Reached quorum 7 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.
Adminned at 27 Aug 2010 01:44:39 UTC
Enact a new rule, “Customer Orders”:-
If no Active Orders exist, any Earthling may - as a daily action - announce an Order, in which a Customer issues a demand for a particular combination of Stock.
To announce an Order, the Earthling (known as the “Cashier”) must first roll an X-sided die in the GNDT, where X is the number of characters listed in the [[List of recurring characters in Futurama]] wiki page. (The Professor may add or remove characters to and from this list at any time.) The list item that matches the number rolled is the Customer.
Once a Customer has been established, the Cashier must roll three X-sided dice, where X is the number of distinct types of Stock (counting Products with different adjectives as being distinct, and excluding Cash Product) currently held by Corporations. Each roll result is then translated into a type of Stock, from that Stock’s position in an alphabetical list of Stock types (again, excluding Cash Product).
The Cashier must then post a Story post announcing the Customer, the Products they require (the “Shipment”), and an explanation of what they intend to do with it. Upon posting such a Story post, the Order becomes Active.
If a Corporation possesses the Shipment components of an Active Order, any member of that Corporation may remove those components from the Corporation’s Stock to complete the Order - the Order ceases to be Active, and the Corporation gains five Cash Product items for their Stock.
If an Order has been active for more than five days, it ceases to be Active.
Upon enactment of this rule, revert the List of recurring characters in Futurama wiki page to its first version, if it has been changed since the posting of this proposal.
Taking a stab at a customer order system that doesn’t require Professorial input.