Proposal: Six pi radians of Kevan’s Bacon
Failed 15-3. Adminned by Josh
Adminned at 06 Feb 2007 22:55:30 UTC
If the proposal “Rise to Fame” does not pass, this proposal does nothing.
Add a new rule called “Degrees of Separation”
In addition to the list of Film’s in eir Filmography, each Actor also has eir “distance” between each of the other actors listed.
Distance is defined as the length of the shortest path between two actors on the graph where:
*Each vertex represents an Actor, be it one or Blognomic or one in “real life”
*Any two vertexes are connected by an edge if the two actors appear in the same movie.
If an Actor has a named role, e counts as the real actor who played that role for that movie only. For example, if an actor has the role of “Han Solo”, e counts as Harrison Ford (Star Wars), and thus would be a distance two from anyone appearing in Raiders of the Lost Ark(Other than Indiana Jones himself, who said Actor would be a distance of one from).
If two Actors share the same named role and the same movie, they have distance 0.
If there is no path which connects two Actors, their distance is “Undefined”.
Any Actor may edit the distances between any other Actors(including eimself) providing the following happen:
*If e replaces a distance, the new distance must be less than the current distance. That is, e cannot make a longer chain.
*If e replaces the distance listed between Actor A and Actor B on Actor A’s filmography, e must use the same distance for Actor A on Actor B’s filmography.
*If the distance between Actor A and B is X and the distance between Actor B and C is Y, then the distance between Actor A and C cannot be set to more than X + Y.
If an Actor feels that a given distance between two Actors cannot be achieved, e can make a post about it on the blog declaring eir feelings. If no other Actor, within 24 hours of this post, posts a suitable length chain, then distance in question is reset to “Undefined”.
It is suggested, but not required, that Actors use on-line tools to help in calculating distances.
It is also suggested that if an Actor knows of such a tool, e post about it on the blog so that other Actors may use it.