Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Proposal: Beware of the Leopard

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 Sep 2016 09:15:02 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Boundary Proposals”:-

If a Proposal’s only effect would be to change the Constituency of one or more Blocks, then that Proposal is a Boundary Proposal; otherwise it is not. The affected parties of a Boundary Proposal are the Councillors who represent the Constituencies that those Blocks belong to.

If all affected parties of the oldest pending Boundary Proposal have voted FOR that proposal, it may be enacted at any time.

If a rule exists called “Gerrymander”, make “Boundary Proposals” a subrule of it.


Josh: he/they

21-09-2016 09:20:11 UTC


Kevan: he/him

21-09-2016 12:06:17 UTC

Actually there’s probably a loophole in here somewhere, isn’t there? (“I propose to convert this block to Grapnel West. After doing so, check the coin on my desk and if it shows heads, I win the game.” where the coin is soberly promised to always remain tails - the proposal’s “only effect would be to change the Constituency of one or more Blocks” if that remained true - but gets flipped during the process of enactment.)

We shouldn’t play around with anything as risky as “proposal can be enacted with only its proposer in favour”, and should make this a different mechanic, so:

against Self-kill.