Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Proposal: Communication Failure

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan. Rodney becomes the Communicant.

Adminned at 07 Mar 2014 05:56:16 UTC

Enact a new Rule “Communication” containing the following:

One Infected may be the Communicant, their identity being tracked in the next sentence. The current Communicant is: nobody.

The Communicant may cast the Alien’s vote for them on a proposal by making a comment on that proposal with exactly six voting icons in a row, followed by an arrow - this comment does not count as a vote by the Communicant. The voting icon which appears most frequently in the row is considered to be the Alien’s vote on that proposal, and must correspond to the Alien’s Opinion on that proposal.

The Alien has a Distress Call and a Mobbing Call, both of which are English words tracked privately by the Communicant, and initially undefined. If the Calls are undefined, the Communicant may choose new words for them. When an Infected ceases to be the Communicant, both Calls become undefined.

If a Proposal contains a Mobbing Call and no Distress Call, the Alien’s Opinion of the proposal is that it should vote FOR. If a Proposal contains a Distress Call and no Mobbing Call, the Alien’s Opinion of the proposal is that it should vote AGAINST. If neither of these is the case, the Alien’s Opinion is that it should vote DEFERENTIAL.

Whenever an Infected’s Mutation becomes becomes higher than that of any other Infected, that Infected becomes the new Communicant.

When this Proposal passes, set the Communicant to be a random Infected.



05-03-2014 21:29:00 UTC

for What happens when the overlord votes deferential?

RaichuKFM: she/her

05-03-2014 21:36:50 UTC

Nothing. And, ack, it says arrow when it should say arrow. I have a slot, so I’ll post a fix.

Kevan: he/him

05-03-2014 22:43:51 UTC

for Ah, must have dropped the first line when copypasting the original out of the text editor. Damn these pseudopodia.


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