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Re: Butterfly Effect

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Now that the "everyone is banned" situation has been taken care of, does anyone feel like it's slowed down their progress at all? It was only a day, but if people need the deadline extended to April 27th to compensate for it, I'll oblige.
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I'll allow a one day extension, but in future, don't even float the idea of an extension (or any other rules change) without running it past me first.
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Why? This seems arbitrary, and the rule you're referring to wasn't even here before Awsome2464's message.
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Tear wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:10 pm Why? This seems arbitrary, and the rule you're referring to wasn't even here before Awsome2464's message.
1. English case competitions have had problems in the past with judges granting several weeks worth of deadline extensions. I completely agree that a one day extension is not likely to cause problems. But "get moderation to approve any and all rules changes" is the simplest way to prevent excessive delays. I'm open to revamping the system if there's demand for it.

2. The rule in question was intended since 2018. That deadline extensions required moderator permission was even intended since 2015 (Formally allowed custom rules, and changes to custom rules, with moderator permission. This includes deadline extensions.). But it indeed was not worded clearly, so I updated the wording for clarity after Awesome's post.
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I feel like this makes everyone overly reliant on you if even small things like that need your approval. What happens if you disappear for a while, without being able to warn anyone? Is the English section just stuck in time until you get back?

Thanks for the clarification though. Transparency is always appreciated.
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Good point. I'll give some thought to alternatives and hope to have a discussion topic on this within the next week or so.
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So, given my recent return, I've been thinking about AA, and I've had an idea for this tournament. If there's anyone interested in helping me write the mystery (as I'm terrible at AA mysteries and case logic), I'm looking to sign up. I know we're close to the deadline, but I'm feeling inspired. Plus I'm planning a short case overall. DM me if you're interested in helping, and if I find someone, we'll officially enter.
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Update: ZekromFan57 and I will be joining the competition!
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Ooh! An interesting combination of the returning veteran responsible for A Turnabout Called Justice and the newbie who rocketed in with Dream of a Better Turnabout! I look forward to your entry.
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drvonkitty wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:39 pm Update: ZekromFan57 and I will be joining the competition!
I'm hype for this entry! :sawhit:
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drvonkitty wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:39 pm Update: ZekromFan57 and I will be joining the competition!
Glad to hear it! You're both added. Best of luck!
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Excited to see what we can do! Looking forward to it and I promise this one won't take an AA-time-gap to finish. :hobo:

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drvonkitty wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:37 pm Excited to see what we can do! Looking forward to it and I promise this one won't take an AA-time-gap to finish. :hobo:

Anyway, here's the traditional hypeshot:
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So, this is extremely regretful, but...
I'm gonna have to drop out. Not out of lack of time or good story, but it's just because my mood hasn't been feeling up to writing a whole case like this right now.

It really sucks cause I was super excited for this case comp, but alas, I just won't have enough time to finish it before next month without it being extremely rushed, especially since I'm not even done plotting out part 2 of the case.
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FenrirDarkWolf wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:39 am So, this is extremely regretful, but...
I'm gonna have to drop out. Not out of lack of time or good story, but it's just because my mood hasn't been feeling up to writing a whole case like this right now.

It really sucks cause I was super excited for this case comp, but alas, I just won't have enough time to finish it before next month without it being extremely rushed, especially since I'm not even done plotting out part 2 of the case.
I totally understand that. I hope that one day you'll find the motivation to finish the case, even if it's not for the comp.
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