Saturday, November 14, 2020

Proposal: Contagious Case [Appendix]

Fewer than a quorum not voting against. Failed 2 votes to 3 by Kevan.

Adminned at 16 Nov 2020 15:17:23 UTC

Add a bullet point to the Appendix rule “Spelling”:-

* If the first letter of a word is capitalised in the dynastic ruleset, and that instance of the word is not at the start of a sentence, then any Monk may capitalise the first letter of other instances of that word in the dynastic ruleset.

Allowing uppercasedness to spread through the ruleset, but only where it exists in the first place. Restricting to dynastic, to prevent future rule wordings from doing anything weird to the core.

Comments

Josh: POINDEXTER HE/HIM

11-15-2020 15:40:37 UTC

I’m sorry I just don’t care about this

Soft against as I think the ruleset is too long and also that BN has a mild tendency to keyword things too liberally

Raven1207: HE/HIM

11-15-2020 19:39:56 UTC

for

I think it should be because you could use it as a loophole.

Raven1207: HE/HIM

11-15-2020 19:43:53 UTC

Let me correct what I’m trying to say. I think we should have it because it we don’t, then it could be a loophole for interpretation.

Clucky: HE/HIM

11-15-2020 20:28:39 UTC

against

I feel like there isn’t really any scenario where this actually helps, and maybe some edge cases where it could actually pose a problem.

Kevan: HE/HIM

11-15-2020 20:47:13 UTC

Consistency always makes for a more readable ruleset, which I think is a big deal. And if we felt that a common word was worth capitalising in one rule, the same should go for other rules.

I don’t see the angle about problems and loopholes - capitalisation never changes the meaning of a word, does it?

There is scope for capitalisation creep if somebody overdoes it in one proposal and then gleefully capitalises the rest of the ruleset after it enacts, and maybe that’s enough reason to vote this down, but that’s just aesthetic, isn’t it?

Bucky:

11-16-2020 04:50:24 UTC

against per Clucky. One of those edge cases is an exact-text quote in the middle of a sentence.