> On Jan 10, 2019, at 1:17 PM, Kerim Aydin <ke...@uw.edu> wrote: > > > I terminate this auction, as per R2552. > > > I CFJ: The zombie auction for January 2019 has been terminated.
Gratuitous counterarguement: The CFJ is FALSE, because a necessary implication of the Rules is that Agora CAN transfer a zombie pursuant to a properly initiated Rule 1885 zombie auction. Under Rule 2545 (power=2), “An Auction is a way for entities to give away items in exchange for a currency.” By necessarily implication, if a Rule with high enough power authorizes some player to initiate an auction with a particular item as a lot, then that Rule also necessarily authorizes that player to initiate a process that would “give away [that] item in exchange for a currency.” That’s what an auction _is_ under the Rules. Under Rule 1885 (power=2), at the start of the month, “the Registrar CAN put [a] zombie [that meets certain conditions] (along with any other zombies that fulfill the same conditions) up for auction.” By necessary implication, read in conjunction with Rule 2545, that means that a zombie can be transferred pursuant to that auction. Otherwise it wouldn’t be an auction at all—a way of transferring an item for currency. It would be something else entirely. This interpretation is consistent with the best interests of the game and ordinary language. There’s no reason to adopt a contrary interpretation, which would break auctions and zombies.