Monday, October 29, 2012

Proposal: Enquire Within Upon Everything

Fails 2-2. — Quirck

Adminned at 31 Oct 2012 10:18:21 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Inquiries”:-

If no Inquiries have been called within the past 72 hours, any Editor may - as a weekly action - Call an Inquiry by reducing their Journalistic Integrity by 1, taking any surname from this list and making a post with a title “The [Surname] Inquiry”, where [Surname] is the chosen Surname. This is known as an Inquiry Post, and it should mention some aspect of journalism which is being investigated.

An Inquiry Post is treated as if it were a Wire Post containing a single Positive Government Event, with a Location of United Kingdom. If an Editor has more Skeletons than each other Editor, then they may not run a Story on an Inquiry Post.

A simple framework for Inquiries, I’m sure we could make them more combatative as we go.


Josh: Observer he/they

29-10-2012 15:59:18 UTC

against The editorial independence of the press must be preserved from intrusive government oversight.

Kevan: he/him

29-10-2012 16:19:16 UTC

For what it’s worth, I was building up to including a way for this to remove Skeletons (maybe each Editor loses 1 Skeleton after an Inquiry?), but didn’t want to overload the base proposal.

RaichuKFM: she/her

29-10-2012 19:38:38 UTC

for I doubt I’d use it though; I must preserve integrity.


30-10-2012 01:58:09 UTC

against because it discriminates against those of us who don’t pay close attention to what goes on in the government.

Kevan: he/him

30-10-2012 09:33:48 UTC

[scshunt] I’m assuming that some variant of “if a Story has very high Public Opinion, anyone can report on it” will enact soon; I’ll propose it myself if nobody else does.

Kevan: he/him

30-10-2012 15:38:11 UTC

I suppose having an Inquiry count as simultaneous Government, Business and Celebrity Events would also help, and would fit the theme more closely.