: After posting in the VOTE thread, I went back
: to the main page and noticed several threads
: that make up the real issues that hamper
: enjoyment of TOP:
: throwing a game
: name calling
: Playing for the enjoyment of the game!!!
: Players who have been around the longest and
: have seen TOP at its best when Melinda ran
: it know best what it can be like and know
: that Melinda would not allow someone to keep
: playing if they ruined things for people.
: Players of all skill levels were welcome,
: but if someone consistently caused trouble
: and wouldn't straighten up, they weren't
: welcome. If a new player came in and tried
: causing trouble, she called them out and
: either they got into line or they left.
: Everyone who played for the enjoyment of
: playing and could follow Melinda's house
: rules really enjoyed the tourney.
: I believe that we should focus on that
: instead of making adjustments to the tourney
: structure. I have learned perhaps from the
: adjustments made already to change scoring
: from 10-7-4-1 to 5-2-2-2 and from 4
: semifinal tables to 2 that, as much as that
: removes the incentive to dump on high, play
: for 2nd or 3rd, etc., it doesn't create
: enough of a disincentive to deal with
: players whose intent is to destroy
: camaraderie and stir the pot. To that end,
: the changes I pushed forward failed to have
: their desired effect. Working to
: re-establishing Melinda's tourney has more
: to do with the people following a certain
: set of expectations and less to do with a
: If we can get back to that, I even would
: suggest undoing the changes we made before
: so the most number of players can play and
: can potentially advance. I don't think
: people really would mind a 3rd place player
: in a well played, enjoyable game advancing
: to the semifinals.
:I am very happy to see that Mush's (Melinda) wishes are being taken into consideration here. The intent was a tourney with a fun environment and no drama. I came back here after being gone for about 15 years and was very happy to see some familiar players still here.what I didn't like the rude behavior of players toward the hosts as well as other players..we are all adults here..it is this simple..follow the Golden Rule..treat others as you would like to be treated.