Talk:Bracket manipulation

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Bracket manipulation[edit]

I think that this page should be moved to Bracket manipulation, because the Unity Ruleset describes splitting as a sub-offense under the former term. It also sounds more academic, in my opinion.

As to whether Mew2King, ADHD, and Anti's conduct at KTAR 5 was "splitting", there is no one answer. From reading the KTAR 5 thread, and the like, it appears that M2K was undergoing some emotional difficulties that day after meeting with his ex-girlfriend, and that he did not even take his prize money when it was offered to him by Keitaro, the TO of KTAR 5. No matter what M2K's motives, his forfeit to Anti distorted the bracket b/c, in my opinion, Dabuz would have an easier time with Anti than with M2K. His forfeit to ADHD further distorted the bracket, as he probably would have beaten ADHD and Anti if he had played (he has a winning record against both of them). I think that all of them received yellow cards for bracket manipulation because ADHD has a history of splitting with M2K, him and Anti benefited from M2K's actions, and the URC wanted to keep this kind of thing from happening again. FYI, a yellow card is just a warning; it doesn't keep you from entering tournaments like a red card does. Mousehunter321 (talk · contributions) 00:24, 22 December 2011 (EST)

Alright, I'll agree with moving this to bracket manipulation, with splitting being a subsection. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 00:26, 22 December 2011 (EST)

"Their"[edit]

The word "their" is a third person plural pronoun. I don't care whether you see it as sounding better; it is not grammatically correct. "His or her" works better in this case. Mr. AnonMatchupUnknown.pngtalk 01:37, 22 December 2011 (EST)

If you're really going to insist on their not being used, than I'm using real players in the example, as "his or her" just ruins the flow of the article. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 01:41, 22 December 2011 (EST)

2. Belonging to someone of unspecified gender. The usage of they as a singular pronoun is technically disputed but too widespread to be 100% incorrect. Toomai Glittershine ??? The Bold 10:23, 22 December 2011 (EST)

I was aware of that, but I personally found it confusing as it made it unclear whether it was refering to multiple players or just one. That is why I would like to avoid vagueness when using pronouns. Mr. AnonMatchupUnknown.pngtalk 22:10, 22 December 2011 (EST)