Saturday, January 29, 2022

Proposal: Overtime Fix

In the sentence, “If an Employee does not share a Department with any Employee whose name is mentioned in a given Promotion Proposal or a Demotion Proposal, then their vote on that Proposal is invalid.” change “or a Demotion Proposal” to “or a given Demotion Proposal”.

Things broke, and someone had to fix them in time for Monday. In this case, Clucky claimed he was able to vote against my Department’s Proposals because of the missing word “given”, and the fact that he shared a Department with at least one person on *any* Demotion Proposal.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Proposal: Requisition Demotions

Requesting Demotions for Clucky

Wait there is an easier way of doing this that is less weak to shenanigans

Proposal: Requesting Demotions

Requesting Demotions for Josh

Proposal: Requesting Promotions

Requesting Promotions for TyGuy6 and SupernovaStarbright.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Proposal: I think we’re overdue here

Reword the text in the rule “Job Titles” that reads “for instance, the CEO has a Seniority of 8, and an Intern has a Seniority of 0” to read

for instance, an Intern has a Seniority of 0.

Add a new rule entitled “The Means of Production” as follows:

If any Employee (other than the CEO, if the CEO is an Employee) has more Vested Value than each other Employee and is senior to each other Employee, then that Employee achieves and has achieved victory in the current dynasty.

Proposal: Get Him on the Workfloor, Plus Incentives

Add to the subrule “Research & Development”:

*Increase that employee’s options by the average of all dice rolled. If this would add more than 15 options, only add 15.

In the subrule “Manufacturing”, add the following:

*Increase the Vested Value of the employee who produced the box by the box’s value times 10. If this would add more than the company’s budget times 15, only add the company’s budget times 15.

Add to the subrule “Sales”:

As a weekday action, an employee may advertise the company by performing the following atomic action:
* Roll 1DICEX, where X is the company budget. The result of this roll divided by 5 is known as advertisement’s Expense.
* Roll 1DICEY, where Y is the company budget minus [20 times the number of orders]. This is the advertisement’s Effectiveness.
* If the advertisement’s Effectiveness is higher than it’s Expense, then the Employee who took the advertising action may immediately sell a box, then once again advertise, regardless of if those actions would otherwise be legal. This is known as a selling streak. Actions taken as part of a selling streak do not add productivity, but always add options according to the incentive formula.

Set the special case rule Dynastic Distance to be inactive.

In the rule “Departments”, replace the paragraph starting with “For the purpose of” with:

For the purpose of rules which allow members of certain departments to perform certain actions, the CEO is considered a member of the department whose employees have the lowest combined productivity (ignoring the CEO’s productivity).

We really need a more dynamic way of getting things done if idleness happens, so I’m hoping this is enough to convince everyone. The actions I added should also promote more activity, as gaining resources is now much easier (aside from productivity, but that’s meant to measure how active you are, anyway, I wouldn’t call it a resource)

Proposal: Requesting Promotions

Requesting Promotions for Trapdoorspyder, lendunistus, and lemon.

Proposal: Production Tracking

Add the following to “Boring Box Company”

Each employee has an integer value called Production, which defaults to 0.

Resetting is weekly communal action, which may be performed by any Employee or the CEO, and is atomic action which consists of first setting each Employee’s Production to their current Productivity, then setting each Employee’s Productivity to zero.

No Weekday Actions may be performed if the Resetting action has not been performed yet for the current week.

Productivity seems like a stale way of tracking how active people are. this gives us “how active are you this week” and “how active were you last week” which I think are the important metric.

Silverwing’s last day

Following seven glorious days of inactivity, it is finally time for Silverwing to head on out to her retirement cottage near Poughkeepsie. We all wish her well; please gather in the kitchen at 6pm for cake and a short toast by the CEO.

Quorum drops to 7.

Proposal: The Winter

If the rule Departments contains the sentence “The CEO has the sole power to set and/or change an Employee’s department, which is publicly tracked”, change it to

The CEO has the power to set and/or change an Employee’s department, with the exception that they are unable to change an Employee’s Department to or from On Strike, except as described in the rule On Strike. An Employee’s Department is publicly tracked.

Add the following to the list of available Departments in the rule Departments:

* On Strike

Add the following as a subrule to the rule Departments, called On Strike:

An Employee may set their Department to On Strike as a Weekday Action. All Employees whose Department is On Strike may be said to be Striking. A Striking Employee must set their Productivity to zero and may not increase it by any means. A Striking Employee may have a Demand, which is free text containing no wikimedia formatting, and which must specifically and solely demand that the CEO carry out a single action that they are permitted to carry out by the ruleset; and which defaults to blank.

