Friday, June 17, 2016

Proposal: How to safely add random rules

Passes 4-0 (Quorum 4) after 12 hours. -Bucky

Adminned at 17 Jun 2016 18:41:34 UTC

Add a new Dynastic Rule.  Call it “Provisional rules” and give it the following text:

A Dynsastic Rule is considered Provisional if its name ends in “[?]” or if it is a subrule of a Provisional rule.  To Mark a Dynastic rule as Provisional is to add “[?]” to the end of its name if it’s not already there, and to Unmark a rule is to remove “[?]” from the end of its name.

If a Provisional rule contradicts a non-Provisional Rule, the non-Provisional Rule always takes precedence.  Additionally, a Provisional Rule cannot:
*Render illegal any pending Proposals or CfJs, or forbid any Scribe from making an otherwise legal Proposal or CfJ.
*Modify the rules of voting or enactment on a proposal that modifies it.
*Alter other Rules, or permit a person to alter those rules.
*Directly cause a Scribe to become Idle.
*Directly cause anyone to achieve victory.

If a rule has been Provisional for the last week, any Scribe may Unmark it.

If there is a rule “Apocrypha”, change the last sentence of it to:

The Editor must then Mark it as Provisional.

Comments

GenericPerson:

06-17-2016 15:11:56 UTC

for Seems good. I certainly think a week should be enough time to fix a provisional rule in any event. Unmarking a rule as provisional early could be done as a proposal, right?

Brendan:

06-17-2016 17:12:55 UTC

for

RaichuKFM:

06-17-2016 17:43:56 UTC

for