Monday, April 15, 2024

Proposal: Smoke Screen

Reached quorum, 4-0. Enacted by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 16 Apr 2024 21:08:37 UTC

In the rule “Criteria”, replace the text “, by first posting the hash and the secret text in a blog entry and then changing the hash and resetting its satisfying and unsatisfying counts to zero in the game state tracking page.” with the following:

as an atomic action named Criteria Refresh with the following steps:
* Post the hash and the secret text of each Private Criteria being changed in a blog entry.
* For each Private Criteria being changed, update the hash and reset its satisfying and unsatisfying counts to zero.

In the rule “Guesses”, add the following text:

A Guess may not target a Seeker while that Seeker is performing the Criteria Refresh atomic action.

I’m taking Clucky’s advice in preventing the snipe of Guesses. This patches the Guess itself, not just the Award. I made refreshing criteria an Atomic Action so that a Seeker can’t also try to do other dynastic actions and just delay finishing their Criteria reset indefinitely.

I also avoided taking Kevan’s route of trying to describe how a Guess may be made. There’s a scam where if it were forbidden to make a Guess based on public conversation other than Authentic Shots, a Seeker could block all of their Private Criteria from being the target of a Guess simply by conversing about all of their criteria publicly.


Juniper.ohyegods: she/her

15-04-2024 21:02:03 UTC

i’m going to say for because of the sniping part. for

Kevan: City he/him

16-04-2024 08:22:31 UTC


NadNavillus: he/him

16-04-2024 10:57:16 UTC