Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Proposal: Personal Criteria

Add a subrule to Criteria named ‘Personal Criteria’ as such:

Personal Criteria

A Seeker may choose to have a Personal Criteria by making a blog post stating that they wish to do so. All other active Seekers then vote upon Personal Criteria by either stating an object, or by voting :for: with the name of the object or the player who proposed the object’s username. The object with the most :for: votes wins. The Seeker whose Personal Criteria is being voted upon may object to the other Seekers’ choice of Personal Criteria if the Seeker can reasonably prove that there is no such object in their vicinity, that the object is too large or too small, or that the object does not exist. This object becomes the Seeker’s Personal Criteria, which is publicly tracked.

In the rule Scoring, add

If a Seeker who has a Personal Criteria does not include it in their Snap, the Snap is worth 0 points. If they do include their Personal Criteria, then they get three extra points on top of the points they would get normally.

Out of Focus

Chiiika is idled out after seven days without making a post or comment.

Quorum remains 4.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Personal Criteria

I would like to propose a new type of criteria, known as a ‘Personal Criteria’, which requires a Seeker to have an object which all other active Seekers voted upon in their image. The incentive for this would be that any Seeker who chooses to have a Personal Criteria gets a poinnt boost.

After ‘opinions or feelings of any Seeker.’ add

Personal Criteria

A Seeker may choose to have a Personal Criteria by making a blog post stating that they wish to do so. All other active Seekers then vote upon Personal Criteria by either stating an object, or by voting for with the name of the object or the player who proposed the object’s username. The object with the most for votes wins. Said object must be reasonably defined. This object becomes the Seeker’s Personal Criteria, which is publicly tracked. The Seeker must now include their Personal Criteria in every Snap they take, or they are ineligible for points on that Snap. If they do include their Personal Criteria, then they get three extra points.

Personal Criteria

I would like to propose a new type of criteria, known as a ‘Personal Criteria’, which requires a Seeker to have an object which all other active Seekers voted upon in their image. The incentive for this would be that any Seeker who chooses to have a Personal Criteria gets a poinnt boost.

After ‘opinions or feelings of any Seeker.’ add

Personal Criteria

A Seeker may choose to have a Personal Criteria by making a blog post stating that they wish to do so. All other active Seekers then vote upon Personal Criteria by either stating an object, or by voting for with the name of the object or the player who proposed the object’s username. The object with the most for votes wins. Said object must be reasonably defined. This object becomes the Seeker’s Personal Criteria, which is publicly tracked. The Seeker must now include their Personal Criteria in every Snap they take, or they are ineligible for points on that Snap. If they do include their Personal Criteria, then they get three extra points.

Proposal: Smoke Screen

Reached quorum, 4-0. Enacted by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 16 Apr 2024 21:08:37 UTC

In the rule “Criteria”, replace the text “, by first posting the hash and the secret text in a blog entry and then changing the hash and resetting its satisfying and unsatisfying counts to zero in the game state tracking page.” with the following:

as an atomic action named Criteria Refresh with the following steps:
* Post the hash and the secret text of each Private Criteria being changed in a blog entry.
* For each Private Criteria being changed, update the hash and reset its satisfying and unsatisfying counts to zero.

In the rule “Guesses”, add the following text:

A Guess may not target a Seeker while that Seeker is performing the Criteria Refresh atomic action.

I’m taking Clucky’s advice in preventing the snipe of Guesses. This patches the Guess itself, not just the Award. I made refreshing criteria an Atomic Action so that a Seeker can’t also try to do other dynastic actions and just delay finishing their Criteria reset indefinitely.

I also avoided taking Kevan’s route of trying to describe how a Guess may be made. There’s a scam where if it were forbidden to make a Guess based on public conversation other than Authentic Shots, a Seeker could block all of their Private Criteria from being the target of a Guess simply by conversing about all of their criteria publicly.

Proposal: Anybody’s Guess

Withdrawn. Failed by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 16 Apr 2024 21:07:25 UTC

To the Standard of the “Grand Prix in Advertising Photography” Award, add:-

, where that Guess is not already apparently confirmable by public information alone

Shutting down the sniper routes to getting this. There’s Clucky’s tactic that if someone is slow to update their Criteria and you’re lucky enough to be online, you can just repeat a shared Criteria back at them as a guess. There are similar avenues where a player fully reveals a Criterion in conversation (inadvertently or for some non-cooperative reason), and whoever is online at that moment can claim it. This award should just be about genuine guesswork.

