Sunday, February 04, 2007

Proposal: Column Inches

Self-killed or failed; admined by josh

Adminned at 06 Feb 2007 01:45:43 UTC

If the Proposal titled “So what’s your scandal” failed, this Proposal does nothing.

Change all examples of the phrase “Gossip Stories” to “Media Stories”. Add the following to the end of the first paragraph of the rule entitled “Gossip”:

Every day that the Actor spends with an active story in one of eir Media Story columns, they must add one to their Column Inches statistic, which is tracked in the GNDT. If both Media Stories are occupied, e must add 3 to eir Column Inches stat.

There are two types of Media Stories: Gossip Stories and Vanity Projects.

Add to the end of the same rule:

The available Vanity Projects are:

*Tours with childhood band
*Adopts African child
*Writes, funds, directs and stars in low-budget indie
*Attacks government policy in awards speech
*Launches underwear line
*Attends festival in home town
*Becomes UN Goodwill Ambassador
*Moves to Britain
*Has a cameo in a popular sitcom
*Competes in a charity sporting event
*Invests in off-the-wall invention

Add a new column to the GNDT, entitled “Column Inches”.

Adds a positive kind of gossip story and a way of tracking media interest.

Comments

viewtyjoe:

02-04-2007 10:04:24 UTC

for
Hey, I like it, although gossip isn’t necessarily negative.

Josh:

02-04-2007 11:03:15 UTC

Neither are vanity projects - I guess that ‘positive’ was the wrong word.

Josh:

02-04-2007 11:03:26 UTC

Neither are vanity projects necessarily positive - I guess that ‘positive’ was the wrong word.

Josh:

02-04-2007 11:04:36 UTC

Gak.

Kevan:

02-04-2007 13:26:04 UTC

against Daily increase things are biased against newer or busier players, and “must” doesn’t work.

peacefulwarrior:

02-04-2007 15:33:31 UTC

against

Doremi:

02-04-2007 15:39:41 UTC

Change must to may, or throw the word often in there, and it’d be better

spikebrennan:

02-04-2007 16:19:53 UTC

against because I like Kevan’s idea better.

spikebrennan:

02-04-2007 17:48:11 UTC

CoV to for because I just realized that part of Kevan’s Proposal is contingent upon the adoption of this Proposal.

snowballinhell7001:

02-04-2007 19:29:33 UTC

for

Rodney:

02-04-2007 19:38:25 UTC

for

Hix:

02-04-2007 20:11:14 UTC

against Ew.  Counting column inches is a major chore.

Kevan:

02-04-2007 21:51:51 UTC

My proposal only has an “if ‘Column Inches’ passed” clause, Spike.

alethiophile:

02-04-2007 22:34:45 UTC

for I like this.

alethiophile:

02-04-2007 22:35:37 UTC

against CoV. I just got a better idea.

ChronosPhaenon:

02-05-2007 01:37:20 UTC

against

Clucky:

02-05-2007 13:00:59 UTC

The other issue is that “Gossip Box” will not be converted under this rule. Which would make an inconstancy because there is no “Media Stories” column.  against

snowballinhell7001:

02-05-2007 13:35:05 UTC

CoV: Like alethiophile’s idea better.  against

Doodle:

02-05-2007 22:34:36 UTC

against

Elias IX:

02-05-2007 23:19:36 UTC

against

ChinDoGu:

02-05-2007 23:46:10 UTC

against

Tiberias:

02-06-2007 00:23:38 UTC

against

Angry Grasshopper:

02-06-2007 01:17:06 UTC

Bandwagon.

against

Josh:

02-06-2007 09:44:51 UTC

against SK