History LoopholeAbuse / WebOriginal

12th Jun '18 5:30:51 PM MetaFour
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** When DAnte Hall is pressing forward alone, he hangs the ball from the ceiling every night while he sleeps, to keep it in play.

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** When DAnte Dante Hall is pressing forward alone, he hangs the ball from the ceiling every night while he sleeps, to keep it in play.
12th Jun '18 5:30:08 PM MetaFour
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* ''Literature/TheTimTebowCFLChronicles:'' Once the football game [[{{Calvinball}} leaves the stadium]], the teams start introducing ''interesting'' interpretations of existing rules.
** When DAnte Hall is pressing forward alone, he hangs the ball from the ceiling every night while he sleeps, to keep it in play.
** The CFL has rules limiting how many Americans can play on any given team, but no limit on the number of Canadians. The Montreal Alouettes and Atlantic Schooners exploit this by fielding teams with thousands of Canadian players.
** The Nova Scotians form their own impromptu team--calling themselves the Atlantic Schooners, after the franchise which would have been located in their province, but got dissolved before playing a single game. They try to intercept the Argonauts, reasoning that if they get possession of the ball, then the CFL has to recognize the Schooners as a real team.
** Under bound-for-street rules, a team's ''former'' players also count as eligible receivers. And in the case of Leland Melvin, someone who just trained with a team for a few months still counts as a "former player".
26th May '18 3:44:09 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Doctor Oobleck chews out the team for not following instructions, then turns to Ruby for not leaving her bags at the school. She points out that he never said to listen to him back then, so she didn't. Oobleck concedes that "...she's not wrong".

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' Season 2, when Team RWBY goes out on an assignment with Doctor Oobleck chews out the team for not following instructions, then turns Oobleck, he tells them to Ruby for not leaving her leave their bags at school. Before heading off he tells the school. She girls that out in the field they'll have to listen and obey orders exactly. Then he notices that Ruby still has her backpack and chews her out; she points out that he never said hadn't told them to listen to him back then, so she didn't. Oobleck his orders yet, and he concedes that "...she's not wrong".
20th May '18 10:45:28 AM Wyldchyld
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Doctor Oobleck chews out the team for not following instructions, then turns to Ruby for not leaving her bags at the school. She points out that he never said to listen to him back then, so she didn't. Oobleck concedes that "...she's not wrong."
** In ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'', Nora requests that Ruby make her coffee the entire way. Ruby is suspicious, but does it anyway. As she finishes, Ren races up to warn Ruby not to do so, that he told her not to make anymore coffee and that she'll try to get her to make it. Ruby calls out that odd bit of logic.

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Doctor Oobleck chews out the team for not following instructions, then turns to Ruby for not leaving her bags at the school. She points out that he never said to listen to him back then, so she didn't. Oobleck concedes that "...she's not wrong."
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In ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'', Nora requests that Ruby make her coffee the entire way.from scratch. Ruby is suspicious, but does it anyway. As she finishes, Ren races up to warn Ruby not to do so, that he told her Nora not to make anymore coffee and that she'll try to get her any more coffee; as a result, she's getting other people to make it. coffee for her. Ruby calls out tells Ren that odd bit of logic.this error is all his.
28th Apr '18 3:00:53 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''WebVideo/FiftyPercentOff'' had Nagisa exploit the rules of [[WebVideo/DanganRonpaAbridgedThing his old school system]] to graduate. According to his headmaster, he needs to kill someone, then be tried innocent; nothing said [[SequenceBreaking he couldn't kill the rest of the student body]] before they could suspect him of murder. No students means no witnesses. No witnesses means no trial. No trial means no guilty verdict. He's innocent by default, so he's free to walk.[[note]]Technically, he also exploited a couple of rules that were talked about in [[VideoGame/SuperDanganRonpa2 another killing game]] -- He's able to kill more than two people because Monokuma didn't say that he couldn't ''yet'', and since Monokuma always follows the rules, Nagisa's prefectly free to massacre the other participants.[[/note]]