Story Post: Upgrade Request for Snap 32

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Processed by Kevan.

Adminned at 16 Apr 2024 08:23:43 UTC

I believe this photograph meets “A Snap where the Merriam Webster Word of the Day for the day on which the Shot was taken appears on a sign or other permanent outdoor structure in shot (where the word would also have been present on that object on the previous day)”

Story Post: Snap 032: Private Furlong

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Story Post: Snap 031: Alien Flora

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Story Post: Snap 030: Pansy Bowls

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Proposal: Change criteria for snaps

Withdrawn. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 14 Apr 2024 15:50:49 UTC

I would like to change the rule for shots to also allow the word to be the Wordle for the same day one year ago.

Change ‘name of an active Seeker and the Merriam Webster Word of the Day for the day on which the Shot was taken, or the preceding day (per http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day).’ to

‘name of an active Seeker and either the Merriam Webster Word of the Day for the day on which the Shot was taken, or the preceding day (per http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day); or the Wordle answer for the day the shot was taken one year ago, not including February 29’.

Call for Judgment: Skipping Stones

Timed out, 2-2. Failed by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 14 Apr 2024 21:59:20 UTC

Consider the Seeker called Josh to have responded to Snap 26 in order, and uphold their responses to Snaps 27 through 29.

I missed 26 by mistake. I think it cost me points but it would also have caused me to have to cycle my criteria earlier than I actually did. Seems easiest to just scrub the deck and uphold.

Cycling out my crieria

My old ones were:

ghtws Some part of a human is depicted - aea39e80bedc4edc2068258862b2cdf68d2c66cde528f292f2748f7c314a5a5e
fdwre It is nighttime - 9fed62399273a2a30a4fef81764d941884769fd8171433d2619c33bf98239a0f
dsaml A non-human animal is visible - cb5f4272eaa36daaf459443eb6e0205163f8e31237b346bfadd53e5dae9a03bf
zpoyt The word of the day has three vowels - fc21a867f754301c3347d71f79f6fdccf52c46de22d44687b894f0845ebcf046

Proposal: Everyone’s a Critic

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 14 Apr 2024 15:50:16 UTC

In “Scoring”, after “whether they find the Shot aesthetically pleasing or not, about which they must be honest” add:-

, and include a few words of reasoning

I’m enjoying when players give some specific reason for why they did or didn’t find a picture aesthetically pleasing.

Criteria Changeup

I’m changing all of my Private Criteria. My previous criteria was:

The shot has written vowels
180f5ba290bc1d03d89eff1472f833bf1672fe97f44c1e4da55846d131b33198

The shot contains paper. zyx
4ab4438024201fd112c8593fc48ea700ada552bea49821ddedac18eafad1ab18

The Shot was not taken upside down
11ee4176a183fc8dc20669e22c4a05e4633804b5611fd0cbb9372fc3fa2cbc35

The shot has written consonants
8499be31ec9f598a3742086d93e38c144cd4901f4c5e725168bc983ed6f179cb

The Shot has at least one object in focus
48e8124b9c8517832c081791bd678cc5828076c48a43a4ae826742a2d4db2d41

Outstanding Composition for JonathanDark

I claim the Outstanding Composition award for having five private Criteria, each of which has an Unsatisfying score of 0 and a Satisfying score of 5

Rescinding this Claim because it was based on faulty scoring of satisfying criteria.

Story Post: Snap 029: Chalk

Proposal: Imperial Freestyle

Timed out 1 vote to 1 with 2 unresolved DEFs. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 14 Apr 2024 15:48:59 UTC

If the Proposal “Cooperative Emperor Style” is not enacted, this Proposal has no effect.

In the Core rule “Victory and Ascension” at the end of the bullet point that begins with “Optionally specify their Imperial Style”, add the following text:

The wiki page named Imperial Styles is not gamestate and may be freely editable.

