Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Proposal: Fork the Nerk

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Aug 2015 13:00:52 UTC

Reword in the rule Confessions

Either Party of a Confession may Threaten the other (the “Nerk”), if the Confession has existed for more than 24 hours, and the Threatening Party has either Defected or Cooperated on that Confession more than 24 hours previously, and the Nerk has neither Defected nor Cooperated on that Confession.
When such a Threat is made, the Threatening Party may force the Nerk to either Defect or Cooperate on that Confession (this is the Threatening Party’s choice), by posting a comment to that effect on that Confession.

As

Either Party of a Confession may Threaten the other (the “Nerk”), if the Confession has existed for more than 24 hours, and the Threatening Party has made a Statement on that Confession more than 24 hours previously, and the Nerk has not made a Statement on that Confession.
When such a Threat is made, the Threatening Party must Sign their Statement on that confession, if they have not already done it, and then they may force the Nerk to either Defect or Cooperate on that Confession (this is the Threatening Party’s choice) without Signing the Nerk’s Statement, by posting a comment to that effect on that Confession.

Right now this is unusable, because Defecting or Cooperating means Signing, which means you reveal your hash, wait 24 hours and only then can Nerk the other party. Of cource they defect if you cooperated

Comments

Josh:

08-25-2015 06:31:12 UTC

for

Kevan:

08-25-2015 08:31:21 UTC

A good point, I’d only written it for forcing people to Sign their Statements, not to force them to make Statements in the first place.

But this just flips the problem around - if both players have made Statements, you can’t force the other player to Sign theirs any more. We need to cover both situations.

Kevan:

08-25-2015 09:37:30 UTC

Josh:

08-25-2015 11:40:10 UTC

CoV in favour of Kevan’s flavour of nerk-forking against

ShareDVI:

08-25-2015 11:49:24 UTC

against self-kill