Posted by nachopuzzle on 4/19/2013 5:41:00 PM (view original):
tarv, it's hard enough to herd one's own sheep sometimes. I honestly put a lot of thought into what I post, especially in response to others, so i guess that I somehow think others will somehow do the same; and I've responded to every single user and comment in this thread that I thought were either a genuine criticism or response.
Fair enough, I respect that. I do think your original comments were quite over-the-top and that the veteran coaches who have multiple teams in a given world aren't robbing WIS blind. I absolutely understand that it can be an avenue for cheating and thus that there's a case for closing said avenue, but I'd want to know how high the incidence of actually cheating is before I made any judgments on the subject.
I did have one idea just recently come to me that might address some of the possibilities. It's a very unfledged idea, so it may not address it fully, or may be full of holes, but may as well roll it out. How would this sound?
1. Allow multiple teams in the same world under the same username.
2. Ban all aliases.
I'm not an expert in computer coding, so my guesses about what's easy or hard to monitor might be off, but my guess is that the combination of (1) and (2) will facilitate the enforcement of
3. Two teams coached by the same player in the same world cannot contact players from (or FSS? maybe?) the same US state. They also cannot contact the same international or PR players.
For instance, if I'm coaching at Kentucky Wesleyan and Caltech in the same world (I'm not), and my KWC sends a letter to stud D2 center in Kansas, my Caltech team can't contact promising dropdown PG in Kansas.
That may be an enforcement nightmare, or it may not. I have no idea. It may have huge holes it in. I dunno. But I feel like it addresses the problem that the 1000 mile rule was meant to address. And if it works, the 1000 mile rule becomes obsolete. I can coach two teams in the same conference if I want, as long as my recruiting doesn't overlap at all.