Posted by biglenr on 4/29/2013 11:25:00 AM (view original):
Posted by boogerlips on 4/28/2013 6:29:00 AM (view original):Wow.... do I ever disagree with that last sentence.
Biglenr should have sitemailed the commissioner before the league started and asked for clarification. The problem ends there. It isn't the responsibility of commissioners to be aware of loop holes.
It IS the commisioners responsibility to be aware of loopholes and to have a good basic understanding of how the rules he has in place will affect play. Right there is the main reason that many people play in leagues run by experienced commishes... The rules are spelled out, they generally make sense, and they're enforcable.
You claim that commissioners have the responsibilty to be aware of loopholes and then you fail to give a reason. Saying that commissioners who are aware of loopholes are more desirable than ones who don't is not an argument towards that claim. You also claim that it is their responibilty to "have a basic understanding of how the rules will affect play". Same problem.
Here's an example of how to argue that someone should be responsible for something: The commissioner is responsible to clearly explain his posted restrictions and enforcing them. The reason for this is that the service a theme league creator provides is to add limitations to an already existing database and an already existing set of rules thereby making an improvement in his opinion on the basic game. Therefore, since the existing database and rules are already knowns, it logically follows that only the new variables to the database/rules require explaination by the party setting them.
Example #2: Littlelenr is responsible for seeking his own clarification on any aspect of the league that falls outside of the limiting service provided by the creator. The reason for this is that the commissioner has already provided Littlelenr with the service of improving the basic game and has already given a clear explaination of how he is doing so. This is the full extent to which the commish has changed the original, already acceptable game and is not responsible for anything outside these changes. Therefore the responsibilty of any further suggestions on how to improve the league falls on the shoulders of Littlelenr.