Friday, January 22, 2016

Proposal: Excitable Dog

Quorums 7-0. Quorum becomes 7. — Quirck

Adminned at 23 Jan 2016 20:35:55 UTC

To rule “Imaginary Friends”, add subrule “Impulsive Puppy” with this text:

Impulsive Puppy votes FOR all proposals. Impulsive Puppy never has a Best Friend. Any Child who votes on behalf of Impulsive Puppy gains 1 Trouble.

Take him for a W-A-L-K.


Kevan: HE/HIM

01-22-2016 21:50:58 UTC


quirck: HE/HIM

01-22-2016 23:31:55 UTC



01-23-2016 00:06:05 UTC

Queen Bee votes FOR

(Can we assume I am in favor of my own proposal so QB votes “with” me?)

quirck: HE/HIM

01-23-2016 00:15:15 UTC

Miss Laziness votes FOR



01-23-2016 00:19:42 UTC

In that case Queen Bee says “nevermind”.


01-23-2016 00:35:10 UTC

Actually (not that it matters so much, but) I looked up the rules regarding self-voting, and it says in Votable Matters:

“Additionally, if the author of a Votable Matter has not used a valid voting icon in a comment to the post, then the author’s Vote is FOR.”

Which seems to mean that QB (same for similar friends) could actually vote on my proposal whether or not I use an icon or state a position, which I could chose to do.

Am I looking at it the wrong way?

I don’t think it matters so much for this particular proposal, but I’d like to be certain in the future.

quirck: HE/HIM

01-23-2016 10:03:50 UTC

I think QB can’t be the author of a proposal, so if shw wants to vote, she must do it explicitly.

Kevan: HE/HIM

01-23-2016 10:16:04 UTC

Casper saying “Queen Bee votes FOR” is explicit, isn’t it? Queen Bee deferring to the proposer’s automatic FOR vote seems fine to me.

quirck: HE/HIM

01-23-2016 10:37:47 UTC

Then how do we distinguish QB’s deferring from QB’s abstention?

Kevan: HE/HIM

01-23-2016 11:23:52 UTC

Not sure I see your angle here. As I’m reading it, QB deferring is Caspar proposing something and posting a comment of “Queen Bee (agrees with me and) votes FOR”; QB abstaining is Caspar proposing something, but deciding not to post a QB vote comment.

Are we reading “defers to” differently? I’m assuming it’s meant in the same context as a deferential vote.

quirck: HE/HIM

01-23-2016 15:19:34 UTC

Ah, I thought Casper was asking if he needed to explicitly vote on behalf of QB, his vote is implied since he’s the author, but QB’s is not


01-23-2016 16:08:32 UTC



01-23-2016 16:08:51 UTC

Sparkles the Cat votes FOR.