Saturday, December 19, 2009

Proposal: Just so There won’t be any confusion

Self-killed.—alethiophile

Adminned at 19 Dec 2009 17:43:01 UTC

Add a new subsection to 3.2 Clarifications, titled “Names”:

* A word only refers to the name of an Adventurer if it is explicitly stated.

I know what the older players are thinking, and no, the italics is not a scam. For the newbies: We used to have a rule that made all italic text non-binding.

This also prevents a player scamming by having the name Djinni.

Comments

Ienpw III:

12-19-2009 01:49:59 UTC

for

There:

12-19-2009 02:33:16 UTC

for

Bucky:

12-19-2009 02:49:51 UTC

against . Good in principle, but I don’t like this wording.

Nausved:

12-19-2009 03:22:06 UTC

for

Darknight:

12-19-2009 03:48:49 UTC

for

alethiophile:

12-19-2009 04:45:00 UTC

against

Grammar nazi: The phrase ‘if it is explicitly stated’, without any modifiers such as ‘that it refers to a name’, refers to the subject ‘a word’. Thus, this rule states that if a word is explicitly stated (i.e. if the word itself is written) then it refers to the name of an Adventurer. I think this is good territory for a veto.

alethiophile:

12-19-2009 04:45:54 UTC

I do think the idea is sound, though.

Bucky:

12-19-2009 04:54:09 UTC

To elaborate, this should only apply to the Ruleset, not (say) the first column of the GNDT.

Klisz:

12-19-2009 05:03:36 UTC

against  s/k per Bucky and alethiophile (which, by analogy with alethophobia, really should be “alethophile”).

alethiophile:

12-19-2009 05:07:24 UTC

Yeah, it should. I came up with the name by putting the front half of ‘alethiometer’ (from His Dark Materials) together with ‘phile’. I wasn’t even certain aleth was a real root until recently.

Klisz:

12-19-2009 05:08:40 UTC

Technically, alethophobia should be alethiophobia, though, as alethiophobia is slang and alethiology is not (it’s a branch of logic).

Klisz:

12-19-2009 05:12:17 UTC

* as alethophobia is slang [...]