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17th Jun '17 10:31:41 AM nombretomado
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* In RugbyUnion, it's said that an openside flanker who doesn't get accused of cheating is not good enough.[[note]]an openside flanker is responsible for, among other things, winning turnovers.[[/note]]

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* In RugbyUnion, UsefulNotes/RugbyUnion, it's said that an openside flanker who doesn't get accused of cheating is not good enough.[[note]]an openside flanker is responsible for, among other things, winning turnovers.[[/note]]
2nd May '17 2:54:59 PM cybertoy0
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* [[TheBarnum Grunkle]] [[LovableRogue Stan]] of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' lives by these rules. When Mabel asked if putting fake inspection certificates on his CrappyCarnival's rides was legal, he replied, "When there's no cops around, anything's legal!"
19th Apr '17 7:57:43 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', you can join several guilds, and one of the rules is usually that you're not allowed to steal from or kill other guild members. However, you can do both of these things safely and if you do it without getting caught, you won't be kicked out of the guild. House Telvanni has an interesting twist on theft among members: their philosophy is that, if you steal something from another member of the Telvanni and live to tell about it, you clearly deserve whatever it is you stole.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', worship of Talos is illegal in the Empire... but it's illegal through a treaty with [[ScrewYouElves a bunch of Nazi elves that everyone hates]], so it's never really enforced until the civil war. Whiterun, ostensibly an Imperial city, has a preacher crying Talos' praises openly in the streets while the civil war rages.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', you Morrowind]]'',
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can join several guilds, and one of the rules is usually that you're not allowed to steal from or kill other guild members. However, you can do both of these things safely and if you do it without getting caught, you won't be kicked out of the guild. House Telvanni has an interesting twist on theft among members: their philosophy is that, if you steal something from another member of the Telvanni and live to tell about it, you clearly deserve whatever it is you stole.
*** During the Mages Guild quest line, you will take on some quests for Ajira, the Balmora Guild Hall resident alchemist, who has a bet with Galbedir, the Guild Hall's enchanter, over who will reach the rank of Journeyman first. Ajira's quests involve doing things like sabotaging Galbedir's experiments while Ajira herself takes full credit for her research, [[StealingTheCredit despite your significant help]] in the matter.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', worship of Talos is illegal in the Empire... but it's illegal through a treaty with [[ScrewYouElves a bunch of Nazi elves that everyone hates]], so it's never really enforced until the civil war. Whiterun, ostensibly an Imperial city, has a preacher crying Talos' praises openly in the streets while the civil war rages.
6th Apr '17 9:28:11 PM unclebubba62
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** According to the official rules, if a player lands on property owned by another player, the property owner has until the ''second'' player after that rolls the dice to demand rent. After that, the player gets away scott free. "[[AvertedTrope No sneaks]]" is a popular house rule that removes this clause; if the property owner suddenly remembers the oversight later, they are still owed rent.

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** According to the official rules, if a player lands on property owned by another player, the property owner has until the ''second'' player after that rolls the dice to demand rent. After that, the player gets away scott scot free. "[[AvertedTrope No sneaks]]" is a popular house rule that removes this clause; if the property owner suddenly remembers the oversight later, they are still owed rent.
20th Feb '17 6:53:41 PM zachtan1234
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* (Unofficial)Core value number 8 of the Singapore Armed Forces: do whatever you want, but don't get caught.

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* (Unofficial)Core (Unofficial) Core value number 8 9 of the Singapore Armed Forces: do whatever you want, but don't get caught.
3rd Jan '17 3:09:01 AM DaibhidC
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** The difference may have been due to the manner in which they cheated. Alternate-Kirk simply disabled the shields of the enemy vessels and destroyed them, while Kirk-Prime reprogrammed the enemy's behavior to respect the reputation he intended to build as captain such that they would allow him to proceed unmolested. So while Alternate-Kirk cheated in a way that he could plausibly have hidden and gotten away with entirely if not for the fact that the game was {{unwinnable}}, Kirk-Prime took RefugeInAudacity.

