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My suggestion to the RC is to pass a rule...that disallows alcohol and any other substances at their meetings.
Agreed, current rule with no nubs, no top is decent, but the wedge scenario is too open for interpretation. Either in or out, no middle ground.
Actually all wedges should not count. The chances of having a disc wedge from the inside are very rare (maybe on an ace run) but all outside wedges should not count. Think about it, it was wedged into the basket from the outside. That means that the disc did not hit or enter the target area. It hit the basket, not above the basket rim which is where you need to hit the target area to hole out. Hitting the basket isn't hitting the target area.
See and I think the new no nubs or balancing on the cage could get into some gray territory.
You said if they hit the cage and wedge they missed the target, but I say the rules committee has the power to define what the target area is. It's also my opinion that for simplicity and to eliminate any ambiguity they should count them. Yes it's pretty lucky to get them to stick into the cage, but then so is hitting the outer part of the chains. I have seen plenty of shots miss the sweet spot completely and go in. 99% of those shots would have missed. I would call this a bad shot. Okay, maybe not as bad as hitting the cage, but I'm making a case for the fact that baskets aren't perfect judges of good and bad shots so it really doesn't hurt the purity of the sport by allowing for wedgies and on top of the basket. There would be no gray and no confusion. Oh and keep the "you must remove your disc to hole out... disallowing wedgies that fall out" and we are good to go.
As a whole I agree with you, if it's not on the ground and supported in any way but the target, it's good. Although, what this would do is introduce a higher level of luck and reduce the skill needed to properly complete the hole. The "all or nothing" approach really rewards sloppy play and removes a little of the precision needed to currently hit the target area.