Proposal: Idle Tactics!
Times out and passes 11-1 -Bucky
Adminned at 03 Jun 2009 18:49:46 UTC
Add a new subrule to the Rule entitled “Voting Events” Call it “Take it like a man” and give it the following text:
Insiders cannot become Idle if a Voting Event has been started in the past 24 hours.
In the Rule entitled “In or Out”, change the text
legal values are blank, and the names of all non-Host Contestants.
legal values are blank, the names of all non-Host Contestants, and the names of Idle Contestants who have become Idle since the last time a Contestant became an Outsider. If a Contestant’s Vote would ever become illegal, it becomes blank instead.
Add the following text to the end of the Rule entitled “Social Structure”:
If a Contestant becomes Idle, all Insiders who support that Contestant have their Support changed to the Support of the Contestant who became Idle. If this would cause a Contestant to have an illegal Support statistic, that Contestant’s Support is instead reset to its default value.
The first change prevents a Contestant from hosing someone else by ducking out in the middle of a voting event and back in. The second solves a problem with idling-induced illegal votes in a way that doesn’t make strategic self-idling directly abuseable. The last change solves the same problem for Support, but in a way that disrupts the social structure as little as possible.