Passed 9-3, timed out. Enacted by smith. (well, I’ll need Angry Grasshopper’s help)
Adminned at 17 Mar 2006 06:26:53 UTC
Does the line:
A Gostak may change the Mood of one other Gostak often by one value toward Ecstatic or by one value toward Depressed.
read to you to with the meaning ‘once per day, affecting one other Gostak at maximum’, or ‘only once per Gostak per day’? The first time I read it seemed the latter, but admittedly my reading was quick. The second time it still seems the same way.
Is ‘one other’ a numerical quanity, or an article?
If this CFJ passes and the majority of FOR votes include the string “It’s a number”, then the rule reads as the former, and all of my actions were illegal and are reverted. A Gostak may change the mood of any Gostak, once per day.
If this CFJ passes and the majority of FOR votes include the string “It’s an article”, then the rule reads as the latter, and the actions are legal. Each Gostak may change the mood of any other Gostak no more than once per day.
My understanding of English makes me believe the latter, but what do I know? Please refrain from including both strings because you think it would be amusing. ;)