Proposal: Throwing down the gauntlet
Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.
Adminned at 24 Oct 2008 14:53:24 UTC
Repeal the Rule “Duels” if it exists. Create a Rule “Duels” reading:
As a Daily Action, a Clansman who is not currently the Challenger of any Active Duel Post may issue a challenge to another Clansman by posting a blog entry whose title begins with “Duel:”, and which clearly indicates which other Clansman is being challenged, and which type of Duel is being made. This post is known as a Duel Post, the Clansman who posted it is the post’s Challenger, and the other Clansman named by the Challenger is the post’s Defender. The Defender of an Active Duel Post may either accept the challenge by making a comment to the post using the FOR voting icon, or refuse the challenge by making a comment to the post using the AGAINST voting icon (only the first such icon used by the Defender in all his comments to that post is considered for determining whether he accepted or refused). Unless otherwise specified, the Challenger of an Active Duel Post may withdraw his challenge by making a comment to the post using the AGAINST voting icon. Unless otherwise specified, a Duel Post is considered Active if and only if its Challenger has not withdrawn and its Defender has neither accepted nor refused.
The names of the valid choices for the type of duel are the names of subrules to this rule. Each subrule to this rule should further specify the effects of that type of duel, possibly including, but not necessarily limited to: consequences to the Challenger for making or withdrawing such a challenge; consequences to the Defender for refusing or taking a long time to accept; determination of a winner and/or loser of an accepted challenge; and consequences for any or all of the Challenger, Defender, winner, or loser of an accepted challenge.
Unless otherwise specified, a Dead Clansman may not issue a challenge, and no Clansman may name a Dead Clansman as a Defender in a Duel Post.
Unless otherwise specified, any Clansman who is about to go idle is assumed to have withdrawn in any Active Duel posts for which he is Challenger, and refused in any Active Duel posts for which he is Defender, just before going idle. These withdrawals and refusals are assumed to occur in the same order in which their corresponding Duel Posts were made.