Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Proposal: Comments should not be defined in the glossary

Quorum 13-1 and is enacted - coppro

Adminned at 05 Jul 2011 13:42:28 UTC

Remove the sentence

Voting and comments are accessible through the link at the bottom of every post.

from the Glossary.

Not only is this definition at best redundant to common sense (something that could be fixed by moving it to the FAQ), it’s incorrect. Scams based on ExpressionEngine quirks are discouraged, but this explicitly makes an ExpressionEngine quirk part of the game; only 100 comments are accessible via the link in question, and thus, because comments past the 100th aren’t accessible, by this definition they are not comments. (They can be read via admins, but not via the method shown in the rules, and thus don’t count.) This leads to a potential obnoxious core rules scam in which someone votes AGAINST a proposal or CFJ and then (possibly with the help of confederates) spams another 99 comments, making it impossible for anyone else to vote; this causes proposals to no longer be open for voting (and autofail after a week), and also autofails CFJs, potentially leading to a complete lock on the gamestate, and allowing people to effectively Mad King each other’s dynasties.

Comments

Kevan:

07-05-2011 11:30:43 UTC

for

SingularByte:

07-05-2011 11:31:32 UTC

for

mideg:

07-05-2011 12:06:05 UTC

for

aguydude:

07-05-2011 12:08:05 UTC

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scshunt:

07-05-2011 12:16:41 UTC

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Josh:

07-05-2011 12:25:41 UTC

for

Purplebeard:

07-05-2011 13:01:00 UTC

for

Bucky:

07-05-2011 14:50:58 UTC

for

Yoda:

07-05-2011 15:52:37 UTC

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Prince Anduril:

07-05-2011 16:13:36 UTC

for

Blacky:

07-05-2011 17:30:02 UTC

for

Doctor29:

07-05-2011 18:04:48 UTC

against just because i believe a more complete glossary is better and that scam could be exploited regardless. all comments that CAN be viewed w/o admin rights CAN be viewed on the link at the bottom of every post

Galtori:

07-05-2011 19:36:26 UTC

for