I had a PM conversation with Jardinn where I clarified how it all worked with him and he seemed totally happy with that. I can understand the desire to help out people who have subbed before becoming 'official raiders' as it were but I do think it adds further complications to an already fairly complicated process.
In all honesty with the time zone differences maintaining the spreadsheet re sign ups is a bit of a pita since I generally go through the logs to ensure that I am basing sign up points on the cut off time of when Halexx confirms raiders.
That said, in the spreadsheet I generally make a note of any pugs who attended where they don't have their own line/points in the comment for the total figure for that specific raid and also note where people didn't sign up correctly.
I try to be fair re people having to change their status at the last minute. I figure if they were coming and go to the effort of changing to not coming even if it's short notice they still deserve their point allocation for sign up since they used the raid ninja tool - and that is the main point of this whole system. If they signed up as coming and just didn't show then they get no points.
If they signed up but it was after the point in time where Halexx confirmed the raiders - well they get no points regardless of what status they entered.
I am not happy with the idea of assigning partial points for late sign ups. It goes against the actual point of having sign ups with a deadline in the first place. I am ok with awarding points for pug attendance in retrospect where the pug becomes an official raider within a short period of their initial raid attendance like say 3 weeks. Although this will mean more manual effort.
Re the specific comment about Jardinn: "1 point is assigned for attendance at a raid unless there was no sign up in Raid Ninja - in this case no points are awarded for raid attendance."
Perhaps this should say: "1 point is assigned for attendance at a raid unless there was no sign up in Raid Ninja by the Tuesday night deadline - in this case no points are awarded for raid attendance." since that clarifies how it actually works. Although in reality it's more 'before Halexx confirms attendees sometime wednesday"
On a final note, of all the people who have pugged with us and then become official raiders by applying, and there are several, the only time the system has been called into question is twice that I am aware of - by Seelyon (who didn't understand how it worked) and Jardinn. This suggest to me that overall the process is working fine really and we just need to make the rules clearer.