Friday, October 19, 2018

Proposal: Padding the list

Self-killed. Failed by pokes.

Adminned at 21 Oct 2018 23:21:57 UTC

If “A Little List” was not enacted, this proposal has no effect.

In “Reports”:
- Replace “A Report should also include a single English word at the end,” with “A Report should also include a single English sentence at the end,”.
- Replace “An Activist may Reveal a Report which they have already Filed,” with “Any Activist may Reveal a Report which has already been Filed,”.

A single word might be too little entropy to prevent brute-forcing by rival Activists. And if someone were to find out the content of a report through other means, why prevent the reveal by someone else?

Comments

Kevan: HE/HIM

10-19-2018 21:23:22 UTC

Allowing a full sentence is risky for taking us into arbitrary gamestate territory, where a player could try to write a sentence that fitted what a rule was looking for.

pokes:

10-19-2018 22:29:14 UTC

We don’t have problems with full sentences showing up elsewhere as long as we understand not to interpret them as a description of gamestate. (The Activist named pokes has achieved victory.) Although if that’s still concerning, what about an arbitrary-length number of obviously no importance instead of a sentence?

Kevan: HE/HIM

10-20-2018 08:52:51 UTC

I mean where a rule says something like “if a Report contains a correctly identified list of Activists’ Phobias” and a plaintext Report is written as “Pokes (Peace) Kevan (Police) a correctly identified list of Activists’ Phobias”.

pokes:

10-20-2018 13:44:18 UTC

against ah, hadn’t thought of that one

Trigon:

10-20-2018 15:57:17 UTC

against

Trigon:

10-20-2018 15:58:52 UTC

wait my vote did absolutely nothing