The thread on Sexism reminded my I wanted to ask about personal conduct. The rule is clearly stated.
All players are expected to conduct themselves in a polite and sensitive manner. Outbursts, especially those including indecent language, are unacceptable.
I was surprised when watching Wizard Mode to actually see REG officially given a warning about outbursts. I see lots of top players yelling at machines, kicking chairs, rage tilting, shaking other machines after their ball because they couldn’t afford to tilt their game. I am not here to call anyone out by name, or even pass judgement. I have developed bad habits in basements and have my own share of outbursts.
What I don’t see is consistent enforcement of this rule. If it was enforced, it would introduce a new skill not many are practicing right now. Having rules that are not enforced, or worse are explicitly ignored seems wrong. This also does build an environment that could be uncomfortable for some attendees and may not be welcoming to children.
Should TD make an effort to consistently enforce the rule through the entire tournament (in which case I expect a sea of yellow), or should the rule be dropped?