Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Call for Judgment: Planned Parenthood

Passed. See above DoV for details. Josh

Adminned at 17 Dec 2010 01:52:55 UTC

Here, a child was created as per 2.4.2. However, there has been some debate as to whether it was legal.

The action was performed under the assumption that there were fewer existing mortals than half-quorum. At present, quorum is 9; the current 4 mortals is thus strictly less than 9/2.

However, 3.2.1 gives us “Unless otherwise specified, game variables defined to hold numeric values can hold only non-negative integers” - there is no contrary specification here. This is a variable stat that affects the game, so it can be seen to be a game variable; there may be some debate over whether it “holds” a value, rather than just popping into an out of existence when needed. The same rule also gives us “If a rule implies that the result of a division should be an integer (for instance, by attempting to store that result in, or add it to, a gamestate variable that can only hold integers), the result of the division is instead the result rounded towards 0.” The rule only implies that the result of the division should be an integer if we accept that the first clause applies, but if it does then half-quorum is considered to be 4 rather than 9/2.

So: if this CfJ passes, remove Svetlana Tarpova from the list of mortals, and change the word “hold” in the first above-specified clause from rule 3.2.1 to “hold or return”.

Comments

Purplebeard:

12-16-2010 08:15:02 UTC

for

Subrincinator:

12-16-2010 09:03:31 UTC

against

SethOcean:

12-16-2010 09:05:06 UTC

for

Josh:

12-16-2010 10:17:17 UTC

for

scshunt:

12-16-2010 12:43:06 UTC

for

Clarinet:

12-16-2010 14:34:20 UTC

for

Klisz:

12-16-2010 19:02:35 UTC

imperial  Abstaining.

Darknight:

12-17-2010 03:51:22 UTC

for