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  1. Caesar

    December 2017 Staff QnA follow up

    @Jamie, you should check out Para's profile. There was much more scope for agreement than we realised. I agree significantly with your second paragraph. I don't believe you can be 100% consistent. I didn't actually address the creation of the rules directly but more their interpretation. My position can be summed up as follows. Cases with similar facts should be treated the same. If there is divergence that requires a different judgement it should be argued well enough that any reasonable critic can see the reasoning. Be as consistent as possible. But we all understand that over times interpretations can change. As long as they are not changing so frequently or drastically that you unfairly punish those who could not have known. My point was that if you start with the idea that you can do something it unfortunately occurs that people fail to think if they should. I did notice some of that attitude when I rejoined staff briefly. Para's comment seemed to indicate that it had resurfaced. I don't speak about any particular case. I don't intend to reply further as if I haven't made myself clear yet. I probably won't. Oh and you've got that razor sharp edge. o7.
  2. Caesar

    • Caesar
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    • Para

    Rather than clutter up that thread further. I am curious, what in the UK's modern history makes you believe that consistency has been abandoned?

    Being an Australian we got our legal system is essentially from you guys. So much so that it was technically possible to appeal to the UK's privy council (a process admittedly only used once) until it was last denied in practice in the 60's.

    The rule of law is a basic principle held to many Western countries. One of its primary facets is that the populace should be constrained by the law, not by decrees made from upon high. Interpretation exists, but historical precedent is only changed with significant justification and is the exception to the rule.

    I never said you can never distinguish a case. You can, but you must be able to justify it. Having the onus on the GM's ensures that a certain amount of intellectual rigour is imposed in judgements. In my experience it helps prevent people falling into the trap that just because they can use subjective values, they should. They should always challenge their inherent assumptions to see if they hold up to scrutiny.

    Look forward to hearing your thoughts. Also all this fluff on profiles makes my beast gaming PC and decent internet lag like fuck.

    1. Caesar

      Caesar

      FYI for further reading.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precedent

      Case law is incredibly important to legal systems, including the UK's. Precedent can be overruled, especially by a higher court but generally once a higher court has made a decision the lower courts are bound by it. The higher court can later change it's opinion. But even then previous cases become "persuasive". Changes are only done with significant consideration of its impact for future cases.

      I would need significant evidence to persuade me that the UK has abandoned such an important pillar of legal systems worldwide.

    2. Para

      Para

      Firstly, I never said it had been abandoned entirely. it hasn't, it is just now the system has the judiciary taking into account more social views. The system now, as it currently stands, allows the judiciary to dissent from the 'law' (obviously they cannot outright go against the law, comparable to here you can't suddenly allow somebody to log out after 20 minutes of their timer instead of 30).

      I wish I had my AS law notes,

      TL;DR and from what I can remember:

      Pre 1900s, the law was inconsistent AF though the system was still in development. I think around 1916, there was a case whereby the UKSC (or formerly the UKHL) had to remain 100% consistent for all cases after that. For us, over the last 100 years of so, massive amounts of social change have been introduced, be it a more widely accepted view on abortion to other areas of law such as voluntary manslaughter. A system that is 100% consistent is unable to change, and once cemented into the system, a judiciary doesn't want to stray away from that standard for many years. It wasn't until the 1960s (I think 1967) after that the law was reformed to allow the house of lords to step away from previous precedent and adapt the law to fit the modern standard. 

      There have been cases after the 1960s where the judiciary has failed to step away from this 'standard' they were forced into accepting simply because it was cemented into their ways. 

      If this seems vague, i apologise, but I destroyed all my old notes when i finished my A-Levels and I wasn't particularly in the mood to write an essay on this topic (as i already did 2 years ago :P )

      Edit: Also, I know how precedent works, i studied Law during my A-Levels and am now studying law at degree level. I've never said it abandoned it's precedent system, what I am saying is that when the system does not allow them to step away from previous precedent the system becomes impossible and unfair when new changes come along. 

    3. Caesar

      Caesar

      It seems we are more in agreement then we originally thought. We both acknowledge there is middle ground. I never said you will ever reach 100% consistency. It's an impossible goal. I see we are both law students so understand the doctrine of precedent. My argument is you start from a position of consistency and then only diverge with a very good reason indeed. I was arguing against the mindset that Rolle often showed. As you said, even your house of lords (as well as our high court) and reticent to change previous rulings. On occasions it is absolutely necessary to take into account changing statutes and societal issues, but once again. It is the exception to the rule.

      I think the scope for disagreement here is much smaller than I originally thought. I don't know how inconsistent staff has been. But it should be the case that any changes are made with the intent of alleviating shortfalls in the system and not a "case by case" system of bias and subjectivity. These changes should then be enforced. Ideally if changes are made suddenly to rectify an issue the person should not be punished if an offence is now punishable and a notice should be made the conduct is no longer acceptable. If a certain conduct is now acceptable all future cases should adhere to the standard.

    4. JoffreyRP

      JoffreyRP

      /r/iamverysmart

  3. Caesar

    Caesar

    Since I doubt I'll be on this site on new years. I'll post this now.

     

    1. EndeavourRP

      EndeavourRP

      Hello Legend Caesar 

    2. Caesar

      Caesar

      Hello Western.

    3. EndeavourRP

      EndeavourRP

      Return time? 

    4. Caesar

      Caesar

       

    5. GenericName

      GenericName

      I miss your non sugar-coated opinions. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    6. JoffreyRP

      JoffreyRP

      I don't.