An Employee may only perform a Picket action if they belong to the On Strike Department. As a Weekday Action, an Employee may Picket, which is an atomic action with the following steps:
* Add or change their Demand
* Decrease the company budget and increase the company debt by x%, where x is the number of Striking Employees

The CEO may freely Accede to a Demand, by carrying out an Action demanded of them by a Striking Employee (ensuring that that action is otherwise legally carried out) and then changing that Employee’s Department.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Proposal: Working the Dancefloor Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

Timed out and failed, 1-3. Josh

Adminned at 29 Jan 2022 00:11:48 UTC

If https://blognomic.com/archive/about_work_the_dancefloor has passed, this proposal does nothing.

From the rule Boring Box Company, remove “The first time a given Employee performs a Weekday action on a given day, each member of their Team receives an increase in Options according the Incentive Formula” and “Each time an Employee performs a Weekday Action, their productivity increases by 1.”

From the rule Departments, remove “The CEO has the sole power to set and/or change an Employee’s department”.

Add the following as a subrule to the rule Departments, called Departmental Actions:

A Departmental Action must be described as being restricted to a single Department. A Departmental Action is a Weekday Action that may only be undertaken by an Employee whose Department is the Department to which that Departmental Action is restricted. An Employee may only carry out one Departmental Action a day, as per the restrictions on Daily Actions (and so an Employee may also not carry out two Departmental Actions within the same 10 hour period)

Whenever an Employee carries out any Departmental Action they must the carry out the following Atomic Action:
*Increase their Productivity by 1, unless doing so would set their Productivity to the same value as the Seniority of the hierarchal rank immediately above the one they currently hold, in which case set their Productivity to zero and increasie their hierarchal rank by 1 place
*Increase the Options of each member of their Team according to the Incentive Formula

In all subrules to the rule Departments, change “An Employee may only perform actions described in this subrule if they belong to the” to “All Actions defined in this rule are Departmental Actions that are restricted to the”. Remove “As a Weekday Action,” wherever it appears from all such rules.

Adding the stuff for Josh’s proposal that I like

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Proposal: Whirr Zzzt Chunka Bomp

Timed out, 2 votes to 3 (also 2 unresolved DEF votes). Failed by TyGuy6.

Adminned at 28 Jan 2022 08:39:37 UTC

In the rule “Boring Box Company”, change “The Materials Table is a list of Materials and their properties.” to read

The Materials Table is a list of Materials and their properties. A material has a name, a value, and a priority.

Add the following to the subrule “Manufacturing”:

As a Weekday Action, an Employee may tune the machines, by increasing by 1 the priority of a Material on the materials list.

Create a new rule after the rule “Departments”, titled “Automation”:

As a daily communal action, any Employee may work the machines, as this atomic action:
*Randomly choose a material from the materials list, using the priority for each material as the weight of probability of choosing that material. (So if a material has priority 2, and the total of all material priorities is 7, then that material gets a 2/7 chance.)
*If the chosen material is in the list of Orders, choose the smallest size from among its associated sizes on that list. Otherwise, randomly choose a size from the integers 1-10.
*Produce as many boxes, of that material and that size, as can be produced without spending more than the company budget, to a maximum of 3 boxes. To produce a box is to follow the set of steps listed in the atomic action in the subrule “Manufacturing” that are describing how to “produce a box”. (But in this case, doing so doesn’t count as a Weekday Action.)


If the proposal “About Work The Dancefloor” has been enacted, remove “As a Weekday Action,” from the subrule “Manufacturing”.

Goal is to create a fun, automatic way to create boxes, while allowing certain players to “vote” on which materials are chosen.

Workflow: Mfg gets a new Workday Action to bump the priority up on the materials list. A Daily Communal action creates the boxes, which anyone can perform. Number of boxes created will remain fixed at up to 3/day of a material semi-randomly selected from the priority list.

Proposal: About Work The Dancefloor

Withdrawn by author. Failed by TyGuy6.

Adminned at 28 Jan 2022 03:16:14 UTC

From the rule Boring Box Company, remove “The first time a given Employee performs a Weekday action on a given day, each member of their Team receives an increase in Options according the Incentive Formula” and “Each time an Employee performs a Weekday Action, their productivity increases by 1.”

From the rule Departments, remove “The CEO has the sole power to set and/or change an Employee’s department”.

Add the following as a subrule to the rule Departments, called Departmental Actions:

A Departmental Action must be described as being restricted to a single Department. A Departmental Action is a Weekday Action that may only be undertaken by an Employee whose Department is the Department to which that Departmental Action is restricted. An Employee may only carry out one Departmental Action a day, as per the restrictions on Daily Actions.

