Subsection 1. EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE OF 1927
Cross section A. The sufficianados, may out of the magnanimity of their hearts, answer a question regarding an event which occurred prior to 1927 under the conditions set forth in SECTION 1. Subsection 1. Cross section B.
Cross section B. To ask a question regarding an event which occurred prior to 1927 you must first conduct thyself in a manner described in SECTION 8, Subsection 2, Cross section B.. You must identify the question as being before 1927, and the question doesn't count. So don't get smart! See SECTION 1. Subsection 2. Cross section B. for further explanation.
Subsection 2. HOW TO ASK A PRE-1927 QUESTION
Cross section A. It is not a good idea to ask a question like... "Bet you can't guess who hit .408 in Sunday games during 1918?"
Cross section B. Here is an acceptable question.... " I knew when calling that you sufficianados would answer, without doubt, any question that I might ask of you, because you don't mess around. Therefore, I beseech thee to grant my humble request. (Upon receiving the affirmation of the sufficiandos) I have a question which occurred before 1927, which I ask only to receive the enlightenment brought forth by the word by the word of the sufficianados. May I ask this of thee? (if they say "YES" you may proceed.)
Subsection 3. FRIENDLY QUESTION REGARDING PRE-1927 EVENTS
Cross section A. Once you've humble yourself and gained the approval of the sufficianados you my chit-chat and drop a question in as follows... "You guys sure don't mess around. By the way, can you help me with a question before 1927?"
Cross section B. Once you've humbled yourself you still may not have gained approval of the sufficianados, so don't be pushy! You only get one question and that's it!
Cross section C. Those who have gained approval of the sufficianados know it! So if you have doubts, it is best to not risk the wrath of the sufficianados.