the final 24 hours. I think this rule
> change will make the last day more exciting. Opinions welcome.

I don't think this would help. Strategic solution hoarders would
just submit a long solution to be "entered".

I propose to explicitely spell out the gentleman's agreement in the
rules and depend on people's integrity. Let's see what happens then.

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