Friday, September 30, 2011

Proposal: A Jury of Your Peers

Reached quorum 9 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 30 Sep 2011 15:22:27 UTC

Add a new rule to the ruleset, entitled Critical Acclaim:

All Artists have a score, tracked in the GNDT, entitled Acclaim. Acclaim must be a positive integer and defaults to zero for new Artists.

An Artist may add 1 to their Acclaim for every icon present in a comment by another Artist on one of their posts.

If an Artist has not made a new proposal for five or more days then, provided that no other Artist has done so in the preceding 3 days, any other Artist may reduce their Acclaim by 5, to a minimum of zero.

Add a new rule to the ruleset, entitled Zeitgeist:

The Zeitgeist is a list of Criteria that Artists can optionally meet in their posts to score Acclaim. It is tracked in the following Wiki page: “Zeitgeist”.

A Criterion on that page must consist of three elements: a title, a detailed description of what an Artist’s post must include or exclude in order to qualify, and a reward in Acclaim that an Artist should receive for qualifying under the stated terms.

Criterion listed on this page can be marked as Open or Closed. If an Artist makes a post that satisfies an Open Zeitgeist Criterion then they may, within 24 hours of making the post, claim the stated reward in Acclaim for doing so. Closed Zeitgeist Criteria may have no effect on the gamestate or ruleset.

There may be no more than 6 Open Criteria listed on the Zeitgeist page at any time. If a game action would cause a new Criteria to be added to the page then an existing Criteria must first be marked as Closed.

If there is any text on the Wiki page Zeitgeist, delete it.

A bit of really old-school BlogNomic resurfacing.

Kevan, can the BlogNomic idle check tool also be used to track most recent post / proposal?


Ienpw III:

09-30-2011 10:30:02 UTC


Kevan: HE/HIM

09-30-2011 10:31:45 UTC

“An Artist may add 1 to their Acclaim” means that you can keep adding the same +1 for the same arrow, again and again. It also seems unfair that older players can trawl through all of their old posts and get points for them.

We can fix it before Acclaim has any effect, though: for

(The idle check tool just scrapes the “most recent entry/comment” rows from profile links - I could tweak it to show both instead of just the most recent one, but can’t distinguish Proposals from other types of blog post.)


09-30-2011 10:43:54 UTC

for In addition to Kevan’s caveats, I’m a little apprehensive that the nature of the Acclaim-for-Approvals mechanism will simply dissuade anyone from registering Approval.

Nonetheless voting in favour, in the hope that someone will make a proposal to provide incentives for Approval before too long.


09-30-2011 11:49:33 UTC



09-30-2011 11:57:45 UTC

Yet more positive integers defaulting to 0?

I have the potential opposite problem; this encourages players to form upvoting teams who just arrow everything the other posts.


09-30-2011 12:01:01 UTC

You could always unidle and make a proposal to fix that! :-)

Prince Anduril:

09-30-2011 12:19:08 UTC


I don’t really like the 3rd paragraph of critical acclaim. What about idling Artists? And I share other people’s concerns.

Josh: HE/HIM

09-30-2011 13:11:46 UTC

I don’t really like the 3rd paragraph of critical acclaim. What about idling Artists?

Idle Artists are not Artists. Unless you mean unidling Artists, in which case, fair point.

I’ll post a fix a bit later.


09-30-2011 14:11:00 UTC


Sounds promising enough to me.

Darknight: HE/HIM

09-30-2011 14:45:56 UTC


Prince Anduril:

09-30-2011 16:43:21 UTC

Yep. That’s what I meant.


09-30-2011 17:10:35 UTC



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