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  1. TDZdave

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    Welcome to the
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    ROUND 1, MARCH 2014!
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  2. memto89

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    WEC S3 (GT6) Starting March 1st 2014

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    Information will be updated continuously to please keep up-to-date with this thread


    From previous season we have devised the following changes; in order to combat the mid-season loss of interest, we will be increasing the number of championships being simultaneously run. Drivers will now run in teams of three people and compete in not only a class and driver points championship, but also a team and manufacturer championship; resulting in a total of 48 available positions.


    Rules and Regulations:

    In order to provide clarity over how the stewards will take action having reviewed a race, this list of driving rules has been produced to explain the criteria by which the stewards will judge. The maximum penalty for an infraction is stated within the square brackets, however the stewards can simply produce a warning to a driver. Any incident that requires the stewards discretion to apportion responsibility will be scrutinised by at least two stewards and the verdict will be a consensus view between them.

    Drivers will provide us with a report after each race they compete in, this greatly speeds up the process and helps us identify incidents that might otherwise be overlooked.
    Rulings can be appealed via PM on GTP, drivers may make their case, explaining their perception of events, however any ruling made after this ruling will be final.

    Collisions:

    Accident: A situation that results in contact in which the instigating driver loses control of their vehicle in a manner that makes avoiding the proceeding contact beyond reasonable expectation.

    Racing incident: A situation where contact occurs through the action (or inaction) of at least one of the drivers involved, while maintaining in clear control of their vehicle, in which no significant damage or delay occurs to those not baring due responsibility.

    Avoidable contact [+60]: A situation where a vehicle is damaged or delayed through the controlled actions, intentional or otherwise, of another driver, in which responsibility for the situation occurring can be clearly defined.
    If a collision is deemed as Avoidable contact, penalties will be given to the parties responsible even if they allow the other cars to re-pass after.

    Pit Lines [+30]: The pit entry and exit are defined as the area between the outside edge of the circuit and the inside edge of the pit line. If any part of a driver’s car crosses the line it will result in a penalty. There will be a statement in the Driver’s Briefing before each round that identifies which lines are being regulated.

    Corner Cutting [+30]: As a generalisation, track limits are defined by the outside edge of the white line on the circuit, however they also include the red and white curbing on apexes and exits; exceptions to this rule will be included in the driver’s briefing. A car must keep two wheels within the track limits at all times. If all four wheels are no longer within the track limits on three incidences within three laps, a penalty will be incurred.

    Driving Standards [+120]: If a driver is displaying poor control of their vehicle or deemed to behave in a reckless manner they will receive a driving standards warning. If one driver collects three warnings over the course of a season a penalty will be given. Note; damage is not a defence to this rule.

    Blocking [+60]: If a driver fails to provide racing room (the width of the passing car) to a car that has committed to a passing move, or otherwise forces them from the track during an overtake a penalty will be given to the responsible party even if they allow the other driver to pass afterwards.

    Rejoin Blocking [+60]: If a car is moving at significantly lower than racing speed such as rejoining the track (from either the pit lane or from an accident), or suffering from damage and deliberately moves to prevent another car from passing them they will receive a penalty.

    Blue Flags [+60]: A car that is being pursued by a car that is about to go a lap ahead is within their rights to drive their line and attempt to stay on the lead lap and is in no way expected to pull aside to allow the pursuer to pass. However, if the pursuing car attempts to make a pass and is close enough to do so, they must not execute a defensive manoeuvre as they could legally do if they were fighting for position; nor are they allowed to attempt as re-pass that will overly hinder the lapping car’s pace. If a car has gone a lap down due to damage and is recovering and noticeably catching cars that are laps ahead, it is allowed to pass them, however the leading cars are allowed to drive defensively if they choose to do so.

    Restart: If a group of drivers disconnect from a lobby in quick succession and less than 70% of the race distance has been completed, a restart may be called. A note will be taken of the order at the time of the last completed lap and the laps completed, a new race will then be set to the distance remaining (+1 pace lap) and a period of 15minutes will be given for drivers to return to the lobby or communicate their intent to do so via the GTPlanet thread, facebook page or PSN network. Upon the race being restarted, the grid will form into the order before the disconnect and the green flag procedure from the initial start will be repeated.

