Thursday, March 28, 2024

Proposal: Square Eyes

Popular, 5-0. Enacted by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 30 Mar 2024 07:03:27 UTC

In “Shots”, replace “A Shot is confirmed as Authentic if it includes an appearance” with:-

A Shot is confirmed as Authentic if it was taken outside and includes an appearance

Remove “The Shot was taken in an outside location.” from the list of Public Criteria.

Let’s move on from photos of laptops.


JonathanDark: he/him

28-03-2024 19:47:10 UTC

I’m sure creative folks will just take their laptops outside.

Josh: Observer he/they

28-03-2024 20:04:17 UTC

Would we have known if Snap 14 had been taken outside?

JonathanDark: he/him

28-03-2024 20:12:26 UTC

Maybe the definition of Authentic should also include a proof of the Shot being outside. Something like “a portion of the sky that is not obstructed by glass or other transparent substance?” Though I guess taking a shot through an open window would defeat that one.

Kevan: he/him

28-03-2024 20:34:22 UTC

We’re taking a lot of stuff at face value already, the bulk of this game is people making unspoken subjective calls on whether a photo contains or does not contain a secret thing. (I am a bit surprised that there hasn’t been a single question asking for clarification on any ambiguous photo detail, yet.)

If someone posted something like Snap 14 or Snap 11 under this rule, I expect we’d either ask them to confirm, or just play on under the assumption that it was fine - and CfJ to uphold if they later revealed that they’d forgotten the outside rule and it wasn’t.

Josh: Observer he/they

28-03-2024 20:35:13 UTC

What even is outside anyway, is a veranda outside, is a gazebo outside, what about a tent, what about half a tent, what about being in a car with the roof open

JonathanDark: he/him

28-03-2024 22:20:15 UTC

Subject judgement it is, then. Outside is “I know it when I see it”.

Clucky: he/him

28-03-2024 23:11:40 UTC


JonathanDark: he/him

29-03-2024 01:09:45 UTC


Josh: Observer he/they

29-03-2024 09:17:57 UTC


NadNavillus: he/him

29-03-2024 12:49:38 UTC