Thursday, May 06, 2010

Proposal: Housekeeping

Timed out 10 votes to 2. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 09 May 2010 02:16:26 UTC

From the ruleset remove the following:

If the words quorum and Quorum are ever different, they effectively mean the same thing.

Replace

and may optionally include a proclamation that any number of Dynastic Rules will be repealed, and that the words Voter and Returning Officer will be replaced with theme-specific terms throughout the entire ruleset.

with

and may optionally include a proclamation that any number of Dynastic Rules will be repealed, and/or that the words Voter and Returning Officer will be replaced with theme-specific terms throughout the entire ruleset.

I don’t expect there to be any issues with this proposal.

Comments

Klisz:

05-06-2010 19:57:17 UTC

for

spikebrennan:

05-06-2010 20:13:03 UTC

What does “and/or” mean?

Put:

05-06-2010 20:31:15 UTC

It means he either chooses to change voter and returning officer, or he chooses to repeal any number of dynastic rules, or both.

for

Rodney:

05-06-2010 21:26:19 UTC

for

spikebrennan:

05-06-2010 21:54:20 UTC

Speaking as a lawyer, the construction “and/or” is an abomination that needs to be killed with fire.  “X or Y or both” is grammatical and unambiguous.

Jumblin McGrumblin:

05-06-2010 22:15:31 UTC

for

scshunt:

05-06-2010 23:07:26 UTC

for

dbdougla:

05-07-2010 05:11:34 UTC

for

Galdyn:

05-07-2010 05:19:55 UTC

for

Kevan: HE/HIM

05-07-2010 07:24:22 UTC

[spike] Maybe it could use a glossary entry?

for

Darknight: HE/HIM

05-07-2010 08:10:53 UTC

for

Klisz:

05-07-2010 13:32:00 UTC

for

Klisz:

05-07-2010 13:40:09 UTC

Ack, already voted.

@spikebrennan: Are you publicly admitting - on the Internet no less - that you’re a lawyer? That’s probably a bad idea. Everyone on the Internet hates lawyers. I don’t know why, but they do.

Keba:

05-07-2010 17:39:17 UTC

for

Qwazukee:

05-08-2010 04:22:12 UTC

against I miss Weatherteam.

Ienpw III:

05-08-2010 05:20:02 UTC

Qwaz: It can still be replaced - it just needs a dynastic rule.

Keba:

05-08-2010 17:54:18 UTC

CoV against as this would not do much anymore.

Ienpw III:

05-08-2010 17:56:58 UTC

Keba: The first part still has effect.