Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Proposal: First, fixing idleness [Core]

Reached quorum 8 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan. Bucky is idled.

Adminned at 01 Sep 2021 12:41:43 UTC

In the core rule “Idle Cells”, change

Idle Cells are not counted as Cells.


Idle Cells are not counted as Cells. The combined term “Idle Cell” can be used to refer to Cells who are Idle even in rules that do not treat them as Cells.

If the Cell named “Bucky” is not idle, make him idle.


Josh: he/they

31-08-2021 16:48:35 UTC

Do we not think that this is working as written?

Kevan: City he/him

31-08-2021 17:51:57 UTC

Also not sure what this is meant to be fixing.

“Idler” feels a bit pejorative and ambiguous. It means the opposite of what a casual reader would expect from a sentence like “when idling a player, the idler must dot dot dot”.


31-08-2021 18:07:30 UTC

For the purpose of most rules, there is no such thing as an idle Cell. A few rules such as “No Collaboration” and “Things that a mentor must do” use the term anyway. Those uses fail to refer to anyone, although No Collaboration works around it with “people who are not yet Cells”.

v1.1: removed “idler” again.


lemon: she/her

31-08-2021 20:13:25 UTC


Josh: he/they

31-08-2021 20:16:14 UTC


Brendan: he/him

31-08-2021 20:27:14 UTC


Darknight: he/him

31-08-2021 22:35:25 UTC


Janet: she/her

01-09-2021 03:26:56 UTC


Kevan: City he/him

01-09-2021 07:48:36 UTC



01-09-2021 11:46:52 UTC