Thursday, August 05, 2010

Proposal: A mere formality

Times out 5-1 and is Enacted. - lilomar

Adminned at 07 Aug 2010 07:39:33 UTC

If the Proposal titled “Location, Location, Location” failed, this Proposal does nothing.

Change the requirements of form 15BLUE to:

The first field must specify the designation of the primary signatory. The second field must specify the home-sector of the primary signatory. The third field must specify a date. If the primary signatory did not post a passed form with the title 12PINK at this date, this form may not be passed. If the primary signatory is not in sector PSM, this form may not be passed.

Add a new form, 12PINK.

Its description:

If this form was signed by a Citizen with a YELLOW clearance level or higher, the primary signatory may, within 48 hours of this form passing, perform the following, in order:

* Create a new form that is a copy of this form, but:
a) Its title shall be 31PURP
b) Every instance of “sector SBJ” in this form is changed to “sector DUH” in the new form.
c) Every instance of “sector DUH” in this form is changed to “sector XXX” in the new form., where XXX may be any legal sector.
d) Every instance of “31PURP” in this form is changed to any string that meets the requirements for a form title in the new form. This must contain a positive amount of digits, and must not be a string that is already present in any form or the ruleset.

* Add to the text of this form: “The 31PURP form was filled in at the date of: ______
If you don’t know where to find the 31PURP form, you can ask for a copy at window N in sector DUH.”, where N may be any positive integer.
* Add to the requirements of this form: “The third field must specify a date. If the primary signatory did not post a passed form with the title 31PURP at this date, this form may not be passed.”
* Change the description of this form to “If passed, this form has no effect.”

Its text:

Name: ______
Home-Sector: ______

Thank you for your cooperation.

Required list of signatories:

Two citizens must sign this form.

Additional requirements:

The first field must specify the designation of the primary signatory. The second field must specify the home-sector of the primary signatory. If the primary signatory is not in sector SBJ, this form may not be passed.

“Bureaucracy expands to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.”
-Osca-R-WLD-3

Comments

lilomar:

08-05-2010 13:59:01 UTC

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Keba:

08-05-2010 14:30:11 UTC

for Very good idea, but no arrow because of a small problem: The form Rule states:

“The description should NOT describe how a Form is passed.”, so “If this form was signed by a Citizen with a YELLOW clearance level or higher,” should be in the “Required list of signatories” section.

The way you have chosen forms with no effect could pass. You might say this is not a problem, but indeed it is. What happens, if another Citizen (who has a Clearance Level lower than YELLOW), signs this form in the hope it has no effect and the form could be passed.

But this is not a problem, because it‘s the Primary Signatory. and only the Primary Signatory, who passes this form.

Ienpw III:

08-05-2010 19:47:01 UTC

imperial

Purplebeard:

08-06-2010 14:53:45 UTC

I don’t understand. The description doesn’t describe how the form is passed, only what happens when it is passed. If that section had been placed in the required list of signatories, it wouldn’t do anything.

If it’s not obvious, I intentionally wrote this form so that it could be passed by two lower-level citizens and not have any effect, besides the primary signatory now being able to sign another form.

Ienpw III:

08-06-2010 19:43:50 UTC

against  against

Bucky:

08-06-2010 20:15:12 UTC

imperial

Darknight:

08-07-2010 02:16:21 UTC

imperial