Saturday, August 01, 2009

Proposal: Nicknames

Fails 2-6. - Qwazukee

Adminned at 02 Aug 2009 19:06:43 UTC

Create a new wiki page, “Nicknames”.
Create a new dynastic rule entitled “Groundhogs or Woodchucks?”:

Every idle and non-idle Bill Murray may have a nickname, tracked in the wiki document “Nicknames”. This takes precedence over rule 1.2. Any time a reference is made to a Bill Murray, that Bill Murray’s nickname may be used instead of the full name. Bill Murrays without a nickname may once modify the Nicknames page to include their new nickname. No other modifications may be made to this page, except in the following circumstance, or when specifically specified:
If a Bill Murray wishes to change his nickname, he may do so by creating a proposal to that effect. The admin who enacts that proposal must also update the Nicknames page accordingly.

Create a subrule to “Groundhogs or Woodchucks?” entitled “Groundhog conflicts”:

If any of the following conditions are violated, take the respective action:
1.  No Bill Murray may select a name that is the same as another Bill Murray’s nickname.
2. No Bill Murray may select a nickname that is the same as another Bill Murray’s name.
3. No Bill Murray may select a nickname that is the same as another Bill Murray’s nickname.

1. The Bill Murray must submit a proposal to change their name within 48 hours.
2. The Bill Murray must submit a proposal to change their nickname within 48 hours.
3. The Bill Murray must submit a proposal to change their nickname within 48 hours.

If the above actions are not completed within the time limit required, any Bill Murray may create a proposal to the effect as the one the offending Bill Murray should have made.

Each player who votes on this proposal should include their desired nickname in their EVC.
The admin who enacts this proposal may update the Nicknames page, once, upon creation to include the nicknames of the Bill Murrays who voted on this proposal and selected a nickname in their EVC.

Because I agree that it is annoying to type names like Qwazukee or -I hate to admit it- yuri_dragon_17 repeatedly. However, some players, myself obviously included, do not want to change their name for some (possibly) symbolic or other reason.

If this works out, we could possibly upgrade it to a core rule.
Thanks to Darth Cliche for the inspiration.



01-08-2009 02:47:14 UTC

against Honestly, we rarely refer to specific individuals in Rules or official posts; otherwise, this would be necessary. As is, I’d rather only add this Rule if-and-when we need to refer to Bill Murrays by official name frequently.

redtara: they/them

01-08-2009 02:47:52 UTC

Explicit Author Vote:
for I’d like my nickname to be “yuri”


01-08-2009 02:48:43 UTC

Although I certainly appreciate the effort put into this Proposal, which seems to have taken 40 minutes +.


01-08-2009 02:57:58 UTC

against not neccessery.


01-08-2009 03:05:31 UTC

I’d like to be Moss

redtara: they/them

01-08-2009 03:05:59 UTC

It’s not necessary, but neither is typing “Qwazukee” when “Qwaz” will do, or typing yuri-shift-hyphen-dragon-shify-hyphen-17 when all you need is “yuri”


01-08-2009 03:10:38 UTC

I don’t need to type all that when I’m talking to you, yuri. see?

And since this Proposal specifically excludes me, it’s at the top of my Threatdown.

redtara: they/them

01-08-2009 03:13:32 UTC

No, but if we ever need this rule, we may be glad to have it. Kind of like a nuclear bunker- doesn’t do much most times, but when you need it you’re glad it’s there.

Do you want me to fix that?


01-08-2009 03:16:15 UTC

Meh, if it passes, we’ll worry about it.

redtara: they/them

01-08-2009 03:17:57 UTC

Alright. In that case I’m going to bed.

Darknight: he/him

01-08-2009 03:27:28 UTC

against we call each other by nicknames anyway, why make it a rule? just more stuff to keep tabs on when we could be making something else.

arthexis: he/him

01-08-2009 03:41:18 UTC

against Useless

SingularByte: he/him

01-08-2009 10:08:03 UTC



01-08-2009 17:22:39 UTC