Friday, February 27, 2015

Proposal: Grammar

Timed out 2 votes to 7. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 01 Mar 2015 10:08:36 UTC

In the rule “Horoscopes”, replace the sentence

Each Townsperson has a Birth Sign, which is tracked in the GNDT.

with

Each Townsperson has a Birth Sign, which is tracked in the GNDT and seperated by a comma between each two elements.

The Townsperson enacting this proposal has to change the Birth Signs of each Townperson to include the commata.

Not sure if important at some point, but everyone just made the commata. I didn’t. :-)

Comments

Kevan: City he/him

27-02-2015 10:53:49 UTC

against If we’re going to specify a format, I’d rather see something more concise.

Purplebeard:

27-02-2015 15:54:21 UTC

against I don’t think we need to specify a strict format at all.

mideg:

27-02-2015 20:23:48 UTC

for

ayesdeeef:

27-02-2015 20:55:09 UTC

for mideg’s format is bothering me to be fair and it seems like this will only affect him so sure.

Still, if he’s going to make a Proposal purely to force himself to change his own behavior… I’m not sure what to make of this.

mideg:

27-02-2015 23:22:05 UTC

ayesdeef: To be honest, I noted my stats in the GNDT the way I did just to prove my point. Kevan noted the Birthsigns without the articles. I don’t want to be a pain, but isn’t the article part of the birthsign the way it is denoted in the rule?

Darknight: he/him

28-02-2015 00:36:05 UTC

against

Sylphrena:

28-02-2015 01:52:32 UTC

against because as long as it is clear what birthsign each person has then I don’t like the idea of restricting the format. There might be a way most people do it but that doesn’t mean everyone should be forced to do it that way.

_Fox_:

28-02-2015 02:08:04 UTC

against

Bucky:

28-02-2015 06:21:11 UTC

against

It seems like the main thing this would change is making it easier to accidentally set someone’s Birthsign to an illegal value.

mideg:

28-02-2015 07:20:07 UTC

Concerning the comma, I can live with that.

But the article “the” is part of the birthsign, isn’t it?

It’s been some time since last I played, but how do I handle the case where I believe someone made a “wrong move”?

Teninten:

28-02-2015 18:13:35 UTC

against

Sylphrena:

28-02-2015 19:17:49 UTC

You could make a Call for Judgement. But the rule says “Each Townsperson has a Birth Sign, which is tracked in the GNDT. A Birth Sign is made up three elements…” I believe that by making it clear what elements are in his birth sign, Kevan is successfully tracking his birth sign, even if he’s not using the elements’ official titles.

Kevan: City he/him

28-02-2015 19:58:58 UTC

If you think somebody’s updated the GNDT illegally you can just change it to what you think it should be - if they disagree, it can go to a CfJ.

mideg:

01-03-2015 08:54:43 UTC

OK, thanks for the clear up.