Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Proposal: Fixing the group mechanics

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 13 Dec 2017 19:07:35 UTC

Replace the text:

Failed Experiments are part of a group. Each group is listed in the “Failed Experiments” wiki page under a section named “Groups”, with one line per group, containing the names of the group’s members. If a Failed Experiment has not yet grouped with another Failed Experiment, they form a one-member group.

with

Failed Experiments are part of a group. Each group is listed in the “Failed Experiments” wiki page under a section named “Groups”, with one line per group, containing the names of the group’s members. If a Failed Experiment has not yet grouped with another Failed Experiment, they form a one-member group.

A variable called Group Index Counter is added to the Failed Experiment wiki page. Each group has a unique index that serves to identify the group (this index is noted on the group’s line in the wiki page). When a new group is created, it is given an index equal to the Group Index Counter, and the Group Index Counter is then immediately increased by one.

Upon enacting this proposal, each existing group is given a unique index ranging from 1 to the number of existing groups, and the value of the Group Index Counter is set to the number of existing groups + 1.

Replace the text:

A Failed Experiment may change groups by posting a Story Post with the [Group] tag and specifying which group they want to join. Members of the target group can refuse the request by posting a comment containing the AGAINST icon. If after two days the number of group members voting against is less than half the size of the group (not rounded) then the Failed Experiment who published the post is added to the group and removed from their previous group.

with:

A Failed Experiment may change groups by posting a Story Post with the [Group] tag that specifies one and only one group the Failed Experiment wants to join (using the group’s index). Members of the target group can refuse the request by posting a comment containing the AGAINST icon. If after two days the number of group members voting against is less than half the size of the group (not rounded) then the Failed Experiment who published the post is removed from their previous group and then added to the target group.

A Failed Experiment who is not part of a one-member group can leave their group by posting a Story Post with the [Lone Wolf] tag. This post takes effect immediately: the Failed Experiment is removed from their current group and forms a one-member group.

When a group has no members, it is removed from the Failed Experiments wiki page.

Add to the Groups rule:

“Team” and “Group” are synonyms.

Comments

Diabecko:

12-12-2017 16:00:59 UTC

I made a minor rule extension to remove empty groups.

Diabecko:

12-12-2017 16:31:13 UTC

Fixed some more loopholes in my proposal, and in particular I made sure group indices cannot be reused for future groups (avoids some complications).

Cuddlebeam:

12-12-2017 17:07:09 UTC

Looks good for

Diabecko:

12-12-2017 17:12:59 UTC

I kind of regret using the word Group though. Too boring. I should have chosen something more interesting like Pack or Band.

Axemabaro:

12-12-2017 18:02:55 UTC

imperial

Kevan: he/him

12-12-2017 18:26:45 UTC

for

pokes:

13-12-2017 12:02:48 UTC

for