Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Proposal: Some random units of measurement [Trivial]

Timed out 10 votes to 4. Enacted by Kevan. +10 to ais523.

Adminned at 17 Oct 2009 03:04:43 UTC

Create a new dynastic rule, “Dynastic Glossary”:

The following terms have the following meanings:

contract
an agreement between players enforced by the rules
crime
something that is possible, but that the rules specify an explicit penalty for doing
disinterested
Trivial
emergency
A Hiatus with at least two CFJs created during it
in a timely manner
no more than 7 days late
Jiffy
36 hours
mackerel
One fifth of a Point
microhertz
Once in a length of time equal to 11 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes, 40 seconds
modest
likely to cause huge damage to the gamestate
monster
Any term mentioned in a large number of rules, but not defined
nweek
12 days, not counting time spent during a Hiatus
ordinance
A core rule
proosal
proposal
suffusion of yellow
whatever the relevant part of the rule in question said before it was amended to contain “suffusion of yellow”
round
72 hours

An Ascension Address corresponding to a successful DoV may optionally delete any number of definitions from this rule (or leave this rule untouched or repeal it, as normal).

Most, but not all of these, are stolen from present or past versions of other nomic’s rulesets; the definitions are not always the same as in the other nomic, though. The idea is that if one of these random terms turns up due to ruleset theft, we’ll have a definition ready-made. Also, we might want to use some of these in rules we write.

Comments

arthexis:

10-14-2009 15:06:46 UTC

against

Wooble:

10-14-2009 15:06:56 UTC

for

Kevan:

10-14-2009 15:11:36 UTC

for We should really turn the actual glossary into something like this.

Oze:

10-14-2009 15:14:55 UTC

for

arthexis:

10-14-2009 15:15:58 UTC

I agree with making the glossary contain more terms, but we should add something useful to it, rather than just randomness (even if I say so myself).

Kevan:

10-14-2009 15:28:31 UTC

I mean rewrite the glossary to include a clear, actual glossary of BlogNomic terms, rather than the current muddle of terms and rule clarifications.

arthexis:

10-14-2009 15:34:53 UTC

@kevan: I’m ok with that, but then perhaps we should add a “clarifications” section, or simply add those to core rules. Some clarifications might be rewritten as actual keywords, too.

Oranjer:

10-14-2009 15:43:07 UTC

for I can see no possible negative consequences resulting from defining random words.

spikebrennan:

10-14-2009 15:48:22 UTC

for

Watch this space for a proposal to define the words “of” and “not”.

Josh:

10-14-2009 16:17:26 UTC

for

Klisz:

10-14-2009 16:48:00 UTC

for  for  for  for  for

Bucky:

10-14-2009 17:18:44 UTC

against due to Rounds already being used elsewhere.

ais523:

10-14-2009 17:46:47 UTC

@Bucky: I was deliberately trying to define rounds in the proposal, choosing a value that’s suitable for the rounds-based rule that we have. In fact, the idea behind the proposal was originally born out of a desire to define that undefined word in our ruleset to a sensible value.

Ienpw III:

10-14-2009 20:03:40 UTC

for

Qwazukee:

10-14-2009 20:31:34 UTC

imperial

Darknight:

10-14-2009 21:25:45 UTC

for

Wakukee:

10-14-2009 22:02:06 UTC

against Just don’t really like this particular set…

Excalabur:

10-15-2009 01:26:34 UTC

imperial I’m torn, badly, by this proposal.  I’d rather not have to look things up inthe dictionary every time i look at the ruleset, and a lot of these definitions are so arbitrary. 

But it’s useful in a dynasty with a rule-stealing mechanic. 

Aaargh:AGAINST:?

Excalabur:

10-15-2009 09:45:30 UTC

against, even.