[Callers] As in Petronella

Neal Schlein via Callers callers at lists.sharedweight.net
Thu Dec 17 09:36:25 PST 2015

Umm...Aahz, I think you missed the point about standardization in contra
versus MWSD.

Yes: technically there are poorly understood and detailed applications in
squares that are not clearly defined, and in contras some of us discuss the
terminology we want to use.  But Callerlab prints definitions and
rulebooks;  CDSS does not.

A and B aren't really analogous in any meaningful way.

Neal Schlein
On Dec 17, 2015 8:50 AM, "Aahz Maruch via Callers" <
callers at lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 17, 2015, John Sweeney via Callers wrote:
> >
> > Whether complete standardisation is a good thing or a bad thing is
> another
> > matter entirely; we all have our own opinions about MWSD :-)
> Note that MWSD is not completely standardized -- it's more like the C
> programming language with areas that are ill-defined, or at least which
> only extremely nitpicky people know how to do correctly.  An example
> someone told me about last night:
> Given a right-handed ocean wave with girls in the center, call "girls
> U-turn back and Roll".  What should be the result?  (Side note:
> reviewing the definition right now, I think the person I was talking with
> had the wrong answer, but it's ambiguous.)
> Therefore, competent callers consider stuff like that to be either
> avoided or workshopped if you want to do them (the latter being just
> like contra).
> An interesting point that mostly only MWSD callers are aware of: the
> CALLERLAB Applications Review Committee uses the terms "proper" and
> "improper" rather than "right"/"wrong" or "legal"/"illegal" because they
> have zero power to enforce their decisions.
> CALLERLAB also has "Standard Application" documents for Basic through
> Plus, they tell you which formations/arrangements are more likely to
> succeed/fail for any given call.
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