Originally posted by Katerpie
There's practically zero benefits in adding such a rule, especially if it's unilateral. I don't like how we have to spell out to not find loopholes for the sake of common sense, as judges will just waste their time discussing whether to disqualify the offending entry or not. If anything, they could just be disqualified from further contests if they keep getting hasty like this (and the ACE situation is a first, to my knowledge).
In contrast to this, what is the drawback from adding this rule? Like, there are people out there who don't even believe Common Sense exists. Or heck, just tell people to use what is widely considered "Common Sense" when making a level for (this) contest(s).
Also, the level doesn't even work in Snes9x, so it does overtly break rules that the contest has had in the past - it just wasn't specified this time around because, you know, common sense.
Also this, like the level works in every other emulator but SNES9x? I get that SNES9x is the most widely used emulator, but what if somebody uses BSNES or mains god-forbid ZSNES because it's the only thing that can run on their dinosaur computer? Does anybody who submits a level to contests have to make sure their level works with all known major emulators?(ZSNES/SNES9x/BSNES/ZMZ)
Also keeping in mind what I said about "common sense" and not everybody believing it exists, common sense in and of itself is a very subjective thing because everybody is raised differently. What I consider common sense (Right turn on red lights, or like... the Golden Rule; don't yell at people because you're mad, etc.) might not be the same for them.
Lastly, why even remove the rule if it existed in previous contests b/c common sense? If anything, that
doesn't make sense, if it was there before and didn't cause any problems, why remove it? There's a reason why before you play some games, there's like... 20 page agreements, Terms and Conditions, you must agree to before you play. A lot of it is common sense but it's still there because there are people out there who take what they see and examine it to the dot. Whatever isn't listed is pretty much fair game. Yes, common sense dictates you shouldn't
, but people do it anyways because that's how people are.