@Alex: Maybe you should honourbound-style decline the invitation to the d12 games if you're not really active anymore? Just to show people that you don't play these test games to game the system but only because you want to try things out so that you can get even better when you're active again?
That assumes he cares how people view him, otherwise the behavior will continue. The question is for you....how imiportant is it to enforce this 5 game rule? If the answer is yes, then enforce it now (and not include Alex in this months game) and now that you are aware of the loophole...continue to check for it from this point forward. What happens now and what you do speaks volumes to how you want to run this site.
Loophole? I'm not sure why I'm being incriminated here.
To give some background information:
05 Sep 2022, 13:03
hey - want to think about joining the mafia game that starts today?
05 Sep 2022, 13:32
Thanks for reaching out!
I think for the coming year, I won't have extra time to put in mafia; I became a father for the first time this summer. Just doing a few turns/week is all I can legitimately go for :p
05 Sep 2022, 13:34
congratulations- it is one of the biggest blessings
Hence my decreased activity (not that I need to explain it?).
With the decreased activity, there was a month in which I thought I messed up to qualify for D12, by being 1 game short by my count. Apparently that wasn't the case as I was in the list anyway.
From that I concluded that the phrasing for the D12 list was open for other interpretation; not needing to complete 5, but just take turns in 5 (I think I also spoke about this somewhere on the forum? Can't quite remember). With that being the case, I reckon I'm not doing anything wrong and played like this. I'm sorry if this caused for any bad blood with anyone, I never had any wrong intentions.
I deliberately play just a few games (& fully quit mafia, at least for the time being). Time became just much more cramped than I expected and priorities needed to be changed.
I'm completely fine with the idea of changing any of the settings that are currently live for the selection process of the D12 list from whenever this gets publicly announced for everyone to clearly be aware of. Whether this would be to exempt test games, have separate lists for long/short term, some way to count things differently (e.g. more emphasis on caps or domination instead of death match). Anything goes for me (probably best to also publicly discuss about it; see what the consensus is of the players?).