It was pretty clear from the comments to my earlier proposal that we don’t want Imperial Styles to be gamestate, so here’s the exclusion to keep it that way even if Get The Laminator enacts.

Proposal: Get the Laminator [Appendix] [Building Blocks]

Reached quorum, 4-0. Enacted by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 13 Apr 2024 16:01:59 UTC

In the Appendix, replace “All wiki pages that the Dynastic Rules explicitly mention (except for dynastic histories and discussion pages)” with:-

All wiki pages that the rules and Building Blocks explicitly mention (except for the FAQ, the dynastic histories and discussion pages)

In “Building Blocks”, replace “That page is gamestate and may not be altered except as specified by the ruleset or through the passage of a Proposal or CfJ; however, its contents are not rulestext.” with:-

That page’s contents are not rulestext.

To “Spelling and Formatting”, add:-

* A Seeker may change the layout or design of a gamestate wiki page if doing so would not change how any rules interpreted its content.

Per comments on Cooperative Emperor Style, all referenced wiki pages should probably default to being gamestate, rather than just the dynastically-referenced ones. If we think some of these pages should be freely editable, we can say that in the rule that mentions them.

If this enacts it will make the “Community Guidelines”, “Gamestate Modifications” and (if Cooperative Emperor Style passes) “Imperial Styles” pages gamestate. “Mentorships” is already considered gamestate by other means, because its alteration is regulated.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Proposal: Follow-through

Withdrawn. Failed by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 13 Apr 2024 16:00:29 UTC

This proposal has no effect.

It used to be a rhetorical point but that point seems to no longer be needed.

Proposal: Cooperative Emperor Style

Timed out, 3-0 with 2 DEFs. Enacted by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 13 Apr 2024 15:57:35 UTC

In the Core rule “Victory and Ascension”, in the bulleted list after the text “start a new dynasty by completing the following Atomic Action:”, add the following bullet point at the end of that list:

* Optionally specify their Imperial Style, which if specified is a set of nonbinding guidelines that the Observer is encouraged to follow, using the terms defined on the wiki page Imperial Styles.

 

I’ve added a section in the Imperial Styles wiki page for “Desired player cooperation level”. With this, and the reminder that an Emperor can optionally list their Imperial Style, it gives a way to set the level of player cooperation expected for the dynasty without requiring enforceable rules that may be too narrow or too vague.

This operates on the same way of thinking as dynastic themes: the Emperor sets the theme for a dynasty, and there’s no rules that enforce a dynastic theme, but it’s generally understood that the Emperor and players will all help keep the dynasty generally aligned with the theme and will vote against anti-theme proposals. Player cooperation can exist in the same way, with the Emperor and players actively helping to ensure the desired amount of player cooperation. Note that the wiki page Imperial Styles is being treated in a similar manner to the wiki page Community Guidelines, in that the editing of the page is not regulated and the content is treated as a guideline.

For this dynasty, there was no actual expectation set at the beginning for player cooperation. It was only after Brendan proposed adding the Building Block “No Cooperation” that it was considered, and even then it received a number of DEFs. With no private comms and no mantle passing in place, and no rules that invite idle Seekers to participate, I think we’d be safe to go back to a guideline of no cooperating rather than the attempts at a strict set of rules that we’ve been engaged in recently.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The More The Mentier

Juniper.ohyegods will be mentored by Kevan.

Proposal: This Is Not A Place Of Honour

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 11 Apr 2024 10:28:08 UTC

Add an Upgrade Benchmark:

* A Snap where the Merriam Webster Word of the Day for the day on which the Shot was taken appears on a sign or other permanent outdoor structure in shot (where the word would also have been present on that object on the previous day)

Proposal: Mento Fresh

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 11 Apr 2024 08:38:56 UTC

In the Building Block rule No Cooperations, and in the same text on the Building Block page, add the following after the clause “except through the use of co-operative mechanisms defined in the Dynastic rules,”:

any activities carried out as part of a Mentorship,

Registration and Joining

Hello to all players. I, of the playername Juniper.ohyegods (shorten it to juniper if you want), have thus applied for the chance to begin gameplay, and it has been granted to me. I would very much like to become a player, if it may be granted upon me for this possibility to occur.

Story Post: Snap 028: Underwing