Sunday, April 23, 2006

Proposal: Starting slow, but choose as you like.

Timed out, 7-2. Passes, with four votes to one half, but only two votes to three halves.

-Elias IX

Adminned at 28 Apr 2006 18:42:04 UTC

Enact the following in order.

Rewrite the rule Temporal Effects to read as follows:

For the purposes of game play, a Circadian Cycle is the following:

A Game Day of M hours, which is followed by a Midlight Period of R hour(s), which is followed by a Game Night of N hours, which is followed by another Midlight Period of R hour(s).

Midlight is the mysterious time between day and night, and between night and day.

This rule becomes operative after a sidebar widget indicating whether the game is in Game Day, Game Night, or Midlight Period, after which this sentence is removed.

Set M = N = 20. Set R = 4.

If there are any comments containing counted votes (from here on, known as CCCV) that contain the phrase “three halves”, set M = N = 15, and set R = 3.

If more CCCV contain the phrase “four thirds” than “three halves”, set M = N = 13â…“ and set R = 2â…”. (Please don’t choose this one?)

If more CCCV contain the phrase “three quarters” than both “four thirds” and “three halves”, not combined, then set M = N = 7.5 and set R = 1.5

If more CCCV contain the phrase “one half” than all of “three quarters”, “four thirds”, and “three halves”, not combined, then set M = N = 5 and set R = 1.

If more CCCV do not contain any of the aforementioned phrases than contain the phrase that appears most in CCCV, then set M = N = 20, and set R = 4.

Choice??? Here it is.

I hope this mechanism works for the plurality thing, but if you see any problems, I’ll repropse.

Comments

Angry Grasshopper:

04-23-2006 17:21:53 UTC

That’s intricate. The default values seem to work for me.

for

Hix:

04-23-2006 17:41:56 UTC

against So many choices, I really wouldn’t know what I was voting for unless I swooped in just before this gets adminned.

The default values seem the worst, as they cause midlight to fall at the same time every (real-world) day, which would not be convenient for some of us.

three halves
one half

Elias IX:

04-23-2006 19:14:55 UTC

I don’t like half speed, myself, because of the aforementioned times.

The speed of three quarters might work… it’d make 9 hours per half day, as Bucky wished.

Elias IX:

04-23-2006 19:17:58 UTC

for In that case, two thirds, and maybe I should have requested that everyone vote only for one speed, but I see no problems.

Bucky:

04-23-2006 19:18:19 UTC

for
three quarters

Elias IX:

04-23-2006 20:45:44 UTC

for mistake, on my part.

three quarters

Thelonious:

04-24-2006 08:13:58 UTC

one half
three quarters

Thelonious:

04-24-2006 08:14:27 UTC

for

one half
three quarters

Thelonious:

04-24-2006 08:17:52 UTC

for
one half
three quarters

“And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.” (Joshua 10:13)

(I’ll get it right yet!)

Plorkyeran:

04-24-2006 19:26:44 UTC

against
four thirds

Plorkyeran:

04-24-2006 19:26:44 UTC

against
four thirds

Purplebeard:

04-25-2006 18:05:23 UTC

for Three halves

smith:

04-26-2006 19:18:02 UTC

for one half

Elias IX:

04-26-2006 22:20:23 UTC

for one half, three quarters

Elias IX:

04-26-2006 22:25:03 UTC

for let’s make that one half

Thelonious:

04-27-2006 07:54:40 UTC

for
OK, I’ll make mine one half as well.  And I think I have to repeat this if I want the extra knowledge.

“And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.” (Joshua 10:13)