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Old 12-20-2018, 07:44 AM
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No one has yet explained why this needs to be public.
We like it that way.
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:46 AM
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. No one has yet explained why this needs to be public.
Because it uniquely identifies players with similar/identical names. It's the same reason you can go onto the USCF site and (still) find my USCF number, state and rating from 30 years ago.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:39 AM
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Of course you can. The purpose of the topic was not to think of all of the many possible ways to break rules. It was to question the wisdom of so freely sharing member information. No one has yet explained why this needs to be public.
Nor why it needs to be hidden. Other than the extremely rare abuse allowing a player to play while ineligible, and one person bothered by this.

It's a member-run organization for a recreational activity. A certain amount of good faith is assumed. Thus the reference to disc weights, or other rules; sometimes it's not worth the effort to make them airtight, just to protect against the rare rogue.

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Old 12-20-2018, 09:00 AM
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I think this disenfranchises all the skinny jean players who dont have room to carry their ID!

I do however think this problem described by the OP is more common than actual sandbagging...
Purposely playing poorly in events to drive down your rating in order to qualify for a larger handicap in some handicap by rating event in the future.
An event that likely doesn't even exist any more. The only one I can think of is the super competitive Hadella Open.

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Old 12-20-2018, 02:02 PM
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I can understand the scenario in the OP: someone wants to play in a sanctioned tournament, but doesn't want to bother joining the PDGA so they play under someone else's name/number. The part I don't understand is: if you play the sport and like it enough to take the time and effort to play in a tournament, why not cough up $10 to support it?

I agree with the general consensus that it's a non-issue. Furthermore, it could damage the sport if unnecessary bureaucracy were added. One thing that's stood out to me as I've entered the DG community is how friendly and casual it is in general. Let's keep it that way!

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Old 12-23-2018, 01:20 AM
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Well, I guess the jig is up. Time for TDs to start carding players when they sign up. Membership card, driver's license, birth certificate and passport should all be required for entry to PDGA tournaments.
Although I don't see it as a problem that needs dealt with, I wouldn't bat an eye if I needed ID to play a tournament.


I'd like to meet the player ballsy enough to play under my name
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:44 AM
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When I first got my PDGA card, I thought that's what they were for...

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I'd like to meet the player ballsy enough to play under my name
Mine qualifies the usurper to his choice of 10 divisions. I might be a prime target. It would be cool to see some exotic locations on my record, not to mention some wins and 1000-rated rounds to go with the 802s.

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