Monday, February 14, 2022

Proposal: Blocked Out

Withdrawn. Failed by Brendan.

Adminned at 14 Feb 2022 23:58:28 UTC

Add the following to “Symbology”

Each Symbol also has a Background Color associated with it, depending on which Block it is in on the [[WGL4]] page. Whenever a Symbol displayed on the The Game Board (as a Symbol, not if it appears elsewhere in the document such as in a Player’s name or column header), it must be given its associated background color. The background colors for each Block are as follows

* C0 Controls and Basic Latin: #FFCCCC
* C1 Controls and Latin-1 Supplement: #CCFFCC
* Latin Extended-A: #CCCCFF
* Greek: #FFFFCC
* Cyrillic: #FFCCFF
* Any Block Not Otherwise Listed: #CCFFFF

Remove “Each Player’s Symbol must be visually distinct; a Player may not select a Symbol that a casual observer would fail to distinguish from the existing Symbol of another Player or idle Player;” from “Symbology”

Replace “A Player may not select U+0020-0 or U+00A0-0.” with “A Player may not select a banned symbol” in the rule “Symbology”

Add a subrule to “Symbology” called “Banned Symbols” and give it the following text

Some Symbols may be banned due to them being too visually similar to other symbols. A Player with a banned Symbol may not carry out any dynastic action not described in this rule. The following symbols are banned:
* U+2010-3
* U+2010-4
* U+2010-5

The introduction of quality makes it annoying to tell which symbol is which.

This allows us to differentiate the space characters, so they become fine. But –, —, and ― all look too similar, especially the last too (and – looks too much like − anyways). As those three are all in general puncation, we can’t use colors to differentiate them



14-02-2022 05:45:21 UTC

Colors may be helpful, but I still want people to choose symbols that are visually distinct. It just makes sense, in the long run. Maybe don’t remove that line?

Clucky: he/him

14-02-2022 06:43:17 UTC

why is it needed if we have colors though to make it clear which symbols are different?


14-02-2022 08:38:48 UTC

There could be various reasons. What if we decide the colors are too much work to update? What if some people just don’t update them, by accident or not? I also think it’s easier to remember what symbols go to whom if they look different.

Josh: he/they

14-02-2022 13:09:15 UTC

for I think that this is a strict improvement, although I agree with Ty that a general prohibition on visual similarity makes sense.

Lulu: she/her

14-02-2022 13:20:49 UTC


Brendan: he/him

14-02-2022 20:04:56 UTC


Zack: he/him

14-02-2022 20:05:18 UTC


Raven1207: he/they

14-02-2022 20:52:15 UTC


Snisbo: she/they

14-02-2022 21:52:18 UTC


Clucky: he/him

14-02-2022 22:23:44 UTC

against Josh’s proposal was withdrawn, so this is no longer needed plus passing it would nerf my _ symbol