Whenever an Employee carries out any Departmental Action they must the carry out the following Atomic Action:
*Increase their Productivity by 1, unless doing so would set their Productivity to the same value as the Seniority of the hierarchal rank immediately above the one they currently hold, in which case set their Productivity to zero and increasie their hierarchal rank by 1 place
*Increase the Options of each member of their Team according to the Incentive Formula
*Change their Department to one of the other Departments, at their choice.

In all subrules to the rule Departments, change “An Employee may only perform actions described in this subrule if they belong to the” to “All Actions defined in this rule are Departmental Actions that are restricted to the”. Remove “As a Weekday Action,” wherever it appears from all such rules.

Reset the Options and Vesting of all Employees to zero, set each Employee’s hierarchal rank to Officer, and then set each Employee’s Department to a randomly selected Department.

The RnD situation is such that a mini reset is needed; using that to also make mobility of Department and rank more systematic

Proposal: Get me on the workfloor, conditionally

Has been open for 48 hours but does not have a quorum of FOR votes, so cannot be Popular, so is Unpopular. Failed by Brendan.

Adminned at 27 Jan 2022 22:38:02 UTC

Set the Special Case Rule “Dynastic Distance” to be inactive.

Replace the first paragraph of the rule “Departments” with the following:

All Employees of Boring Box Co. should belong to a department, which is publicly tracked. The CEO has the sole power to set and/or change an Employee’s department. The CEO may only change a given employee’s department once per day, and only if that employee has not already performed any Weekday Actions on that day.

The list of departments is as follows:

In the rule “Departments”, replace the paragraph starting with “For the purpose of” with:

For the purpose of actions which may only be performed by members of certain departments, the CEO may perform these actions regardless of their current department as long as there are no employees in the relevant department, or if all Employees in the relevant department have been inactive for at least 48 hours.

Proposal: Rounding Terror

Enacted, 4-0. Josh

Adminned at 27 Jan 2022 15:53:02 UTC

Replace the words “an integer amount of Vesting” in the rule “Equity” with

a nonnegative amount of Vesting

Then, replace the word “Vesting” wherever it appears in the Dynastic Rules with the phrase “Vested Value” and convert the Vesting each Employee had held at the time of this proposal’s enactment into Vested Value.

This is a more sensible name, and makes our options payouts into a Monetary Value, which resolves the decimal issue.

Proposal: Threepartmental Fun

Timed out and enacted, 4-1. Josh

Adminned at 27 Jan 2022 15:52:13 UTC

Reword the paragraph in the rule “Departments” which begins “A proposal is a Promotion Proposal if…” as follows:

A proposal is a Promotion Proposal if and only if it is Titled “Requesting Promotions” and the text of the proposal is “Requesting Promotions for XXX” where XXX is a list of the names of one or more employees, which may not include the CEO. When a Promotion Proposal is Enacted, the Hierarchal rank of each Employee included in its list is increased by 1. A proposal is a Demotion Proposal if and only if it is Titled “Requesting Demotions” and the text of the proposal is “Requesting Demotions for XXX” where XXX is a list of the names of one or more employees, which may not include the CEO. When a Demotion Proposal is Enacted, the Hierarchal rank of each Employee included in its list is decreased by 1, to a minimum of 0.

If an Employee does not share a Department with any Employee whose name is mentioned in a given Promotion Proposal or a Demotion Proposal, then their vote on that Proposal is invalid. For the purpose of calculating the quorum for a Promotion Proposal or a Demotion Proposal, only the Employees whose votes would be valid are considered to be Employees.

Poor management or productivity should possibly have consequences.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Proposal: Daily Bread [Appendix]

withdrawn with 1 deferential and 4 against aside from the withdraw. failed by card

Adminned at 27 Jan 2022 07:24:14 UTC

In the Appendix replace

If a game action is a Daily Action, each Employee able to perform it may take that action once each day, but not more than once every ten hours.

with

If a game action is a Daily Action, each Employee able to perform it may take that action once each day, but not more than once every four hours.

Honestly it wouldn’t shock me if we’ve effed this up in the past.

Four hours feels long enough to prevent shenanigans around the changing of the day, without someone realizing that despite performing a daily action one night and then again in the morning, they didn’t wait long enough and so their actions are wrong. It also better matches the weekly action timeout period.

