Self killed. Clucky
Adminned at 07 Feb 2007 13:44:09 UTC
If the proposal “6 pi radians of Kevan’s Bacon” passes, this proposal does nothing.
Add a new rule, call it “Degrees of Separation”
Each actor has a figurative distance between each other actor. Because of the resources needed to keep track of every distance, distance is not recorded anywhere. Instead, anytime an Actor wishes to trigger a portion of the rules which call for the distance between two actors, e must make a post to the blog detailing the distance chain used. If another Actor believes that this chain has a hole, of it a shorter distance is possible, e can post about it as a comment and reverse whatever action the posting actor took.
Distance is defined as the length of the shortest path between two actors on the graph where:
*Each vertex represents an Actor, be it one or Blognomic or one in â€œreal lifeâ€
*Each edge represents a pair of Actors who have appeared in the same movie.
If an Actor has a named role, e counts as the real actor who played that role for that movie only. For example, if an actor has the role of â€œHan Soloâ€, e counts as Harrison Ford (Star Wars), and thus would be a distance two from anyone appearing in Raiders of the Lost Ark(Other than Indiana Jones himself, who said Actor would be a distance of one from).
If two Actors share the same named role and the same movie, they have distance 0.
If there is no path which connects two Actors, their distance is â€œUndefinedâ€.
A “Distance Chain” is defined as a full list of the connection of movies between the two actors in question.
For example, the current “Distance Chain” between Elias(who has appeared only in Casablanca) and Hix(Who has appeared only in Gone With the Wind) would be:
1) Elias appeared in Casablanca with George Meeker.
2) George Meeker appeared in Gone With the Wind with Hix.
It is recommended that actors either use the following tool for forming chains Link or some other automated tool to speed up the process.