5-2, with one explicit abstention. Enacted by Excalabur
Adminned at 03 Mar 2006 10:26:29 UTC
[ Although Rule 1.2 is now airtight to rule-affecting name changes, it’s still confusing if people can change their names to game terms. I still get occasionally thrown for a moment when reading a post by “Captain”, and I’d rather not have this sort of thing happen every Dynasty. ]
Change the second paragraph of Rule 1.2 (Swashbucklers) from:-
A Swashbuckler may change eir name or eir sidebar link by editing eir blognomic.com profile. A Swashbucklerâ€™s name may only ever act as a signifier identifying a certain player. A name change may never create a meaning in the Ruleset that was not present before it. E may leave the game by posting an entry to the BlogNomic weblog requesting such action.
A Swashbuckler may leave the game at any time by posting an entry to the BlogNomic weblog requesting such an action. A Swashbuckler may only change their name as a result of a proposal approving the change.
If the Swashbuckler previously known as “Bucky” has a name other than “Bucky”, he can take no game actions except proposing to change his name back to Bucky, and changing his name as a result of such a proposal. This paragraph may be repealed by any Swashbuckler, if a Swashbuckler exists with the name of “Bucky”.