    If three disconnects occur before 70% of the original race distance has been covered, the race may be called off and half points awarded, however this will be decided by comity of the remaining racers and the decision will be communicated on the GTPlanet thread and facebook page.

    Multiple Lounge Team Structure
    In order to implement this, and increase the flexibility of the series, every two weeks there will be a race on a week day (TBD), Saturday and/or Sunday (depending on interest and availability), with 16 drivers in each of the three events. Teams are required to enter a different driver into each race night, so team selection will need to be done with this in mind. Drivers are not required to compete in the same time slot for every round, and the assignment of drivers will be left to the team’s discretion; penalties will be given if a team fails to meet this requirement when able to do so.

    Four Manufacturers per Class
    As part of the additional championships, each class will be made up of four manufacturers with two (different if possible) cars from each. This shouldn’t affect the variety of the field but will add an extra element to the competition and possibly to race strategy depending on how closely fought the standings become.

    Points
    As per Season 2, point will range from 1st to 8th (10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 respectively); however a new feature is the addition of the team and manufacturer standings.
    The mechanics of this are as follows; for each race, a driver can score a maximum of 10+4 points (pole +1, fastest lap +1 and laps lead +2). For each team, the position totals are combined, for a maximum score of 30 points per round from 3 members. Finally the maximum manufacturer score is 60 points per round from 6 cars participating (two teams per manufacture).
    For example, Team A and Team B compete for 1 Manufacturer. During a round; Team A’s driver 1 (A1) scores pole, fastest lap and victory, A2 scores pole and 2nd, A3 scores 4th. B1 scores most laps lead and 2nd, B2 5th and B3 2nd again. This leaves the standings as follows:

    Drivers:
    A1 – 12
    B1 - 10
    A2 – 9
    B3 – 8
    A3 – 5
    B2 – 4
    Teams:
    Team A – 22
    Team B – 20
    Manufacturers:
    Manufacturer 1 - 42
    Given how close driver standings have remained in S2 anyway, these championships will doubtless be very close throughout.

    Teams setup
    Teams will be made up of 3 drivers, if a driver can not make a race it is up to the team to source a new driver for the race. If the team can not get a 3rd driver for a race and 2 drivers make it then the 2 drivers will be scored but the team will not be counted as making the 70%.

    Making of the teams
    Making of the teams will be based on the skill level shown by a driver.
    Teams will be made up of 6 points divided by 3 drivers
    Gold = 3
    Silver = 2
    Bronze = 1

    This will give an equal spread of talent throughout the field and give every single person a chance to compete for a win.


    This is a graphical break down of how the championship will work

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    14 rounds Not in order
    Brands Hatch
    Apricot hills raceway
    Willow springs
    Silverstone
    SPA
    Daytona
    Monza
    Nurburgring GP
    Indy
    Montegi
    Laguna
    Fuji
    Suzuka
    Lemans

    If you are interested in running in the series Please state below.

    GTP Name:
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    Team:
    Location:

    If you do not know the answer to a question then please put N/A
     
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  3. TDZdave

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    SIGN UPS

    We have 35 sign ups for 48 positions available,
    Half way there! Get in now!




    GTP Name: memto89
    PSN: memto89
    Class: LMP
    Team: Concerte Climax
    Location: Coventry, UK
    Able to run in Le mans 24h: Yes

    GTP Name: jonnyb1990
    PSN: jonnyb1990
    Class: LMP
    Team: Concerte Climax
    Location: Coventry, UK
    Able to run in Le mans 24h: Yes

    GTP Name: Ninners
    PSN: Nin-Chin
    Class: LMP
    Team: N/A*
    Location: Reading, UK
    Able to run in Le mans 24h: TBC

    GTP Name: redbullrider20
    PSN: redbullrider20
    Class: N/A
    Team: Undetermined
    Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA
    24h of Le Mans: TBD

    GTP Name: adam46
    PSN: duke_adam46
    Class: Not sure, probably GTE.
    Team: N/A unless someone wants me to be their teammate.
    Location: Isle of Wight, UK.
    Able to run LM24: No

    GTP Name: GTPL_Plotnik
    PSN: GTPL_Plotnik
    Class: N/A
    Team: N/A
    Location: Wałbrzych, Poland
    Able to run in Le mans 24h: TBC

    GTP Name: TDZdave
    PSN: TDZ-4-12-14-88
    Class: N/A
    Team: team australia, (Maybe team left overs)
    Location: Adelaide AU.
    Able to run in Le mans 24hr: TBC

    GTP Name: eDirtyTati
    PSN: eDirtyTati
    Class: GTE
    Team: Team Voodoo Racing
    Location: Sacramento, USA
    Able to race in 24h LeMans: Will probably be living in Atlanta by then. If we an fine local racers, yes.

