Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Proposal: Death of the Offer

Reached quorum 4 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan. Note that the ARPANET Interface Message Processor is now arguably lost in limbo as its buyer did not claim it before this rule enacted.

Adminned at 24 Jul 2014 04:32:37 UTC

To the rule “Flea Market”, replace “If the Offer was not made by the Broker, then the Seller who made the Offer must then reduce their own profit by the number of Pounds equal to the Offer, to gain the relevant Good into their possession.” with:-

If the Offer was not made by the Broker, then the Seller who made the post must then reduce the profit of whoever made the Offer by a number of Pounds equal to the Offer, and add the relevant Good into the Offer-maker’s possession.

And add a new paragraph:-

A Flea Market post becomes closed immediately after an Offer within it is accepted. If no Offers have been made to a Flea Market post in the previous 48 hours, and if the post is more than 48 hours old, then any Seller may announce that that post is now closed, in a comment to that post. When a Flea Market post becomes closed, it is no longer considered to be a Flea Market post.

Fixing the problem that a Seller “must then” pay for and gain a Good, even if they are asleep at the time, and adding a time-out for unwanted goods.

Comments

Doctor29:

07-23-2014 17:17:14 UTC

against I don’t like the idea of a buying Seller not necessarily being the one in control of their Profit. What if we gave them some kind of a grace period (eg 24 hours) in which to adjust their GNDT statistics before the Seller who previously owned the Flea Market item can get it back and the deal is nullified?

Kevan: HE/HIM

07-23-2014 20:55:53 UTC

Keeping it simple keeps out loopholes (if you don’t want to have someone take £100 from you and give you a cow creamer, don’t offer £100 for their cow creamer), but sure, propose the game you want to play.

Sprucial:

07-23-2014 21:29:04 UTC

for

Purplebeard:

07-24-2014 06:47:06 UTC

for

PTSnoop_:

07-24-2014 07:36:27 UTC

for