Monday, January 20, 2020

Proposal: pictograms considered harmful

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 21 Jan 2020 17:02:14 UTC

Create a new rule titled emojis with the following text:
At any point in the ruleset or relevant wikipages where an emoji exists, any Individual our the Director may add the name of said emoji, surrounded by colons as the name is described in this website
Any individual may use the name of the relevant emoji surrounded by colons in place of the character.
Any individual may add emojis in front of emoji names if there fires not exist the correct one in front of that name.
For all other rules, emoji names count as emojis and an emoji in front of its correct emoji name counts as one emoji instead of 2.



01-20-2020 23:06:56 UTC

Ech, it honestly seems more trouble than it’s worth - at this stage I’d be more up for getting rid of emoji use altogether. imperial


01-21-2020 00:20:23 UTC

Maybe it could be tracked as capitalized letters instead?

Tantusar: HE/THEY

01-21-2020 09:04:43 UTC

Agree with Josh on emoji probably not being worth keeping.  imperial

Kevan: HE/HIM

01-21-2020 09:13:21 UTC

Using the emoji name is going to be confusing for the cases we’re using it, because none of the emoji names will match the Damage Token names. But it’s certainly better than identical grey boxes.


My original idea before cautiously trying out emoji was to make wiki templates for all the tokens. So the “Template:Flesh” wiki page would consider of [[Image:Flesh.png|16px]] or whatever we wanted, and players could just type {{flesh}}{{flesh}}{{flesh}} in the gamestate box to make three icons appear. I don’t know if we’d want to agree on a format for template names before we started - it probably doesn’t matter, as there aren’t many other templates on there to clash with.

Not sure if I’ll have time to propose this today, though.


01-21-2020 10:05:23 UTC

against in favor of Kevan’s change
I do like the idea of having something like emojis as they can display gamestate in a more interesting way than numbers, it’s just that emojis specifically are annoying to work with

derrick: HE/HIM

01-21-2020 13:43:25 UTC


Brendan: HE/HIM

01-21-2020 14:40:08 UTC