Are you saying this is ambiguous?
The problem was that we (or mainly I, although I saw Hazel do it first) have been flexible on that rule during the tournaments and have been accepting posts made after deadlines and even when matches have started. As a result TheMadHatter understandably thought that it was acceptable to do so.
Which highlights the problem really that by trying to be nice and encourage more people to play by being flexible I have introduced ambiguity into the rules. Everybody had seemed to be happy about this though until recently as the last two times it's happened sidtypical has pointed out that he doesn't think it's right not to follow the set rules.
Which brings us to now, where I said in the other topic that since sid didn't seem happy about the rules not be enforcement I would change my stance from now on and enforce them to the set deadline. Upon me posting this statement though some other members said it wasn't a good idea and we should keep it friendlier and allow the most people to be able to play. Which is why I then posted this topic to see what rules people would most like to see, so we could have the best rules for people set in place.