Friday, October 19, 2018

Proposal: A Little List

Reaches quorum/times out at 4-0. Enacted by pokes.

Adminned at 21 Oct 2018 23:21:32 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Reports”:-

A Report is a list of Activists’ names, each Activist appearing no more than once in the list, and each name being immediately followed in brackets by a Loyalty, which is that Activist’s Suspected Loyalty. A Report should also include a single English word at the end, to prevent rival Activists from guessing at its contents.

An Activist may File a Report by posting the hash of it in a blog comment.

An Activist may Reveal a Report which they have already Filed, by posting the original text of the Report in a blog comment. Once it has been revealed, the Accuracy of such a Report is equal to the number of Activists listed in it whose Loyalty has not been shown to be different from the list’s Suspected Loyalty for them. The Accuracy of an unrevealed Report is zero.

Some rough placeholdering to suggest making the game about working out the identities of other players. The hashed-Loyalty mechanism is unusual for allowing players to freely and provably share information through other channels, so we should establish what the consequences might be.


Kevan: he/him

19-10-2018 18:30:19 UTC

(I’m really getting through proposal titles I’ve already used in the past, today.)

Brendan: he/him

19-10-2018 19:29:07 UTC

With a player list this small, how difficult would it be to just post Reports of every possible Loyalty combination?

Brendan: he/him

19-10-2018 19:38:25 UTC

(Assuming one knows one’s own Loyalty, and the Veteran is not an Activist, 4^3 is a relatively trivial set of possible comments to churn through.)

Kevan: he/him

19-10-2018 19:43:54 UTC

Yes, at some point we’d have to decide which reports actually counted - presumably just the most recent one. Wording that is a little tricky, though, and I didn’t want to bog this proposal down too much.


19-10-2018 21:09:34 UTC

for We could also penalize low-accuracy reports somehow.

Brendan: he/him

19-10-2018 21:17:07 UTC


derrick: he/him

21-10-2018 12:58:57 UTC