Sunday, October 11, 2009

Proposal: I withdraw my objection

S/K -2 to Josh
yuri

Adminned at 12 Oct 2009 12:43:19 UTC

Add the following to rule 1.9, Victory and Ascension, at the end of the fourth paragraph (beginning The Declaration of Victory may be resolved after 24 hours…):

The Player making the declaration of victory may withdraw it any any time by making a comment to the declaration containing the AGAINST icon and the word “Withdrawn”. Once this withdrawal has been made it cannot be undone; the Declaration of Victory is considered to be immediately failed and may be marked as such by any admin. If there are no other DoVs pending then hiatus ends from the moment that the withdrawal is posted.

Amend the second-to-last paragraph of the same rule to read as follows:

If, when a DoV is failed, it has a number of AGAINST votes that exceed Quorum, no FOR votes at all, or was withdrawn, the Player who posted it cannot make another DoV until after 120 hours (5 days) have passed since the time their DoV was failed.

Comments

Kevan:

10-11-2009 11:09:28 UTC

against Bad DoVs are annoying, but the fact that they’re annoying helps discourage people from making them too often. If you let people back down, they’ll be quicker to try speculative DoVs when bored, or when it looks like they can’t win any other way.

Being able to pause and unpause the game at will is also a little dangerous; it wouldn’t be too hard for a pair of accomplices to sneak around the “primarily to delay” rule of fair play. (If I need another eight hours to finish my masterplan, and don’t want you to grab a victory before then, I can just persuade a stooge to make an earnest but flawed DoV, and have him withdraw it eight hours later when I’m poised to win.)

Excalabur:

10-11-2009 11:11:16 UTC

against The first part is maybe, the second part is no, for me.

ais523:

10-11-2009 11:42:05 UTC

against per Kevan.

Josh:

10-11-2009 11:43:31 UTC

against s/k per Kevan.

Wooble:

10-12-2009 16:34:01 UTC

against

spikebrennan:

10-12-2009 17:08:47 UTC

against