Friday, December 14, 2012

Proposal: Cult Following

Reached quorum 14 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 15 Dec 2012 00:36:21 UTC

Enact a new rule “Cults”:-

Each Believer belongs to zero or more Cults. These allegiances are tracked privately by the Auspex.

Each Cult has a Name (up to seven words), a Leader (any Believer or Idle Believer) and a Prophecy concerning the end of the world (a sentence). The Leader and Prophecy of a Cult are tracked privately by the Auspex. The Names of existing Cults are:-

* The Establishment.

As a daily action, a Believer may attempt to form a new Cult by sending a Private Message to the Auspex specifying the Name of that Cult, and its Prophecy. If that Believer is not already the Leader of a Cult, the Auspex may - within 48 hours of receiving the request - create a new Cult by adding its Name to the list above; the Cult is created with the Believer as its Leader, and the Prophecy specified.

If the Auspex has both a Private Message from a Believer asking to join a Cult, and a Private Message from the Leader of that Cult permitting the Believer to join, then the Auspex may admit that Believer to that Cult, inform both the Believer and the Leader that this has happened, and delete both messages.

Upon enactment of this rule, the Cult known as “The Establishment” shall be created with the Auspex as its Leader and the Prophecy that the Auspex privately noted at the time of writing this proposal.


Josh: he/they

14-12-2012 14:50:01 UTC



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14-12-2012 15:44:55 UTC

for I find it odd there is no system for notifying someone that their cult has been created.

Kevan: he/him

14-12-2012 15:47:33 UTC

They will see its name appear in the rule, but if you think it also merits a Private Message response, propose it!


14-12-2012 16:11:12 UTC

This was exactly my thought, definite for vote for that proposal :)


14-12-2012 16:25:17 UTC



14-12-2012 17:01:57 UTC


RaichuKFM: she/her

14-12-2012 17:04:34 UTC


Clucky: he/him

14-12-2012 17:28:12 UTC



14-12-2012 17:37:31 UTC

for So a Believer who join’s someone else’s Cult wouldn’t know the prophecy that goes along?

Josh: he/they

14-12-2012 17:41:55 UTC

Koen’s vote was cast before he unidled - where are we on that at the moment? I lose track.

Kevan: he/him

14-12-2012 17:46:33 UTC

[Josh] Although there’s a bit about a player only being able to “cast one Vote on a Votable Matter by making a comment”, I think “A Believer’s Vote on a Votable Matter is the last valid voting icon that they have used in any comment on that Votable Matter.” trumps it. When he unidles, the comment becomes a vote.


14-12-2012 17:46:40 UTC

I apologize - I realized I was idle just after having voted. Idle Believers are not Believers for the purposes of “Votable matters”, which reads:

“Each Believer may cast one Vote on a Votable Matter by making a comment to the Official Post that comprises that Votable Matter using a voting icon of FOR, AGAINST, or DEFERENTIAL. Additional voting icons may be permitted in some cases by other rules. A valid Vote is, except when otherwise specified, a Vote of FOR or AGAINST. A Believer’s Vote on a Votable Matter is the last valid voting icon that they have used in any comment on that Votable Matter.”

I think I officially couldn’t cast a vote, but once I’ll be unidled my valid vote will be the vote icon I used, even though I was idle at the time?


14-12-2012 17:49:43 UTC

What Kevan said would be my interpretation of that rule, too.

Josh: he/they

14-12-2012 17:58:19 UTC

Yeah, the greater specificity probably takes precedence.


14-12-2012 18:05:02 UTC


quirck: he/him

14-12-2012 18:49:20 UTC


quirck: he/him

14-12-2012 18:57:47 UTC

Can the Auspex have PM from himself?

Kevan: he/him

14-12-2012 19:02:41 UTC

[quirck] Testing it: yes, PMing yourself creates a message in your own inbox. So people can try to join The Establishment if they like, although there are eldritch whispers that it may just be a meaningless placeholder.


14-12-2012 19:19:24 UTC



15-12-2012 00:27:40 UTC

for I am a strong believer in meaningless placeholders.