    7. Caesar

      Caesar

      =D

  4. Caesar

    December 2017 Staff QnA follow up

    This answer saddens me greatly. Nothing against Para personally but it is an attitude that needs to be eliminated with extreme prejudice. I understand that you can never be 100% consistent. But you should always strive to that goal. In law they have things called precedents, and while a court can distinguish (basically ignore) a case it is generally only done if a significant legal oversight has been made. There should be a doctrine of equal under the law. If a distinction has to be made it should be explained to a level that would satisfy any reasonable critic. It should be a basic intellectual exercise of the staff to start with the standard and to rigorously challenge the standard with the facts of the case to determine if extenuating circumstances must be taken into account. Only if that can in fact be justified should the punishment or outcome be changed. You should never start from the viewpoint that just because you can, you should. I know much of this comes from Rolle. While he is the "captain" of this boat I would have hoped that the admins would challenge this idea. Rolle has a tendency of making captains calls. While technically his right he does have a tendency to work against his communities best interest in his haste. He will see something he doesn't like and rather than sit back and think it through he will lead from a place of emotion, over logic. Not that I am speaking of any particular case, because honestly I haven't been paying attention. My 2c.
  5. Caesar

    Return of SVR?

    Honestly, the group would need changes. The server was different back then. But I would support it. Although hardly an unbiased observer. It might even make me come back (maybe a 10% chance) if some of our old adversaries came back to make it a challenge in the ever evolving war for dominance.
  6. William

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    • Caesar

    oh

    1. Caesar

      Caesar

      ah

    2. Jamie

      Jamie

      i wanna knowwwwww

       

  7. Caesar

    Anti - telepathic communication rule

    I always said that this was bullshit. If a certain group of people hadn't of changed the definition of surrender and used the plain English definition it would never have been such a big issue (as was originally intended). I distinctly remember when I first saw this in a report I was totally outraged by it, but everyone else saw it as ok. It's a stupid thing to allow. Better late than never I guess. I still maintain that changed for the worse. Sure the original definition may not have been perfect, but in those circumstances it was a significant improvement. As soon as you "surrender", just stop talking. This doesn't mean wait until your radio is taken. There are other good suggestions in this thread, including in all hostile situations forcing a double mic. I am not saying the original intention was the best solution or the only one. More stating that the change in definition was poorly thought out as it went backwards. I get the annoyance here, but I also get the counterpoint. From my experience of group dynamics not everything stated is IC while playing the game. So much of this game can be done on autopilot that you don't even have to talk too much about it apart from some basics or when something interesting actually happens.
  8. Caesar

    • Caesar
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    • Jamie

    5fbabcf41b072b8abce96a9621ed807e56a250e5

    I am proud of you, although I will confuse you and refuse to say why. This goes for you other red names also.

    1. Jamie

      Jamie

      That's surprising. 

      Can you elaborate? 

    2. Aiko

      Aiko

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      What could it be!?

    3. Caesar

      Caesar

      You shall never know, or maybe you shall. Who can tell :D. 

  9. Caesar

    TS and Voip - make it more fair?.

    It has the same problem as things like ACRE. It's inherently less fun. Let me explain, people when playing during lulls will not always talk about in game stuff. In my experience there is a great deal of "shit talk" going on with people just having fun. If people had to broadcast this as well they could easily get hit with Bad RP. Is it ideal that people use radio when they can RP in game? No. but it also happens for a reason. This reason is not always malicious or attempting to seek an advantage.
  10. Caesar

    • Caesar
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    • Cid

    Congratz, long overdue IMO.

    1. Cid

      Cid

      I feel the same.  Thanking you.

  11. Caesar

    Caesar

    Today is a dark day, DayZRP has lost a true hero. A light in the darkness, a voice of reason in the insanity, the calm in the storm.

    We can only wait and see how this day impacts not only this day, but all days to come.

    1. YaBoiParantoid

      YaBoiParantoid

      Don't worry, he's back in 17 days :> 

    2. Lyca

      Lyca

      Not gonna lie... he got me too.

      I was unbelievable sad.

    3. BostonRP

      BostonRP

      DayZRP hasn't lost me!

    4. Chewy

      Chewy

      It's okay, El no will be back soon.

       

    5. Caesar

      Caesar

    6. YaBoiParantoid

      YaBoiParantoid

      ouy knahT

    7. Caesar

      Caesar

      Little does a certain blue monkey know, the gate was locked behind him.

    8. YaBoiParantoid

      YaBoiParantoid

      I noticed, I was turning the key :>

    9. Caesar

      Caesar

      They also changed the locks.

    10. YaBoiParantoid

      YaBoiParantoid

      Guess that's why the Mongols invented pogo sticks

    11. Caesar

      Caesar

      It's sad I got that reference.

    12. Roland

      Roland

      Who? :D

    13. YaBoiParantoid

      YaBoiParantoid

      @Rolle cheeky

  12. Caesar

    Manchester

    You're right. But the problem in adittion to the actual source is fundamentalism. If you are a fundamentalist christian you are just as able to commit heinous acts. Luckily the western world went through a reformation that the other parts have not. We can only hope other parts of the world follow suit with rapid progress. In my view it's all wrong. But if you believe it without harming anyone. So be it.
  13. Caesar

    Caesar

    My heart goes out the the victims and their loved ones in the several terrorist incidents recently. I only hope that one day we can all come together and focus on our shared humanity, rather than the divisions of religion.

  14. Caesar

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    • Kordruga

    Are you bored? You seem bored.

    1. Kordruga

      Kordruga

      I do not like you.

    2. Caesar

      Caesar

      Surprisingly enough, I really don't care.

  15. Kordruga

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    • Caesar

    lol

    1. Caesar

      Caesar

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