Yup, i'll give you that one. But granted, I don't think this has happened before in the past. It's actually quite a difficult feat to pull off. Period. The difference in power should be immense, which would beg the question, how in the world could a team with 10k+ more score not be able to take down the other team? Even with stalls. But point I was getting at here is that it's such an oddball scenario, we didn't know the for sure answer. The coding of the game took "victory" as auto rank 1 (which is understandable). Usually when you say "victory" you think "rank 1".
And @Legacy - Took a look at your poll. I think it needs to be tweaked. As it is now, those all seem like clear cut answers except for maybe 1 (crystal handing).
How to tweak them all, can't say exactly. Some of them have SOOO many scenarios that are inclusive to them... Like xp farming. Of course everyone will say "no" to xp farming. But the real question here is, where is the line that the players think Admin's should take an absolute stand on? If they start spamming the enemy while conquered by said player hitting them? When they are constantly attacked and seen building only armor against the same player but making other units against other players?
What constitutes a conquer farm? Why can't it be a player planting as JW and not willing to fight their conquer yet but they happen to be friends? Malice of Wonderland had me conquered in JW on E1 and then I joined JW tick 600ish. If I had decided to hit anyone prior, should I have been considered a conquer farm by admin?
The issue here is the cut off. Which is why in my list, you'll likely see some surprising answers that I put. Like, allowing planting to spam and allowing planting for conquer farm.
These are the hard questions that we as admins have to deal with every day. You'll find you're having a hard time even coming up with how to phrase the questions, let alone answer where the clean cut line is that admin's should intervene.