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** The difference may have been due to the manner in which they cheated. Alternate-Kirk simply disabled the shields of the enemy vessels and destroyed them, while Kirk-Prime (according to the ExpandedUniverse) reprogrammed the enemy's behavior to respect the reputation he intended to build as captain such that they would allow him to proceed unmolested. So while Alternate-Kirk cheated in a way that he could plausibly have hidden and gotten away with entirely if not for the fact that the game was {{unwinnable}}, Kirk-Prime took RefugeInAudacity.
28th Dec '16 6:30:41 PM thatother1dude
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* In a very early ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' episode, during the Chunin exams the ninjas-in-training are given a written test with the unusual rule that they cannot be caught cheating more than four times. So, needless to say, all of the skilled students discreetly use their ninja skills to do so without getting caught. Which was, of course, [[HiddenPurposeTest the entire point]], as the test was absurdly difficult (Sakura was the only one who actually knew any answers) and two planted students were given the answers ahead of time. Naruto himself, however, unwittingly engaged in LoopholeAbuse due to the aforementioned nature of the exam. [[spoiler: Since he never ''attempted'' to cheat, he was never caught, and thus passed the exam on those grounds.]]

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* In a very early ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' episode, during the Chunin exams the ninjas-in-training are given a written test with the unusual rule that they cannot be caught cheating more than four times. So, needless to say, all of the skilled students discreetly use their ninja skills to do so without getting caught. Which was, of course, [[HiddenPurposeTest the entire point]], as the test was absurdly difficult (Sakura was the only one who actually knew any answers) and two planted students were given the answers ahead of time. Naruto himself, however, unwittingly engaged in LoopholeAbuse due to the aforementioned nature of the exam. [[spoiler: Since he never ''attempted'' to cheat, he was never caught, and thus passed the exam on those grounds.grounds--even though he never even ''tried'' to answer one question.]]
28th Dec '16 6:30:03 PM thatother1dude
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* In a very early ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' episode, during the Chunin exams the ninjas-in-training are given a written test with the unusual rule that they cannot be caught cheating more than four times. So, needless to say, all of the skilled students discreetly use their ninja skills to do so without getting caught. Which was, of course, [[HiddenPurposeTest the entire point]], as the test was absurdly difficult and could only be solved by copying from the two planted students given the answers ahead of time (or Sakura, who was smart enough to solve them without cheating).
** Naruto himself, however, unwittingly engaged in LoopholeAbuse due to the aforementioned nature of the exam.- [[spoiler: Since he never ''attempted'' to cheat, he was never caught, and thus passed the exam on those grounds]].

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* In a very early ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' episode, during the Chunin exams the ninjas-in-training are given a written test with the unusual rule that they cannot be caught cheating more than four times. So, needless to say, all of the skilled students discreetly use their ninja skills to do so without getting caught. Which was, of course, [[HiddenPurposeTest the entire point]], as the test was absurdly difficult and could (Sakura was the only be solved by copying from the one who actually knew any answers) and two planted students were given the answers ahead of time (or Sakura, who was smart enough to solve them without cheating).
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time. Naruto himself, however, unwittingly engaged in LoopholeAbuse due to the aforementioned nature of the exam.- exam. [[spoiler: Since he never ''attempted'' to cheat, he was never caught, and thus passed the exam on those grounds]].grounds.]]
18th Dec '16 3:42:27 PM bwburke94
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* The Baltimore Orioles of the 1890's. They pretty much stretched the rules of baseball of time like taffy. A short list of the things they did: having the ground keeping crew alter the field in various ways to enable Baltimore's batters to play "small ball," hiding a ball within the outfield grass, grabbing onto the base runner's belt, putting dirt and pebbles in shoes, throwing equipment at base runners, tripping base runners, shoving base runners, and hip checks on base runners. As others have mentioned many times, this was not considered cheating, but playing smart baseball. Their manager at the time called it "playing baseball as she was meant to be played" though John McGraw, their pugnacious 3rd baseman more truthfully called it "artful kicking." They inspired other baseball teams, even to this day.

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* The Baltimore Orioles of the 1890's. They pretty much stretched the rules of baseball of time like taffy. A short list of the things they did: having the ground keeping crew alter the field in various ways to enable Baltimore's batters to play "small ball," hiding a ball within the outfield grass, grabbing onto the base runner's belt, putting dirt and pebbles in shoes, throwing equipment at base runners, tripping base runners, shoving base runners, and hip checks on base runners. As others have mentioned many times, this was not considered cheating, but playing smart baseball. Their manager at the time called it "playing baseball as she was meant to be played" though John McGraw, [=McGraw=], their pugnacious 3rd baseman more truthfully called it "artful kicking." They inspired other baseball teams, even to this day.
9th Dec '16 7:30:15 PM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', the Straw Hats take massive advantage of this during the Davy Back Fight. After all, it can't be proven they're responsible for the mass of fog and heavy wind that covered the field just before the second round, or that they beat the hell out of the Groggy Monsters under the cover of said fog.
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