Sunday, August 09, 2015

Proposal: Nomicaholics Anonymous

Self-killed. -Purplebeard

Adminned at 11 Aug 2015 06:47:42 UTC

Rewrite the rule named “Denizens” to the following:

Each Hacker has a Corp Name and any number of Codenames. A Hacker’s Corp Name is the same as their BlogNomic account name, and is public.

As a Daily Action, a Hacker may set up a new Codename by making an Anonymous post that contains a single unique name of their choosing that is preceded by a colon to denote that it is a Codename. This post must also contain the Hash of a grammatical English sentence of no more than 20 words which includes the Hacker’s own Corp Name and no other Corp Names, which will be that Codename’s Ident. The post may be processed once by any admin by adding the Codename and its Ident to the GNDT. If the chosen Codename and Ident are not unambiguously identifiable from such a post, it is invalid.

If ever the ownership of a Codename becomes the subject of a Call for Judgement and it is determined that ownership of that Codename cannot be definitively proved, any Hacker may remove that Codename from the GNDT.

Create an “Ident” column in the GNDT and add the Idents that were known immediately prior to this proposal’s passing.

Add the following to the Keywords section of the Appendix (maintaining alphabetical order):

Anonymous
  A Hacker may make an Anonymous Post by setting the author (under ‘Options’) to “Anonymous”. Anonymous posts have no effect on the Gamestate unless a Rule specifies otherwise.

Allowing nonadmins to set up Codenames and keeping track of Idents. Adding Anonymous Posts to the Appendix for the benefit of future Dynasties.

Note: someone with the keys and the know-how will have to add that functionality if this passes.

Oh, this also removes the possibility for Idle Hackers to control Codenames. It’s definitely an interesting idea, but I think our player count is low enough that we want people active and voting right now.

Comments

Josh: HE/HIM

08-09-2015 09:42:08 UTC

imperial The change for nonadmins are good, but removing idle Hacker involvement makes me sad. I don’t know how many idle veterans are lurking but it would be nice to give them an easy way in that doesn’t require too much commitment if they just want to play.

Darknight: HE/HIM

08-09-2015 20:58:59 UTC

imperial

Kevan: HE/HIM

08-10-2015 08:59:40 UTC

Easy enough to open it back up to idle Hackers. Which we should do anyway, because we’ve no way of telling whether an Anonymous post was made by an idle or unidle Hacker.

against on balance, though, partly because anonymous posting encourages silliness and cowardice, and partly because I can’t remember how to add this functionality back.

Allowing non-admins to set up Codenames is important, but could be done through the GNDT (if we make all Codename passwords identical and public so that anyone can talk through them).

Josh: HE/HIM

08-10-2015 21:40:17 UTC

COV against Per Kevan, specifically “because I can’t remember how to add this functionality back”

Winner:

08-10-2015 21:49:08 UTC

I would appreciate adding nonadmin functionality, but Kevan’s approach sounds better.  against

ais523:

08-10-2015 23:00:06 UTC

@Josh: I was planning to do a bunch of anonymous idle contribution to the dynasty, Bucky-style, but a) after discussing with other idle players, I decided I wasn’t legally allowed to, and b) I’m not an admin, and thus also wasn’t technically allowed to.

Also, when I looked, this dynasty’s ruleset was completely broken in about 4 different ways (it might be better now). Sadly, I no longer remember what they were, or I might attempt to scam them.

ais523:

08-10-2015 23:00:45 UTC

@Josh: I was planning to do a bunch of anonymous idle contribution to the dynasty, Bucky-style, but a) after discussing with other idle players, I decided I wasn’t legally allowed to, and b) I’m not an admin, and thus also wasn’t technically allowed to.

Also, when I looked, this dynasty’s ruleset was completely broken in about 4 different ways (it might be better now). Sadly, I no longer remember what they were, or I might attempt to scam them.

(Interestingly, one of the ways in which it’s broken relates to my account in particular, and the reason relates to the first time we had anonymous posting. So perhaps things have come full circle.)

ShareDVI:

08-11-2015 05:42:09 UTC

against

Josh: HE/HIM

08-11-2015 06:40:36 UTC

ais - I would like to make it possible for idle players to play, and also for them to exploit scams. Why did you decide that it wouldn’t be legal?

The technical issue of non-admins not being able to add Codenames to the GNDT is a priority fix I think.

Purplebeard:

08-11-2015 06:46:44 UTC

against