Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Proposal: Another Discredited Measurement System

Self-killed, final vote 2-6 -Darth

Adminned at 09 Sep 2010 08:53:06 UTC

Enact a new Rule, “Apparent Body Weight”:-

Each Befuddled has a BMI, a non-integer number defaulting to 20, tracked in the GNDT. A Befuddled with a BMI lower than 18.5 is Underweight; a Befuddled with a BMI higher than 25 is Overweight; all other Befuddleds are of Optimal Weight.

As a weekly action, a Befuddled may add or subtract up to 2.5 to or from their BMI.

Let’s have another player statistic to pitch against the zero-sum IQ. And maybe a pie-eating contest.


Josh: he/him

07-09-2010 16:20:42 UTC


Bucky: Proprietor

07-09-2010 17:30:21 UTC



07-09-2010 19:20:21 UTC

Isn’t 20 an invalid value, being an integer?


07-09-2010 19:49:51 UTC

against per spike


07-09-2010 20:33:12 UTC

against /me glares at “positive or negative” zeroes

Darknight: he/him

07-09-2010 20:38:31 UTC



07-09-2010 23:07:57 UTC

I suggest “positive multiple of 0.1” in place of the incorrect “non-integer number”.  Unless you want some wise-ass setting eir BMI to \lim_{x\rightarrow 1^-}\sum_{p>2}(-1)^{(p+1)/2}x^p without supplying a proof that this quantity is finite, let alone within 2.5 of eir current BMI 6*pi or something similarly silly.


08-09-2010 00:23:08 UTC



08-09-2010 01:52:46 UTC

against As per spikebrennan’s comment. Oh, and BTW, I would totally put my BMI as 6*pi or 1/i or something like that. :D

Kevan: he/him

08-09-2010 08:17:49 UTC

against Self-kill.