Monday, August 05, 2013

Proposal: Hidden Connections

timed out. fails 1-4—Clucky

Adminned at 07 Aug 2013 12:08:44 UTC

Enact a rule entitled “Connections”:
The degree of separation between two Wikipedia posts is defined as the shortest number of inter-Wikipedia links it takes to get from one Wikipedia post to another without retracing any steps. (See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Six_degrees_of_Wikipedia for more info).

Once per change of image, a player may post a story post with the title “Connections”, and within the body of the post reveal the degree of separation between their current image and their style. (http://beta.degreesofwikipedia.com/ is really helpful for this) Any player who does so gains 2 eyes. If it can be shown that a player revealed an incorrect degree of separation, that player becomes Impossible.

More ways to get eyes/give hints about style.

Comments

Purplebeard:

05-08-2013 07:47:18 UTC

against Unfairly benefits those who have the time and scripting know-how to work out the possible Styles.

This would be an interesting mechanic if the full distance matrix was available to us and, in any case, we’d have to designate set revisions of the pages to use (I suspect that wikipedia wouldn’t like it if blognomic players edited their pages for tactical reasons).

Kevan: Oracle he/him

05-08-2013 08:43:19 UTC

against Per Purplebeard. Would also be possible to untraceably edit an intervening article to change the number of degrees between the two articles, immediately after making the story post.

RaichuKFM: she/her

05-08-2013 17:35:05 UTC

against

Clucky: he/him

06-08-2013 17:03:15 UTC

against