Saturday, August 04, 2007

Proposal: Banana Grabbing

Self Killed—Clucky

Adminned at 07 Aug 2007 04:53:39 UTC

Add the following text to the end of the rule Doing the Dance:

Transfer 1 banana from the monkey in position n_A to the monkey in position n_A+1.

Transfer 1 banana from the monkey in position n_A to the monkey in position n_A-1.

Transfer to the monkies in positions n_A+1 and n_A-1 one banana each from the monkey in position n_A.

I believe I can propose again, by looking at the time stamp.

Comments

Clucky:

08-04-2007 15:03:57 UTC

for

Clucky:

08-05-2007 21:18:24 UTC

42 hours and one vote? What happened people!

Kevan:

08-05-2007 22:38:21 UTC

A sunny weekend.

against, here, because there’s no explanation of what happens when N-1 and N+2 go off the end of the line.

Oracular rufio:

08-06-2007 01:01:52 UTC

I say for.  Technically there’s explanation for what happens if any number in a dance move is off the end of the line.  Since we already skip things that cause infinite loops, it seems logical to skip those too.

Unless you wanted some kind of Monkey-themed segfault, but that wouldn’t be any fun.

Chivalrybean:

08-06-2007 05:10:42 UTC

None of these move a monkey, only bananas.

Chivalrybean:

08-06-2007 05:11:31 UTC

Oh, I see what you mean. You are right.

Kevan:

08-06-2007 09:18:57 UTC

A quorum would probably agree that it “seemed logical” that the moves wouldn’t be processed properly, if it went to a CfJ, but it could easily be split as to whether the bananas were left alone, or lost in the void. It’s bad to have an ambiguous rule in the ruleset.

Elias IX:

08-06-2007 16:39:00 UTC

against

Clucky:

08-06-2007 17:55:46 UTC

against Cov so that the error can be fixed.

Chivalrybean:

08-06-2007 19:33:56 UTC

I’ll SK this and the other proposal to incorporate them into one.  against