There is no intent to exclude concave polygons. The statement "No three points should be co-linear" was incorrecly transcribed and should be "No three CONSECUTIVE points should be co-linear".
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> The MODS guidelines at
> > No three points should be co-linear,
> I wonder whether this should be interpreted as an exclusion of polygon
> concavity or if this sentence should be reformulated in the guidelines.
> If concave polygons are allowed, then I consider that three (or more) co-
> linear points should be allowed when these points do not directly follow each