Perhaps, since they don't see this forum as the right venue for a debate? Perhaps, an answer will lead to more (or should I say many more?) questions and tiresome debates about "right" "wrong" and "in between"..
I think the whole issue could be a non-issue if the general level of trust in the WBF and other bridge organizations was higher. No public debate or article should be published in a "normal" world where the relevant organization is trusted to perform its duties. A simple email to ...
A nuisance defense is simply to use your defense against strong NT at the two level, with the 1NT bid itself replacing the (non-penalty) meaning of X in your defense.
If, for example, you are playing DONT over strong NT use it as follows:
When RHO opens 1♣ 1NT ...
Perhaps a definition of sportsmanship is in order (from Merriam Webster dictionary):
"conduct (as fairness, respect for one's opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing) becoming to one participating in a sport".
The examples Jeff presented definitely fit. There is no mention of rules etc.
Speaking of calculation. How controlled is the travel spending for BOD members? Perhaps such controls should be put in place or tightened.
I see no reason not to put reasonable spending limits in place.
Exactly. So why bother?
IMO, unless there is firm belief that clients are innocent, best strategy would be to negotiate a deal.
However, the opportunity for a great line of defense presents itself via the existence of the "court of public opinion".
The fact that F-S and F-N were tried ...