Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Proposal: Deed Poll

5-2, with one explicit abstention.  Enacted by Excalabur

Adminned at 03 Mar 2006 18:26:29 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 Swashbuckler’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.

to:-

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 This paragraph may be repealed by any Swashbuckler, if a Swashbuckler exists with the name of “Bucky”.

Comments

Angry Grasshopper:

03-01-2006 17:09:06 UTC

Workable, since nobody would let me change my name to Bucky by proposal.

I don’t mind any of the sentiment except for this line:

A Swashbuckler may only change their name as a result of a proposal approving the change.

I feel that we should be able to change our names without the permission of the other players.

Shadowclaw:

03-01-2006 18:32:55 UTC

imperial

Rodney:

03-01-2006 18:42:33 UTC

imperial

Rodney:

03-01-2006 18:43:58 UTC

for CoV. On occausion, we have had Dynasties where names matter. This will be good for when such a Dynasty happens.

Kevan:

03-01-2006 19:00:44 UTC

Legal name changes in the real world are filtered for anything deliberately confusing or scammable; this seems just as important in a game of Nomic - maybe even more important, with the entire game universe revolving around a handful of written laws.

Given that name changes only come up maybe once a year, though, I’d be in favour of using a simpler wording if only to make the core ruleset more readable.

90000:

03-01-2006 20:50:30 UTC

against I’m partial to my own fix :)

Angry Grasshopper:

03-01-2006 21:08:18 UTC

I’m convinced by your arguments, the chat proves good for something. ;)

for

Bucky:

03-01-2006 21:12:27 UTC

against as I will probably change my name back soon anyway and the objections to the name change proposals are valid.

90000:

03-01-2006 21:30:38 UTC

for cov

smith:

03-01-2006 23:20:20 UTC

for