Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Proposal: [Core] [Special Case] [Appendix] Cleaning up the hiatus rules

Passes 4-0. Enacted by Tantusar.

Adminned at 21 Jan 2020 22:29:01 UTC

Add a Keyword to the Appendix:

Hiatus

If BlogNomic is on Hiatus, game actions defined by the Dynastic Rules or the rule titled “Proposals” may not be taken. If multiple rules require BlogNomic to be on Hiatus at any given time, BlogNomic will continue to be on Hiatus until no rules require it.

Replace the text of the Seasonal Downtime Special Case with:

On the 24th, 25th and 26th of December, BlogNomic is on Hiatus. In addition, game actions defined by the rules titled “Individuals” and “Victory and Ascension” may not be taken.

Replace the text of the Dormancy Special Case with:

If there are fewer than five Individuals, BlogNomic is on Hiatus.

Replace the text of the rule Victory and Ascension with:

If an Individual (other than the Director) believes that they have achieved victory in the current Dynasty, they may make a Declaration of Victory (abbreviated “DoV”) detailing this, by posting an entry in the “Declaration of Victory” category.

Every Individual may cast Votes on that DoV to indicate agreement or disagreement with the proposition that the poster has achieved victory in the current Dynasty.

If there is at least one pending DoV, BlogNomic is on Hiatus.

A Pending DoV may be Enacted by any Admin if any of the following are true:

  • It is Popular, it has been open for at least 12 hours, and either the Director has Voted FOR it or it has no AGAINST Votes.
  • It is Popular, and it has been open for at least 24 hours.

A Pending DoV may be Failed by any Admin if any of the following are true:

  • It is Unpopular, and it has been open for at least 12 hours.

If a DoV is Failed and it had at least one AGAINST vote, the Individual who posted it cannot make another DoV until after 120 hours (5 days) have passed since the time their DoV was Failed.

When a DoV is Enacted, all other pending DoVs are Failed, and a new Dynasty begins in which the Individual who made the DoV becomes the Director. If that Individual does not wish to retain their new status, they may pass the role of Director to another Individual by making a post to that effect, provided they haven’t yet made an Ascension Address for the new Dynasty.

A DoV may not be started in the period between an enacted DoV and that DoV’s Ascension Address. During this period, BlogNomic is on Hiatus.

The new Director will make an Ascension Address by posting an entry in the “Ascension Address” category. This should specify the Director’s chosen theme for the new Dynasty, and it may optionally specify that the terms Individual and Director will be replaced with theme-specific terms throughout the entire Ruleset, and/or list a number of dynastic rules to keep. When such an Ascension Address is posted, the Ruleset is updated to reflect any changed terms, and any dynastic rules which were not listed to be kept are repealed.

This rule cannot be overruled by Dynastic Rules as it relates to Declarations of Victory, but can be overruled in other matters.

There shouldn’t be a functional change to anything that this Proposal modifies. This is all cleanup to make it (probably) flow smoother. Apologies for starting my return with an admin request and a massive wall of text.

Comments

Josh: HE/HIM

01-21-2020 15:31:01 UTC

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Kevan: HE/HIM

01-21-2020 17:17:56 UTC

“The new Director will make an Ascension Address” is a bit unusual for being in the future tense (and remaining so while the Address is being made, and after it has been made), but otherwise this addresses the overlap issues we had when looking at this back in December.

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card:

01-21-2020 18:55:31 UTC

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