Rag is just a large event of Dagorhir, not Dagorhir is practice for Rag, thus rules for one would be rules for the other. I know the thread this is coming from and the javi rule was brought up, so why wouldn't you just go ahead and make something that will pass at rag as opposed to having two sets of gear, having your stuff fail, or having to rebuild?
This is the disconnect. Your realm practices and other events ARE practice for Rag. Or at least that was how it was in the beginning and in Concept. Your realm is well within their rights to alter the rules for Rag to fit the way you like to play the game on your home field and even at events run by your realm. But you do so at the risk of not playing by the same rules that are in place for Rag, and having your gear fail, should you attend Rag.
It is expected that Dag fighters will flock to Rag no matter what the hardships. Rag IS that fun and badass. The general consensus among the major players, and attendees of Rag is, they do not want to do anything that might dissuade people from attending this event. This includes e-voting.
The rules for Rag are simply that, Rules for Rag. The people in attendance at Rag don't want people who are not there to assert their views on how to play Dag at an event that they will not attend. Conversely, the attendees at Rag have no desire to force you to play by their rules on your home field. If a Rag rule is not how you want it, bring it up with your realm, vote on it and change it for your realm. Just realize that if you attend Rag, you will have to comply with the Rag rules.
Do you see the 2 way street here? Rag isn't telling non attendees how to fight, and non attendees are not telling attendees how to fight. It's actually working.
I will agree that the wording (sorry, we aint friggen lawyers) in the handbook, chapter contracts, MOA, ect does not line up with this perfectly, but this is how it is written by us hippies. Now it all you lawyer types want to fix the wording, DO IT and we will vote on it.