Proposal: You’re Simply the Vest

Timed out. passes 7-2—clucky

Adminned at 26 Jan 2022 22:11:59 UTC

Add the following to “Debt”

The Company Equity is equal to the Company Budget minus the Company Debt. If the Company Equity is below zero the Company is In the Red (otherwise it is not in the red)

In “Equity” replace

At any time, an Employee may increase their Vesting by X, where X is the Company’s Budget multiplied by that Employee’s own Options; upon the completion of this action, that Employee’s amount of Options is set to 0.

with

If the Company is not In The Red, an Employee may increase their Vesting by X, where X is the Company’s Equity multiplied by that Employee’s own Options; upon the completion of this action, that Employee’s amount of Options is set to 0.

Divide the Vesting of all employees by 10.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Call for Judgment: Accounting Error

Reached quorum, 8 votes to 0. Enacted by TyGuy6.

Adminned at 25 Jan 2022 04:57:05 UTC

Change “The first time a given Employee performs a Weekday action on a given day, increase the Options of each member of their Team according the Incentive Formula.” to

The first time a given Employee performs a Weekday action on a given day, each member of their Team receives an increase in Options according the Incentive Formula.

Undo each action taken according to the rule “Equity”, which were made while this CfJ was pending. Then reverse each Options increase made by one Employee for another Employee while the second Employee was not on the first Employee’s Team, which were made while this CfJ was pending.

I assume this is an urgent situation, if people are randomly getting options handed to them by other players for their Weekday Actions. Fix it, then unroll the extra gifting.

Out Of Office Autoreply

Hello! Thanks for emailing; I’m afraid I’m out of the office on long-term leave.

If your matter is urgent then please refer it to quorum, which is now 8.

Otherwise I will do my best to respond upon my return.

Best wishes,

Tech
Sales Officer
Boring Box Company
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Proposal: This could have been an email

Times out 2-4. Failed by Brendan.

Adminned at 25 Jan 2022 20:36:01 UTC

Create a new rule called “Weekly Roundup” as follows:

The Weekly Roundup is an Event. As a weekly action, the CEO can and should make a blog post with the Weekly Roundup tag. The style and phrasing of the post are flexible, but its body should follow this general format:
* An optional, brief introduction.
* The current Company Value (which is calculated as: the company budget + the total value of all boxes in the Warehouse - the company debt) and it’s percent change since the last weekly roundup.
** If the value is positive and the change is positive, the company is considered profitable. Otherwise, the company is considered not profitable.
* The name of one chosen Employee of the Week (who is not the CEO).
** This Employee is one who the CEO believes deserves recognition for their contributions to the company in the week prior. That employee immediately receives a bonus increase of 3 options, and each employee in the same Department as them immediately receives a bonus increase of 1 option.
* Optionally, a new mission statement for the Boring Box Company.
** If included, the CEO must, immediately after posting, replace the mission statement in the rule “Boring Box Company” with the new one.
* Any number of Objectives for the upcoming week.
** Employees are encouraged to perform actions in the following week that contribute towards achieving these objectives.
* Optional closing remarks.

Employees may make Responses to the Weekly Roundup with the following Response Format:

Promote: X
Demote: Y

…where X is the name of one Employee they vote to promote (or blank), and Y is the name of one Employee they vote to demote (or blank). If an Employee makes more than one comment on a Weekly Roundup that conforms to the Response Format, all but the most recent one are considered flavor text.

Employees are encouraged to leave other comments on the Weekly Roundup to discuss their plans/ideas for the upcoming week, share their own accomplishments, and/or give feedback on other Employees’ performance.

The Ending Condition for the Weekly Roundup is that the post is at least 48 hours old. Anyone may End the Weekly Roundup as long as they perform these Ending Actions:
* Increase by 1 the rank of the Employee who has the most Promote votes, as long as they have a number of Promote votes equal to half of quorum (rounded up) and doing so would not cause someone to have a rank equal to or higher than CEO. Ties are broken by random selection.
* Decrease by 1 the rank of the employee with the most Demote votes, as long as they have a number of Demote votes equal to half of Quorum (rounded up) and doing so would not cause them to have a rank lower than Intern. Ties are broken by random selection.

Communication is key when it comes to success! This weekly meeting will help us all get on the same page. Each meeting will also include courtesy vision and hearings tests to make sure everyone can communicate effectively!

Proposal: This meeting could have been an email

Illegal due to editing/commenting. Failed by Brendan.