    GTP Name : WIDFO
    PSN : WIDFO
    Class : GTE
    Team : ????
    Location : Adelaide
    Will be able to race Le Mans 24 hr, I will take leave if I have to

    GTP Name: Richyb28
    PSN: richyboy2mil
    Class: GTE
    Team: N/A
    Location: Cambridge, UK
    Able to run in Lemans 24h: N/A

    GTP Name: RS__96__oO
    PSN: RS__96__oO
    Class: GTE
    Team: Don´t have one yet.
    Location: Adenau, Germany
    Able to run in Lemans 24h: Not sure.

    GTP Name: P1K3Y_M1K3Y
    PSN: P1K3Y_M1K3Y
    Class: GTE
    Team: TBC
    Location: Hastings, East Sussex, UK
    Able to run in Lemans 24h: If I can get local team members

    GTP Name: David Brooks
    PSN: Davidb_165
    Class: n/a (happy with either)
    Team: n/a (happy to form up with anyone else who doesn't have a team)
    Location: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
    Able to run in Lemans 24h: No (24 hours would kill me)

    GTP Name: revetion
    PSN: revetion
    Class: GTE
    Team: N/A
    Location: Turek, Poland
    Able to run in Le mans 24h:????

    GTP Name: Furinkazen
    PSN: Furinkazen
    Class: TBC
    Team: RPM
    Location: Blackburn, Lancashire, UK
    Able to run in Lemans 24h: A little unlikely, but we'll see.

    GTP Name: Gadget334
    PSN: Gadget334
    Class: TBA
    Team: TBA
    Location: England
    Able to run in Le Mans 24: TBA

    GTP Name: Mc Cauley
    PSN: AYRTONSCHUMACHER
    Class: TBA
    Team: TBA
    Location: Ireland
    Able to run in Le Mans 24hr: TBA

    GTP Name:massacre goor
    PSN:massacre--goor
    CLASS:GTE
    TEAM:N/A
    Location:netherlands
    Able to run in lemans 24h:N/A

    GTP Name: Osr20_L
    PSN: OL_APEX
    Class: TBA
    Team: TBA
    Location: Dominican Republic
    Able to run in Lemans 24h: Not even on B spec mode :odd:

    GTP Name: gippone
    PSN: gprili
    Class: GTE
    Team: TBA
    Location: Roma, Italy
    Able to run in Lemans 24h: real 24h... sadly no :(

    GTP Name: GTPCaine
    PSN: GTP_Caine
    Class: GTE
    Team: TBC
    Location: Suffolk, UK
    Able to run in Lemans 24h: no

    GTP Name: glenalz81
    PSN: Glen-Alz-81
    Class: LMP
    Team:TBA
    Location: Argyll Scotland
    Able to run in Lemans 24h: n/a

    GTP Name: Devilb0y
    PSN: Devilb0yAce
    Class:TBA
    Team:TBA
    Location:New York U.S
    Able to run in Lemans 24h:I don't think I'll be participating, sorry

    GTP Name: pablosky31
    PSN: pablosky31
    Class:TBA
    Team:TBA
    Location:Dominican Republic
    Able to run in Lemans 24h:No

    GTP Name: AJHG1000
    PSN: AJHG1000
    Class: GTE
    Team: TBD
    Location: Tijuana, México
    Able to run in Le Mans 2013: No

    GTP Name: FreakFromADR
    PSN: XnfsfreakX
    Class: GTE
    Team: Undetermined
    Location: Los Angeles, USA
    Run at Le Mans: Yes

    GTP Name: yaodrift
    PSN: yaodrift
    Class: TBA
    Team: TBA
    Location: Lawrence Massachusetts USA
    Able to run in Le mans 24h: no

    GTP Name: AonsoFan46 (:O)
    PSN: alonso_fan46
    Class: TBA
    Team: TBA
    Location: Ireland

    GTP Name: HMR Motorhead
    PSN: HMR_Motorhead
    Class: LMP
    Team: TBD
    Location: Isle of Man
    Able to run in Lemans 24h: Probably

    Name: fortbo
    PSN: fortbo
    Class: LMP
    Team: undetermined
    Location: Chicago
    24 hours of Lemans: undetermined

    GTP Name: Chozza32
    PSN: Chozza32
    Class: LMP
    Team: TBD
    Location: UK
    Able to run Le Mans 24: NO!

