Sunday, August 22, 2021

Proposal: Cross Handoff

Enacted 8-1. Josh

Adminned at 24 Aug 2021 11:18:17 UTC

Add to the list in “Veto List” (If “How A Bill Becomes A Law” enacts, first replace instances of ‘Proposal’ with ‘Bill’):

- The Proposal’s Author is not X.  If the Handoff action has not been done in the last 36 hours, then the Legislator with their name bolded in this property (or any Legislator if the name bolded is not the name of any Legislator) may perform an action called Handoff: the bolded name is replaced with a Legislator’s name of their choosing that is not the Wielder of Vetoes.

Change the bolded “X” in the property to a random Legislator who is not the Wielder of Vetoes.

Items in a Veto List?  Why not?



22-08-2021 15:02:14 UTC

I don’t like daily actions but I’m otherwise not opposed to this.

Janet: she/her

22-08-2021 15:04:48 UTC

> or any Legislator if the Legislator with their name bolded in this property is Idle

if they’re idle, they’re not a “Legislator with their name bolded in this property”, so they can’t be replaced.

Also, I think it would be better for this to be publicly tracked, rather than modifying rules text.

Clucky: he/him

22-08-2021 18:02:42 UTC

Wouldn’t this just lock the game if someone hands off to a person who is about to go idle?


22-08-2021 18:17:36 UTC


Maybe it could help with all of the double, triple-negatives to think of “A proposal is a Misfit if it does not have all of the properties on the following list:” as “A proposal is Clean if it has all of the properties on the following list:”.


22-08-2021 18:18:55 UTC

No, it just prevents that specific idle person from making proposals until they start acting again, which doesn’t seem like a problem?


22-08-2021 18:41:55 UTC



22-08-2021 18:56:05 UTC


Darknight: he/him

22-08-2021 19:39:10 UTC


Clucky: he/him

22-08-2021 19:49:01 UTC

I guess I just don’t see the fun in “Sorry you can’t make proposals for 36 hours”  against

Janet: she/her

23-08-2021 01:49:41 UTC



23-08-2021 03:38:54 UTC

Actually, this looks like it’s a no-op due to Names: “a word only refers to the name of a Legislator if it is explicitly stated that it refers to a Legislator’s name”. It’d work fine as “The Proposal’s Author is not named X”, but it doesn’t jump through the extra hoop.

The later bits don’t help - they substitute in a name, but admit that what’s there might not be a name.

Raven1207: he/they

23-08-2021 04:22:21 UTC



23-08-2021 07:12:01 UTC


Josh: he/they

24-08-2021 09:12:07 UTC

I disagree with this proposal and think it should maybe be vetoed or self-killed on Bucky’s point about functionality but I am going to vote for because I want that sweet sweet empo baby