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* An episode of ''WebVideo/FiftyPercentOff'' had Nagisa exploit the rules of [[WebVideo/DanganRonpaAbridgedThing his old school system]] to graduate. According to his headmaster, he needs to kill someone, then be tried innocent; nothing said [[SequenceBreaking he couldn't kill the rest of the student body]] before they could suspect him of murder. No students means no witnesses. No witnesses means no trial. No trial means no guilty verdict. He's innocent by default, so he's free to walk.[[note]]Technically, he also exploited a couple of rules that were talked about in [[VideoGame/SuperDanganRonpa2 [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 another killing game]] -- He's able to kill more than two people because Monokuma didn't say that he couldn't ''yet'', and since Monokuma always follows the rules, Nagisa's prefectly free to massacre the other participants.[[/note]]
27th Oct '17 6:35:38 PM Dattix
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* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' once held a "Short Works Contest," where all entries had to be less than 500 words, with the winner featured on the main page. [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2521 SCP-2521]], or "●●|●●●●●|●●|●," managed to win the contest by being composed of nothing but pictures, thus coming in at ''zero words''. [[note]]In-universe, this is because SCP-2521 is an entity which steals all written and verbal documentation on it (including someone reading it aloud) and can transcend physical boundaries to do so, but can't understand info rendered in pictograph form.[[/note]] Although it was understandably met with contention for not really being in the spirit of the contest, readers loved it, people praised its unique concept, it won the contest and got featured, and now is one of the highest-rated pages on the site.
7th Oct '17 10:22:11 PM nanakiro
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* An episode of ''WebVideo/FiftyPercentOff'' had Nagisa exploit the rules of [[WebVideo/DanganRonpaAbridgedThing his old school system]] to graduate. According to his headmaster, he needs to kill someone, then be tried innocent; nothing said [[SequenceBreaking he couldn't kill the rest of the student body]] before they could suspect him of murder. No students means no witnesses. No witnesses means no trial. No trial means no guilty verdict. He's innocent by default, so he's free to walk.[[note]]Technically, he also exploited a couple of rules that were talked about in [[VideoGame/SuperDanganRonpa2 another killing game]] -- He's able to kill more than two people because Monokuma didn't say that he couldn't ''yet'', and since Monokuma always follows the rules, Nagisa's prefectly free to massacre the other participants.[[/note]]
1st Oct '17 12:56:56 AM DarkHunter
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* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', when High Inquisitor Karamazov comes to Terra in order to discover the "heretics" he suspects lurk within, Ecclesiarch Decius tries to stop him, knowing that Inquisition "interrogations" tend to involve copious amounts of bloodshed. Ultimately, he doesn't have the authority to order Karamazov to leave, but he does remind the Inquisitor of the holy teachings saying that "Not one drop of blood shall be spilt on Terra's holy grounds", thinking this will at least keep the Inquisition from doing anything ''really'' nasty. Karamazov agrees, and when Decius leaves, he then tells his followers to ''burn'' their victims instead.
28th May '17 8:53:08 PM StongRadd
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* "Can I have some ice cream?" "Only a spoonful." [holds a giant spoon in mischief]
21st May '17 5:25:10 PM nombretomado
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* Elaine E. Nalley in the WhateleyUniverse is so notorious for doing this at Whateley Academy that the headmistress gave her the codename Loophole. As a RulesLawyer, this can cause problems. Eventually, she discovers that the administration believes in Rule Zero.
** In another Whateley example, Jobe Wilkin's mandatory school codename is... Jobe Wilkins. It's not just megalomania, given his notoriety as the only son[[note]]At least at first, this is Whateley after all[[/note]] of the setting's CaptainErsatz of Dr. Doom he figures he's not going to go unrecognized in any event.

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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
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Elaine E. Nalley in the WhateleyUniverse is so notorious for doing this at Whateley Academy that the headmistress gave her the codename Loophole. As a RulesLawyer, this can cause problems. Eventually, she discovers that the administration believes in Rule Zero.
** In another Whateley example, Jobe Wilkin's mandatory school codename is... Jobe Wilkins. It's not just megalomania, given his notoriety as the only son[[note]]At least at first, this is Whateley after all[[/note]] of the setting's CaptainErsatz of Dr. Doom he figures he's not going to go unrecognized in any event.



* On WereAlive, Kelly falls asleep on guard duty and doesn't hear [[ThemeTwinNaming Latch and Scratch]] knocking at the door. Michael threatens to kick Kelly out for violating the rules, only for Kelly [[RulesLawyer (a lawyer)]] to point out that the rules say that while everyone has to take turns on guard duty there's no rule against sleeping on duty.

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* On WereAlive, ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'', Kelly falls asleep on guard duty and doesn't hear [[ThemeTwinNaming Latch and Scratch]] knocking at the door. Michael threatens to kick Kelly out for violating the rules, only for Kelly [[RulesLawyer (a lawyer)]] to point out that the rules say that while everyone has to take turns on guard duty there's no rule against sleeping on duty.
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