Not intending this as spam, as I have dropped the Shotty discussion, other than to reflect my case points.
I would love to discuss this rule, as I do believe it brings about potentially unfair/biased results. Rules should be plainly stated, not up to interpretation, else issues like this occur.
Perhaps, in this instance, you are correct, as you seemingly have a solid case for this rejection. But you should not need to present a case as the mod. When a rule is quoted, it should be irrefutable. That was not what occurred in this instance.
Ban/block me from posting if you like, and delete this as spam if you so desire, but I honestly do feel the rule requires reformatting and that it is for the better of the thread if it happens.
That is the last I'll say here, but I would love to discuss it in PMs with you, if you are open to it.
"Aristo, you're way too cheerful, it's like trying to talk to my evil twin" -- Kuribo
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