Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Proposal: More Plagiarism

Self-killed. Failed by Brendan.

Adminned at 15 Apr 2015 20:35:45 UTC

Add a new subrule called “Sous” to the rule “Reviews,” with the following text:

A Cook may, instead of submitting a Recipe for review, choose to be Sous to another Cook. They may make this choice by posting a non-Recipe comment to a Review announcing that they are Sous to X, where X is the name of another Cook who does not have anyone currently Sous to them. This is called a Volunteer Comment. Any earlier Entry Recipe they have submitted is no longer a valid Entry Recipe, and they may not later post another Volunteer Comment on the same Review.

When posting an Entry Recipe, if a Cook has a Sous Cook, they may use any piece of Equipment possessed by that Sous Cook as if it were their own. When the next Review is posted, a Sous Cook earns the same rating as the Cook to whom they are Sous. All existing Sous-Cook relationships are then dissolved.

If a given Cook has already received a 5-star rating from a given Reviewer, they may not be Sous to anyone when preparing Recipes for that Reviewer.


Kevan: he/him

14-04-2015 22:14:56 UTC



14-04-2015 22:30:09 UTC

But how does this replace That’s my Cookbook? If I find a 5-star equipment-less recipe for Bruce Haggis, this does not stop everybody from abusing it next time Bruce comes around.

Brendan: he/him

14-04-2015 23:11:22 UTC

Okay, that’s a fair point.

Josh: Bookie he/they

15-04-2015 07:00:14 UTC



15-04-2015 08:38:26 UTC

against If I understand this correctly, a Sous may, after making himself Sous, still post Entry Recipes. The last Entry Recipe will be made invalid at the time of the Volunteer Comment, but a later Entry Recipe is not prevented, is it?


15-04-2015 12:59:08 UTC


Brendan: he/him

15-04-2015 16:52:08 UTC

That’s why I put “A Cook may, INSTEAD OF submitting a Recipe for review, choose to be Sous to another Cook” as the first sentence—you specifically can’t do both. I can propose a clarification, though.


15-04-2015 17:54:21 UTC

As I interpret this, you allow a Cook to do the Sous thing. So he did chose to be Sous. Then, what does prevent him from submitting another Recipe?

The problem lies in the original ability to submit several Recipes, of which only one counts. A simple: “A Cook that is Sous to another Cook may not submit Recipes anymore” or something would fix it.

Brendan: he/him

15-04-2015 20:35:10 UTC

against I’ll repropose.