Adminned at 25 Jan 2022 15:45:41 UTC

Create a new rule called “Weekly Roundup” as follows:

The Weekly Roundup is an Event. As a weekly action, the CEO can and should make a blog post with the Weekly Roundup tag. The style and phrasing of the post are flexible, but its body should follow this general format:
* An optional, brief introduction.
* The current Company Value (which is calculated as: the company budget + the total value of all boxes in the Warehouse - the company debt) and it’s percent change since the last weekly roundup.
** If the value is positive and the change is positive, the company is considered profitable. Otherwise, the company is considered not profitable.
* The name of one chosen Employee of the Week (who is not the CEO).
** This Employee is one who the CEO believes deserves recognition for their contributions to the company in the week prior. That employee immediately receives a bonus increase of 3 options, and each employee in the same Department as them immediately receives a bonus increase of 1 option.
* Optionally, a new mission statement for the Boring Box Company.
** If included, the CEO must, immediately after posting, replace the mission statement in the rule “Boring Box Company” with the new one.
* Any number of Objectives for the upcoming week.
** Employees are encouraged to perform actions in the following week that contribute towards achieving these objectives.
* Optional closing remarks.

Employees may make Responses to the Weekly Roundup with the following Response Format:

Promote: X
Demote: Y

…where X is the name of one Employee they vote to promote (or blank), and Y is the name of one Employee they vote to demote (or blank). If an Employee makes more than one comment on a Weekly Roundup that conforms to the Response Format, all but the most recent one are considered flavor text.

Employees are encouraged to leave other comments on the Weekly Roundup to discuss their plans/ideas for the upcoming week, share their own accomplishments, and/or give feedback on other Employees’ performance.

The Ending Condition for the Weekly Roundup is that the post is at least 48 hours old. Anyone may End the Weekly Roundup as long as they perform these Ending Actions:
* Increase by 1 the rank of the Employee who has the most Promote votes, as long as they have a number of Promote votes equal to half of quorum (rounded up) and doing so would not cause someone to have a rank equal to or higher than CEO. Ties are broken by random selection.
* Decrease by 1 the rank of the employee with the most Demote votes, as long as they have a number of Demote votes equal to half of Quorum (rounded up) and doing so would not cause them to have a rank lower than Intern. Ties are broken by random selection.

Communication is key when it comes to success! These weekly meetings will help us all get on the same page. Each meeting will also include courtesy vision and hearings tests to make sure everyone can communicate effectively!

Proposal: Internal Restructuring

Timed out, 4 votes to 1. Enacted by TyGuy6.

Adminned at 25 Jan 2022 07:17:23 UTC

A memo for my co-workers in Research & Development, AND in Manufacturing:

Give TyGuy6 the rank of Manager (5).
Give Chiiika the rank of Vice-President (7).
Give SupernovaStarbright the rank of Director (6).

Give all members of the Manufacturing team whose EVC on this proposal contains a single number between 1 and 7 the rank that corresponds to that number, if that EVC contains a FOR vote.

Looks like the Mfg Department may have missed the promotion boat. Let’s give them a lift!

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Proposal: Repartmental Fun

Timed out. Passes 4-2. Lol.—Clucky

Adminned at 25 Jan 2022 04:23:21 UTC

In the rule “Departments” Replace the text

A proposal is a Departmental Proposal if and only if it mentions by name any number of departments, includes the phrase “A memo for my coworkers”, its effects are limited to changing the ranks of members of that Department, and it does not include the phrase “All departments” or a synonym for it. Only employees who are members of the departments named in a Departmental Proposal may vote on that Departmental Proposal; all other votes are invalid. For the purpose of calculating the quorum for a Departmental Proposal, only the Employees whose votes would be valid are considered to be Employees.

with

A proposal is a Promotion Proposal if and only if it is Titled “Requesting Promotions” and the text of the proposal is “Requesting Promotions for XXX” where XXX is a list of the names of one or more employees. When a Promotion Proposal is Enacted, the Hierarchal rank of each Employee included in its list is increased by 1. If an Employee does not share a Department with any Employee whose name is mentioned in a Promotion Proposal their vote on that Proposal is invalid. For the purpose of calculating the quorum for a Promotion Proposal, only the Employees whose votes would be valid are considered to be Employees.

A direct reproposal of Clucky’s “Departmental Fun,” which timed out and failed before I got my promotion.

Proposal: Promotion Paradox Paradox

Reached quorum, 9 votes to 0. Enacted by TyGuy6.

Adminned at 24 Jan 2022 05:16:05 UTC

In “Job Titles”, change the sentence beginning with:

Within each Department, an Employee may be said to be managing all Employees whose Seniority is exactly one less than their own

to:

Within each Department, an Employee may be said to be managing all Employees whose Seniority is exactly one or two less than their own, and may be said to be being managed by all Employees whose Seniority is exactly one or two greater than their own.

my first try was illegal so let’s do this again