Friday, April 29, 2022

Proposal: Fated To Obey

Timed out and failed, 4-1. Josh

Adminned at 01 May 2022 08:12:44 UTC

Create a subrule of Fates called Fated To Obey with the following text:

Each rule starting with “Fate Rule” is followed by players having a certain Fate. The Fate for that rule is whichever Fate is in the rule’s title, if a single fate exists there. For example, “Fate Rule: Echoing Invasion” would be followed by players with the Fate: Invasion.

Whenever a Fate Rule has no associated Fates and no unenacted Assignment story posts, a player may create an Assignment votable matter story post for it. Despite being a Votable Matter, votes in comments are ignored. Instead, each player may vote privately once per assignment, messaging the Linguistics Team with a Fate and the assignment in question.

After more than 24 hours have passed from the post’s creation, the Linguistics Team should enact it and edit the name of the Fate Rule to refer to the Fate that got the most Adjusted Votes, where the Adjusted Votes are the votes the Fate received, plus the Fate’s Influence, minus the number of Fate Rules for the Fate. This result is permitted to be negative. Only votes that were cast in the first 24 hours are counted. In a tie, the winner is chosen randomly between Fates with the highest vote.

(Note: I’ve made a couple of edits without a comment. Mainly that the time was reduced to 24 hours, and the influence and number of fate rules now affect the vote so you don’t get one fate able to earn all of the rules if they have more people.)


Josh: Bookie he/they

29-04-2022 08:30:18 UTC

I haven’t counted, but this may fall foul of the “proposals may not add more than 200 words to the ruleset” clause of rule 2.1

SingularByte: he/him

29-04-2022 08:50:47 UTC

Whoops, forgot about that one. I’ll do a count, and check whether it would render it illegal, or whether it would allow me to edit it to be under.

SingularByte: he/him

29-04-2022 09:24:13 UTC

Down to 200 exactly, including the title.

Josh: Bookie he/they

29-04-2022 09:27:08 UTC

Impressive editing.

Lulu: she/her

29-04-2022 14:33:56 UTC

imperial seems a bit complex

Kevan: he/him

30-04-2022 13:52:32 UTC

against Seems tough on the smaller and less organised Fate groups, if they won’t be able to claim good rules and might get stuck with bad ones.

Raven1207: he/they

01-05-2022 02:05:43 UTC


Josh: Bookie he/they

01-05-2022 08:12:21 UTC

against A lack of for votes leads me to believe that this isn’t a popular approach.