    GTP Name: GTL_Lucas
    PSN: GTL_Lucas
    Class: N/A
    Team: N/A
    Location: Lucan/Ireland
    Able to run in Le mans 24h: ???

    GTP NAME: adrianhettich
    PSN: adrianhettich
    CLASS: TBC
    TEAM: LOOKING FOR 3rd DRIVER LOCALY
    LOCATION: UK, HASTINGS
    ABLE TO RUN LE MANS 24: YES

    GTP Name: Cobani
    PSN: Cobani
    Class: N/A
    Team: N/A
    Location: The Netherlands
     
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  4. memto89

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    GTP Name: memto89
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    Class: LMP
    Team: Concerte Climax
    Location: Coventry, UK
    Able to run in Lemans 24h: Yes
     
  5. jonnyb1990

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    GTP Name: jonnyb1990
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    Class: LMP
    Team: Concerte Climax
    Location: Coventry, UK
    Able to run in Lemans 24h: Yes
     
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  6. Ninners

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    Ninners confirms his participation in WEC S3

    Ninners, the BMW racer who was drafted in to replace gprilli in the current S2 has confirmed his participation for the forseable future.
    Ninners appeared at the press conference this afternoon.

    ''I think the future holds great things for me and the series, with the new format being introduced it seems this series is only going to get bigger,the organisers have done a fantastic job!Also the fact that it will be played on GT6 gives me loads of goosebumps, also with more drivers to take part, the better it will be, but for the moment I'm not contracted to a team at the moment, but negotiations will be underway soon, hopefully I can continue my good form to the end of S2 into S3.''

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    Ninners on his way to 3rd place in the Daytona 2 Hours, all credit for the image reserved to TheKitten.



    GTP Name: Ninners
    PSN: Nin-Chin
    Class: LMP
    Team: N/A*
    Location: Reading, UK
    Able to run in Lemans 24h: No

    *Yet to be confirmed.

    Just a heads up that I'm available on Fridays and Saturdays,and some weeks I will be free throughout,I'll keep you guys alerted.

    I felt like doing a mini article.
     
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  7. Bambi

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    GTP Name: redbullrider20
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    Class: Undetermined (depends on finding a team)
    Team: Undetermined :scared:
    Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA
    24h of Le Mans: If I can get on a decent team then maybe depends on the day(s) that it will be ran on.
     
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  8. adam46

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    GTP Name: adam46
    PSN: duke_adam46
    Class: Not sure, probably GTE.
    Team: N/A unless someone wants me to be their teammate.
    Location: Isle of Wight, UK.
    Able to run LM24: You need to share a PS3 for that right? If so, no.
     
  9. GTPL_Plotnik

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    GTP Name: GTPL_Plotnik
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    Class: I no idea yet! :)
    Team: I'm searching a work :)
    Location: Wałbrzych, Poland
    Able to run in Lemans 24h: maybe yes
     
  10. TDZdave

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    GTP Name: TDZdave
    PSN: TDZ-4-12-14-88 (may change upon release of GT6)
    Class: undecided,
    Team: team australia, (Maybe team left overs)
    Location: Adelaide AU.
    Able to run in Lemans 24h: potentially,
     
  11. TDZdave

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    I wonder how many of these we are going to get?
     
  12. Bambi

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    If you guys could change my class to "Undetermined" that would be wonderful. As much as I want to run LMP I want to make sure I am in a good car. With having GTE open as well that would open more possibilities. Thanks!
     
