EndGameOmega wrote:By that logic all shirts are off topic and should be rejected. Again not only are you missing my point, but your creating arguments which don't hold.
Try to understand what I'm saying, I know I'm not always clear in my explanations, but your responses lead me to believe that you don't even understand my point. The concept at work here, the fundamental idea behind the shirt is the mystical and mysterious nature of the circle. The idea, the symbolism is at work is wrapped up in the symbol pi. The nature of the shape and how it is use is far removed from that of a letter. Though the specific shape may represent it so, it is not being used as the Greek alphabet. It's fundamentally different.
Perhaps this will help, letters are symbols, and text is comprised of letters. However not all symbols are letters. Pi in the form and nature as it is being used here is not as a letter. It is purely symbolic, hence not true text. I don't believe the artist is using it as a greek letter would. It would not be pronounced as the letter pi would be nor could you use it in a greek sentence. It is fundamental detracted from the alphabet due to the nature of how it's being used.
The inaccuracy on woots part maybe minor,and to most people trivial. However I dislike ambiguity in any set of rules, as it creates unclear distinction between what is and is not valid.
@ is a symbol. It would get rejected. Because it is text. Letters are also text. Words are text because they are made of text. when you "text" someone, you say things like "R U there? thx 4 th gift". These are not words, but they are text. Which is why it is called "texting" and not "wording". Likely, greek phones text the letter pi often.
You don't understand intention. If a triangle is used, as your Delta argument before, it is a triangle, unless used in a context where it might be a delta. Similarly, if someone made a bench that looked like the pi symbol, but was clearly a bench, it would not be rejected. This is clearly pi, and pi is text. It is intended to be pi. It might not be intended to be the LETTER pi, but it is intended to be the SYMBOL pi, and since all letters are symbols, and all letters are text, the SYMBOL pi is text. Some symbols aren't text, like that pyramid with the eye on the back of our money, or many religious ones, such as a star of david, a cross, a pentagram... these are not text, but are symbols. If your symbol is also text, it is rejected. Simple stuff.
Though even without the text argument, which you are unable to grasp, you say the shirt is about "the mystery of a circle". Uh, right. Given the more mysterious yet not mystery rejections elsewhere in the derby, this would have been off topic, even if it was allowed that your incredibly backwards definition of what is and isn't text was correct.
I understand your argument. And it is flawed and stupid.