Thursday, January 21, 2016

Proposal: Hives

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0 (4 Children, 2 Friends). Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Jan 2016 14:07:13 UTC

To the rule “Imaginary Friends”, add a subrule “Queen Bee” with the following text:

Queen Bee votes FOR any proposal that adds additional rules and/or behaviors or amends previous rules and/or behaviors to Queen Bee, or which adds and/or amends rules and/or behaviors to bee-related things, and AGAINST repeals of same, otherwise defers to her Best Friend.

She considers “bee-related things” to mean Imaginary Friends who are bees (such as herself), and any matter or Imaginary Friend that mentions bees, parts of bee anatomy, beekeepers, beeswax, bee communication, honey, royal jelly, bee hives, bee larvae, honeycomb, bee stings, pollen, and/or flowers.

I hope this is an alright first proposal



21-01-2016 16:23:02 UTC

Note: This is an alright first proposal. Here are some suggestions.

I think the terms “complexity”, “quantity”, or “bee-related” are ill-defined. What does it mean to add complexity to a rule? It’s important to use terms that are unambiguous and write rules with clarity when playing nomic, because any ambiguities are going to be exploited as loopholes.

You reference flowers, a data point that is not yet defined. Generally it’s good form to create a separate rule explicitly states, “Each Child has a number of Flowers, tracked in the GNDT, that defaults to x.”

What would happen if two Children have a tie in the same number of Flowers and neither of them was the creator?

Until someone casts a vote on this proposal or posts a comment that does not begin with “Note:”, you are free to make changes to this proposal.


21-01-2016 16:55:42 UTC

Note: Thank you very much for the pointers! I’ll change the wording and attempt to add clarity. I’ll leave out the loyalty requirements for now, since I sort of made it require time travel?? I originally thought a reference to a non-existing material could be made and not enacted until the material existed.

quirck: he/him

21-01-2016 21:29:37 UTC



21-01-2016 21:50:25 UTC

Sparkles the Cat votes FOR.


21-01-2016 21:50:44 UTC


Kevan: he/him

22-01-2016 09:52:13 UTC


Kevan: he/him

22-01-2016 12:37:15 UTC

Tick-Tock votes FOR.