Friday, September 30, 2005

Call for Judgment: Emigration, Part 2: Oceanic Territories

5-0, reaches a quorum of votes for—Excalabur.

Adminned at 01 Oct 2005 01:11:32 UTC

The Emigration portion of the hostile takeover rule reads:

Emigration - The native population gives up and many of the population emigrates to neighboring territories. The Territory loses DICEW population, where W is the native population amount. All adjacent Territories gain native population of DICEW / N rounded up, where N is the number of Territories adjacent to that Territory.

However, Oceanic Territories have been created since the passage of this rule.  This leads to two possible interpretations.

Excalabur, reasoning that Oceanic Territories cannot be inhabited, should not be included as an adjacent territory in the count of ‘N’, and no population should be added to them.  This has the benefit of being physically reasonable:  no on is going to emigrate to an Ocean.  However, it is not strictly what the rule says.  As this is the preexisting condition of the oldest Hostile Takeover since the passage of the Oceanic Territories rule, vote AGAINST this CfJ to agree with this interpretation.

However, the other possible interpretation, put forward by Purplebeard, of this rule is that each adjacent territory, including Oceanic Territories, should be included in the count of ‘N’, and that the population that would otherwise be transferred to the territory simply vanish.  This has the benefit of agreeing with the method for counting ‘N’ strictly according to the rule, but fails to agree with the ‘transferred to each adjacent territory’ portion.  For FOR this Call for Judgment if you agree with this interpretation.

If this call for judgment passes, the following shall occur:
1. Each Hostile Takeover that has occured since the passage of the Oceanic Territories rule was created shall be adjusted to agree with the second interpretation above.
2. The Emigration rule shall be rewritten to read as follows

The native population gives up and many of the population emigrates to neighboring territories. The Territory loses DICEW population, where W is the native population amount. All adjacent non-oceanic Territories gain native population of DICEW / N rounded up, where N is the number of Territories, including oceanic territories adjacent to that Territory.

Apologies for writing two calls for judgment on the same action.  I couldn’t figure out how to make this fit in one CfJ. 

Comments

Tekneek:

09-30-2005 12:00:02 UTC

for

smith:

09-30-2005 12:18:34 UTC

for

ChronosPhaenon:

09-30-2005 13:07:43 UTC

for

jamuraa:

09-30-2005 16:42:05 UTC

for

Excalabur:

09-30-2005 20:40:52 UTC

for I gotta agree. I thunk instead of reading the rules.  BAD idea.