Secret bids maybe?

On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 3:22 PM, Alex Smith <> wrote:
> On Tue, 2017-08-01 at 01:18 -0400, Owen Jacobson wrote:
>> As Surveyor, it is my pleasure to annouce that the August estate
>> auction for the estate of Borduria has begun.
>> For those of you who are new, please review Rule 2491 (“Estate
>> Auctions”). In summary:
>> * Bids may only be placed by announcement.
>> * Players may bid on their own behalf, to win the Estate for
>> themselves.
>> * Players may bid on behalf of any Organization whose charter makes
>> such a bid Appropriate, to win the Estate for that Organization.
>> The auction will end in exactly seven days.
> Screw it, I was planning to timing-scam a bid just before the auction
> period ended but I was a couple of minutes late (so didn't send at
> all). I had a blurb written up and all.
> We could do with an auction system that didn't incentivise everyone to
> bid at the last moment. 6:18 am in the morning (local time) is not a
> great time for timing scams.
> --
> ais523

>From V.J Rada

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