History Main / LoopholeAbuse

30th Oct '17 4:00:01 AM DrySoul
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Several examples refer to the [[RenamedTropes old name]] of this trope, Ain't No Rule.

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Several examples refer to the [[RenamedTropes old name]] of this trope, Ain't No Rule. Compare NoManOfWomanBorn.
2nd Apr '17 5:58:42 PM mariofan1000
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[[caption-width-right:300:And they say math is hard. [[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke The actual answer is 5 cm.]][[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:And they say math is hard. [[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke The [[note]]The actual answer is 5 cm.]][[/note]]]]
cm, if you're wondering.[[/note]]]]
18th Mar '17 1:25:50 PM Gosicrystal
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In RealLife, this is rare for two simple reasons: First, loopholes are quickly closed once discovered, sometimes by an ObviousRulePatch. Second, many systems have RuleZero: some designated referee, judge, or [[GameMaster authority figure]] has the absolute final word and can simply throw the argument out wholesale, usually by claiming that the "spirit" of the rule never intended to allow what the "letter" of it seems to say. On the other hand, some "loopholes" were actually [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything exceptions put in the rule for a reason]] and as such are (or have become) part of the rule.

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In RealLife, this is rare for two simple reasons: First, loopholes are quickly closed once discovered, sometimes by an ObviousRulePatch. Second, many systems have RuleZero: some designated referee, judge, or [[GameMaster authority figure]] has the absolute final word and can simply throw the argument out wholesale, usually by claiming that the "spirit" of the rule never intended to allow what the "letter" of it seems to say. On the other hand, some "loopholes" were actually [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight exceptions put in the rule for a reason]] and as such are (or have become) part of the rule.
17th Mar '17 1:35:21 PM EclipsedStar
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[[caption-width-right:300:And they say math is hard. [[note]]The actual answer is 5 cm.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:And they say math is hard. [[note]]The [[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke The actual answer is 5 cm.[[/note]]]]
]][[/note]]]]
11th Mar '17 10:43:59 PM Gorank
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[[caption-width-right:300:And they say math is hard. [[note]] The actual answer is 5 cm. [[/note]] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:And they say math is hard. [[note]] The [[note]]The actual answer is 5 cm. [[/note]] ]]
cm.[[/note]]]]
14th Feb '17 7:48:13 PM Specialist290
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Someone does something outrageous by finding a loophole in the rules, which were too [[ExactWords narrowly written]] to consider such possibilities. Loophole Abuse is a form of RefugeInAudacity -- which still allows the agent to claim they were [[JustFollowingOrders following the rules]].

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Someone -- typically but not always a RulesLawyer -- does something outrageous by finding a loophole in the rules, which were too [[ExactWords narrowly written]] to consider such possibilities. Loophole Abuse is a form of RefugeInAudacity -- which still allows the agent to claim they were [[JustFollowingOrders following the rules]].
9th Nov '16 11:47:37 AM BKelly95
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[[caption-width-right:300:And they say math is hard.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:And they say math is hard. [[note]] The actual answer is 5 cm. [[/note]] ]]
19th Jun '16 5:55:31 AM Jhonny
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In RealLife, this is rare for two simple reasons: First, loopholes are quickly closed once discovered, sometimes by an ObviousRulePatch. Second, many systems have RuleZero: some designated referee, judge, or [[GameMaster authority figure]] has the absolute final word and can simply throw the argument out wholesale, usually by claiming that the "spirit" of the rule never intended to allow what the "letter" of it seems to say. On the other hand, some "loopholes" were actually [[TheDefTeamThinksOfEverything exceptions put in the rule for a reason]] and as such are (or have become) part of the rule.

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In RealLife, this is rare for two simple reasons: First, loopholes are quickly closed once discovered, sometimes by an ObviousRulePatch. Second, many systems have RuleZero: some designated referee, judge, or [[GameMaster authority figure]] has the absolute final word and can simply throw the argument out wholesale, usually by claiming that the "spirit" of the rule never intended to allow what the "letter" of it seems to say. On the other hand, some "loopholes" were actually [[TheDefTeamThinksOfEverything [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything exceptions put in the rule for a reason]] and as such are (or have become) part of the rule.
19th Jun '16 5:54:53 AM Jhonny
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In RealLife, this is rare for two simple reasons: First, loopholes are quickly closed once discovered, sometimes by an ObviousRulePatch. Second, many systems have RuleZero: some designated referee, judge, or [[GameMaster authority figure]] has the absolute final word and can simply throw the argument out wholesale, usually by claiming that the "spirit" of the rule never intended to allow what the "letter" of it seems to say.

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In RealLife, this is rare for two simple reasons: First, loopholes are quickly closed once discovered, sometimes by an ObviousRulePatch. Second, many systems have RuleZero: some designated referee, judge, or [[GameMaster authority figure]] has the absolute final word and can simply throw the argument out wholesale, usually by claiming that the "spirit" of the rule never intended to allow what the "letter" of it seems to say.
say. On the other hand, some "loopholes" were actually [[TheDefTeamThinksOfEverything exceptions put in the rule for a reason]] and as such are (or have become) part of the rule.
18th Jun '16 3:54:19 PM PixelKnight
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In RealLife, this is rare for two simple reasons: First, loopholes are quickly closed once discovered. Second, many systems have RuleZero: some designated referee, judge, or [[GameMaster authority figure]] has the absolute final word and can simply throw the argument out wholesale, usually by claiming that the "spirit" of the rule never intended to allow what the "letter" of it seems to say.

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In RealLife, this is rare for two simple reasons: First, loopholes are quickly closed once discovered.discovered, sometimes by an ObviousRulePatch. Second, many systems have RuleZero: some designated referee, judge, or [[GameMaster authority figure]] has the absolute final word and can simply throw the argument out wholesale, usually by claiming that the "spirit" of the rule never intended to allow what the "letter" of it seems to say.
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