  13. TDZdave

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    Sure can mate, so many variables to consider, I'd go for what ever floats my boat come the new cars,
     
  14. Bambi

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    I'd love to get a seat in the R18 but I doubt that with Concrete Climax edging towards it :p
     
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    We don't even know if that can be regulated properly, if its remotely like the R10 its doubtful, BUT! If PD make these cars somewhat usable then there's every chance they can make it, there is even a possibility of a Pescarolo return, availability pending of course,
     
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    We will have to wait and see! I am happy with a modern and premium car... Except the deltawing that thing is wierd.
     
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    I dare say the Delta wing won't reg, but we may have a "summer break" no points race using it and another car that couldn't meet reg's,
     
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    So I must ask, why can't you reg certain cars?? I've never ran a series before so I wouldn't know :p
     
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    Some cars with standardised setups will have completely out of wack times. i.e. when we speced the LMP's for WEC the audi r10 was 200hp more and still didnt meet the time, same with the pescarolo.

    So even though now we have cars which run better on different tracks like the bmw and toyota at lemans and daytona, and the audi's at laguna the time difference is minimal, where as the cars that didnt fit out be off the pace by 2 secs or more without even trying and yet be able to run with the other cars on other tracks, so to balance it all out you have to drop the ones that dont fit right
     
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    Using the black and white Ford GT for example, If you run them at the same regulations the Black Ford is far quicker then the white Ford, more aero friendly, corners better etc, So you counter balance that with adding weight and taking power away, eventually you hit the maximum weight limit of an additional 200kg, the black Ford still corners better, thus requiring more weight which cannot be added thus making it not compliant to the other cars,

    Yes you can take away power, but if it can't hang with other cars in a straight line then it is a sitting duck and unfair to the participant using that car,

    In the case of the R10 it was quite the opposite, the car required either movable ballast to make the car more user friendly, or removal of weight which cannot be done, this meant the power required to make it keep up was over regulated for circuits like le mans and monza,
     
  21. Bambi

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    Understandable. As long as I am in a modern race car (08-13) I will be content no matter the class. So possibilities are wide open. CAN'T WAIT!!!
     
  22. TDZdave

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    Just hang in there bloke, we are projecting 6-8 new cars pending regulation,


    personally, I'm hoping for the R15,
     
  23. ZovoVanBasten

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    GTP Name: ZovoVanBasten
    PSN: ZovomirVanBasten
    Class: LMP
    Team: None yet but I'm thinking of forming a team called "The Racists" (we love racing)
    Location: Strabane, Northern Ireland
    Able to run in Lemans 24h: Probably not
    _______________________
     
  24. Bambi

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    The racists... LOL! It's because I'm American is it??
     
  25. ZovoVanBasten

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    No RBR, it's just that I'm a racist, I like racing. Any other racists out there that want to join? Just tell me that you are a racist too and you're in.
     
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    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/_/dict.aspx?rd=1&word=racist
    LOL

    Edit: Not the common terminology you're using. Perhaps the term "racer" and "racers" would be more appropriate. No offense to you in any way.
     
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    That would be a racer.

    And your link doesn't work.

    And and the thread has been deleted anyway.
     
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    As much as we appreciate you interest in etymology Zovo, could we please get back on topic?
     
  30. ZovoVanBasten

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    As I said, I prefer racist. I mean come on, have a sense of humour. Have you never heard of the free play of signs and signifiers?

    From wikipedia, the last few sentences being particularly relevant:
    The notion of floating signifiers can be applied to concepts such as race [5] and gender, as a way of asserting that the word is more concrete than the concept it describes, where the concept may not be stable, but the word is. It is often commonly applied to non-linguistic signs, such as the example of the Rorschach inkblot test. Roland Barthes, while not using the term "floating signifier" explicitly, referred specifically to non-linguistic signs as being so open to interpretation that they constituted a "floating chain of signifieds." [3] For example the American flag is at once a signifier of the geographical nation it represents, of patriotism to that nation, of the nation's set of governmental policies, and/or of the ideologies associated with it, such as liberty. Depending on the context, the flag can carry either positive or negative significance.
    The concept is used in some more textual forms of postmodernism, which rejects the strict anchoring of particular signifiers to particular signifieds and argues against the concept that there are any ultimate determinable meanings to words or signs. For example, Jacques Derrida speaks of the "freeplay" of signifiers: arguing that they are not fixed to their signifieds but point beyond themselves to other signifiers in an "indefinite referral of signifier to signified."[3]