Sunday, October 21, 2012

Proposal: Functional diversity

Can’t pass with 6 votes against. Failed 1-6 by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Oct 2012 08:57:56 UTC

In rule “Reputation”, replace “and Humor” with “Humor, and Diversity”.
If there exists a rule named “Running a Story”, delete in that rule the text:

(if they have not yet run a Story on any of the Events in that Wire Post)

then append a new paragraph to that rule, reading:

An Editor may not run a Story on a given Event from a given Wire Post if either of the following is true:
- They have already run a Story on an Event in that Wire Post.
- They have a negative Diversity and that Event shares a Location or Subject with one of the Events they had previously run a Story on.

Diversity should be decreased by focusing on one subject or one location too much, and increased by covering many different locations/subjects.
This can be a system of reward/punishment to encourage people not to always focus on the most newsworthy locations, or on the subject they had their first stance on.


RaichuKFM: she/her

21-10-2012 22:33:14 UTC

against Nothing happens if you report on an event you lack a stance on, so why punish reporting on events with said stances? Secondly, there isn’t anything in place for increasing or decreasing Diversity.

Kevan: he/him

22-10-2012 08:28:00 UTC

against If you can’t reuse old Subjects, then as the ruleset stands a negative-Diversity paper could only ever run two Stories. This would also require us to track (or reward players who privately tracked) all Newspapers’ previously-run Stories.

quirck: he/him

22-10-2012 08:40:04 UTC


Josh: Observer he/they

22-10-2012 09:20:47 UTC



22-10-2012 12:45:03 UTC

RaichuKFM: Yes, that’s deliberately left open. Should this be a very loose or very strict restriction? I don’t know.
Kevan: As the ruleset stands, Diversity cannot be negative, so every paper can run as many stories as they wish. I expect that when decreasing the Diversity have been made possible, it will also be possible to increase it.


22-10-2012 15:29:07 UTC


If the Diversity mechanic only cared about each Editor’s total number of Stories per Stance/Location, then lists of those counts could be added to the GNDT.

Some rough ideas for how increasing Diversity might work:

<li>No Stance on that Subject</li>
<li>Never ran a Story on that Subject</li>
<li>Ran fewer Stories on that Subject than any other</li>
<li>Ran Stories on at least five Locations but not that one</li>


22-10-2012 15:32:13 UTC