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Quick Misbid Poll Question

A common point noted in the thread/s about "convention disruption" or "forgets" is that when the opponents have a bidding accident, it is much more likely to benefit you (scorewise) than to fix you.  Nevertheless, there is some question of personal utility involved, since one might suffer more aggravation when a misunderstanding leads to a fix than happiness when it leads to a top.

 

It has occurred to me that maybe what some of the advocates for harsher penalties (or greater adjustments) for misbids actually desire is not really a difference in score, but for people to stop misbidding against them (and they hope that changing the Laws might facilitate this).

 

Satisfy my curiosity.  Two questions, one poll.

 

1) Do you think, in general, that your opponents' misbids have been a net positive or a net negative for you, taking into account *only* the results at the bridge table and not any personal enjoyment when their misbid gets you a good score or annoyance when it gets you a bad one?

 

2) Suppose you could magically snap your fingers and guarantee that your opponents never had a misbid due to forgetfulness against you (which is not to say that they are always on the same page, or bid well - only that they're never going to forget their defense to a strong NT, etc.)  Would you do it?

I think my opponents' misbids have been a net positive scorewise for me. Given the choice, I'd prefer my opponents occasionally continue to misbid.
I think my opponents' misbids have been a net negative scorewise for me. Given the choice, I'd prefer my opponents occasionally continue to misbid.
I think my opponents' misbids have been a net positive scorewise for me. Given the choice, I'd prefer my opponents never misbid against me.
I think my opponents' misbids have been a net negative scorewise for me. Given the choice, I'd prefer my opponents never misbid against me.
I just want to play all of my bridge behind screens, thank you.
Other (please explain).

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