Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Proposal: [Special Case] Bag Em and Tag Em

Timed out and failed, 1-1. Josh

Adminned at 20 May 2023 22:21:36 UTC

In the Special Case rule “Event Types”, replace this text:

A post with the Event type’s name as a tag

with this text:

A non-categorized post with the Event type’s name as a tag or with the Event type’s name in the name of the post

Treat every non-categorized post where the name contains the text “Regional Development Forum” in that exact order and capitalisation and the post was created between the date and time of May 14 2023 00:00 UTC up to the enactment of this Proposal as meeting the criteria for the first bullet point of the “Event Types” Special Case rule.

Let’s settle this issue of whether or not tags are required for Events



17-05-2023 22:15:51 UTC

This wording allows non-categorized posts to avoid the other requirements for a given event type.

JonathanDark: he/him

17-05-2023 22:29:32 UTC

How so? It specifically says “meeting the criteria for the first bullet point”. The other criteria still have to be met.

Also, if you mean the first part, then wouldn’t the existing text “A post with the Event type’s name as a tag is an Event of that type” also avoid the other requirements?


17-05-2023 22:32:20 UTC

My bad, it only avoids the “provided it was (legally) posted while the type had a complete definition” requirement.

JonathanDark: he/him

17-05-2023 22:39:26 UTC

Ah, good point. I’ve reworded the Proposal to ensure that both ways of naming an Event post have the same requirements. Thanks for spotting that!

Josh: he/they

18-05-2023 13:18:33 UTC

Red cross on the grounds that tags remain an aesthetic and administrative nightmare that should never have occurred, and removing them altogether makes much more sense than trying to make their use more pointlessly enforceable than it currently is

Josh: he/they

20-05-2023 22:21:01 UTC