The Adjacent Fields rule adds an obstacle to collaborating on the road to complete metadata repositories.
In this example, the team succeeded in collaborating to create a complete record in round 1 and received the complete record (4) and collaboration (2) bonuses. If Red selects an F in the second round, the Adjacent Fields rule controls where F can play:
If Adjacent Fields is Yes, i.e. allowed, Red must select the F in the second record
If Adjacent Fields is No, i.e. not allowed (default), Red must select the F in the third record. This creates seven missing fields and has a negative effect on the metric.