Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Proposal: Formalized Relationships

Reaches Quorum and Passes 6-0. -RaichuKFM

Adminned at 24 Oct 2013 11:28:32 UTC

Add a new Rule to the Ruleset.  Call it “Circular Representation” and give it the following text:

There is a GNDT column called “Endorsement” whose legal values are the names of all MNs. A MN is said to Endorse the MN named in that column. This represents the other MN whom that MN trusts most to uphold their interests. A MN may change their Endorsement to any valid MN as a weekly action. A MN who Endorses an invalid target (such as a MN who is ignoring this paragraph) may change their Endorsement to any other MN at any time. A MN’s Endorsement defaults to the MN immediately above them in the GNDT, with the top MN defaulting to the bottom MN.

An MN may not Endorse himself.

If a MN becomes Idle, all MNs who Endorse them have their Endorsement changed to the that of the MN who became Idle. If this would cause a MN to have an illegal Endosement value, their Endorsement is instead reset to its default value.

Bringing back my favorite political rule, the Social Graph from the Reality TV dynasty.  If we want politics, reviving rules from a dynasty that led to them is a good start.



23-10-2013 07:26:22 UTC

imperial I’m a bit ambivalent about resurrecting old mechanics without at least some kind of new veneer, but it does seem at least thematically appropriate.


23-10-2013 12:31:22 UTC

for Seems okay. I don’t have an opinion on mechanic-resurrection.


23-10-2013 16:24:45 UTC



23-10-2013 23:34:32 UTC


It makes me a bit uncomfortable socially, especially when it defines the one I endorse as being the one I trust most, and then assigns that person by default.

But, hey, when hasn’t the world taken similar self-contradictory liberties with my relationships?

I will love who I an told to love. for


24-10-2013 03:36:20 UTC

for I <3 you too, turtlemoon.  But I love Purplebeard more, as defined by this proposal.


24-10-2013 04:04:53 UTC

The default bit is more an anti-apathy measure than anything else.  I’d expect you to change your Endorsement very quickly if you disagree with your default.


24-10-2013 06:23:20 UTC

Well, I apparently love you as much as Josh loves me, since he has to come around and connect to me.

Now I’m uncomfortable on a different level :-/