Friday, January 25, 2013

Joint Custody

Enact a new rule entitled “Proposals”:

  Wherever this rule contradicts rule 1.4, this rule overrules it.
Any Honourable Member may submit a Proposal to change the Ruleset or Gamestate, by posting an entry in the “Proposal” category that describes those changes, unless there are 7 or more Proposals pending or the Honourable Member already has 2 Proposals pending, or has already made 3 Proposals that day. 
1.4.1 Special Proposal Voting
When a Honourable Member casts an explicit vote AGAINST their own Proposal, this renders the Proposal Self-Killed, even if the author later changes their Vote. The Speaker may use VETO as a voting icon to cast a Vote on a proposal, unless the Speaker has already used VETO on a current pending proposal; when the Speaker casts a vote of VETO on a Proposal, this renders the Proposal Vetoed, even if the Speaker later changes their Vote.
If a Honourable Member other than the Speaker casts a vote of DEFERENTIAL on a Proposal, then the Vote of DEFERENTIAL is an indication of confidence in the Speaker. When the Speaker has a valid Vote other than VETO on a Proposal, then all votes of DEFERENTIAL are instead considered to be valid and the same as the Speaker’s Vote for the purposes of other rules unless otherwise specified.
1.4.2 Resolution of Proposals
The oldest pending Proposal may be enacted by any Admin (by updating the Ruleset and/or Gamestate to include the specified effects of that Proposal, and then setting that Proposal’s status to Enacted) if either of the following is true:
It has a number of FOR Votes that exceed or equal Quorum, has been open for voting for at least 12 hours, and has not been Vetoed or Self-Killed.
The oldest pending Proposal may be failed by any Admin, if any of the following are true:
It has a number of AGAINST Votes that exceeds a two-thirds majority of active Honourable Members, and has not been Vetoed or Self-Killed
It has been Vetoed or Self-Killed.

re-vetting this idea



01-25-2013 03:19:27 UTC

against because the effects are quite unclear.


01-25-2013 03:22:44 UTC

Also not technically a proposal. Notice there is no automatic “Proposal:” at the top.


01-25-2013 13:52:09 UTC

Also would this mean that when posting a Blog entry in the “Proposal” category, you would be submitting both a “Proposal” as per rule 1.4 and a “Proposal” as per that dynastic rule? And so it would be enacted twice?