Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Proposal: I Just Have A Few Changes

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 31 May 2024 11:04:57 UTC

If “Draw O’Clock” was not enacted, this Proposal has no effect.

Add a new rule called “Proofreading” with the following text:

A Proposal whose only effect is to directly change the contents of The Story is known as a Proofreading. A Proofreading has the following additional rules:
* A Storyteller may only post a Proofreading as a Story Action.
* The text of The Story to be changed must be 2-10 contiguous words, and that text must be replaced by 2-10 contiguous English words, which may contain some of the same words that were replaced.
* The Publisher may not vote on a Proofreading.
* The Publisher does not count when determining quorum for a Proofreading.

This provides an alternate activity for Storytellers that is public-facing. It’s also a safety mechanism in case any part of The Story doesn’t make narrative sense or is otherwise unintelligible.


Kevan: he/him

29-05-2024 12:51:38 UTC

This doesn’t seem a million miles from just saying “a proposal whose only effect is to replace 2-10 existing contiguous words in The Story is known as a Proofreading”.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

29-05-2024 13:42:45 UTC

That’s fair. I can remove a lot of the wording that way. I’ll try that and see how it looks.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

29-05-2024 14:20:00 UTC

I’ve revised this Proposal. It now makes a Proofreading a special case of a Proposal, with the limitations that I had in mind for editing The Story. Essentially, I’m trying to make edits to The Story more of a dynastic action, and limited in some fashion so that Storytellers aren’t encouraged to wholesale rewrite The Story through a Proposal.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

29-05-2024 14:24:21 UTC

Granted, a Storyteller could simply post a Proposal with some minor edit to the ruleset and then a wholesale rewrite of The Story to bypass these restrictions. This isn’t meant to be a foolproof restriction. It’s meant as an encouragement to follow certain guidelines for editing The Story.

Kevan: he/him

30-05-2024 07:47:12 UTC


Darknight: he/him

30-05-2024 20:35:45 UTC



31-05-2024 02:31:32 UTC


Juniper.ohyegods: she/her

31-05-2024 06:35:31 UTC