Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Proposal: Higher Agendas

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 07 Jun 2023 20:10:57 UTC

Add the following text to the rule “Tier 3: Psychic Dreamscape”:

It is an Ascension Criterion for Tier 3 that the Mindjacker who is Ascending must have a Trigger whose “if” clause is possible for at least one other Mindjacker to satisfy.

Add the following text to the end of the rule “Near-Field Psyonics”:

As a weekly action, a Mindjacker may perform a Psychic Ping by making a blog post to that effect which also states their level. As soon as is practical after a Psychic Ping, the Ascendant shall privately message the Mindjacker who performed it with each entry off the following list that applies:
* The message “A (qualifier) (object) resonates!”, where (object) is the Object of an Avatar’s Symbol Name, (qualifier) is a random other word in that Avatar’s Symbol Name, and that Avatar’s occupancy Tier is the same as the Mindjacker’s level.
* The message “A (qualifier) (object) stirs!”, likewise but where the Avatar’s home Tier is the same as the Mindjacker’s level.
* “(number) other entities eavesdrop.”, where (number) is the number of Avatars whom the Ascendant could have chosen for either of the previous steps but did not, if that number is greater than zero.
* The message “There is no response.”, if no previous entry applied.

Add the following text to the rule “Tier 4: Protoplasmic Quantum Soup”:

The Ascension Criteria for Tier 4 are: The Mindjacker who is Ascending must not be the author of any Unpopular pending proposal, unless that proposal was posted more than 48 hours ago; and the Mindjacker who is Ascending must not be the author of any failed proposal that was posted less than 48 hours ago.

Add a subrule called “Riding the Quantum Surf”, with the following text, to the rule “Tier 4: Protoplasmic Quantum Soup”:

It is an Agenda Item to author a proposal while being the author of another pending proposal that is at least four hours old.

Add the following text to the rule “Tier 6: The Wall”:

If a Mindjacker’s Suspicion has been 10 or higher for the last 47 hours, that Mindjacker may Descend.

Comments

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

06-06-2023 05:17:56 UTC

Nice, although wouldn’t it be in everyone else’s interest to red-tick every Proposal from someone at Tier 4, regardless of the Proposal’s actual merits?

Maybe there’s a way to provide an incentive not to do that, but the things that come to mind would then pose the opposite problem: the incentive not to red-tick a terrible Proposal, thus allowing it to pass.

It’s a bit of a pickle.

Bucky:

06-06-2023 05:40:17 UTC

The level 4+ Mindjacker can always just not post any proposals for 48 hours and meet that criterion, so it’s not a terribly strong incentive.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

06-06-2023 05:47:36 UTC

Oh, I see. You only had to have been an author of a Proposal while being the author of another pending Proposal, a past action. For some reason, I had it in my head that the Agenda Item needed to be the current state of affairs, but of course the rules say “completed”, so yeah, not so bad.

Josh: he/they

06-06-2023 12:58:55 UTC

imperial

summai:

06-06-2023 16:32:55 UTC

for

lemon: she/her

06-06-2023 18:14:38 UTC

for

Kevan: he/him

07-06-2023 09:38:59 UTC

for

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

07-06-2023 13:18:59 UTC

for