Originally Posted by JohnnyOmega
2. Summoners that report may select the wrong violation for which the accused violator is guilty of (if guilty at all). If you find any instance of guilt for any violation in any of the games that the accused is reported in, then you should click Punish. You are expected to click Punish for a guilty violator even if he/she is innocent of the violation reported IF the violator is guilty of another type of violation.
I gave the Tribunal a try for the first time today. In one of my cases, a player was reported in four different games, three of which for having an inappropriate name (which he most certainly did), and one for intentionally feeding. I did not see sufficient evidence of intentional feeding, so I'd say he might not have been guilty of that; however, that one possible false reporting does not excuse the other offense. It was a no-brainer to go ahead and click Punish.
It got me thinking, though, that it feels like one should be able to vote for each reported offense, or at least, each game involved. For example, what if I were given a case for a person who was guilty of one crime yet seemed to be wrongfully reported in multiple other games? It's true that someone who violated the Code in, say, 1/6 of his reported games is not exempt from punishment for the one game simply because five others don't quite fit the bill, but since we vote one time for the player as a whole...
Well, I guess it all depends on how the system works, if it more heavily affects what punishment the player receives based upon how many games they were reported in. I don't really know how the number of games reported factors into things in the background. In a real court of law, the defendant is judged on each convicted criminal count individually, and may be found guilty of one crime yet not guilty of a few others. A real criminal is only punished for each crime they are found guilty for.
So... I realize I should probably still click Punish for someone who is guilty in only one of several reported games, but how are all those extra reports weighed in? It just seems too generalized to punish someone for collective crimes no matter how many of them they actually committed. Sorry, I'm just picturing someone being sentenced to 20 years in prison for theft and manslaughter when they really only did the thieving.