Friday, October 21, 2011

Proposal: All Together Now

Possibly Illegal due to being a Work of Art; however, it is kept open in case For The Love Of Suber passes. -Bucky

Proposal is a Work of Art, and therefore illegal. -Ornithopter

Adminned at 22 Oct 2011 14:31:39 UTC

So I’m finally getting ready to actually go to bed, and decide to check one last time on a controversy I fear will destroy the nomic I have just started playing, when I see that Bucky has performed perhaps the greatest move I personally have ever seen in a nomic. However, the isue which in some ways inspired the controversy remains unsolved. Rule 3.2 still has the difficult language regarding categorization of official posts. Though Works of Art are no longer in play, this issue could easily come up again - I could see a similar argument being made concerning Faction posts.

After some discussion with more experienced players, I have concluded that we are attempting to solve the 3.2 conflict from entirely the wrong end. Banning official posts from being in any other official category not only generates bugs, but prohibits all sorts of interesting and good ideas. It is not only impractical, but unwise to universally prevent posts from being in multiple categories. While scams may be possible using certain combinations, dangerous combinations should be banned specifically. Do we really want to prevent all rules which classify official posts?

One concern that was brought up was a potential scam involving posts that were simultaneously DoVs and CfJs, and perhaps Proposals as well. Thus, remove the complete prohibition on categorization of official posts by changing, in rule 3.2,

A proposal, or declaration of victory cannot simultaneously be any other type of official post unless otherwise specified by dynastic rules.

to

No entry may be more than one of the following official types of post: Proposal, Call for Justice, and Declaration of Victory.

The idea here is that the solution to a potential controversy is to get rid of the ban on categorizing posts, clearing up the current bugs and opening up the game. I would argue that our core posts should be in play for hierarchical and webbed categorization.

Comments

southpointingchariot:

10-21-2011 05:32:58 UTC

F*** it has the same typo I am to tired.

southpointingchariot:

10-21-2011 05:36:10 UTC

against