Friday, July 01, 2016

Proposal: casing the joint

SKed—Clucky

Adminned at 03 Jul 2016 03:26:12 UTC

Add the following to the end of the “Spelling” section of the Appendix

Unless otherwise specified, the capitalization of letters or lack thereof shall be construed as irrelevant for the purposes of play.

In the rule “Random Generators” section of the Appendix after “The GNDT can be used to generate random results. ” add

These commands are case sensitive.

Avoiding further confusion. the DICE commands are case sensitive though so need to clarify that.

Comments

RaichuKFM:

07-01-2016 17:39:00 UTC

for

Larrytheturtle:

07-01-2016 18:18:11 UTC

for

GenericPerson:

07-01-2016 19:42:04 UTC

for

Bucky:

07-01-2016 20:26:39 UTC

against

RaichuKFM:

07-02-2016 19:11:44 UTC

Why against?

It can’t even be self-interest, as Calls for Judgement pertain to the state of the rules at the time the actions were taken; even if this passed before Syntax Error resolved, it couldn’t be used as an argument.

Bucky:

07-02-2016 20:18:02 UTC

1)Because we do have some other capitalization conventions that matter (FOR, AGAINST and VETO are voting icons; for, against and veto are votes). 
2)It breaks rules that talk about wiki pages.
3)It feels scammy.  I can’t articulate why, though.

Clucky:

07-02-2016 23:16:16 UTC

stuff like FOR votes I think falls under

“Scribes may correct obvious spelling and typographical mistakes in the Ruleset and their own Pending Proposals at any time”

RaichuKFM:

07-03-2016 00:02:11 UTC

It seems more like a pass-and-patch in an exception for the voting icons, and wiki pages, I think?

After all, ARROW isn’t a voting icon, arrow is; :arrow: not working means an exception is necessary, but I don’t think it’s immediately game-breaking?

Bucky:

07-03-2016 00:34:25 UTC

The ruleset uses ARROW rather than arrow  internally because it’s severely inconvenient to embed voting icons in the actual ruleset document, and because writing and discussing proposals that discuss voting icons shouldn’t automatically invoke them.

The other immediate problem this has is that the Ruleset is a wiki page.  RULESET is also a wiki page, but with different content.

Clucky:

07-03-2016 03:25:54 UTC

against Bucky raises a reasonable point about wiki pages and when touching core rules its always better to play it safe and make sure you get it right than pass a buggy rule and try and fix it later