Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Story Post: Auction: The Time Machine

This is an auction for a one-of-a-kind Time Machine. Only available here, folks. The duration of this auction is 48 hours, although it may feel shorter to Managers standing too close to the Time Machine.

Comments

Cuddlebeam:

09-05-2017 22:51:38 UTC

it’s TIME.

card:

10-05-2017 03:52:58 UTC

Thoughts of making it a silent auction?

Cuddlebeam:

10-05-2017 08:54:05 UTC

I think this is good as it is. I bid $1.

Cuddlebeam:

10-05-2017 21:35:09 UTC

card:

11-05-2017 02:35:45 UTC

I bid $992,557

Cuddlebeam:

11-05-2017 02:40:05 UTC

I bid $1091820

Cuddlebeam:

11-05-2017 02:42:06 UTC

I bid $1,091,821 (in case that other one is invalid somehow)

Sphinx:

11-05-2017 08:31:15 UTC

I bid $1,499,885.

Cuddlebeam:

11-05-2017 09:43:10 UTC

I bid $1,649,874

Cuddlebeam:

11-05-2017 21:00:02 UTC

I bid $1

Cuddlebeam:

11-05-2017 21:10:30 UTC

(my previous bids were invalid because I had three Bloggers, and: “Any comment on an Auction that contains the string “I bid $X” or “I bid £X” is a valid bid of value X if X is an unambiguous positive integer and the commenting Manager employs fewer than three Bloggers.”)

Cuddlebeam:

11-05-2017 21:12:55 UTC

(basically the only valid bid I have is the $1 one right now. Card’s bids were invalid because he had 3 Bloggers and Sphinx’s as well, although Sphinx could make valid bids now that they have just 2)

Sphinx:

11-05-2017 21:17:43 UTC

I’d argue, that these bids become valid since we don’t currently employ three bloggers. In addition, I think your bids are invalid, since you have made three already, regardless of whether or not they were valid.

Anyway I bid $499885.

Cuddlebeam:

11-05-2017 21:25:05 UTC

There is no explicit mechanic that makes bid valid again. We even have the (redundant) rule that states:

“Any of the following conditions being met makes a bid invalid:”

If I make a pot from a blob of clay, its a pot, and it has to be made into a blob again if it were to turn into a blob

I bid $550885.

pokes:

11-05-2017 21:45:54 UTC

This auction is now closed. Sphinx gains control of the Time Machine for $499,885 as Cuddlebeam’s bids after the third are invalid, although I have a feeling this will head to CfJ.

pokes:

11-05-2017 21:49:04 UTC

To clarify: as long as we’re being sticklers about the rules, Cuddlebeam’s previous invalid bids are still bids, and count toward the three.

Publius Scribonius Scholasticus: he/they

12-05-2017 09:38:51 UTC

Except there was no cap on the number of bids for this auction, that was explicitly in the rule creating the auction.