I’m making this Victory attempt because after mentioning that I could do something like this at the Ganglion, an attempt to stop it has been made, and if it continues, I fear that I can’t perform this at all. I’m getting paranoid lol. Admittedly, it was my fault for mentioning it at all in the first place, and people have mentioned that they’d prefer to see it too already. If I don’t achieve victory with this, I will ask to idle myself, as a self-timeout for being so hyperactive, because I kinda should. If I do win though, I’ll repeal no Dynastic Rules, and pass the mantle onto Viv, if she’s willing, so that this Dynasty can continue as it has until now as usual, and then idle myself regardless, but with the win.
So, onto it.
-HOW DID I WIN?-
A good part isn’t obvious with casual reading - don’t miss out! This explanation will be separated into three parts: CREATING “ENACTED” VOTABLE MATTERS WITH NO VOTES, CREATING A VOTABLE MATTER WITH NO DEFINED STARTING VALUE and the APPENDIX. If either of the first two parts fail, the entire procedure is likely to fail as well.
-CREATING “ENACTED” VOTABLE MATTERS WITH NO VOTES-
In “Clarifications”, in “Numbers and Variables” it says
If a game variable has no defined starting value, then that starting value is the nearest legal value to zero that it may take (for numerical variables, defaulting to positive if tied), blank (for a text string or list that may be blank), the alphabetically earliest legal text string it may take (for a text string which may not be blank, with the digits 0 through 9 considered to precede “A”), or the list which is alphabetically earliest from the set of lists with the fewest elements (for lists which may not be blank, and considering each list to be a single unpunctuated text string, with the digits 0 through 9 considered to precede “A”).
In Votable Matters, it says:
Votable Matters can either be Pending, Enacted, or Failed. When a Votable Matter is first put forward, it is considered Pending.
If I could somehow create a Votable Matter that wasn’t the first time it was put forwards, yet it doesn’t have a defined starting value when it becomes such, it would take “the alphabetically earliest legal text string it may take”, from “Pending, Enacted, or Failed”.
Which is Enacted. E comes before F and before P.
With that established, we’re going to somehow create an “Enacted” Votable Matter via that.
For that, we’ll need to study the “Gamestate Tracking” rules, detailed in the following:
-CREATING A VOTABLE MATTER WITH NO DEFINED STARTING VALUE-
In the “Gamestate Tracking” rules, we have:
An official post may be altered or removed by its author if it is less than six hours old and either no Organ has commented on it or all comments on it contain no voting icons; otherwise this can only be done as allowed by the Ruleset.
So, if I make a CfJ Official Post, has that CfJ been put forwards? Yes, because I posted it. If I alter that CfJ Official Post (within the legal window), into a DoV Official Post, has that DoV been put forwards? Yes, because it was altered from a CfJ to a DoV. So I’ve put forwards a CfJ (which doesn’t exist anymore, but that “was put forwards”), and a DoV. We can then conclude that changing the categories of an official post, it a way of effectively “putting forwards” that particular instance of its new category. Eg. Changing a CfJ into a DoV is “putting forwards” a DoV.
...Or changing the Categories of an official post isn’t “putting forwards” that particular DoV/CfJ/etc, in which case, it hasn’t been “put forwards” for the first time, because it hasn’t been put forwards at all. So it doesn’t have a defined initial value granted by “When a Votable Matter is first put forward, it is considered Pending.”, nor any other rule. Thus, it would default to “Enacted” because it’s the alphabetically first value it can take because it’s undefined, so this works anyway.
Now, assuming that changing the category of a post is “putting forward” that CfJ/DoV/etc (whatever new Votable Matter type it becomes), or this works anyway, if I alter that same Official post back to a CfJ, and then back to a DoV, I would’ve put forwards that same DoV a second time, because “putting forwards” happens when you change the category, as found previously. Since putting a DoV which has been put forwards a second time has no defined initial value (“DoVs that are put forth a first time” has a defined starting value, but “DoV’s that are put forth a second time” don’t have a starting value for their Enacted/Failed/Pending status), it defaults to Enacted. You could argue that it inherits the “Pending” status of the first time it was “put forwards”, but that doesn’t exist as a trait defined in the ruleset, however granting “the alphabetically earliest legal text string it may take” does.
So it gains the “alphabetically earliest legal text string it may take”, which is “Enacted”. The post is also a DoV, and therefore, I have an Enacted DoV (yet not Adminned, because it didn’t go through Admins to get Enacted, which it why it looks the way it does). And so, with
When a DoV is enacted, all other active DoVs are failed, and a new Dynasty begins with the Organ who made the DoV as its Statolith.
...I guess it’s time for a new Dynasty.
As mentioned, I’ll repeal no Dynastic Rules, and pass the mantle onto Viv, if she’s willing, so that this Dynasty can continue as it has until now as usual. I’ll post screenshots of the revision history of my DoV/CfJ/DoV shortly, to prove that I’ve effectively done the procedure I’ve mentioned.
Given that if acknowledged that my DoV is effectively an already-enacted DoV, then all of your comments or votes (even if they’re FOR, not that it matters though for the sake of it being actually enacted) are technically illegal, because
Comments cannot be made on Enacted or Failed Votable Matters.
Which creates a beautiful example of a quirk of Consensus Reality (which is, only what the consensus deems to be real in the Nomic, is real. And in this case, it reveals that it not only affects the formal field of things such as votes, but the informal as well, as I’ll need with the following). I’ll take the votes on the DoV as an informal poll for that you acknowledge that I’ve effectively won, and act accordingly.
This has been a pretty long post, thank you reading all of this. I appreciate it.