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So this weekend, I got to witness firsthand how things shouldn't be handled. I know that judges are supposed to follow policy, but you definitely shouldn't be tyrannical about it. The very fact that players were getting losses for something that has just recently been put into enforcement wasn't all too uncommon, but the fact that there were the most disqualifications I've ever seen in my 10 years as a player at one single event is incredibly mind boggling. I've never before in my life seen people who are less understanding about minor differences in sleeve quality be able to throw around disqualification slips like they were going out of style. The very fact that people are able to be disqualified for something out of their control, and in the case of some after the advice of the same judge to change out the sleeves in question is just confusing. What is this supposed to teach? That at any moment you can get thrown out of a tournament and have all your hard work go for naught because something that is out of your control occurred? Excuse me for thinking that these judges should have been a bit more lenient. The next quip came from what is to determine what constitutes a marked sleeve. I had 2 of my friends get a DQ this weekend for having "marked cards", ones that weren't even relevant to the deck. Why would anybody in their right mind want to mark cards that provide no benefit to themselves? I just don't understand this. I also witnessed an incident where Dan Posey walked over to a table where a match was being recorded and basically ripped the camera and tripod away from the table while being incredibly aggressive in telling off the recorder. I would have loved to see what resulted if the camera was damaged, because there was literally no warning to put it away. Yes, I'm aware policy doesn't allow recording in venues, but that doesn't mean you have the right to potentially put hundreds of dollars at risk to make a point. All I know is that many people, including myself, are incredibly afraid to play in YCS level events with that particular judge staff because of how particular they were about sleeves and how quick they were able to just determine somebody was cheating without giving them a word in edgewise. I definitely think this needs to be looked into, because this was just downright ridiculous. I also heard from a few friends that they were either missing or had mysteriously found cards in their deck boxes that had not been there previously. I'm not going as far as to accuse anything, but I also feel like that should be looked into. I'd also like to point out that this was one of the first YCS events that I've attended in years that neither Julia or Frank were in attendance, and of course it's the one where all hell breaks loose. So anyways, there you have it. I don't really have much to say besides this is my opinion and doesn't reflect for anything on DGz, ARG, or whatever else I need to say. I hope this doesn't sound too dumb, because I wrote this up last night as I was coming home and was incredibly tired. If you want any sort of clarification on any sections; please ask.