Saturday, September 28, 2019

Proposal: Found a Ouija board in the wreck

Reached quorum 4 votes to 2. Enacted by Kevan. Comments in the form “[•]” were “c”, “s”, “p” and “e” - I think a “comment” has to be an entire blog comment rather than any substring of it.

Adminned at 30 Sep 2019 09:59:47 UTC

In “The Island”, replace “The Island is a strange and largely unexplored place.” with “The Island, named Windfall Key by the Castaways, is a strange and largely unexplored place.”

A letter tile is a comment on this proposal of the form “[•]”, where • is a single letter. If a quorum of comments on this proposal contain a letter tile, the letters contained within the brackets of all letter tiles, concatenated in the order of their posting, is the New Name. If the New Name is not an English word (defined as appearing in any edition of Webster’s Dictionary) and is less than 16 letters long, replace Windfall in the above text with the New Name, with the first letter capitalized and the rest lower-case.


Thunder: he/him

28-09-2019 21:52:00 UTC

for Fun concept.

Thunder: he/him

28-09-2019 21:52:29 UTC


Kevan: he/him

28-09-2019 22:53:37 UTC

against Cute, but I’m not sure what I’m voting for, or what the final commenter could do with a big chain of letters of their choice.


28-09-2019 23:10:45 UTC

[o] what could they do if it’s not a dictionary word?

Kevan: he/him

28-09-2019 23:17:14 UTC

The ruleset allows typos to be corrected at any time.


29-09-2019 03:14:11 UTC

Eh, it can only be 15 letters long, and I bet we’ll have it mostly set in stone (no spaces allowed) by the time voting ends. for

I’m curious what pokes thought a quorum meant, as it seems to be used here as a number, but is defined in the rules as a subset of Castaways. for

Kevan: he/him

29-09-2019 10:34:04 UTC

I’m curious, but not curious enough to risk handing over the dynasty via a text injection scam.


29-09-2019 11:19:33 UTC


@Kevan “Typo” to me, and I imagine to most people, needs to lack intentionality and so “fixing” it to some other text would be unlikely to survive a CfJ.

@TyGuy6 I had forgotten that the Appendix definition of Quorum has to be attached to Castaways. In the past we’ve had “A quorum of EVC” proposals with no problems even though EVCs aren’t Castaways. I meant “half of all comments rounded down plus one” but since it’s technically ambiguous I suppose it’s whatever the enacting admin thinks.

Kevan: he/him

29-09-2019 11:44:37 UTC

The phrase used in rule 1.1 is “obvious spelling and typographical mistakes”, which would also cover deliberate yet obvious misspellings.

Brendan: he/him

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