I just looked over the official Q&A, and the adults who have a problem with the GDC is is a little mind boggling…
The manual is actually pretty clear, if you read it with no previous experience.
< G17 >
< RSC1 >
< RSC5 >
< RSC5 > overrules < G17 > by < RSC1 >. Why do you think some provisions in < G17 > were repeated in < RSC5 >? They would only be there if they take president over < G17 >. More importantly, they appear in < RSC5 > without restriction.
That’s all there is to it.
The GDC has made it clear with ruling #392. This question was posted in October and was answered sometime in November. I posted the question in response to the idea from a student in this thread… <RSC5> loophole. I’m not proud to post this as I was one of the adults initially whining about this rule , but I think I’m over it by now. I never thought about pitching a different case to the GDC. The above post provides a clear timeline of how this went down.
One thing that I did not do, and we should not do, is harass the GDC about the ruling.
At my count there are currently 9 questions on the official Q&A, roughly 10% of the total questions, that are simply complaining about the ruling. There are a number of other clarifying questions that I filtered out… These ones are all just whining!
- Please Clarify legal reset set positions for game objects during skills RS5 and earlier post: Programming reset while touching cube… Strategically…
- G17 c. Any Game Object being controlled by the Robot while being handled must be removed from the Robot and gently placed in a non-Scored position by the Team
- G17 It is not intended for Teams to use as part of a strategy to gain an advantage during a Match, including via moving Game Objects per parts c and d above.
- Is it ‘legal’ to Strategically Move Game Objects 7 feet across the board in Programming Skills Matches when resetting the robot and the Game Object(s) that had been ‘controlled by the robot’?
- G17, RSC5, & G7 request for official clarification before State & Worlds
- Moving blocks across the field during autonomous
- Let us not miss the opportunity to learn from the discussion of Strategically moving Game Elements
- Look at the data and listen to your customers before it’s too late to fix the ‘Magic Hands’ Ruling which had allowed Strategic moving of ‘Controlled’ Game Elements in Skills Matches
- Is the ‘loophole’ Student-Centered?
I love listening to adults argue that the sun revolves around the earth, but it simply doesn’t! Get over it! Stop wasting your time and energy. It’s not going to change.
And, at the end of the day, it is the correct ruling.
Now get off my Q&A! GET!!!
And good luck at states everybody!!!