Friday, October 19, 2012

Proposal: Hold The Front Page

Reaches quorum 10 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 20 Oct 2012 00:11:47 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Editors”:-

Each Editor is in charge of a single Newspaper. A Newspaper may have a Name (of no more than 20 letters), which is tracked in the GNDT. If a Newspaper has no Name, its Editor may give it any Name not already in use by another Newspaper.

Enact a new rule, “Stances”:-

A Newspaper may have one or more Stances on the Subjects of War, Science, Government, Royalty, Sport and Celebrity. Each Stance must be either Pro or Anti, and a Newspaper’s Stances are tracked in a GNDT field (eg. “Pro-War, Anti-Science”).

If a Newspaper has fewer than two Stances, its Editor may assign it a new Stance, unless this would result in the Newspaper having two Stances which are the same as two of the Stances of an existing Newspaper.



Josh: Observer he/they

19-10-2012 10:41:03 UTC


quirck: he/him

19-10-2012 12:17:42 UTC



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19-10-2012 16:05:40 UTC


RaichuKFM: she/her

19-10-2012 19:31:55 UTC


Clucky: he/him

19-10-2012 20:05:32 UTC

for Minor issues that should be worked out:

My stances could be Pro-War and Anti-War, seems a little odd.

What happens if I make the Happy Times, then I idle and someone else makes the Happy Times?


19-10-2012 20:05:46 UTC

for of no more than 20 letters… but no restrictions on the number of miscellaneous characters?

Kevan: he/him

19-10-2012 20:22:28 UTC

[Clucky] Perhaps; it might turn out to be tactically interesting to have a newspaper covering both sides of a subject, and no others. Idling out and having your title stolen wouldn’t actually break anything here, we’d just have two papers with that title.

[Koen] I originally wrote a longer and more boring definition. We can fix it if anyone makes a deliberately inconvenient title, but I’d hope that the usual social pressures would apply.

RaichuKFM: she/her

19-10-2012 22:35:18 UTC

Couldn’t someone immediately grab all the stances? Nothing explicitly limits you to two, only keeps you from sharing two.


19-10-2012 22:43:06 UTC

“If a Newspaper has fewer than two Stances, its Editor may assign it a new Stance”
Since it’s “A new Stance”, I think this would result in Stances being made one at a time, even if you try to do many at once. Then, whenever the “fewer than two Stances” becomes invalid, it would be ilegal to make new ones.

But I’m not 100% sure.


20-10-2012 01:24:57 UTC