Thursday, September 10, 2009

Is a player Idle just because they’re “marked as such in the sidebar?”

The rules state that all idle players are marked, but does not state that all marked players are idle. Unidle is not defined, so we must infer that unidle players are those who are not marked as idle.  Nothing says that an unidle player cannot be *marked* as idle, or even that unidle players must (or even may) be in the GNDT. Any admin can ask himself to unidle himself, then de-idle himself, without appearing to be idle.

Comments

Darknight:

09-11-2009 00:44:31 UTC

OWOWOWOWOWOWOW

Wakukee:

09-11-2009 00:56:40 UTC

Is this yor way of saying that you are unidling? If so, please update quorum and PUT YOUR NAME AS ACTIVE ON THE SIDEBAR. Really people. Stop looking for scams and problems where there are none… its like the warning lables on products. “Warning, Do not put hand in toaster.” If it’s obvious, it doesn’t need to be defined. People marked as idle are, clearly, idle.

Ienpw III:

09-11-2009 01:02:47 UTC

But they’re not. Which is my point.

Wakukee:

09-11-2009 01:14:15 UTC

Who’s marked idle that isn’t idle??

Ienpw III:

09-11-2009 01:24:52 UTC

Any admin who wants to be.

Wakukee:

09-11-2009 01:45:00 UTC

Ths is a time to use common sense, yuri. We figure that if you are an admin, you have enough common sense to know what to do.

Ienpw III:

09-11-2009 03:00:05 UTC

Yeah, but I’m an idle admin… OR AM I?

I’m not going to use this to scam; I’m just pointing out yet another hole in our patchy core rules.

arthexis:

09-11-2009 03:00:55 UTC

*loves Nostalgia Critic references*

Kevan:

09-11-2009 08:25:25 UTC

“Some Survivors are Idle, and shall be marked as such in the sidebar.” - since “shall” means “is required to”, then yes, all marked players are idle.

But you’re right that unidle players aren’t explicitly listed anywhere, though (we only have “add him to the roster in the sidebar and the GNDT” when a player joins).

If you see holes in the core rules, feel free to make proposals to fix them.

Ienpw III:

09-11-2009 10:19:05 UTC

I cant; I’m idle.