Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Proposal: Curiosity kills the cat

Enact a new rule, “Asking questions”:-

Any seller may Ask A Question to the Broker by sending him a Private Message with “Ask A Question” as the Subject, and their question(s), in 140 characters or less as the message, and then reducing their profit by 12. Nothing other than what is specified in this rule can be included in the message. Then, for each question that the Broker was able to understand from the message, the Broker must give a true and complete response.

Let’s just say I’m bursting with questions…

Proposal: A Keener Eye

If the Proposal titled “A Keen Eye” failed, this Proposal does nothing. Otherwise, adapt the last sentence of the rule “Evening Classes” to read as follows

After receiving such a message, the Broker should privately respond to the Seller with a list of the eight Rare numbers and four Forgery numbers previously selected for the specified Category.

Let’s keep the same 8 and 4, whoever knows them.

Proposal: Unwanted Gifts

Enact a new rule, “Special Delivery”:-

As a weekly action, the Broker may select a random Seller from those who have submitted at least one Proposal during the past week. Upon doing so, the Broker shall select a Category at random, and award the selected Seller with a Good which belongs to that Category, and to a random Subcategory of that Category, with a random Significance from 1 to 99, and a name of his choosing.

Why are there so few proposals?

Proposal: A Keen Eye

Enact a new rule, “Evening Classes”:-

A Seller may take Evening Classes in a specific Category of Good by sending the Broker a private message to this effect, and reducing their own profit by £5. After receiving such a message, the Broker should privately respond to the Seller with a list of eight Rare numbers and four Forgery numbers for the specified Category (selected at random by means of the Broker’s choice).

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Flea Market: Padlock

A very shiny padlock. Any offers? (19.23.37)

Pretty shiny, I guess.

Hello again

Can I unidle? Thanks.

Flea Market: Brave Little Toaster

A unique item with a colourful history; in great condition, considering its age. (19.1.61)

Collector: Home, Furniture & DIY

A man with a desperate look in his eye and a half-finished, over-budget barn conversion on the edge of town is offering a 50% bonus for any home, furniture and DIY items brought to the flea market this week.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Collector: Toys & Games

I have been contacted by an anonymous collector with a great interest in toys and games, from any era. Broker Offers accepted on items in this category before the end of Sunday may claim a bonus 50%.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Proposal: Collect Call

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Jul 2014 09:20:51 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Collectors”:-

As a weekly action, the Broker may make a blog post announcing that a private Collector is seeking a particular Category of Good; this Category shall be selected at random by the Broker. If such a post is made, then any Seller accepting an Offer from the Broker for a Good belonging to that Category, during the remainder of that week, may claim an additional bonus Profit equal to 50% of that Offer.

Proposal: Credit Limit

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Jul 2014 09:19:53 UTC

After “The Broker or any Seller may respond to a Flea Market post specifying an Offer in Pounds that he is willing to give for the Good.” in the rule “Flea Market”, add:-

A Seller’s Offer may not be more than £50 higher than their Profit, at the time the Offer is made.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Proposal: Death of the Offer

Reached quorum 4 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan. Note that the ARPANET Interface Message Processor is now arguably lost in limbo as its buyer did not claim it before this rule enacted.

Adminned at 24 Jul 2014 11:32:37 UTC

To the rule “Flea Market”, replace “If the Offer was not made by the Broker, then the Seller who made the Offer must then reduce their own profit by the number of Pounds equal to the Offer, to gain the relevant Good into their possession.” with:-

If the Offer was not made by the Broker, then the Seller who made the post must then reduce the profit of whoever made the Offer by a number of Pounds equal to the Offer, and add the relevant Good into the Offer-maker’s possession.

And add a new paragraph:-

A Flea Market post becomes closed immediately after an Offer within it is accepted. If no Offers have been made to a Flea Market post in the previous 48 hours, and if the post is more than 48 hours old, then any Seller may announce that that post is now closed, in a comment to that post. When a Flea Market post becomes closed, it is no longer considered to be a Flea Market post.

Fixing the problem that a Seller “must then” pay for and gain a Good, even if they are asleep at the time, and adding a time-out for unwanted goods.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Proposal: Because You’re Such a Good Customer

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 Jul 2014 13:49:44 UTC

If the Proposal titled “Still My Final Offer” failed, this Proposal does nothing.

To the second paragraph of “Flea Market”, replace the sentence beginning “Once the Broker has calculated an Offer…” with the following:

Once the Broker has calculated an Offer for a Good, he will use the same Offer if the same Seller takes the same Good (or another Good with the same Name, Category, Subcategory and Significance as it) to the Flea Market at a later point.

This gives people a reason to trade goods with one another. Just because the Broker’s made a low offer doesn’t mean that you couldn’t get a higher one… if you’re willing to run the risk of buying a Forgery.

Flea Market: Memorabilia

It’s…a…memorabilia…(10.21.49)

I couldn’t think of anything else to call it

Flea Market: ARPANET Interface Message Processor (11,18,74)

This is one of the original packet-switching nodes used to connect networks to the ARPANET (the forerunner of the Internet) from the late 1960s to 1989. A venerable piece of Internet history. One previous owner.

Category 11 Computers/Tablets & Networking (typical price £22), Subcategory 18 Other Computing & Networking, Significance 74. Any takers?

Proposal: Still My Final Offer

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 Jul 2014 13:47:39 UTC

To the second paragraph of “Flea Market”, add:-

Once the Broker has calculated an Offer for a Good, he will use the same Offer if the same Good (or another Good with the same Name, Category, Subcategory and Significance as it) is taken to the Flea Market at a later point.

This change was wiped out when PvP Haggling enacted.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Proposal: Dine and Dash

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Jul 2014 20:13:31 UTC

If the proposal “PvP Haggling” is not passed, this proposal has no effect.
Otherwise, change “If the Offer was not made by the Broker, then the Seller who made the Offer may then reduce their own profit” to read “If the Offer was not made by the Broker, then the Seller who made the Offer must then reduce their own profit”

The fix necessary

Proposal: You and what Money?

Failed 5 votes to 1. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Jul 2014 20:14:16 UTC

If the proposal “PvP Haggling” is not passed, this proposal has no effect.
Otherwise, modify “The Broker or any Seller may respond to a Flea Market post specifying an Offer in Pounds that he is willing to give for the Good.” to read “The Broker or any Seller with a positive Profit may respond to a Flea Market post specifying an Offer in Pounds up to and including their current Profit that they are willing to give for the Good.”

Grammars, and making it so you can’t go broker than broke. Remember when we used e to represent the arbitrary gender pronoun?

Flea Market: Big ol Crate

Might be handy to store other goods in? It looks like you’re going to be dealing with an influx of goods. 19.25.71, for reference, which puts its Typical Price at $9.